2011 Annual Report

Supporting people through
all aspects of their life
2011 Annual Report to the Community
President’s Message
As I look back on the past year I am proud to say that at Ability Beyond Disability, we continue to
lead the way in helping people with disabilities to live life to the fullest. For that, I am grateful to our
dedicated employees, volunteers, donors and partners.
With the support of the community, we are growing. We are helping more people and offering
more services each and every day. As we grow, we remain true to our founding beliefs that every
person deserves a place in our community. Whether it’s helping a teenager who is aging out of the
school system to build a life of their own, helping an adult return to work after an injury or helping
someone age with dignity in an environment that is caring and warm - Ability Beyond Disability is
committed to supporting people with disabilities throughout every stage of their lives.
At Ability Beyond Disability we are forging ahead in our commitment to provide the highest
quality of services to the growing number of people with disabilities who need our help. With our
assistance they can and will achieve their hopes and dreams. The people we serve will have a safe
place to call home, the opportunity to earn a paycheck and will age with dignity in the community.
Together, with each one of you, we will continue to grow and thrive so that we can meet the needs
of all those who look to Ability Beyond Disability for a brighter future.
The reason we began is still what guides us. As we grow and evolve we continue our focus on
the individual and ensure that each person has the opportunity to live, work and be a part
of our community.
Warm Regards,
Thomas H. Fanning
President & CEO
About Ability Beyond Disability
Our mission is in our name… At Ability Beyond Disability we discover, build and
celebrate the ability in all people.
Founded in 1953 by a small group of parents who envisioned a brighter future for their
children with disabilities, Ability Beyond Disability has grown into a leading provider of
home, health, employment and rehabilitation services to individuals with disabilities
living in Connecticut and New York. Ability Beyond Disability has become a leading
resource for changing lives; helping to make the hopes and dreams of thousands of
people with physical and developmental disabilities a reality by providing services
that ensure full lives in the community.
Ability Beyond Disability will provide the highest possible quality of services to people
with disabilities so they can pursue their dreams and lead lives enriched with endless
Thomas H. Fanning, President/CEO
Lori I. Pasqualini, CPA
Vice President, Chief Financial & Administrative Officer
Table of Contents
Secretary / General Counsel
Fred L. Baker, Esq.
President’s Message . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1
Secretary, Board of Trustees
Jane Davis-Bunt
Vice President, Chief Operating Officer
Support When They Needed It Most
FY 2011 Board of Directors
Harvey M. Kramer, M.D., Chairman
Paul Hamilton, Vice-Chairman
David Kasiarz, Vice-Chairman
Linda C. Berry
Megan Broderick
L. Kevin Cox
Peter D. Davis
Samuel R. Hyman
Joseph Loya
George Mulvaney
Arthur T. Rosenfield, M.D.
Candy Shaughnessy
Carol Steiner
Barbara B. Volz
Donald Whitham
Karin Wiseman
Horace G. McDonell, Jr. Director Emeritus
Working Towards Success
FY 2011 Board of Trustees
George Mulvaney, Chairman
Gail Hamaty Matthews, Esq., Vice-Chairman
John Arcario
Robert M. Brown
David Cappiello
Gary C. Dunton
Annie Duren
Steven Finkelstein
Gerald Garavel
Greg Moore
Thomas L. Ringwald
Charles S. Salup
Meg Selfe
Stephen Tracy
Karin Wiseman
Jordan B. Young
Roy Young
Aging with Dignity
About Ability Beyond Disability . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
In-Home Services. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
Brian’s Story. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
Justin’s Story. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
Job Training for Young Adults . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
A Place of Her Own
Courtney’s Story. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .10
Residential Supports and Community Activities. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
The Start of a New Life
Samantha’s Story . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
Residential Supports for Young Adults . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
Hard Work Pays Off
Employment Services . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
Leon’s Story . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
The Whole Package
Katie’s Story . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
Holistic Approach. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
Aging Supports. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
Glen’s Story. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
Our Workforce
Carrie’s Story. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20
Our Workforce . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21
Philanthropy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22
Financials. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23
Living Full Lives in the Community .
Our Donors .
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Brian age 15
Support When They
Needed it Most
For Cathleen Sulli’s son Brian, Ability Beyond Disability has made a world of difference. Brian receives
In-Home services from Ability Beyond Disability to work on life skills and behavioral supports.
Brian is 15 years old and is in his first year of high school. But Brian is not your average teenager. Brian has
Down syndrome and is also a survivor of cancer. At three years old, he was diagnosed with leukemia.
As a result, Brian has gone through chemotherapy and over twenty-five surgeries. Due to Brian’s
developmental disability and having such a challenging childhood, he needs a lot of help with life skills,
social skills, and his overall behavior.
In-Home Services
Often times, families are in need of help to support
“Before, Brian had many difficulties interacting with his peers and with being out in the community,”
says his mother. “I couldn’t go through the line at the grocery store without a behavior.”
their loved one at home. That support may come in
the form of behavioral services, life skill development
Brian also had difficulty cooperating in school. “It is common that he would sit on the floor and refuse to
get up,” she said.
or even respite. The In-Home program at Ability
Beyond Disability is designed to meet the specialized
needs of people with disabilities and their families,
Brian’s mother wanted him to be a part of the community, so she began exploring what outlets may be
available to help – that is when she turned to the In-Home Services at Ability Beyond Disability.
and are provided in the family home.
In fiscal year 2011, we expanded our In-Home
The In-Home staff who work with Brian engage him in recreational activities in the community. They
often go to book stores, the library and even bowling. The purpose is to get Brian out having fun, but staff
also use this time to show him what behaviors are appropriate in the community and how to interact
with others. Brian’s family and staff members have seen a lot of positive growth.
program and helped 26 people. Staff work together
with the person and their family to create
personalized goals that support them in reaching
their maximum level of independence. The type
and intensity of services varies depending on each
person’s needs and goals. There are a wide variety of
supports available including but not limited to: care
coordination, menu planning, cooking, grocery
shopping, personal hygiene assistance, laundry,
recreation, social skills, family training and
household chores.
In-Home services are available for people at all
stages in their lives. For Ability Beyond Disability,
these services have a great potential for growth
in the coming years.
“It has brought a world
of difference. I feel as
though the help from
Ability Beyond Disability
has lessened the impact
his disability will have on
his life,” says Cathleen.
Justin age 25
“Discover, Learn, Work has so many things that can help kids with getting a job and keeping
a job.
The thing I like most is that the Staff are very helpful in the way that they teach to make things
seem less difficult.
I have learned how to use the internet to get job information off the internet. I have since applied
for many jobs at local stores and restaurants and have learned what to say in an interview.
We have also done some graphic designs that we would do for Ability Beyond Disability projects
and have learned programs such as Photoshop.
The only other thing I can say is that ever since I have been at DLW I have learned that once
you get a job you need to listen to your supervisor and co-workers. You will go far if you work
well with them.”
Working Towards Success
Job Training for Young Adults
For any young adult, transitioning from school to
for employment, provides volunteer opportunities,
the working world can be both frightening and
vocational exploration tours and a hands on
challenging. For a young adult with a disability, those
experience to learn graphic design and simple
fears and challenges are even greater, and there is a
printing. Ability Beyond Disability is now able to
lack of programs available to help these individuals
offer these young adults a stable foundation in their
transition successfully. At Ability Beyond Disability,
community, both at home and the work place.
we recognize that many young adults with
disabilities require specialized career training
programs, so we have created two programs that
address their specific needs: Discover, Learn, Work
and Roses for Autism.
Discover, Learn, Work
Roses for Autism
Roses for Autism is the first social enterprise of Ability
Beyond Disability. At a fully operational rose farm in
Guilford, CT, individuals with and without Autism
work side by side to grow, cut and sell roses. The
proceeds of the rose sales help to train people with
Throughout the past several years, Ability Beyond
Autism at the farm so they can eventually work
Disability has been recognized for excellence in
successfully in the community.
providing support to young adults with mental
health needs.
The goal of the career training program at Roses for
Autism is to prepare people on the Autism Spectrum
In October 2010, Ability Beyond Disability created
for successful employment through hands on work
an internship program for Young Adults with diverse
experience. The program specifically targets both the
disabilities who live in our residential programs. The
lack of job and social skills that hamper the success
program is called, Discover, Learn, Work. It was
of people with Autism in the working world.
created to address the needs of young adults living
in our group homes that have had limited vocational
opportunities due to challenges with social skill
development and a lack of employment experience.
Roses for Autism is designed to provide unique,
fulfilling, educational and real-life experiences to
individuals on the spectrum who are looking to
develop or enhance their job skills.
In the first year of operation, the program served
seven young adults who struggled to secure a job
or a career path on their own. The program consists
of a curriculum that teaches the soft skills necessary
In fiscal year 2011 we held our 3rd Annual Disability Mentoring Day
Celebration. The event provided job exploration to over 100 local students
and young adults with disabilities through tours and hands-on experience
at over 40 local businesses. We are continuing our efforts to reach out to
schools and help prepare youth and adolescents with disabilities for the
adult world.
Courtney age 24
Like every 24 year old, Courtney dreamed of having her own apartment. She wanted her own
place where she could feel completely independent and have more freedom. Until recently,
Courtney was living with her grandmother but had been working with staff at Ability Beyond
Disability for over a year to find an apartment through the Supported Independent Living (SIL)
program. We worked with Courtney to find funding sources and locate an apartment that would
suit her needs.
A Place of Her Own
Today, Courtney has her own apartment in Danbury, close to many stores and landmarks in the
city. Courtney is excited to cook for herself, invite friends over, and become an adult in the
community. Courtney says she was most excited about being able to decorate her home how
she likes. She bought lamps, posters, furniture and everything necessary to make it her own.
Group and Independent
Residential Supports
Community Activities
Every person deserves a safe place to call home.
At Ability Beyond Disability we are committed to
In fiscal year 2011 Ability Beyond Disability helped
providing opportunities for the people we serve to
Although Courtney lives independently, Ability Beyond Disability SIL staff provides two to four
hours of service a week. Staff help her with transportation to medical appointments, recreational
activities, and case management. In addition, she is also working with an Employment Specialist
through our Career Development department to find a job.
over 410 people have just that, by providing
build relationships through social and recreational
supports in both group homes and independent
activities in the community.
Courtney enjoys going shopping and out to the movies. She is involved with People First of
Danbury, an advocacy group for people with disabilities. Courtney says she likes helping
and working with people and wants a job in retail or food service where she can work
with customers.
Our group homes provide up to 24 hours of support
people each day get to over 60 locations. We
each day. These supports may include rehabilitation,
expanded our geographical reach as well and
nursing, behavioral support and direct supervision
now provide transportation in over 19 towns
by staff. For those individuals who are able to live
throughout Connecticut.
apartments. Each program has different goals and
is geared towards the individuals who live there.
more independently, we offer support in individual
homes and apartments. These supports are offered
for as long and as often as needed, with the flexibility
required to meet a person’s changing needs over
time. Some people require as little as 2 hours of
support per week.
Our transportation services help to make that
happen. In fiscal year 2011 we helped over 200
Every day, the people served by Ability Beyond
Disability are out in the community having fun! They
take in Yankees games and concerts; go on cruises
and to summer camps; others take trips to the Casino
and many attend our annual Gala. One of our most
popular structured recreational activities is our
Special Olympics Program. In fiscal year 2011, the
number of athletes grew to over 200 and each
athlete had 13 sports to choose from year-round.
Samantha age 22
Samantha is a 22 year old woman who, although nervous, moved into an apartment in Yonkers, NY
this past year. This was Samantha’s first time away from her parents. “At first I was scared and wanted
to go home a lot,” Samantha says. “But now everyone here is like a family and I love all
the staff.” Samantha says she loves coming home and being able to just talk and hang out with
her roommates.
Samantha attends a Day Program where she strengthens her ties in the community through
recreational activities and volunteer work. She also develops skills necessary for transitioning into
adulthood, such as job readiness skills. Samantha has even started her first paid job. “I sort and clip
coupons for Chinese restaurants throughout New York a few hours a day. It’s really fun, I love it,”
she says.
Samantha can continue her skills development at home, too. Since Samantha has lived in her own
apartment, she has begun taking care of her own responsibilities. “Before, I didn’t do many chores
and now it feels good to do the things I can do on my own,” she says. The staff has taught her daily
living skills such as cooking, cleaning, and laundry. In addition, she has developed skills that are
important for a successful life such as money management and socialization skills.
Samantha describes certain tasks as being difficult because she is in a wheelchair but that she is
looking past these difficulties. She says the staff helps her with the things she cannot do and that
they encourage her to do the best at what she can. Samantha’s plan for the future is to live with her
boyfriend when she graduates from the Yonkers program.
The Start of
a New Life
Residential Supports for Young Adults
Every young adult wants the opportunity to have
their own home, job, and place in the community.
We have found that with life skills instruction,
employment training, and an individualized but
structured residential program, these three things
are possible for young adults with developmental
In December, 2010 we expanded our young
adult residential program by opening a young
adult home in Yonkers, New York.
This new program serves six young men and
women in their early to mid twenties. For the
individuals living there, it is their first time away
from their families.
The program provides 24-hour support for the first
18 months. In that time, the residents will participate
in a training program and obtain the skills needed
to graduate to lower levels of support. The young
adults served by this program participate in a life
skills program where they learn cooking, hygiene,
money management, and all necessary daily
living skills.
Many of the residents attend day or vocational
programs designed specifically for young adults.
They have the opportunity to explore career
opportunities, learn job readiness skills, or
participate in volunteer work.
Leon age 25
Hard Work Pays Off
Employment Services
Having a job and earning a paycheck is essential
to independence for any person. Through Ability
Beyond Disability’s employment services, we help
train people to work and then help them secure
and maintain a job.
In fiscal year 2011 our employment services grew
exponentially. Ability Beyond Disability now provides
employment services in the Greater Danbury,
Waterbury, Norwalk, Stamford and Guilford areas
of Connecticut and the Mt. Kisco area of New York.
Ability Beyond Disability supported nearly 900
people through its employment services and helped
secure close to 150 new jobs in the community.
The people receiving employment services from
Ability Beyond Disability have very diverse skills
so they also have very diverse jobs! Some of the
individuals we serve work at local supermarkets
while others work in office type settings. In fiscal
year 2011 we helped someone get a job as a high
school math teacher and someone else as an
accountant. With our employment services,
the possibilities are endless.
While the national employment
rate for people with disabilities
remains only at 35%, Ability
Beyond Disability consistently
helps more people with disabilities
find jobs each year. In fact, this
past year, we placed 150 people
into new jobs in the community!
It took 25-year-old Leon over a year of applications, resumes, and interviews but finally he found a job he
loves. Leon is a Certified Nurses Assistant (CNA) at Candlewood Valley Rehab in New Milford, CT. Leon has
worked there for a little over a year now.
When Leon came to Ability Beyond Disability for Employment Services in 2008, he knew that he wanted
to be a CNA and worked with an Employment Specialist on resume building and interviewing skills. After
nearly seven months of classes, Leon received his CNA certification from Med Care Training. “The final
exam was hard,” Leon says. “But I studied a lot.”
Leon wanted to become a CNA because he loves helping people. “My favorite part of the job is helping
patients with their care,” says Leon. Leon has a caseload of 6-10 patients each shift. Many of the patients
Leon cares for have Alzheimer’s disease and he finds working with them to be a very rewarding experience.
Recently, Leon was even awarded Candlewood Valley Rehab’s Employee of The Month!
Leon is a great example of persistence and determination. Before Leon’s success at his current job, he
received a lot of “no’s” from employers and had a job experience that didn’t work out. Leon says that this
never discouraged him. “I just kept trying,” he said.
Katie age 53
“Many people say that 13 is an unlucky number
but I always liked the number 13. After I was
comatose for 13 months after being in a motor
vehicle accident I consider it my lucky number.
It’s my lucky number because although I woke
up to a life different than I had planned, I am
still alive and happy.
I was in the accident when I was a senior at
St. Michael’s College. I was studying Spanish
and had an extreme love for learning. I had
Whole Package
suffered a traumatic brain injury and now have
a short-term memory deficit. I have difficulty
remembering what I do from one day to the
next and the names of new people I meet, but
this doesn’t stop me from doing things I love
to do.
Through Ability Beyond Disability’s Day
Holistic Approach/
Underlying Supports
Program I can continue my love of learning by
At Ability Beyond Disability we are dedicated to
visiting museums and being a part of a
promoting the development of the whole person.
program called the “Explore Program.” Through
We support individuals physically, emotionally,
the Explore Program I take classes in cooking,
spiritually, intellectually, socially and vocationally.
music, and make crafts and jewelry. I even
We care for people throughout their life span,
teach a Spanish lesson! Each day, as the
providing the individual supports necessary to
opening activity, I teach the group a new
Spanish word.
I also live in an Ability Beyond Disability group
home. Because of this, I always feel safe and
my mother doesn’t worry about me so much.
When I see her every Sunday I can tell her
about all the things I did during the week and
she knows I’m doing well. I love all of the staff I
ensure the health, safety and well-being of each
person in the community.
We also deliver individually tailored medical,
psychological and rehabilitation supports to the
people we serve, making sure that each person is
healthy and safe so they can be as independent as
possible in the community. The clinical supports of
Ability Beyond Disability are integrated into the
programs provided by our organization.
work with and have been able to share new
things with people and meet many friends.
To help me remember, I carry a memory log
with me so that staff can write what I did each
day. I review it at night and it helps me improve
my memory. Ability Beyond Disability helps
me to continue my love for life and learning.”
Glenn age 49
Aging with Dignity
Aging Supports
At Ability Beyond Disability we are committed
to supporting people through the end of their lives.
People with disabilities deserve the opportunity
to age in place; continuing to live in a familiar
environment, surrounded by people who care
about them and are attuned to their unique needs.
In the 1950’s the average life span of someone
with a disability was just 18 years, but today people
with disabilities are living well into their seventies.
Recognizing that many existing environments do
not sustain individuals as they age, Ability Beyond
Disability has spent 10 years researching the design
of homes for people with special needs. In fiscal year
2011, a best practice resource guide was developed
within the organization.
Staff presented their findings at the 2011 Aging
in America Conference, the largest conference on
aging in America as well as the YAI 2011 International
Conference on Developmental and Learning
Disabilities. Ability Beyond Disability also had
work published on the American Society on Aging,
Housing, Accessibility, and Technology website.
We have also been approved by the state of New York
to create a model aging facility. The first of its kind,
this facility will provide a community-based home for
those who are aging and have intense medical needs.
We have purchased land in Dutchess County, NY and
plans for building are underway.
As we move forward, we will incorporate best
practices in designing fully accessible homes
inclusive of smart home technology that will
enable individuals to maintain the highest level
of independence possible while aging in place.
Glenn was just a kid when one unexpected moment changed his life forever. Glenn fell off the back of a
lawn mower. His father performed CPR, which saved his life. His parents knew; however, that as a result
of the brain injury he sustained, their lives would never be the same.
Glenn has lived at an Ability Beyond Disability group home for almost 22 years. Here, he has been able to
build a full life amidst the challenges he faces as a result of his injury.
All you have to do is spend a few minutes with Glenn to learn that he is quite the character! He truly is a
unique individual. Glenn loves to impersonate voices of actors and cartoon characters; he loves to draw
and his favorite activity is swimming.
Glenn’s parents live in Rhode Island, so over the years his housemates and staff have become his second
family. As both Glenn and his parents get older, everyone can rest easy knowing that he will always be
safe and well cared for; surrounded by friends in an environment that will continue to help him lead
a full life.
“When I was just 18-years-old, I started working part-time as a direct care staff for Ability Beyond Disability. I wanted
to make a difference in the lives of others, and I continued to do so throughout my college career. The flexibility
Our Workforce
and opportunity for growth allowed me to complete my education while gaining practical experience.
When I first started 13 years ago, I would have never guessed that I would build my career here. Today, I am the
Director of Employment Services, Day Services, and Transportation. Ability Beyond Disability is an organization
that is committed to its employees and invests in the potential of each of us. The organization’s growth, leadership,
and teamwork have allowed me to not just have a ‘job’ but truly develop a career.
I chose to build my career with Ability Beyond Disability because of the opportunity to work as a part of, and also
lead, a great team. When I first began working in one of the group homes I was impressed by the teamwork that
was exhibited by all of the staff. Now that I have the opportunity to lead a team of great employees, I believe that
an organization of strong leadership and dedicated staff is what can make all the difference in our work. The
people we serve are what keep our staff dedicated, but dedicated staff are what change the lives of those who
need us.
Throughout the years, it has always been the honor of helping the incredible people we serve, and not the
paycheck, that has perpetuated my longevity and dedication to Ability Beyond Disability.”
In fiscal year 2011 Ability Beyond Disability’s
In fiscal year 2011 Ability Beyond Disability continued
workforce grew to over 1,000 people. We recognize
its commitment to the health and wellness of our
that having consistent direct support staff is critical
employees. Ability Beyond Disability formed a new
to ensuring that we deliver the best supports
organization-wide Health and Wellness committee
possible to the people we serve. To that end, we
with a mission to “educate, engage and empower
were able to keep our turnover rate at just 17.5%
employees and their families to live healthier lives.”
versus national statistics ranging from 38 to 46%.
Ability Beyond Disability was awarded the Gold level
Since beginning our Pathways to Excellence career
path program in 2008, Ability Beyond Disability has
had 175 graduates with a 93% retention rate among
those graduates. In addition, the program is now
recognized by Post University in Waterbury, CT,
awarding a total of 12 elective credits for graduates 9 credits for Pathways to Excellence and 3 additional
credits for our general employee training program.
Healthy Workplace award from the Business Council
of Fairfield County. Members of Ability Beyond
Disability’s HR Team were asked to present at the
awards ceremony in Stamford about our awardwinning Health and Wellness program including
smoking cessation initiatives, walking competitions,
annual health fair, healthy eating workshops and
incentives for on-site health screenings and
awareness surveys.
According to the American Network for Community Options and
Resource’s (ANCOR) Benchmarks Excellence initiative, Ability Beyond
Disability is among the Top 5 participating providers nation-wide for the
retention and stability of our Direct Support workforce.
Ability Beyond Disability was one of only two organizations nation-wide
to be awarded the annual “Moving Mountains Award” by the National
Alliance of Direct Support Professionals (NADSP) for our Pathways to
Excellence career path training program.
The philanthropic support from our partners and friends
in communities throughout CT and NY plays a major
role in providing the services that are needed for the
people we serve. In fiscal year 2011, we received an
outstanding amount of support.
CT Department of Social Services
Investment Income
Sales of Products and Services
School Districts and Private Fee for Service
NY State Education Department $100,303
NY Department of Health $1,199,150
NY Office for People with Developmental Disabilities $9,682,731
CT Department of Children and Families
CT Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services
CT Department of Developmental Services
Net Present Value adjustment on Pledges
- $158,017
Total Sources of Revenue
This year’s gala, Reach For The Stars, was an exciting
and festive event and honored Governor Jodi Rell
with the Robert S. Young Humanitarian Award for
her many years of public service to the state of
Connecticut and her positive contributions to the
community. Over 600 people attended the event
in April and together the community raised over
$720,000—a record breaking number.
Hundreds of volunteers dedicated their time
throughout fiscal year 2011…over 2,500 hours.
Corporate volunteers held barbecues, painted
homes, washed vans and planted gardens. Individual
volunteers participated in activities with the people
we serve, helped complete projects in the office
and made our special fundraising events run as
smoothly as possible.
Fundraising & Outreach
Government Grants
$ 41,680
United Way
$ 35,608
$ 2,136,310
$ 2,455,236
Fundraising & Outreach
Other - includes clinic, transportation,
service coordination
Total Fundraising
Each year Ability Beyond Disability relies
on philanthropic support to fill the gap
between the cost to provide services
and the funding we receive.
We are proud to say that 91cents of every
dollar we receive goes directly to funding
our programs and services. We recognize
that we could not have grown so significantly over the past 58 years without the
philanthropic support of many individuals
in the communities where we provide
services – and beyond.
Aging - supports to individuals who are aging $1,089,004
Our second annual Hoops for Hope wheelchair
basketball event was held at Danbury High School,
raising awareness of our mission and employment
opportunities for people with disabilities. It was
held during Disability Mentoring Week, recognizing our employment partners and raising
approximately $27,000.
We partnered with Mercedes-Benz of Danbury
to host the very first Ability Beyond Disability,
Mercedes-Benz Dealer Championship Golf
Tournament at Ridgewood Country Club in
Danbury. Over 100 golfers participated and
approximately $100,000 was raised to support
our programs and services.
Employment Training - includes supported $5,266,575
employment, day and work services
A Place to Call Home - includes 24-hour residential $40,932,097
supports, In-Home and Supported Living
Total Expenditures
Living Full Lives in the Community
Our Donors
As we move through the next fiscal year, we will
continue to support people with disabilities through
all aspects of their lives so that each person can live
as independently as possible in the community.
$1,000,000.00 +
Ceres Foundation, Inc.
Corporation for Independent Living
Mr. and Mrs. Gary C. Dunton
PepsiCo Foundation
MBIA, Inc.
Mr. Elliot Finkelstein
Mr. Robert B. Putnam
Friendly Motorcars
Rose and Kiernan, Inc.
Mechanical Contractors Association
of Connecticut
Mr. and Mrs. Frank J. Gavel, Jr.
Sandra Finkelstein Family
$500,000.00 +
Ms. Jane H. Poole
$250,000.00 +
GE Capital Corporation
Vince and Linda McMahon Family
Foundation, Inc.
The George Link Jr. Charitable Trust
Mr. and Mrs. Paul Hamilton
We will focus on the following initiatives:
A Place to Call Home – we will build new homes and renovate our existing homes to ensure that the
people we serve now, and those who will need us in the future, can live in an environment that is best
suited to meet their individual needs.
Aging with Dignity – we will pioneer innovations in care for the aging population so that people with
disabilities can be treated with dignity and respect in an environment that is best suited for their unique
needs, through the end of their lives.
Through these initiatives we are committed to:
• Growing the number of people served by continuing to
expand our services in both Connecticut and New York
• Increasing our highly qualified workforce
• Providing a lifetime of support to the growing population
of people with disabilities at all stages of their lives
As highlighted in this report, Ability Beyond Disability continues to lead the way in providing the highest
quality of services to those who need us. As we grow and evolve we remain focused on the individual;
ensuring that every person has the opportunity to live, work and be a part of our community.
Mr. and Mrs. Greg Jensen
Dr. and Mrs. Sol Steiner
Mulvaney Mechanical, Inc.
Town of Ridgefield
O’Connor, Davies,
Munns & Dobbins, LLP
Ms. Barbara B. Volz
Mr. and Mrs. Michael Partington
Mr. and Mrs. Horace G. McDonell, Jr.
$2,500.00 +
Mercedes of Danbury
Pitney Bowes
Mr. and Mrs. L. Kevin Cox
98.Q FM
Mr. George Mulvaney
People’s United Bank
American Express PAC Match
Positive Energy Electricity
Supply, LLC
Pepsi Beverages Company
Ms. Meg Selfe
Mr. and Mrs. James J. Arconti
Mr. and Mrs. Thomas L. Ringwald
Mr. and Mrs. Richard E. Steiner
Mr. and Mrs. James Bagley
Mr. and Mrs. Vincent Rubino
Mr. Frederick M. Bering
RxHealth, LLC
Union Savings Bank
Mr. and Mrs. John R. Berkley
S & L Farms
United Way of Westchester
& Putnam, Inc.
Mrs. Linda C. Berry
Mr. and Mrs. Steven L. Schachter
Mr. and Mrs. Darren R. Beylouni
Scott Dutton Associates, LLC
Broadview Networks, Inc.
Mr. and Mrs. Patrick J. Sullivan
Caldwell & Walsh Building
Construction, Inc.
Mr. Brian Spearman
Cartus Corporation
TD Bank
CIGNA Healthcare
Mr. and Mrs. Timothy Thornton
Claris Construction, Inc.
Topex, Inc.
Con Edison Solutions, Inc.
Town of Brookfield
Curtis Instruments
Town of Newtown
$50,000.00 +
Mr. David Kasiarz
Mr. and Mrs. Roy Young
$25,000.00 +
Mr. and Mrs. Jordan B. Young
American Express Company
$5,000.00 +
Autism Speaks
1-2-1 Philanthropic Services
Mr. Robert M. Brown
City of Danbury
Colonial Automotive Group
Community Foundation for
Greater New Haven
Connecticut Department of
Aon Hewitt Corporation
Barden Foundation, Inc.
Mr. and Mrs. John Barrasso
Mr. and Mrs. John Berisford
Berkshire Industrial Corporation
Mr. and Mrs. Peter D. Davis
Mr. and Mrs. David R. Beylouni
Fairfield County Community
Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Beylouni
Mr. and Mrs. Brian Desrosier
DPD Builders Ltd.
Mr. and Mrs. James Farrell
Friends of Ability Beyond Disability
IBM Corporation
Branson Ultrasonics Corporation
General Reinsurance Corporation
Dr. and Mrs. Harvey M. Kramer
Mr. and Mrs. Robert C. Camastro
Mr. Peter Chingos
The George A. & Grace L. Long
The Peter and Carmen Lucia Buck
Foundation, Inc.
Connecticut Business Systems
Mr. and Mrs. Timothy Shaughnessy
Fairfield County Bank
United Way of Western CT
Mr. and Mrs. Michael J. Foster
Mr. and Mrs. Robert G. Weppler
Henry E. Niles Foundation
Continuum International
$10,000.00 +
Lexington Properties
Alarm King Security Systems
Dr. and Mrs. James Luciano
Bedoukian Research, Inc.
Mutual of America
Berkley Packaging
Mr. and Mrs. Christopher Pappas
BlueWater Communications
Group LLC
People’s United Community
Boehringer Ingelheim
Mr. and Mrs. Thomas C. Pepin
Mr. and Mrs. Roy Steiner
Danbury Auto
Boehringer Ingelheim Cares
Foundation, Inc.
Mr. and Mrs. Stephen Hicks
Mr. and Mrs. Robert E. Mensch
$100,000.00 +
Towers Watson
Job Training and Placement – we will grow our job training and employment services to help more
people achieve the highest level of independence that is possible.
Mr. and Mrs. Michael P. Gilligan
Med World Pharmacy
Mr. and Mrs. Gerald Garavel
The Guilford Foundation
Hawley Management Co., Inc.
Home Depot Foundation
Home Health Pavillion
Mr. and Mrs. William A. Hurowitz
Ingersoll Auto of Danbury
Intersurface Dynamics, Inc.
Mrs. Constance L. Jennings
Linda McMahon
Kimchuk, Inc.
Knights of Columbus
Mr. George B. Uihlein
Mr. and Mrs. William Lane
Unilever United States
Foundation, Inc.
Maplewood Senior Living
Mr. Kenny Evans and Ms. Georgina
Wells Fargo Advisors
$1,000.00 +
Mr. and Mrs. Charles A. Landry, Jr.
Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence S. Viehl
Mr. and Mrs. Raymond J. Friedlander
New York Transit, Inc.
Blakeslee Prestress, Inc.
Action Construction, Inc.
Mr. and Mrs. Dave Lapp
Volz Auto Group
Mr. Marc Froehlich
The News-Times
Mr. and Mrs. Bruce Blasnik
Mr. and Mrs. Stephen F. Angel
Mr. Jacques Lennon
Walmart - Danbury
Mr. and Mrs. William Glenn
Norbert E. Mitchell Co., Inc.
Mr. and Mrs. Jose Boa
Anthony F. Bauer Foundation
Mr. and Mrs. Adrian Liddiard
Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Walton
Mr. Lester Goldstein
Dr. and Mrs. Roy Bonacci
Arnhold Foundation, Inc.
Mr. and Mrs. Paul G. Liubicich, Sr.
Mrs. Ruth Weiner
Grassy Sprain Long Term Care
NYS Marine Highway
Transportation Co., LLC
Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Loya
Wells Fargo Home Mortgage
Mr. Jerald Greenberg
Baker Law Firm
Mr. and Mrs. John Lutz
Mr. Leonard M. Wengler
Mr. and Mrs. Anthony Harroun
Mr. and Mrs. David Matthews
Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth L. Wessel
Mr. and Mrs. Tom James
Mr. Brendan J. McDonald
Mr. and Mrs. Donald Whitham
Mr. and Mrs. Alfred H. Jennings
Mr. and Mrs. Kevin McMahon
The William Pitt Foundation, Inc.
Mr. and Mrs. Robert Johnson
Ms. Kimberley S. Williams
Mr. and Mrs. William Johnson
BIC Consumer Products USA
Mill Plain Veterinary Clinic
& Animal Hospital
Mr. and Mrs. Sanford Kaufman
Mr. Tom Bouvier
Millin Associates LLC
Mr. John Witek
Mr. and Mrs. Shannon Young
Mr. Michael Kelly
Branchville Fresh Air
Association, Inc.
Morgan Stanley
Broadview Networks, Inc.
Mr. and Mrs. Jeff Nelson
Camarda Realty
Mr. and Mrs. Russ Neumann
Advanced Wheels of
Technology, Inc.
Mr. and Mrs. John Cannarella
Mr. and Mrs. Matthew J. O’Connor
Mr. Dave Andreotta
Mr. and Mrs. Todd Carpenter
Mr. and Mrs. Bernard N. Oliger
Mr. and Mrs. John Arcario
Ms. Susan Choplinski
Ms. Debbi M. Ostrovsky
Mr. and Mrs. William A. Asmar
Mr. and Mrs. Bruce Churchill
Mr. Jack L. Pace
The Ayco Company, L.P.
Cleary Benefits Group, Inc.
Dr. and Mrs. Warren Page
Mr. and Mrs. LeRoy S. Close
Consulting Engineering And
Development Services, Inc.
Ms. Adrienne Beckett
Belimo Air Controls (USA) Inc.
Ms. Ellen Bennitt
Bethel Health Care Center
Mr. and Mrs. Mark Kerr
$500.00 +
Knights of Columbus - Council #29
Mr. Wuijin Koh
Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Kruk
Brain Injury Association of
Connecticut, Inc.
Ms. Donna Lynn Panila
Mr. and Mrs. Greg Broderick
Mr. and Mrs. Neal A. Bronzo
Mr. and Mrs. John Pflugh
Brookfield Lions Charities, Inc.
Ranger Air Systems LLC
Mr. and Mrs. Eric S. Brown
Mr. and Mrs. Craig Reardon
Mr. Christopher M. Brown
Mr. and Mrs. Michael L. Rell
Mr. William J. Buckley, Jr.
Mr. Mark Ringes
Ms. Karen Burchetta
Rock Tenn
Bussani Mobility Team
Mr. and Mrs. Norton A. Roman
Mr. Aimir Buzi
Mr. and Mrs. Bruce Sabath
Ms. Lori Cadmus
Mr. and Mrs. Evan Salop
Carroll Construction Corporation
Mr. and Mrs. John Sangalli
Mr. Daniel E. Carter
Ms. Debra L. Schiavo
Rita Thal and George Mulvaney
Mr. Todd Ingersoll
Mr. and Mrs. Michael P. Ryer
Mr. Jay Cartisano
Irving Levine Automotive
Distributors, Inc.
Ms. Ingeborg B. Sands
Mr. Michael Sgambati
Mr. Louis L. Ceruzzi
The JP Morgan Chase Foundation
Mr. Jack Shaughnessy
Mr. and Mrs. James F. Chumbley
Ms. Heather Barnes
Mr. and Mrs. Scott Kellock
Mr. and Mrs. Philip Sherman
CIGNA Group Insurance
Mr. and Mrs. Paul A. Palanzo
Mr. Lee Barnes
Mr. Bob Koch
Ms. Susan Sisolak
Mr. Joseph Clouse
Mr. and Mrs. Charles R. Perrin
Mr. and Mrs. Danny Baror
Mr. William R. Laidig
Mr. and Mrs. Rick Squitieri
Colonial Mazda
Cmdr. and Mrs. Frank G. Pfeiffer
Beacon Prescriptions
Mr. and Mrs. Robert J. Layok
Mr. Charles A. Steiner
CORT Business Services Corporation
Mr. Victor Pianese
Mr. and Mrs. Allan Blackstock
Mr. Keith J. Stinton
Ms. Keeva Crelan
Mr. Gary Lehman and
Ms. Rona Rothhouse
Mr. Vincent Podlaski
Mr. and Mrs. Jack Boyle
Mrs. Patricia Sullivan
Mr. and Mrs. Brian P. Crotty
Reverend Phyllis J. Leopold
Ms. Claudia Poster
Mr. and Mrs. Spruile Braden
The Taunton Press
Ms. Sharon Cunninghis
Mr. and Mrs. Sanford Libow
Mr. and Mrs. Robert Powell
Bruce Bennett Nissan
Mrs. Rita C. Thal
Mr. Jeffrey Daniels
Mr. and Mrs. Gregory Luisi
Mrs. Lisa Powers, Esq.
Mr. and Mrs. Richard P. Buckanavage
Ms. Sharon J. Danosky
Mr. and Mrs. Jeremy Main
Mr. and Mrs. Mark Principi
Bunt Insurance Agency, Inc.
Mr. Kenneth J. Volz
Mr. and Mrs. Francis Dattalo
Malleolo Associates
Raymond James Global Account
Mr. and Mrs. Norman Buzaid
The Wasserman Foundation
Ms. Jane W. Davis-Bunt
Faith Church
Ridgefield Thrift Shop, Inc.
Candlewood Drugs
Mr. Jesse N. Weiner
Mr. and Mrs. Ricardo De La Cierva
The Honorable and
Mrs. Rudy Marconi
Mr. and Mrs. Thomas H. Fanning
Mr. and Mrs. Paul F. Roman
Mr. and Mrs. David J. Cappiello
Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Willie
Mrs. Betsy F. Didan
Mrs. Isabelle T. Farrington
Mr. and Mrs. Don Romoser
Chef’s Warehouse/ Dairyland USA
Mr. Daniel Divitto
Mr. Alexander Fisher
Mr. Tim Roof
Citizens Charitable Foundation
Mr. Robert Yamin, Esq. and
Judge Dianne Yamin
Mrs. Vera Fitzgerald
Dr. Nancy S. Rosen
Clancy Moving Systems, Inc.
The Frances Demrick
Charitable Trust
Ryer Family Charitable Trust
Clock Tower Associates, L.P.
Mr. and Mrs. Charles S. Salup
Ms. Pearl Cohen
Ms. Joyce Fubini
Mr. and Mrs. George Samaha
Connecticut Florists Association, Inc.
Mr. and Mrs. Randall C. Glendinning
Mr. and Mrs. James Smeaton
Cunis & Gontin, Inc.
Mr. Ralph Lowenstein and
Dr. Nancy S. Rosen
Mr. and Mrs. Michael Goldstein
Southridge Technology Group
Mr. Barry M. Dain
Mr. Scott Mackay
Harleysville Insurance
State of CT - Dept. of Agriculture
Danbury Audi Volkswagon Porsche
Mr. and Mrs. Jack Marcus
Ms. Jennifer Harvey
Mr. and Mrs. Jon Stockel
Danbury Hospital
Mr. William Marek
Mr. and Mrs. Robert A. Henry
Mr. and Mrs. Patrick J. Sullivan
Mr. and Mrs. William R. Davidson
Dr. and Mrs. Jan Mashman
Hobbs Bonded Fibers
Mr. and Mrs. Joseph C. Tigner
Desperito Foundation
Ms. Tammy Mattson
Mr. and Mrs. Craig Holleman
Mr. Michael E. Timan
MBI, Inc.
Mr. and Mrs. Scott M. Hopkins
Mr. Michael T. Timan
Deutsche Bank Americas
Associated Refuse Haulers
of America, Inc.
Ms. Kathleen McCarthy
D.J. Ramey & Associates, P.C.
Mr. and Mrs. Michael Dizazzo
Electrical & Electronic Controls, Inc.
Mr. and Mrs. Chester G. Elton
Mr. and Mrs. Peter J. Enright
Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth J. Erdman, II
Ethel and Abe Lapides
Foundation, Inc.
The Hord Foundation
Town of New Fairfield
Jewish Communal Fund
Mr. and Mrs. Jack T. Tyransky
Mr. and Mrs. John Johnson
Mutual of America
Ms. Joyce Owen
Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth R. Ecks
Mr. and Mrs. Richard A. Edwards
Mr. and Mrs. Leonard J. Egan
Mrs. and Dr. Mary K. Kezirian
United Technologies Political
Action Committee
Knights of Columbus - #245
United Way of Greater New Haven
Elite Corporate Housing
Knights of Columbus,
Pavia Council #48
United Way of New York City
Enterprise Fleet Management, Inc.
Mr. Carlo J. Valente
Mr. and Mrs. Claude Erbsen
Mr. and Mrs. Richard Koski
Vanguard Products, Corp.
Mr. and Mrs. Stephen P. Foss
Mr. David M. Eherts
Ms. Marta Jo Lawrence
Mr. and Mrs. Richard A. Levine
Paul Hamilton
Mr. and Mrs. Eric T. Levy
Liberty Mutual Insurance
Lions Club of Newtown
Mr. and Mrs. Philip H. Lodewick
$250.00 +
A & J Construction
Advanced Auto Repair, Inc.
Almost Home Adult Daycare LLC
Mr. Jamie Ambrogio
DMC Property Managment
Mr. and Mrs. Matthew P. Scanlon
Mr. and Mrs. Edward J. Essa
Ms. C. Elizabeth Fanning
Fibertex Corporation
First Church of Christ
Mr. and Mrs. Michael Marcus
Mr. Peter J. Marek
Mr. and Mrs. Robert L. Martin, Jr.
Matthews Buses, Inc.
Ms. Carolyn C. McGarry
Ms. Barbara McMahon
Mr. and Mrs. David Mickelson
Dr. Jan Moen and
Mr. Raymond Miller
Savings Bank of Danbury
Mr. and Mrs. Gary Schenzer
Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Scuiletti
Seaside Johnnies
Ms. Haley E. Shanahan
Reverend and
Mrs. Joseph M. Shepley
Sigmund Software
Ms. Judith Simon
Ms. Laura Sinitsky
Ms. Teddi Stahl
Mr. and Mrs. Carl E. Stahlhammer
Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Stauff
Mr. and Mrs. Christian Steiner
Ms. Michelle Steiner
Mr. and Mrs. William Sweikert
Mr. and Mrs. Jeffrey D. Tannenbaum
Mr. Darrick R. Terrillion
The Rizzo Group
Tidy Laundry
Tower Realty
Town of Bethel
Ms. Pauline E. Travers
Mr. and Mrs. Michael Mook
Dr. and Mrs. Lewis Trusheim
Mr. Edward O’Connor
Unicorr Packaging Group
Mr. and Mrs. Robert O’Connor
Ms. Siobhan O’Shea
United Methodist Church Stevens
Mr. and Mrs. Gary Goldberg
Paul Dinto Electrical
Contractors, Inc.
United Way of Coastal
Fairfield County
Bailey & Beatty Financial Services
Green Growth Properties, Inc.
Mr. and Mrs. Robert Paul
Mr. and Mrs. Joseph J. McDonald
Mr. Mike Barillari
Ms. Eileen S. Hall
Pier Restaurant & Tiki Bar
United Way of Metropolitan
Atlanta, Inc.
Mr. Jon McIntyre
Dr. and Mrs. Andrew N. Bazos
Mr. and Mrs. James P. Heus
Ride-Away Corp.
Mr. and Mrs. Steven Mekenian
Mr. and Mrs. David P. Benedetto
Ms. Barbara Higgins
Mr. and Mrs. Paul M. Ritter
Mr. and Mrs. Michael Melanophy
The Benfield Group, LLC
Ms. Monica Hilgarth
Dr. and Mrs. Stuart L. Roberts
Mike Riccio Sports, LLC
Benjamin Moore & Co. Matching
Gift Department
Mr. and Mrs. John Hirschauer
Mr. Michael Romer
Mr. and Mrs. Stuart Hoberman
Big Fuel
Mr. Randy Rosario
Ms. Alice Hutchinson
Mrs. Barbara J. Bilderback
Arthur T. Rosenfield, M.D.
Mr. and Mrs. Samuel R. Hyman
Mr. and Mrs. Mark Rubin
Mr. and Mrs. Michael D. Mozingo
Mr. and Mrs. Sean Murphy
Nemco Brokerage, Inc.
Dr. and Mrs. John J. Ambrose, Jr.
Anquillare, Ruocco, Traester
and Company
Associated Neurologists
Mr. and Mrs. Robert Friess
GE United Way Campaign
Mrs. Janet M. Gerlach
Global Impact
Ms. Tracey L. Vater
Visiting Nurse Association of
Ridgefield, Inc.
Mr. and Mrs. James L. Sheppard
Walmart - New Milford
Ms. Mary Ellen Walsh
Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Washburn
Ms. Kathleen Weber
Mr. and Mrs. David Welch
Mrs. Lynette V. Willie
Mr. Shong Jay Yin
Ms. Jeannie Yoon
AT&T United Way Employee
Giving Campaign
Ms. Elisabeth P. Augustyn
AXA Foundation Matching Gifts
Mr. and Mrs. William D. Axelrod
$1.00 +
Ms. Amanda Bachman
Ms. Saidah N. Abdullah
Mr. and Mrs. Donald Bady
Ms. Alephia Acciaro
Mr. and Mrs. Scott Baggett
Mr. and Mrs. Lewis J. Addessi
Adult Home Care, LLC
Advantage Sales and Marketing
Mrs. Jean C. Agni
Mr. and Mrs. Michael J. Aitchison
Mr. Tony Bailey
Ms. Harpreet Bains
Ms. Linda Bajek
Mr. and Mrs. Jonathan T. Baker
Mr. Randall Baker
Dr. and Mrs. Irwin Berger
Mr. and Mrs. Michael Bergman
Mr. and Mrs. Charles Berkman
Mr. and Mrs. Ben Bernard
Ms. Laura Bernardi
Dr. Walter Bernstein
Ms. Carly A. Bertozzi
Bertozzi Electric LLC
Ms. Patricia M. Bestard
Mr. and Mrs. James P. Beyer
Mr. and Mrs. Greg Bidwell
Mr. and Mrs. Henry W. Bielawa
Mr. and Mrs. Kevin A. Bielmeier
Mrs. Jinky G. Bingham
Mr. and Mrs. David Birkins
Ms. Pamela J. Blaine
Mr. Vernon Blash
Mr. and Mrs. Gary L. Blau
Ms. Shanna N. Blissett
Ms. Karolina Block
Bob’s Discount Furniture Charitable
Foundation, Inc.
Elliot Finkelstein and Steve Finkelstein
Mrs. Elsie K. Burkhart
Mr. and Mrs. Yerbury G. Burnham
Mr. and Mrs. Glenn Burns
Mr. and Mrs. Philipp H. Burroughs
Ms. Sarah E. Bush
Mr. and Mrs. Russ Butera
Ms. Ellen L. Byars
Ms. Verna Bygrave
Ms. Nicole Cadovius
Ms. Linda Cagney
Ms. Debra M. Califia
Mr. and Mrs. Carl J. Calo
Ms. Jeanne Campbell
Mr. and Mrs. Michael Campbell
Ms. Amanda Cannarella
Mr. and Mrs. Robert J. Cannon
Mr. and Mrs. Paul Canton
Mr. and Mrs. Antonio Capanna, Jr.
Mr. Brett L. Caposella
Ms. Evelyn Caprio
Mr. and Mrs. Michael Boeckmann
Mr. Miguel A. Caraballo
Ms. Kristen Boehn
Ms. Shameeka T. Cardona
Ms. Nancy Bogen Torchio
Mr. and Mrs. Victor Carelli, Sr.
Ms. Mildred Bogues
Mr. and Mrs. Benjamin M. Carlin
Mr. and Mrs. Patrick J. Boisvert
Mr. and Mrs. Modesto Carneiro
Mr. and Mrs. Edward F. Bond
Mr. and Mrs. Ben Carnevale
Ms. Sarah E. Bondy
Ms. Carol A. Carpino
Mr. Herbert J. Bonner
Borders, Inc.
Ms. Georgia Carrington
Ms. Andrea Bornhoft
Mr. and Mrs. Paul A. Carris
Dr. and Mrs. James M. Alexander
Dr. Sasha Bakhru
Mr. and Mrs. Robert Bose
Mr. and Mrs. James W. Carroll
Mr. Desmond Allen
Mr. Anthony Bamfo
Mr. Mark E. Bossone
Representative Dan Carter
Ms. Melissa Allen
Ms. Jean Bara
Mrs. Gilda Bostock
Mr. and Mrs. Robert T. Caruso, Jr.
Ms. Grace Almeida
Ms. Lauren D. Baran
Jautonn E. Boyd
Casey Fuel Company, Inc.
Mr. and Mrs. Charles R. Alte
Ms. Marissa L. Barbarotto
Ms. Laurie S. Bradbury
Mr. and Mrs. Richard B. Cassel
Ms. Michelle M. Alterisio
Mr. Kerzell S. Barnes
Mr. and Mrs. John J. Bragoli
Ms. Kathy Castagnetta
Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Amend
Ms. Aimee Barnett
Mr. and Mrs. Jeffrey Branciforte
Mr. Areysi Castillo
Ameriprise Financial Annual
Giving Campaign
Mr. and Mrs. William S. Barnhardt
Ms. Barbara J. Brandon
Mr. Carlos Castillo
Mr. and Mrs. Robert A. Barrett
Mr. and Mrs. Christopher Anastasoff
Ms. Jane B. Brandt
Ms. Mayerlin A. Castro
Mr. Sean Barrett
Ms. Alyssa M. Anderson
Mr. and Mrs. William Brenc
Mr. Rolando Castro
Ms. Lorraine L. Bartlett
Mr. Michael S. Anderson
Ms. Rachel Brennan
Ms. Tracy Cavanaugh
Mr. and Mrs. Howard Barton
Mr. and Mrs. Robert J. Anderson
Mr. and Mrs. Justin Brewer
Mr. and Mrs. George A. Chaber
Ms. Kathleen Bartone
Mrs. Gillian Anderson-Mann
Mr. and Mrs. Allan Brideau
Mr. and Mrs. Thomas E. Chabot
Mr. Frank Barucci
Andover Elementary School
Mr. Jonathan Brostoff
Mr. and Mrs. Joseph S. Chandler
Ms. Jennifer A. Baskay
Mr. and Mrs. Robert W. Andrea
Ms. Carline Brown
Ms. Betty L. Chapman
Mr. Jordan J. Bass
Mr. Charles E. Annett
Mr. and Mrs. James M. Brown
Mr. and Mrs. Peter J. Chapman
Mr. and Mrs. Gardiner W. Bassett, Jr.
Ms. Linda L. Brown
Ms. Jessica A. Charres
Mr. and Mrs. James T. Battersby
Nemy Antenor
Ms. Marisa A. Brown
Mrs. Heidi E. Chelednik
Mr. Joseph A. Beal
Ms. Angelina R. Apiscopa
Ms. Salena A. Brown
Mr. Ikemba Chikezie
Mrs. Joy F. Beatrice-Cody
Mr. and Mrs. John F. Bruckner
Mr. Kingsley U. Chioma
Woodlyne Belizaire
Mr. and Mrs. Francis R. Armstrong
Mr. and Mrs. Bruno E. Brugnatelli
Ms. Michelle D. Christensen
Ms. Lora E. Bellamy
Ms. Carrie Arnold
Ms. Sasha N. Brush
Mr. and Mrs. George K. Christie
Mr. and Mrs. Paul W. Belvin
Mr. James Arslan
Ms. Jennifer B. Buckner
Ms. Karen M. Churchill
Mr. and Mrs. Arza C. Bennett
Mr. Frank J. Ascenzo
Mr. and Mrs. David Buffington
Mr. and Mrs. Carlos Cintron
Ms. Sanje Bennett
Mr. and Mrs. Russell Bunyea
Mr. and Mrs. Robert L. Ciotti
Mr. Leonard Apiscopa
Mr. Fred M. Burke and
Ms. Lisbeth Kelly
Mrs. Mary Cipolla
Mr. Dorian L. Cundari
Mr. and Mrs. Michael J. Donovan
Ms. Kayla M. Farrell
Mr. and Mrs. Manuel R. Cipriano
Mr. Paul Cunningham
Ms. Heather Downes
Mr. Robert V. Fay
Ms. Francine Cirillo
Ms. Sheila M. Cunningham
Mr. and Mrs. Robert Doyle
Ms. Marcella Fazio
Mr. and Mrs. Anthony W. Cirone Jr.
Mrs. Mary Cusumano
Ms. Ana Y. Duffy
Mr. and Dr. Daniel G. Federman
Mr. and Mrs. John Clancy
Ms. Linda Cyr
Mr. and Mrs. Franz G. Dufner
Mr. and Mrs. Joel Feinson
Mr. and Mrs. Lee L. Clark
Mr. and Mrs. Robert D’Adamo
Mr. Mark D. Dunkelbarger
Mr. and Mrs. Steven H. Fenton
Mr. Phil Clark
Dr. and Mrs. August J. D’Alessandro
Mr. and Mrs. Wesley Dupree
Mr. and Mrs. Amedeo Feola
Ms. Rebecca R. Clark
Ms. Nicole J. D’Aloisio
Mr. Steve A. Durant
Ms. Ronda A. Fera
Ms. Jessica Clarke
Danbury Cultural Club
Mr. and Mrs. Jeffrey S. Duus
Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Ferrara
Khinnon N. Clarke
Danbury Hospital Nurses Alumnae
Mr. and Mrs. Chuck Dvorkin
Mr. and Mrs. Jose D. Ferreira
Mr. William P. Cleary
Ms. Kathleen Dannenhoffer
Mrs. Dana Earhart-Litif
Mr. and Mrs. Michael Ferrone
Raumad D. Clemons-Moore
Ms. Sherese N. Darity
Mr. and Mrs. Roger S. Findley, III
Mr. Keith A. Cochrane, Jr.
Ms. Lois Darrah
Mr. and Mrs. George Easterbrook
Mrs. Janice Finlay
Ms. Susan Cockrell
Mrs. Julie B. D’Ascanio
Ms. Nickesha A. Eaton Gordon
Mr. Alfred W. Fiore
Mr. and Mrs. James V. Coffey
Mr. Francisco Dasilva
Mr. Gary D. Eckrich
Ms. Hope Fischer
Mr. and Mrs. Gary A. Cohen
Ms. Kathleen G. DaSilva
Mr. and Mrs. Herman J. Eckrich, Jr.
Ms. Catherine M. Fisher
Dr. and Mrs. Jules Cohen
DaSilva Realty
Mr. Tyrone R. Edmond
Mr. and Mrs. James Fisher
Mr. Kevin J. Cohen
Mr. D. W. Daugherty & Ms. C. Louth
Ms. Susan Edmonds
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