For more than 90 years, Blalock Walters remains dedicated to our legacy of giving back to the communities in which we live and prosper. Our attorneys have led as presidents or chairs of many of the area’s major civic and charitable organizations including: Goodwill Industries Manasota, Goodwill Foundation, Tidewell Hospice, Sarasota Orchestra, United Way, Manatee Chamber of Commerce, Sarasota Chamber of Commerce, Kiwanis Club, Meals on Wheels PLUS of Manatee, and the Bradenton Area Economic Development Corporation.
We also serve on various Boards of cultural and educational institutions in the Manatee-Sarasota region including: The John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art, University of South Florida Sarasota-Manatee, New College of Florida and its Foundation, Asolo Repertory Theatre, Bishop Museum of Science and Nature (formerly named South Florida Museum) and Realize Bradenton.
Supporting Cheers for Charity's 3rd Annual Pearls, Polos and Ponies fundraiser
EasterSeals Southwest Florida Abilities Shining Luncheon. L to R - Bob Blalock, Sonya Kristie, Tony Bartirome
Celebrating International Women's Day with community partners of Manatee County Habitat for Humanity.
Sarasota Chamber Small Business of the Year Finalist L to R Amanda Tullidge, Matt Plummer, Jill McGarry
Anna Maria Island Community Center's Big East fundraiser
Attorney Will Robinson and our real estate team have been helping Manatee County Habitat for Humanity close on their homes for nearly a decade, but each time is as exciting as the first!
Ann Breitinger Recognized as Manatee County Young Professional Business MVP - L to R: Mark Barnebey, Anne Chapman, Jill McGarry, Marisa Powers, Ann Breitinger, Amanda Tullidge, Matt Plummer, Will Robinson.
Attorneys Mark Barnebey (far left) and Marisa Powers (far right) joined City of Palmetto officials in helping serve City staff during their Employee Appreciation Luncheon
Sisterhood for Good “Spring Sensations” Fashion Show. L to R: Jenifer Schembri, Jill McGarry, Ann Breitinger, Amanda Tullidge
Robert and Emily Stroud support Marie Selby Botanical Gardens’ Orchid Ball
Fred Moore enjoyed supporting the Manatee High School Lacrosse Booster Club golf tournament
Cheers for Charity raises money at Ponies, Polo and Pearls fundraiser. L to R: Greg DeMeuse, Kristen Ehrlich, Marisa Powers, Ann Breitiner, Anne Chapman, Amanda Tullidge
Ann Breitinger, Chair of Realize Bradenton, and her fellow board members accept a grant from Together Manatee
Will Robinson, Mark Barnebey and Scott Rudacille at the Early Learning Coalition fundraiser
Manatee Community Foundation “Spirit of Manatee” Awards. Bottom: Jill McGarry, Jenifer Schembri. Top: Anthony Bartirome, Charles Johnson, Matthew Lapointe, Dana Gentry
Annual HOB NOB, presented by Bradenton Area Economic Development Corporation. Jenifer Schembri
It was a distinct honor to sponsor the 2021 Tribute to Heroes Memorial Luncheon at The Grove Restaurant in Lakewood Ranch, Florida. Men and women in uniform, community leaders and public officials gathered to remember the hundreds of emergency workers who gave their lives to save others on the fateful day of September 11, 2001. Attorneys Will Robinson, Taylor Falkner, Marisa Powers and Mark Barenebey, and Marketing Director Jill McGarry attended the luncheon on behalf of the firm.
An annual Tribute to Heroes Memorial Service was held at the Bradenton Riverwalk Emergency Services Memorial. Land use
and local government attorney Mark Barnebey attended the service, which is a joint effort of local fire departments, law enforcement and emergency services.
Speakers at the Tribute to Heroes observance were Bradenton Mayor Gene Brown and Palmetto Mayor Shirley Groover Bryant.
“Our mantra is ‘never forget,’ and this year it is also ‘restoring American patriotism,’” said Michael Williamson, division chief of the Parrish Fire District and Tribute to Heroes event co-chair.
Celebrating its 38th year, the Orchid Ball is a highlight of the Sarasota social season. The Marie Selby Botanical Gardens’ 2019 Orchid Ball: Gauguin’s Sunset in Paradise took place on the Gardens’ Great Lawn. More than 500 guests, adorned in tuxedos and...
Blalock Walters is a proud supporter of Tidewell Hospice and sponsored its annual Signature Luncheon. Each year, Tidewell has featured many inspirational keynote speakers and this year, the organization welcomed Scott Hamilton during a sold-out crowd at Ritz-Carlton...
Blalock Walters is proud to sponsor Tidewell Hospice’s 9th Annual Signature Luncheon on February 9, 2018 at The Ritz-Carlton, Sarasota, Florida. This year’s keynote speaker is Will Reeve, Ambassador and Board Member of the Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation,...
Blalock Walters Sponsors 10th Annual Manatee County Rural Health Services Foundation Lifetime Achievement Awards
Blalock Walters is proud to continue our support of Manatee County Rural Health Services Foundation’s annual Edgar H. Price Lifetime Achievement Awards Dinner. The event honors individuals who have positively contributed to the health and welfare of our community....
Robert G. Blalock, one of the area’s most respected community leaders, has been named the 2017 Distinguished Citizen “Good Scout “of the Year by the Boy Scouts of America, Southwest Florida Council. The award was presented at its annual community gala event on...
Blalock Walters is a proud sponsor of Mote Marine Aquarium's 9th Annual Party on the Pass. The event's theme is a "Hot Night in Old Havana" and will be held at Mote Marine Laboratory and Aquarium. The evening will feature great food, good fun and goodwill supporting...
Blalock Walters is proud to sponsor Tidewell Hospice’s 8th Annual Signature Luncheon on February 10, 2017 at The Ritz-Carlton, Sarasota, Florida. This year’s keynote speaker is Ann Curry, an Emmy Award-winning journalist who was a national and international...
During the awards reception on Thursday, January 12, 2017, City of Palmetto Mayor Shirley Groover Bryant announced Bob Blalock as the 2017 Manatee County Distinguished Citizen. The Distinguished Citizen award recognizes those individuals who have made significant and...
Blalock 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...
Easter Seals of Southwest Florida will celebrate seven decades of life changing programs on Friday, December 9th at Ritz-Carlton, Sarasota, Florida. The event will honor the organization's history and ensure the future for those living with disabilities. For 70 years,...