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People of Impact

Throughout our community, countless people are doing extraordinary work every day. Some are in the spotlight, while others work behind the scenes. They are volunteers, nonprofit leaders, government employees, and everyone in between. Often, their stories go untold -- not because their stories are unimportant, but because we move so fast, we rarely have time to come up for air. We hope you will pause and read these short stories about people of impact.


Raising the Baar

Amanda Baar knows a thing or two about challenges. In fact, the close-knit Baar family has had more than its share of health setbacks to overcome. But Amanda has an…
September 26, 2023

The Podfather

It was a sight to see on May 13 outside 2020 Main Street in downtown Sarasota.  Just beyond the County’s Correctional Facility awaited more than two dozen men and women…
June 9, 2023

About Barancik Foundation

The Charles and Margery Barancik family has long believed in the power of philanthropy to shape our world and enrich the lives of all people. It was the expression of this belief that led them in 2014 to establish Charles & Margery Barancik Foundation—a private, family foundation located in Sarasota, Florida.

1515 Ringling Boulevard, Suite 500, Sarasota FL 34236
The Barancik Foundation does not accept unsolicited requests for funding.

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