Rutgers Club of Sarasota/Manatee



    Encourage Rutgers alumni who reside in municipalities located in Sarasota and Manatee counties to attend meetings and events sponsored by Rutgers University and by the Rutgers Club of Sarasota/Manatee, thereby supporting the mission of the Rutgers University Alumni Association, “Advance Rutgers University by Engaging All Alumni.” Perpetuate the program of having club members volunteer to represent Rutgers at college fairs. Seek donations from RU alumni for the Rutgers Club of Sarasota-Manatee/Art Jacoby Endowed Scholarship Fund to increase the endowed amount to a minimum of $100,000 in order to award a more substantial scholarship to a recipient each year. Keep Rutgers alumni informed about university and club events. Engage in activities that help foster school spirit and create new friendships.


    Stephen Attles GSN’ 82, president
    Peter Zeban UC’76, vice president
    Stephen Tabin RC’ 70, secretary
    Nancy Jacoby SC’81, treasurer

    Members at Large

    Dr. Marvin Smith SSW’ 93
    Kevin Collins RLaw’  64 
    Mara Attles CUNY BC’75


    President Stephen Attles maintains a spreadsheet that contains the following information:
    Member name, college, year of graduation, address, telephone number, and e-mail address. Members reside primarily in municipalities located in the counties of Sarasota and Manatee. These are Rutgers alumni who receive email messages or postcards that promote events sponsored by the Rutgers Club of Sarasota/Manatee. Prospective new members should contact Stephen Attles via email at and request that he or she be placed on the master list. There are no annual dues.


    Stephen Attles, president
    737 Camellia Green Drive
    Sun City Center, FL 33573
    Phone: 813-938-4480

    College Fairs

    Under guidelines established by Rutgers Undergraduate Admissions and RAVIN (Rutgers Alumni Volunteer Information Network) club volunteers aid the university’s recruiting effort by representing Rutgers at college fairs held for students from Sarasota and Manatee counties. Club volunteers have represented Rutgers at the Sarasota and Manatee college fairs as well as the Bay Area college fairs, to name a few.


    The Rutgers University Foundation is a 501 (c) (3) charitable organization. Gifts are tax deductible. A goal of $100,000 and beyond has been established in order to increase the amount awarded to a recipient. RU alumni are encouraged to continue sending gifts to the Rutgers University Foundation, 120 Albany Street Plaza, Suite 201, New  Brunswick, NJ 08901. Designate the gift is for the Rutgers Club of Sarasota-Manatee/Art Jacoby Scholarship. Jordana Silberman received a scholarship for 2015-2016 academic year. The market value of the fund as of June 30, 2015 was $70,180.36.

    Past Programs and Events

    January 2015, Big Ten Luncheon, Polo Grill, Lakewood Ranch

    March 2015, Baseball Game, Rays vs Orioles, Ed Smith Stadium

    May 2015, Beach House Restaurant, Anna Maria Island

    June 2015 Lunch with Dean Kukor, Dean of Graduate School–New Brunswick, St. Petersburg

    June 2015 Alumni Day at Tropicana Field

    December 2015 Holiday Party


    January 2016  meeting at  the Lakewood Ranch Polo Grounds


    Upcoming Football Game Watches at Sarasota Brewing Company:

    For updated game times, please visit


    Community Service Projects for 2015

    Collecting toiletry articles such as: toothbrushes, toothpaste, disposable razors, shampoo, conditioner, mouthwash, deodorant, lotion & soap for the Salvation Army facility on 10th Street in Sarasota.

    They have a 200 bed temporary housing facility for people in need and they need our help. Your donations will go to individuals who have little more than the clothes on their backs.  There will be a donation box at each of our game watch parties.

    Toys for Tots toy drive at the Holiday Party (date & time yet to be announced).  Please bring a new unwrapped toy to donate. There are many, many children in need in our community, none of them should go without at the holidays.

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