The Presidents’ Council

The Presidents' Council was created in 1995 to honor the annual leadership gifts of $1000 or more from individuals who share the belief that everyone living with a disability or special need deserves access to quality, comprehensive, compassionate programs and services. Any individual who provides an annual outright gift totaling $1000 or more in a 12-month period is recognized as a member of the Presidents' Council. Some friends pay in quarterly or monthly installments; others give a one-time gift each year.

You can become a member of the Presidents' Council on several different levels:

Independence Level — $25,000 and up
A teenager with multiple sclerosis can live at home, stay in high school and be near friends with year-round supportive living services, instead of being institutionalized.

Empowerment Level — $10,000 and up
Four children will learn to talk through speech therapy once a week, helping them succeed in school and communicate better with family and friends.

Opportunity Level — $5,000 and up
Twenty-five young adults will be able to do their own grocery shopping with independent living skiils training.

Dignity Level — $2,500 and up
A 55-year-old woman with post-polio syndrome can continue her active lifestyle – working, traveling, running errands, volunteering – with a scooter.

Ability level — $1,000 and up
A child with cerebral palsy can learn to button his shirt, tie his shoes and learn to write his mom's name in her birthday card with 20 sessions of occupational therapy.

Presidents' Council Member List

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