Benjamin R. Hanan Appointed to Charles & Margery Barancik Foundation Board of Directors

SARASOTA, FL— Shumaker Partner Benjamin R. Hanan’s community involvement grows with his appointment to the Charles & Margery Barancik Foundation, where he will support the foundation’s mission to make a meaningful difference in the areas of education, humanitarian causes, arts and culture, environment, and medical research in Sarasota and beyond.

“True community requires commitment to inspire change, and it was the expression of this belief that led Chuck and Margie to establish the Charles & Margery Barancik Foundation,” Ben shared. “I am a firm believer in giving back and supporting the community, and it is a privilege to work with a group of people with similar interests and goals, while honoring Chuck and Margie’s legacy.”

The Baranciks founded their socially conscious foundation in 2014 with $100 million, and their initiative has had an extensive and diverse reach. Beneficiaries have included the Gulf Coast Community Foundation, Marie Selby Botanical Gardens, JFCS of the Suncoast, Planned Parenthood, the Library Foundation for Sarasota County, the Sarasota County School District, All Faiths Food Bank, the Manatee Community Foundation, Ringling College of Art and Design, and the State College of Florida Foundation.

Ben’s deep roots in the community include serving as Chair of Gulf Coast Community Foundation, Chair of Bradenton Area Economic Development Corporation, Chair of Economic Development Foundation of Sarasota County, Inc., and Chair of All Faiths Food Bank.

Ben is Shumaker’s Corporate, Tax and Transactions Regional Service Line Leader. Known for masterfully managing details in even the most complex transactions, Ben is detailed and conscientious in his approach to problem solving and collaborates with clients in seeing a project through from start to finish. His principal areas of practice include business and estate planning. In addition, for almost a decade, he served as the Managing Partner of the Sarasota Office and served for four years as Co-Chair of the firm’s Management Committee.