Charles & Margery Barancik Foundation Board Approves $4.9 Million in Grant Funding

Recent funding from Charles & Margery Barancik Foundation continues its focus on mental health, education, and creating intergenerational cycles of opportunity for families. “Margie once told us, ‘We can’t change the world, but we can change little pieces of it and hope for a ripple effect.’ In every way, Chuck

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Girls Inc. Flips the Switch on Largest Solar Array in Sarasota County

What if kids were put in charge of the Environmental Protection Agency? “If only,” says Girls Inc. of Sarasota County.This month the youth-serving organization activated the largest private canopy of solar panels in Sarasota County. Their facilities now operate fully on renewable energy, and the switch will save the organization more than $20,000 in utility expenses each year.

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Local Dolphins Hold Key to Global Research

Sarasota’s coastal environment and the visitors it attracts provide social and economic value to our community, but many of the attractive features of our local ecosystem are now threatened by human activities. Research is key to our ability to understand threats like climate change and, more importantly, to mitigate them.

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