Press Release

LARC Awarded Lifesaving Equipment Grant to Help Keep Community Safe

The past year and a half have been difficult for many, impacting first responders and communities across the country. As we continue to battle health crises and natural disasters, front-line heroes constantly expose themselves to dangerous situations, creating a need for updated lifesaving equipment. Recognizing this need, Firehouse Subs Public

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Ian Norris Named LARC Director of Development and Communications

Lee Association of Remarkable Citizens (LARC) announces Ian Norris has been named Director of Development and Communications. Established in 1954, LARC Inc. is a training center for success that provides support services to individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families. Norris has more than 12 years of experience

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LARC Announces 2nd Annual Event Benefiting Lori Carroll-Collins Scholarship Fund “Born this Way”

Save the date for LARC’s (Lee Association of Remarkable Citizens) 2nd annual fundraiser benefiting The Lori Carroll-Collins Scholarship Fund, “Born This Way.” The event will take place at Misty Morning Barn in Fort Myers on Saturday, March 19, 2022. Guests will enjoy gentle breezes flowing through the barn doors, among

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LARC Awarded $2,000 Grant from Autism License Plate Proceeds

Lee Association for Remarkable Citizens (LARC) received a $2,000 grant from funds generated through the sale of the Florida “Support Autism Programs” specialty license plates. The grant will provide a sensory toolkit for individuals with developmental disabilities at LARC. The Autism Services Grants Council awarded a total of $124,160 in

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LARC’s 4th Annual Aiming for Ability Clay Shooting Tournament Friday, May 6, 2022

Get ready to take aim. Lee Association for Remarkable Citizens (LARC) will host the fourth annual “Aiming for Ability” Clay Shooting Tournament on Friday, May 6, 2022, 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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Michael J. Gavala III Joins LARC Board of Directors

Lee Association of Remarkable Citizens (LARC) announces Michael J. Gavala III 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. Chef Gavala has more than 40 years of restaurant

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Jenn Robinson Joins LARC Board of Directors

Lee Association of Remarkable Citizens (LARC) announces Jenn Robinson 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. “We are excited to have Jenn join our board of directors,”

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LARC Receives Personal Protective Equipment Donation from Bank of America

Lee Association for Remarkable Citizens (LARC), an organization serving people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, received a donation of 10,000 masks and 14,000 gloves from Bank of America. “Since the start of the coronavirus, personal protective equipment (PPE) supplies have been low, and costs have been high,” said Angela Katz,

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Duffy’s Foundation Awards $5,000 to LARC

Lee Association for Remarkable Citizens (LARC) has been awarded $5,000 from Duffy’s Foundation. The donation was a part of Duffy’s Estero location grand re-opening. The grant will help LARC, an organization serving people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, provide programs and services that help individuals with disabilities achieve. The Duffy’s

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Angela Katz Named LARC Executive Director

Lee Association of Remarkable Citizens (LARC) announces Angela Katz has been named executive director. Established in 1954, LARC Inc. is a training center for success that provides support services to individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families. Katz was named interim executive director in March 2021. A highly-accomplished

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