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Golisano Foundation awards $39,000 to LARC for COVID-19 response

By Staff | Jul 24, 2020

Lee Association for Remarkable Citizens 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 grant funding to assist organizations in Western New York and Southwest Florida due to the coronavirus crisis.

LARC will use the funding to create safer settings for participants and staff long-term including health screenings, air conditioning upgrades, cleaning equipment and supplies, personal protective equipment and strengthening capacity for remote programming in response to and beyond COVID-19.

The Golisano Founda-tion is one of the largest private foundations in the nation devoted to supporting programs and services for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities. It was founded by philanthropist and entrepreneur Tom Golisano, who has supported several non-profit organizations in Southwest Florida including Golisano Children’s Hos-pital.

To learn more about LARC and LAB, contact Angela Katz, Development and Communications Direc-tor at 239-334-6285 x229 or email angelakatz@larcleecounty.org or visitwww.larcleecounty.org.

Established in 1954, LARC Inc.’s mission is to empower and support individuals with disabilities and their families to reach their full potential.