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.