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“Butterfly Kisses – A Night of Pouring Generosity” Raises $214,000 for LARC’s Lori Carroll-Collins Scholarship Fund

LARC’s (Lee Association of Remarkable Citizens) inaugural fundraiser benefiting The Lori Carroll-Collins Scholarship Fund raised $214,000. The event was held at Misty Morning Barn at Clutch Farms. Guests enjoyed hors d’oeuvres and live entertainment on the lawn that culminated with a butterfly release honoring Lori. Celebrated local chefs Mike and

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LARC’s 3rd Annual Aiming for Ability Clay Shooting Tournament Friday, May 7, 2021

Get ready to take aim. Lee Association for Remarkable Citizens (LARC) will host the third annual “Aiming for Ability” Clay Shooting Tournament on Friday, May 7, 2021, outdoors at Sarasota Trap Skeet & Clays, 3445 Rustic Road, Nokomis. All proceeds will benefit LARC’s programs and services that help individuals with

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“Butterfly Kisses – A Night of Pouring Generosity” to Benefit LARC’s Lori Carroll-Collins Scholarship Fund

LARC’s (Lee Association of Remarkable Citizens) inaugural fundraiser benefiting The Lori Carroll-Collins Scholarship Fund will be held at 5:30 p.m. on Saturday, April 17, 2021, at Misty Morning Barn at Clutch Farms 18810 Misty Morning Lane. “Butterfly Kisses – A Night of Pouring Generosity” will include a five-course dinner created

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Brian Bradley Joins LARC Board of Directors

Lee Association of Remarkable Citizens (LARC) announces that Brian Bradley has joined its board of directors.  Established in 1954, LARC’s mission is to empower and support individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families to reach their full potential. Bradley attended the Georgia Institute of Technology and graduated from

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LARC Announces Retirement of Executive Director Kevin Lewis

Lee Association of Remarkable Citizens (LARC) announces the retirement of Executive Director Kevin Lewis. Angela Katz, LARC’s Director of Development and Communications, has been named Interim Executive Director. Established in 1954, LARC’s mission is to empower and support individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families to reach their

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Aiming for Abilities Raises $10,000 for LARC

Lee Association for Remarkable Citizens (LARC) hosted the 2nd annual “Aiming for Ability” Clay Shooting Tournament on Friday, June 19, 2020 at Sarasota Trap Skeet & Clays. The event raised $10,000 for LARC’s newest program – LAB: Learn, Achieve, Become. Plaques were awarded to the best individual shooters, and the

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Golisano Foundation Awards $39,000 to LARC for COVID-19 Response

Lee Association for Remarkable Citizens (LARC) has been awarded a $39,000 grant from the Golisano Foundation.   The grant will help LARC, an organization serving people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, respond to urgent needs stemming from the coronavirus pandemic.  The grant is a part of the Foundation’s $2 million in

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LARC 2nd Annual Aiming for Ability Clay Shooting Tournament Friday, June 19, 2020

Get ready to take aim, Lee Association for Remarkable Citizens (LARC) will host the second annual “Aiming for Ability” Clay Shooting Tournament on Friday, June 19, 2020 outdoors at Sarasota Trap Skeet & Clays, 3445 Rustic Road, Nokomis.   All proceeds will benefit LARC’s innovative program – LAB: Learn, Achieve, Become. 

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Lee Health Provides $25,000 Grant to Lee Association for Remarkable Citizens

Lee Association for Remarkable Citizens (LARC) has been awarded a $25,000 grant from Lee Health to support LARC’s Wellness LAB (Learn, Achieve, Become). LAB will offer an experiential learning environment for hundreds of individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) that transforms traditional program areas into spaces for innovation, vocation,

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