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Program Sponsors. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 The Abilities Society. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 Financial Statements. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8–9 Donors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10–11 2018 Board of Directors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12


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2018 Annual Report [1]


COMMUNITY & EMPLOYMENT PARTNERS As a Maryland leader in providing community-based supports, we take great pride in providing services to adults with intellectual disabilities exclusively in their own home, workplace or community 100% of the time!

[2] 2018 Annual Report

AUDREY’S STORY This year the Harford County Commission on Disabilities Employment Committee recognized Audrey as one of their Employees of the Year! Audrey was nominated by Harford County Public Library. Abilities Network has assisted Audrey at the library since she started as a volunteer in 2008. Within two years she became a paid employee, gaining more independence and skills. In her 10 years at Harford County Public Library, Audrey has proven to be extremely dependable, hardworking and a pleasure for all to work with. Her supervisor’s nomination proclaimed, “Thank you for the joy and positivity that you bring to the library!”

FUNANYA’S STORY Funanya immigrated to the US from West Africa 10 years ago and enrolled in Healthy Families in January of 2018 when her daughter, Ashanti, was 2 months old. At that time, Funanya was unemployed, had little family support and postpartum depression. Funanya did not want to touch or hold her daughter when she was born and had the strength to share she did not know how to play with Ashanti. With praise and guidance from her Family Support Worker, Funanya now meets consistently and always has play mats laid out on the floor, ready for play, and finds joy in doing activities with Ashanti. Ashanti is developing well and is up to date with her well-child visits and immunizations. She is also now enrolled in mental health services. Funanya truly wants the best for her baby and values the bond that continues to grow between her and Ashanti. With our staff support, she is meeting her personal goals and providing a nurturing and safe environment for her daughter.


HEALTHY FAMILIES BALTIMORE COUNTY Our Healthy Families Baltimore County program works with new and expectant mothers to develop supportive, enriching parenting practices that help their children, and families, grow to realize their fullest potential. The program served 584 individuals, including parents and other adults and children living in the home, in the past year. Ninety-seven percent of participating children were developing on target with no evidence of developmental delays. One hundred percent of children were connected with a medical provider and 92% of children were current with immunizations.

2018 Annual Report [3]

PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS [4] 2018 Annual Report

PROJECT ALL CHILDREN TOGETHER (ACT) Project ACT provides coaching, mentoring and professional development to early childhood professionals across the state of Maryland. Professional development focuses on the use of best practices in early childhood as well as the inclusion of children with special needs and mental health concerns, with over 3900 professionals trained. In 2018 coaching and mentoring was provided to 330 professionals to support their individual professional development needs, while impacting the children they care for every day. Over 190 individual children with special needs or mental health concerns received individualized support through Project ACT’s Early Childhood Mental Health Consultation model. An additional 193 at-risk children and adults were impacted through coaching and mentoring. Project ACT partners with dozens of organizations and agencies to provide these supports, reaching thousands of early childhood professionals, families, and young children each year.

EDDIE’S STORY Eddie is a three year old boy whose childcare requested help from Project ACT. They had concerns about his behaviors, including biting and hitting his peers and staff. After observing Eddie in the classroom, our Inclusion Specialist identified Eddie’s triggers for these behaviors and recommended several strategies to his teacher. We supported the teacher in implementing breaks, increasing positive praise, a visual schedule and managing her response to Eddie on a consistent basis. Six months later, Eddie is still enrolled in this program, and his teacher, and director of the center, have reported that the challenging behaviors have decreased significantly since they started using the strategies.

MR. & MRS. POLLEN’S STORY Mr. & Mrs. Pollen lived in their home for 49 years but it had become hard for them to maintain, causing fear and worry. Their daughter reached out to our program to assist with a move to a Weinberg building. Mr. & Mrs. Pollen were on a limited income but with the help of our grant funding, we were able to transform their new apartment into a home and clear out their belongings from their former home at a reduced cost. They couldn’t believe how easy and affordable it was.


SENIOR SERVICES Our Senior Services program empowers senior adults to transition smoothly from their present homes into continuing care retirement communities. In their post-move satisfaction survey, 100% of the seniors we served report they were impressed with our staff and 94% credited them with reducing the stress of their move. Additionally, 96% of these seniors said they would use us again if a need arose.

2018 Annual Report [5]

GOLD SPONSORS $5,000 - $9,999 Greenspring Advisors SILVER SPONSORS $3,000 - $4,999 Mutual of America Life Insurance Company Stanley S. Ullman & Lania D. Ullman Foundation, Inc.


BRONZE SPONSORS $1,500 - $2,999 American Benefits Group Capital Services Eastern Moving and Storage Co., Inc. M & T Charitable Foundation P. Flanigan & Sons, Inc. United Healthcare FRIEND SPONSORS $750 - $1,499 The Benevity Community Impact Fund Bruce F. Grau & Associates, Inc. Ellin & Tucker Loyola University Maryland M.W.E. Solutions, Inc. Payroll Network T. Rowe Price FOUNDATION SPONSORS Gap Foundation Henry & Ruth Blaustein Rosenberg Foundation The David & Barbara B. Hirschhorn Foundation The Harry & Jeanette Weinberg Foundation Liberty Mutual Foundation Match Bank of America Charitable Foundation

[6] 2018 Annual Report

THE 2018 ABILITIES SOCIETY The Abilities Society honors the generous supporters of Abilities Network’s mission whose efforts resulted in exceptional giving to the organization’s annual fund.

The Leadership Circle Gifts of $5,000 and above

Leslie and Russell Margolis

Laura and Andrew Hahn

The Partner’s Circle Gifts of $3,000 and above

Jamie and Leete Garten The Community Circle Tina & Andrew Beliveau Carla McCadden Dan Ramsey

Kyle Weadock

Gifts of $1,500 and above

Lyn & Barry Elliott

Mrs. Mary Markakis

Stephanie McGuire

Kathy & Warren Naviasky

Brandon Scott

Maxine Seidman Grant Yuan

2018 Annual Report [7]



Cash and Cash Equivalents Property and Equipment, net Other

$3,069,626 $2,465,186 $894,593

$2,960,696 $2,539,747 $1,020,853




Accounts Payable Deferred Revenue Security Deposit

$1,192,927 $85,319 $12,122

$1,457,340 $130,071 $9,831




Unrestricted Undesignated Board Designated Total Unrestricted Net Assets Temporarily restricted

$4,972,037 $167,000 $5,139,037 –

$4,626,796 $167,000 $4,793,796 $130,258

Total Net Assets



Government Grants and Contracts Program Service Fees Other Revenue

$6,993,036 $796,032 $401,421

$6,822,539 $672,413 $420,192

Total Revenue



Program Services Management and General

$7,223,702 $751,804

$7,414,573 $778,464

Total Functional Expenses











Change in Net Assets

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Government Grants and Contracts

Other Revenue

Program Service Fees


Program Services

Management and General 2018 Annual Report [9]

Amazon Smiles Rebecca Applebaum Benner Geo Tech, Inc. Lyn S. Baklor & Sue Glick Liebman Catherine Beale Jason & Mindy Brandt Anna Brown Harold & Priscilla Breaux Gloria Ray Carpeneto Cavalier Construction Services Datawatch Kitty Doster Marilynn Ducker Marvin & Sylvia Elfman Expedient Allan & Brenda Falk Fedder and Garten Elaine Freeman Mr. Herbert S. Garten, Esq. Kenneth Goldberg David & Sydney Hauser Charles B. Hebler Fred & Arlene Hildebrandt Reed & Kathleen Hutner


Daniel Kaskel Lee Ann Kingham Timothy R. Kingham Joe Kinslow Sandra E. Lee Brett Lundeen William & Ann Mangels Jay & Ellen Marmer Maryland State Child Care Association McCormick & Company [10] 2018 Annual Report

Diane Mick MSRN Janet Mudd Lyndsay Noonan Daniel & Joyce O’Brien Joann O’Connor Lisbeth R. Olton Mike & Pam Passarello Richard & Patricia Petre Harvey & Kathleen Reed Robert & Ann Reilly Jillian Ross Domenico Salvi SB3 Inc. W. James Schiller Paul Schindelar Linda L. & Lawrence E. Schmidt Bernie Shapiro Marjorie Simon Muriel Simon Jane Speight Jacquelin & Barbara Stern Fern Swerdlin Michael Timberlake Paul & Alison Trinkoff Union Craft Brewing Company Ruth Weiss Charles & Mary Whittaker Theodore & Anne Marie Wies W. Stanley & Lauren Wilson Stefanie Wong Cindy Zonies David Zuidema


United Way of Central Maryland

2018 Annual Report [11]


BOARD OF DIRECTORS Officers President Leslie Seid Margolis Secretary Leete Garten Treasurer Michael Zuidema

Past President Andrew Hahn At Large Maxine Seidman Grant Yuan

BOARD MEMBERS Sam Coleman Donald Dearie, III CRPC Andrea DiGiacomo Kendra Heyde Stephanie McGuire, CPA Lauren Pierce Dan Ramsey Melvin “Mel” Riebe Brandon M. Scott Leslie Seidman Kyle Weadock LEADERSHIP TEAM Lyn Elliott, MBA CEO

Susan Bohn Director of Human Resources

Lee Ann Kingham MBA, LCSW Leadership Liaison

Ryan Lynch Controller

Kathy Naviasky, MS COO

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Betsy Weaving Director of Program Services

OUR MISSION To challenge the community to acknowledge the value and equality of people of all abilities.

To promote more inclusive communities, these services are provided through four main programs: Community and Employment Partners Healthy Families Baltimore County Project All Children Together (ACT) Senior Services Move Management

Profile for Abilities Network

Annual Report 2018  

Annual Report 2018