Fred Lang Foundation



(pictured l – r)  Paul Lioon, Sushila Cherian, Cathi Dryburgh, Miranda Fields, Vickie D’Agostino, COO, Charlotte Behavioral Health Care, Liz Green, Jay Glynn, CEO, Charlotte Behavioral Health Care, Marjorie Benson, Jessica Potts, Director of Public Relations, Charlotte Behavioral Health Care, Ed Wotitzky. Not pictured: Keith Callaghan, Kevin Shirley, Bob Dickinson, Donna Worthley, Ashley Maher.


Fred Lang Foundation Awards Funds Raised by the 12th Annual Summer Ball to aid Charlotte Behavioral Health Care

Punta Gorda – The Fred Lang Foundation awarded Charlotte Behavioral Health Care with a $43,000 grant to be utilized for children, adolescents and family services.  Mrs. Miranda Fields, Vice-President of the Foundation, was very pleased to present the grant to CBHC’s CEO, Jay Glynn.  This grant was possible due the generosity of those sponsoring and attending the 12th Annual Summer Ball.

A designated portion of this year’s grant will be applied towards the funding of the Specialty Summer Camp Program at Charlotte Behavioral Health Care, Art & Soul Summer Camp. This program will allow 25 children seen at CBHC to attend this specialty summer camp for Expressive Arts and Dance.

The remaining portion of the grant will be used for funding a part time children’s therapist strictly dedicated to child/adolescent crisis stabilization at CBHC’s CSU, providing evaluation and therapy, medication management and monitoring.

“We are fortunate that the Fred Lang Foundation continues to support CBHC and allows us to add services for children and adolescents. The dollars raised go a long way.” says Jessica Potts, Director of Public Relations at Charlotte Behavioral Health Care. “Year after year the Foundation continues to make a valuable investment in our communities’ future and their commitment will pay off in Charlotte County for years to come.”

If you would like to become a sponsor or donor for the 13th Annual Summer Ball planned for July 23, 2016 at the Charlotte Harbor Event & Conference Center, please contact the Fred Lang Foundation today.  The Foundation greatly accepts donations and gifts throughout the year.  For more information, call Jessica Potts, Director of Public Relations  CBHC, 941-347-6407 or

A special thanks to the following for sponsoring last year’s 12th Annual Summer Ball:

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Frohlich, Gordon & Beason, Atorneys at Law
Bayfront Health
Lydia Gattanell
Sylvia Orr
Fawcett Memorial Hospital
Panther Hollow Dental Lodge
Tina Narr
Lee Memorial Health Systems

Indian American Cultural Center
Dee’s and Dee’s, CPA
Friendly Floors
Wotitzky, Wotitzky, Ross & McKinley Attorneys at Law
Dale’s Air Conditioning and Heating
Morgan Stanley
Nicholas and Sarah Lang
Port Charlotte Rehabilitation Center
McCrory Law Firm
Morgan Stanley
Carol Stevens, DDS
Kevin Shirley, Attorney at Law

For information on sponsorship for the 13th Annual Summer Ball  or tickets please contact Jessica Potts at or (941) 347-6407



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The Fred Lang Foundation’s mission is to aid individuals find the hope for a brighter tomorrow through effective mental health and substance abuse treatment.  Funds from the Foundation are donated to non profit Charlotte Behavioral Health Care to underwrite services for low income residents of Charlotte County.  Without the Fred Lang Foundation’s assistance, some children, teens, adults and families might not be able to get the help they need. The Fred Lang Foundation is named for Fred Lang, a former minister and late husband of Margo Lang, a retired Charlotte County school psychologist who has made it her mission to increase the availability of mental health services to Charlotte County children and adults who can least afford them. The Fred Lang Foundation Board of Directors membership is comprised of our community’s leaders from various professional backgrounds who are committed and dedicated to following the Foundation’s mission.  They strive to bring “hope for a brighter tomorrow” through fundraising, donations and endowments to provide treatment at Charlotte Behavioral Health Care for Charlotte County’s children, adolescents, adults and families. Programs Fred Lang Foundation funds: B.R.A.G. Program BRAG is a group therapy program designed specially for children and their parents. This is a nationally recognized parenting and family strengthening   program. Brag is an evidence-based family skills training program found to significantly reduce problem behaviors, delinquency and substance abuse in children, and to improve social skills and school  performance.  Through participation, parents can strengthen bonds with their children and learn more effective  parenting skills while their children learn healthy coping skills. CAST Program- CAST is geared for teens who may be struggling with depression and anxiety who would benefit from learning life skills in a small group positive peer atmosphere.  CAST is a prevention program for teens that provides life-skills guidance utilizing peer and group encouragement. The goal of the CAST program is to assist teens with learning life skills in a positive peer supported setting. The Foundation provides fund for a part time therapist at our Children’s Unit at the Crisis Stabilization Unit. Fred Lang Foundation also funds a Specialized Children’s Trauma training for child therapists. The dollars spent this year will improve our treatment models for our local children with sexual abuse and other trauma issues. The Foundation provides funding of a Specialty Summer Camp Program at Charlotte Behavioral Health Care. This summer camp will allow 25 children seen at CBHC to attend this specialty summer camp for Expressive Arts and more.

2016 Board of Directors

Margaret C. Lang
President Emeritus
Keith Callaghan, Lee Memorial Health Systems Foundation
Miranda Fields
Vice President
Robert Dickinson
Cathi Dryburgh, Integrity Employee Leasing
Donna Worthley
Liz Green, Harbor Style Magazine
Paul Lioon, Independent Trust Services of SWFL
Sushila Cherian
Ed Wotitzky, Esq., Wotitzky Wotitzky, Ross & McKinley
Kevin Shirley, Attorney
Ashley Maher, Unity Medical
Marjorie Benson, Friendly Floors
Jill Ferguson
Adam Cummings, Edward Jones
Sherri Dennis, Sun Herald