The Barancik Foundation announced the hiring of Murray Devine for the newly created position of Communications and Learning Officer. Previously with the Community Foundation of Sarasota County, Devine will direct the Barancik Foundation’s communications strategy, publicize the impact and institutional learnings of Foundation grants and initiatives, and consult with local nonprofits on effectively demonstrating stories of impact created through Foundation support.
In 2018, the Foundation increased its grantmaking by 50 percent and launched three new initiatives: First 1,000 Days Sarasota County, Teacher Recruitment|Retention, and Mental Health Environmental Scan.
“We are at a significant time in our growth where we need to strategically capture the organization’s history and key findings from our grants and initiatives,” says Teri A Hansen, president and CEO of Barancik Foundation. “Murray’s talent and relationships within the community are incredible assets that will help us—and our nonprofit partners—tell stories about the important work they are doing.”