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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 five main programs: • Community

and Employment Partners

• Project

ACT – All Children Together

• Epilepsy


• Senior

• Healthy



Table of Contents. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 A Letter From Our President & CEO . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-3 Program Highlights. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-5 Financial Statements. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-7

Program Sponsors. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 Donors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10-12 2016 Board Of Directors. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13


Abilities Society. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8

2016 Annual Report [1]

A LETTER FROM OUR PRESIDENT & CEO [2] 2016 Annual Report

DECEMBER 2016 2016 has again been a busy year for Abilities Network and the Epilepsy Foundation of the Chesapeake Region. Both organizations are still in growth mode and making strides to close funding gaps caused by the $2.2 million dollar loss of State government money we experienced over the last 2 years. Our Board of Directors rallied to support our programs by significantly increasing their role in fundraising. In our first year of this strategy, the Board procured 11 sponsorships all to supplement the budgets of our programs. In addition, Board members independently organized four events benefitting Abilities Network and the Epilepsy Foundation of the Chesapeake Region’s services. We look forward to increasing this trend in 2017 by adding additional Board members with diverse professions and talents to support our mission. 2016 also saw the creation of Friends of Abilities Network. This is an opportunity for individuals to be deeply involved with our organization outside of a Board appointment. Friends of Abilities Network was extremely helpful this year in reconnecting with past donors and asking them to give again this year. In 2017 we plan to expand the activities of this group. With the challenges of the last two years we are pleased to report that our staff is more satisfied than ever before. In our 2016 Employee Satisfaction Survey 100% of our employees relayed that our mission is clearly communicated to them, that they were proud to work for Abilities Network, and they felt like they made a difference in the lives of the individuals we serve. To deliver the high quality supports that individuals and families expect from us, we know our staff must feel confident and supported. They are the life blood of our organization. Community and Employment Partners - Our high quality of service is evident in all areas of daily living support to adults with developmental disabilities. An area that deserves special recognition is our continued success promoting employment in the community. 77.5% of all individuals with cognitive, self help and independent living challenges receiving employment support from Abilities Network are currently employed in community jobs of their choosing. This annual statistic far exceeds the state and national employment rates for the same population of people which are 25.5% and 15.2% respectively. Healthy Families was offered and accepted an opportunity by Baltimore County government to expand services to additional families in the county. In a ceremony with Baltimore County Executive Kevin Kamenetz, Abilities Network was awarded additional funds in recognition of our Healthy Families services demonstrating a strong history of evidence based outcome measures supporting positive parent practices and child health.

Senior Move Management completed 101 successful moves this past year. Twelve of which supported low income Seniors to move into subsidized housing. Additionally, we supported 5 individuals at risk of eviction to remain in their homes through our Excessive Clutter Management Program. EFCR has focused on physician education this year. The Epilepsy Foundation of the Chesapeake Region has had four dinners for physicians with different speakers addressing topics of interest requested by the physicians themselves. Additionally, we have continued monthly support groups, completed the third year of the E-therapy program (8 weeks of Art Therapy Sessions), and held 3 family events including “A Day at Orioles Park.” We are looking forward to continued growth in all areas in 2017. We want to thank all of our donors for supporting our much needed programs and hope that you will continue to be involved with Abilities Network/Epilepsy Foundation of the Chesapeake Region as we look for expansion opportunities while we maintain the quality of our services.

Lee Ann Kingham Andrew Hahn CEO Board President


Project ACT continued to deliver the child care communities in the Baltimore metro area with on-site training for child care staff and parents, individualized childhood consultation , family supports, resource and referral services and environmental assessments as a provider through MSDE’s Early Childhood Mental Health Consultation program and the Child Resource Center (CRC) in Baltimore, Harford and Cecil counties. Providing direct therapeutic services, inclusion supports and disability services, Project ACT has expanded its contract as the mental health service provider for the Y of Central Maryland’s Head Start and Early Head Start programs from one to three counties this year. Additional grant funding allowed Project ACT to provide targeted programs for specific populations including Baltimore City child care providers, family child care providers, families affected by domestic violence and homelessness, and child care centers in low income communities.

2016 Annual Report [3]



Independence through Employment – We provided over 75,000 hours of employment support to more than 250 individuals statewide to successfully secure employment to facilitate increased financial independence and inclusion in our Maryland neighborhoods.

[4] 2016 Annual Report

Inclusion in the Community – We supported over 300 individuals to learn tasks of daily living so that they could increase their level of freedom and independence in their chosen community.

EPILEPSY SERVICES Breaking Barriers for Teens and Families with Epilepsy – We hosted activities and support groups statewide specifically for teens and their families combating the isolation, stigma and other challenges which come with a life journey that includes a diagnosis of epilepsy. DARE TO CONNECT Conference – For this ground breaking event, we brought together nationally recognized Seizure Disorder experts to share state of the art tools used to manage seizure disorders in children, adults and seniors working and living with epilepsy.

HEALTHY FAMILIES Home Visiting Services – We provided in-home assessment and parenting support services to 251 families residing in priority service areas in Baltimore County in order to increase utilization of community resources, promote child well-being, strengthen family functioning and improve school readiness.

PROJECT ACT Early Childhood Mental Health Services – We provided prevention and intervention services to over 3,000 children birth to eight years in the Baltimore metro area with potential developmental, social emotional, behavioral or physical concerns to ensure they acquire the skills necessary to enter school ready to succeed. Empowering Parents and Childcare Providers – We provided training, coaching and mentoring to over 3,000 homeless families, parents and childcare providers statewide to ensure all are more prepared to support and include their children with special needs in community childcare settings.

SENIOR SERVICES Eviction Prevention – We worked one- on-one with five individuals with clutter management issues to organize their homes, therefore preventing their eviction from subsidized senior housing. Supporting Low Income Seniors – We provided Move Management Services to 12 seniors in FY16 using funding from our grant from the Hirschhorn Foundation to subsidize the cost of services.


Community Partnerships – We worked collaboratively to provide in-home Public Health Nursing support and establish a community breastfeeding support group to increase utilization of healthcare resources and improve child health outcomes.

2016 Annual Report [5]




Cash and cash equivalents Property and Equipment, net Other

$3,516,591 $2,498,897 $891,410

$3,238,031 $2,600,680 $1,265,632






[6] 2016 Annual Report

Accounts payable Deferred revenue

$1,614,946 $90,005

$1,645,425 $146,309




Unrestricted Undesignated Board designated

$4,913,111 $167,000

$4,885,497 $167,000

Total unrestricted net assets Temporarily restricted

$5,080,111 $121,836

$5,052,497 $260,112


Total net assets



Total liabilities and net assets




Government Grants Contracts Program Service Fees Other Revenue

$7,974,382 $634,045 $292,184

$9,065,004 $583,584 $593,135

Total Revenue



FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES Program Services Fundraising Management and general

$8,322,926 $70,361 $681,268

$9,074,555 ($110,662)

Total functional expenses Change in net assets

$8,891,421 $159,487 $973,144 $10,024,052 $214,979

ABILITIES NETWORK, INC. REVENUES BREAKDOWN For the Year Ended June 30, 2016 7% 3%

Public Support


Program Service Fees and Other Income


Program Services Management and General Fundraising



Government Grants and Contracts

2016 Annual Report [7]

THE 2016 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 Founder’s Circle Gifts of $10,000 and above

The Leadership Circle Gifts of $5,000 and above

Tina and Andrew Beliveau Sherrie Ehrlich

Christopher and Shannon Kelly Allan and Francine Krumholz Keith and Amy Malfa

Leslie and Russell Margolis

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

Joan Buelow

Leete and Jamie Garten

Andrew and Laura Hahn Chris and Paul McBride Maxine Seidman

Ryan and Katherine Siegrist Glen Tipton

Mike and Caroline Zuidema

The Community Circle Vanessa Bell

Jason and Mindy Brandt Gregory Bergey

[8] 2016 Annual Report

Gifts of $1,500 and above

Kendra Heyde Lee Kingham Greg Krauss

Mary Markakis

Carla McCadden

Paul and Alison Trinkoff

GOLD SPONSORS $5,000 - $9,999

The Herbert Bearman Foundation

Lundbeck Sunovion

FRIEND SPONSORS $500 - $1,499

UCB Pharmaceuticals

Bruce Grau and Associates

SILVER SPONSORS $3,000 - $4,999

Century Engineering

Mutual of America PlayKeepers, Inc. The Beliveau Group Upsher Smith USI

Chesapeake Corporate Advisors Ladies of the Towson Elks Liva Nova Payroll Network Praxis Engineering RBC Wealth Management

BRONZE SPONSORS $1,500 - $2,999

The Greene Turtle – Towson



Dr. Greg Krauss

Epilepsy Services

Eastern Moving and Storage

P. Flanigan and Sons

Healthy Families

Hord Coplan and Macht

M & T Charitable Foundation

Project ACT

Supernus Pharmaceuticals

Baltimore County Foundation

Whiting Turner Construction Company

Weinberg Foundation

Silicon Valley Community Foundation

Senior Services

The Shelter Group

Epilepsy Foundation National Office

Blaustein Foundation



The Ullman Foundation

Hirschhorn Foundation 2016 Annual Report [9]


Albion Surveys

Wincy Casserly


Ms. Ingrid Castronovo

Amazon Smiles

Cavalier Construction Services

American Legion Oxon Hill Post 248

Dr. Mackenzie Cervenka, M.D.

American Legion Post 11

Ms. Patricia Chason

American Legion Post 182

Ms. Phyllis Cherry

America’s Charities

Chesapeake Children’s Museum

Ms. Barbara Anderson

Ms. Sara Childs-Tobias


Mr. Dexter Clark

Buki Babagbemi

Cockeysville Senior Center

Bank of America Employee Giving Cam

Combined Charity Campaign

Ms. Priscilla Barrett

Mr. and Mrs. Joe Cornell

Ms. Eileen Bennett

Mr. Loring Cornish

Mr. and Mrs. Wayne Benson

Mr. Carl Cox

Mr. Donald Beutel

Mr. Clinton Davis

Beyond Care, Inc.

Mr. and Mrs. Scott Denlinger

Mr. Paul Bilger

Ms. Christine Deugwillo

Mr. Joseph Billings

Mr. Gerard Dotterweich

Mr. James E. Bishop, III

Mr. Craig Duftler

Blue & Obrecht Realty, LLC

Marilyn Duker

Allison Brandt, M.D.

Mr. and Mrs. Timothy Elliott

Mr. and Mrs.Michael Braney

Mr. and Mrs. Barry Elliott

Mr. Jerry Bridge

Employees Charity Organization of Northrop Grumman

Brookes Publishing Company Ms. Anna Louise Brown Ms. Eleanor Burnham Ms. Audrey Byrd Mr. Mark Caplan Mr. A. Charles Carnaggio Mr. Richard Carpenter

[10] 2016 Annual Report

EnviroSolutions, Inc. Ms. Mindy Fast Mr. and Mrs. Gary Felser Dr. and Mrs. Perry Jay Foreman, M.D., Ph.D. Mr. John Franken Mrs. Elaine Freeman

Ms. Jayne Klein

Ms. Beverly Garner

Dr. and Mrs. Eric H.W. Kossoff

Mr. and Mrs. Herbert S. Garten

Ms. Audrey M. Krauss

Geppi’s Entertainment Museum

Ms. Diane L Kuthy

Giant Food

Mr. and Mrs. Bob Lindloff

Ms. Debra Gilbert

Mr. and Mrs. Robert U. Link,

Ms. Gail Godwin

Living Wellness Chiropractic

Ms. Laura Gold

Mr. Paul Lombardi

Terry Goodwyn

Ms. Mary Ludwig

Gorfine, Schiller & Gardyn, P.A.

Luray Caverns

Ms. Kathi Grasso

Maryland Charity Campaign

Ms. Patricia Halle

Maryland State Child Care Association

Ms. Barbara Harant

Mr. Sean McCart

Mr. Carlo Harris

Clover McCullough

Dr. Thomas E. Hawley, Jr.

Ms. Diane McComb

Mr. William Hawver

Ms. Jeanne Mcguire

Ms. Meredith Herbert

Ms. Kelly Meissner

Drue Hodgetts

Ms. Diane Lyn Mick

Mr. and Mrs. Charles C. Hogg, III

Mr. Mark Milawer

Ms. Mary Hollein

Ms. Stephanie McGuire

Hollenshade’s Auto Service

Ms. Mary K. Munoz

Mr. and Mrs. Reed Hutner

Network for Good

Mrs. Barbara Hyman

Mrs. Lorraine W. Newborn-Palmer, RN

Ms. Dana Johnson

Ms. Paula Niemann

Mr. and Mrs. William Kaplan

Mr. Tom O’Keefe

Mr. and Mrs. Ken Karpay

Old Bank Barber

Mr. and Mrs. Brian Kaye

Mr. and Mrs. David Paulson

Dr. Sarah Aminoff Kelley, M.D.

PayPal Giving Fund (Mission Fish)

Mr. and Mrs. Louis Kerekes

Mr. John Prugh

Mr. Timothy R. Kingham

Mr. and Mrs. Jeff Raymond


Ms. Lois Fritz

2016 Annual Report [11]

Mr. and Mrs. Harvey J. Reed

Ms. Joann Topolski

Mr. and Mrs. Robert F. Reilly

Mrs. Rosalie Uffelman

Mr. Irving Reti

Alex Van Leen

Roger Rice and Mrs. Joanne Rice

Vanguard Charitable Foundation

Patricia Rogers

Mr. and Mrs. Stephen Varanko

Mr. and Mrs. Chris Ross

Mr. David Villa

Mr. and Mrs. John B. Sacci, Jr.

Ms. Katrina Wagner

Dr. Cynthia F. Salorio, PhD

Ms. Susan Wagner

Mr. and Mrs. John Scarborough

Ms. Linda Walizer

Mr. Paul H. Schindelar

Ms. Mollie Webb-Jenckes

Mr. and Mrs. James P. Seeberger, Jr.

Sujin Weinstein

Ms. Lisa Seid, MA

Ms. Ruth Weiss

Mr. Nicholas Signor

Mr. George Wilson

Mr. and Mrs. Philip Singleton

Ms. Berniece Winkler

Mr. and Mrs. Robert W. Smith

The Winnick Family

Mr. and Mrs. Kyle C. Snowden

Mr. Brian Wit

Ms. Noelle Stewart

Mr. Vernon Yingling

Strasburg Railroad Company

Ms. Lauren Young

Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Straw

Ms. Ethel Zelenske

Mr. and Mrs. Henry Stromberger

Ms. Susan Zuidema

Mr. and Mrs. James Sullivan


SunTrust United Way Campaign S. Marc Testa, PhD Mr. and Mrs. Salvatore Testudine The Annie E. Casey Foundation The Boys’ Latin School of Maryland The Estate of Neil Friedman The John Carroll School The Widgeon Point Charitable Foundation Dr. Francis G. Tirol, M.D. [12] 2016 Annual Report


Past President Maxine Seidman

At Large Christopher Kelly

Secretary Leslie Seid-Margolis, Esquire

At Large

At Large Leete Garten, Esquire

Tina Beliveau

Treasurer David Paulson, SOIR

Sam Coleman Dan Ramsey Kendra Heyde

Michael W. Lochte, CPA

Donald Dearie III, CRPC

Glen Tipton, FAIA

Keith Malfa

Paul Trinkoff, Esquire

Perry Jay Foreman, PH.D, M.D.

Melvin “Mel” Riebe

William A. Kessler

Brandon M. Scott

Carla McCadden

Michael D. Zuidema

Ryan Siegrist Trent Stroup

ADMIN TEAM Lee Ann Kingham, MBA, LCSW, CEO Lyn Elliott, MBA Director of Human Resources Ryan Lynch, Controller Kathy Naviasky, MS Director of Program Administration Betsy Weaving, Director of Program Services Chairperson: Epilepsy Professional Advisory Board Perry Jay Foreman, Ph.D, M.D. Chairperson: Senior Services Advisory Board Jason Brandt, Ph.D., ABPP (CN) Chairperson: Healthy Families Advisory Board Elise Andrews



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