Press Release

“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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LARC’S JOB-A-PALOOZA CAREER FAIR PHOTO GALLERY

LARC’s (Lee Association for Remarkable Citizens)  2nd Annual Job-A-Palooza, the ultimate ‘speed-jobbing’ experience, was held on Saturday, January 18th. Students ages 14 to 21 with disabilities discovered their superpowers and met local employers while peer-mentors assisted them in navigating this exciting job fair experience. Students explored job skill stations from

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Jennifer’s February Fashion Forward Friday to Benefit LARC

Jennifer’s women’s boutique is celebrating 37 years in business by giving back to local charities at “Fashion Forward Friday” events through April.   Lee Association for Remarkable Citizens (LARC) will receive 5% of all sales on Friday, February 7 from 10:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m.  Shoppers will enjoy champagne and cupcakes

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