BGWC announces community grants and scholarship awards

April 14, 2022
By Staff Report
At its annual meeting on April 4, the Woman’s Club announced that 20 area organizations will receive funding through the BGWC’s community grant program, for a total of $210,584. Grants were awarded this year to the following organizations: Barrier Island Parks Society); Boca Grande Art Center; Boca Grande Charities; Boca Grande Historical Society; Boca Grande Preschool; Boca Grande Sea Turtle Association; Gasparilla Island Conservation and Improvement Association; GasparilAla Island Maritime Museum; Lee County Parks and Recreation; Mote Marine Laboratory; Royal Palm Players; and The Island School. Grants will also be given to L.A. Ainger Middle School Band; Lemon Bay High School Band Boosters; LBHS Chorus; LBHS Project Graduation; LBHS Theater Guild; and Lemon Bay booster organizations for the school’s football, girls basketball, and softball teams. In addition to awarding community grants, the Club voted to provide post-secondary education (university, college, trade or vocational) scholarships for 39 local students for a total of $ 234,000 for the 2022-2023 school year.

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