November 2017

The Foundation gives thanks this Holiday season to the Beverage Alcohol Industry for your continued support, enabling us to continue our 56 year tradition of helping organizations whose purpose is to offer hope to at-risk youth.

One such organization is Ocala, FL.-based Voices for Children of North Central Florida, Inc. For 25 years, the all-volunteer ‘Voices’ was created to support the Guardian Ad Litem Program volunteers, who are appointed by the courts to advocate for the child of alleged abuse, neglect or abandonment. Susan Carpenter, ‘Voices’ Board member states, “As a result of the Sky Ranch Foundation funds, these children are able to participate in “Normalcy activities” such as participating in sports camps, visiting theme parks, taking swimming lessons, all activities which children routinely do. ‘Voices’ was also recently able to provide funds for a scholarship for a 13 year old boy for horsemanship and riding classes.”

Ralph Aguera, Foundation President says, “We thank Voices for Children for their constant support of  the Guardian Ad Litem Program and their dedication to helping to make a difference for these neglected children.”

Peggy Donovan, Vice President and Board member Sky Ranch Foundation, Guardian Ad Litem and Board Member Voices for Children and Susan Carpenter, Board member, Voices for Children.

As a Vice President of Sky Ranch Foundation and a board member of Voices for Children, Peg Donovan sees, first-hand, the results of the generosity of the beverage alcohol industry. “I am extremely proud to be a part of both of these organizations as well as a Guardian ad Litem; I have the opportunity of seeing the results – everything from prom dresses, dance lessons, soccer, to theme parks to name a few and our gratitude knows no bounds.”

Back, left to right: Eric Palhof, board member, Voices for Children; John Conroy, board member, Voices for Children; Kathleen Cossey, Vice President, Voices for Children; Don Rausch, board member, Voices for Children; Alan Abramowitz, Executive Director, State of Florida GAL Program  Front, left to right:;Pam Monk, board member, Voices for Children; Jo Mrotek, board member, Voices for Children; Marcia Hilty, Director, 5th Circuit GAL Program; Sue Carpenter, Co-President, Voices for Children; Peg Donovan, Secretary, Voices for Children; Wanda Vogler, Co-President, Voices for Children; Jeff Cohen, board member, Voices for Children

We thank the Independent Spirits Expo for their recent donation and all of those who have been supporting the Foundation and look forward to your continued support. All donations are welcome.  For over fifty years the Sky Ranch Foundation’s SKY RANCH FOR BOYS® has been assisting young people rehabilitate their lives for the better. If you would like to join us in assisting in the rehabilitation of young people, please click on the contact page of our website for details.

The full list of beverage alcohol industry companies who support Sky Ranch Foundation can be accessed via a link on our Support page (, which also offers a link for donations. If you made a donation and do not see your company listed here, please contact

George McCarthy, Chairman

Ralph Aguera, President


About Sky Ranch Foundation and Sky Ranch For Boys ®

Since 2011, the Foundation ℠ has awarded $2.3 million in grants to organizations providing support for at-risk youth. Formed in 1961 and building on more than 56 years of tradition, Sky Ranch Foundation ℠ is a tax-exempt charitable organization committed to identifying and offering grants to efficient and effective programs focused on improving the quality of help available to these youth. If you involved with or know of any organization that would fit our commitment we encourage you to visit our web site and apply for a grant.

Sky Ranch Foundation ℠ is governed by a board of directors comprised mainly of active and retired members of the beverage alcohol industry. The Foundation’s ℠ funds have come largely from individuals and companies associated with the beer, wine and spirits industries and reflects the industry’s great concern and commitment for at-risk youth.