I believe that my years of involvement with the Center for Disability Services have been instrumental in helping me become a better person.
The Center has been a large part of my life for over 36 years. My daughter, Jennifer, started in pre-school at Clover Patch in Glenville, then transitioned to the Langan School at 314 South Manning, where she graduated in 2000. Jennifer has lived in a community residence operated by the Center at Round Lake for over 20 years now. Jennifer’s happiness and the peace of mind I have knowing that she is well taken care is a direct result of her involvement with the Center.
It has also been my privilege to serve on the Center’s Governing Board for several decades. Currently I am Chairman of the Governing Board. It has been in this role, however, that I have come to realize the necessity of the Center establishing its own protected resource of funds.
The capital sources that are a part of our federal and state governments’ entitlement programs can be unreliable and are subject to being reduced. If the care and services that have allowed Jen to flourish are to be insured for the future, the Center for Disability Services and its long-term financial health must be protected as well.
I have made a lifetime commitment to caring for my daughter, and thus to the Center and everyone it serves. That is why I have included a planned gift to the Center for Disability Services in my will so that Jen and all those who find quality of life through this excellent organization will continue to do so long after I am gone.