Girls Inc. of Sarasota County has announced that the late Chuck and Margie Barancik, Dr. Laura Kingsley and Dr. Heidi Anderson (with daughter Avery Brannan) will be honored at its 32nd Annual Celebration Luncheon on Tuesday, May 3.
The Girls Inc. Visionary Award is a board-nominated award designated to honor those who believe in the mission of the organization and see its larger vision for the community and region. Chuck and Margie Barancik will be recognized posthumously with the award. The Baranciks were ardent supporters of Girls Inc., and their efforts led way for Girls Inc.'s solar and conservation project, which included the installation of 564 solar panels and now provides 100 percent of Girls Inc.'s energy needs. Additionally, the Baranciks also supported Girls Inc.’s Family Strengthening Program and the August Match Campaign.
The She Knows Where She’s Going Award will be presented to Dr. Laura Kingsley and Dr. Heidi Anderson, with her daughter Avery Brannan. The She Knows Where She’s Going Award recognizes individuals who are role models for women and girls in our community, have been supportive of Girls Inc. and its programs, and have demonstrated commitment to community activities, professional organizations or non-profit work that demonstrates a belief in contributing to others.