New Spirit of Manatee LogoBlalock Walters is pleased to sponsor Manatee Community Foundation‘s 12th annual “Spirit of Manatee” awards luncheon on Tuesday, February 28, 2017.

The event, held at noon at Bradenton Area Convention Center, honors individuals and organizations that embody the philanthropic spirit of Manatee County.

Estate Planning attorney Anthony Bartirome is a Manatee Community Foundation board member and past president.

Nominated by the Anna Maria Island Community Center, Bob Blalock was honored with the “Lifetime Spirit” Award at the 2012 Spirit of Manatee Awards. A “Lifetime Spirit” award recipient demonstrates lifetime record of exceptional generosity in the community, whose direct financial support exemplifies outstanding charitable and civic responsibility that has significantly advanced the mission of several charitable institutions within the community and whose leadership and example encourages and motivates others toward greater roles in philanthropy.