The amazing paintings of David Michael Bowers: “Realism with an Edge”

The Madeira Beach-based artist is known for his distinctively realistic portraiture.

Kyle, Ron, Beverly and Kent Bailey in an undated photo. Courtesy Bailey Family Foundation.

Benefactors: The Bailey Family Foundation

 duPont REGISTRY Tampa Bay’s “Benefactors” series highlights men and women whose thoughtful philanthropy has enriched the Tampa Bay community in countless ways. The late 1950s was a bad time to look for a job in the coal mines of West Virginia. Automation had drastically cut the need for manpower and coal was not bringing a good price. Still, […]

Jeanne and Kevin Milkey at the Dr. G. Carter Woodson African American Museum.

G is for Giving: Helping fight hunger and fund education

This year’s A to Z Issue celebrates people and businesses who have been successfully riding the turbulent waves of change and offering service and hope to the community at large. The print edition will be out in mid-July, but we’re teasing the content online, one letter at a time.  Crises raise consciousness — and funds. The […]

Driving Force: RV One’s Don Strollo Talks About the Importance of Giving Back

Family is a subject that comes up a lot when you talk to Don Strollo.  And no wonder. He and his brothers, Matt and Mark Strollo, grew up in the family’s recreational vehicle business, which their father founded in 1984 in Albany, New York. After their parents’ retirement, Don bought the business and expanded into […]

Scholars with Jane Bunker’s painting “Stargazer.”

Painter Jane Bunker's crusade to help African-American scholars continues — with a few changes

NOTE: A version of this story appears in the print and digital editions of the Spring 2020 issue of duPont REGISTRY Tampa Bay, which went to press before the COVID-19 outbreak. The dates and other plans mentioned in that version of the story have since changed; the following contains updated information. Let’s see. What would […]

Kerryn Ellson, Kelly Nash, Tom Nash, Sandra Nesbit, Greg Willsey and Susan Murbach at Martinis + Matisse.

Martinis + Matisse 2020

On Saturday, January 18, Frank & Brenda Crum hosted the Clearwater Free Clinic’s Martinis + Matisse fundraiser. The event drew hundreds of art-loving patrons who enjoy an evening of tasty martinis, specialties from favorite local chefs, spectacular donated artwork and more to benefit the Clearwater Free Clinic’s programs serving low-income, uninsured families. Names in captions […]

Robert, Shayla, Nick and Katie Sloan (at mic) at the Be Mine 2020 gala. A Heart Gallery family, the Sloans adopted Nick in 2019.

Heart Gallery of Tampa's Be Mine 2020 Gala

“Be Mine 2020: Believe in the Impossible” was the theme of the Heart Gallery’s Alice in Wonderland-inspired gala at the Palma Ceia Golf & Country Club on Thursday, February 6th. Over 400 guests attended the event, which netted a total of $160,000 to benefit local foster children. Costumed guests clearly got into the Mad Tea […]

Lakeland's Tigertown Stadium.

Giving Back with Zack: Spring Training with the Detroit Tigers

Spring Training season opened in Florida at the end of February — the best time to watch your favorite baseball teams in beautiful weather and smaller stadiums reminiscent of baseball past. Giving Back with Zack is catching up with several of the players working out in the Tampa Bay area. On Thursday, we visited Lakeland’s Tiger […]

NYE@MFA: Flights of Fancy

More than 400 guests attended the Museum of Fine Arts’ second annual New Year’s Eve dinner and party on Dec. 31, 2019 (and on into January 1, 2020). The theme was NYE@MFA: Flights of Fancy to coincide with the exhibition ‘The Grasshopper and the Ant and Other Stories, as told by Jennifer Angus. The dinner featured […]

Giving Back with Zack: The McDonagh-Killorn Kancer Jam

Last week, on a chilly Friday afternoon at Tampa’s Sparkman Wharf, the Tampa Bay Lightning’s Ryan McDonagh and Alex Killorn hosted the McDonagh-Killorn Kancer Jam, a fundraiser to help kids and young adults at Moffitt Cancer Center. Ryan created the Jam after attending a similar event put on by his old Rangers teammate, Kevin Shattenkirk, in the New […]