Community Brags: Best Buddies

Best Buddies Southwest Florida was pleased to welcome Ann Costello, Golisano’s Executive Director (blue jacket, left of banner), to the new offices at Premier Executive Center in Fort Myers.




Best Buddies International, a nonprofit founded to create opportunities
for friendships, integrated employment and leadership for people with
intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD), is pleased to announce a generous grant from the Golisano Foundation of $300,000. The grant will help Best Buddies expand its work in Southwest Florida.

“With the grant provided by the Golisano Foundation, Best Buddies will
focus on developing one-to-one friendship opportunities in schools (elementary
to collegiate levels) located in Collier, Lee and Charlotte counties, with hopes
to expand into Glades and Hendry counties as well,” said Melanie Musick,
Area Director.


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