Why Ice Cream & Coffee Can Be an Act of Love and Caring – with Cofounder Beaver Shriver of Rye’s and Nye’s | Episode 110

Love and caring take many forms.

But what happens when you combine a creative idea to help some of the most misunderstood and marginalized people in a way that everyone will love?

In short, you have a sweet and wonderful way of making caring — amazing.

Today, I’m very pleased to welcome Beaver Shriver.

Beaver is co-founder of Rise and Nye’s, a downtown Sarasota coffee and ice cream shop that employs people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

In this episode, you’ll hear …

  • One thing most people don’t know about Beaver
  • The childhood friend who influenced Beaver to a life-long commitment to philanthropy
  • Where the idea for a coffee and ice cream shop for the “differently abled” came from
  • Stories that will melt your heart
  • The “Inclusion Revolution”
  • How you can get involved
  • … and much much more!

I’m so glad you stopped by today as it is my hope that you will listen … learn … and connect!

The Shriver family has always been dedicated to serving and giving to others, and Beaver Shriver has continued the tradition by giving his time and financial support to many organizations, particularly those that champion people with intellectual and developmental disabilities including Inclusion Revolution, Shriver Education for the Arts, Big Magic Studios, Special Olympics, Best Buddies, Miracle League, Push2Inspire, Care2Tri, The Tuesday Social Club, and others.

Beaver thrives on “being in the thick of it,” and Rise & Nye’s is a perfect way for him to be “hands-on” and help make a dent in the inexcusable 80% unemployment rate for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

Rise Coffee Co. & Nye’s Cream Sandwiches:

1534 State St, Sarasota 941-217-6449

Shop Hours

Tues-Thurs — 9AM-9PM

Fri-Sat – 9AM-10PM

Sun, Mon — Closed


The Shiver Group