We asked, and you answered. On December 1, 2021, we set out to raise $30,000 for Incompass families in need. We are thrilled to announce that we exceeded our goal! Every dollar raised went to those who are supporting a loved one with an intellectual or developmental disability.
Of course, none of this would have been possible without the dedicated support and generosity of our community. To each of you who made a gift to our campaign, signed up as a fundraiser, or spread the word to your friends and family – thank you.
Gregg Bonheur, former board member, not only continues to support the Incompass mission but has come in as this year’s “Care Champion Fundraising Champion” with a total of $10,100 raised! All we can say is – wow. Thanks to you, the New Year will shine brighter for Incompass families.
We are also incredibly grateful to The Durkin Foundation for their generous donation of $2,500! CEO Matt Durkin dropped by our main office with the gift last month, and we couldn’t let him leave without making him an honorary Care Champion.
Notable Donations – $1,000+ Gifts
Giovanni & Laura Cecere
Wallwork Curry McKenna
Gary and Terri Ryan
Mike and Lesley Sklar
Just as our services and supports have had to shift over these past couple of years, so have our end-of-year fundraising initiatives. The most special part of tackling this crowdfunding campaign this year was watching the community immerse themselves in the experience. We look forward to building on this idea in the years to come, and we hope you’ll continue to join us for the ride. Thank you!! 💙💜
“The end of 2019 is upon us… but the truth of the matter is, I’m far too excited about the year ahead for LifeLinks CLASS to look back!” –Jean Phelps, December 16, 2019
Dear Incompass Family:
Yep, that quote was me one year ago! Actually, last year I was writing my annual message to all of you from England, where I spent the holidays with my new grandson! And that was on the heels of another fun Annual Holiday Party at Lenzi’s! So yeah, safe to say my quote about 2020 hasn’t aged well, to say the least (including the LifeLinks CLASS reference)!
So I thought I should take the opposite approach this year in my holiday message to you. I know it was a challenging year, but I’m going to look back. Because despite the hardships, we have a lot to be proud of.
First and foremost, my heart goes out to anyone who’s been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, especially those who have lost loved ones. And to our Care Champions who continue to work on the front lines at the height of the pandemic to provide care and support to the people we serve: thank you. You are not only essential, but you are an inspiration to so many at Incompass and beyond!
I think at some point down the line, when people ask me the theme of 2020, I’m going to say “overcoming.” We faced every obstacle you could imagine this year. And we faced it head-on…as a team. And our community is better for it.
But let’s not forget…we managed to take several steps forward along the way. I mean, look at this list!
and most importantly, we all worked together with our COVID-19 task force to keep all of our individuals and staff safe and healthy!
Now, did we have some setbacks? You bet. But you know what? The way we rose to the challenge this year and dusted ourselves off every time we were knocked down, tells me something about Incompass Care Champions.
We are resilient. We are dedicated. And we are stronger together.
I want you all to enjoy the holiday season. I know it will be different this year, but memories will still be made. So be safe, be happy, and be smart. And get ready for the year ahead. The vaccines are coming. And we will be able to be together again…I promise.
Merry Christmas! Happy Hanukkah! Happy Kwanzaa! Happy New Year!