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What would it take for the Toledo area to be named the most disability-friendly community in the country? The Ability Center posed this question to the community in the hopes of engaging local conversation around disability and fostering change. The Disability Dialog campaign has sparked powerful discussions between many sectors: religious affiliations, civic groups, businesses, and public officials. Information collected on the campaign’s website, disabilitydialog.com, will shape our strategic plan. These initiatives will impact generations of people with and without disabilities for years to come. Planning is underway for our Centennial celebration in 2020. We are looking ahead to the future while honoring our agency’s roots. Events will be hosted throughout the year to highlight our rich history of service, evolution as an agency, and our role in creating a disability-friendly community in the region. 2018 brought new collaborative partnerships including a relationship with Agility Angels, a local dog training program for individuals living with autism. Program participants benefit from socialization and camaraderie from working with dogs as they maneuver agility courses. Fundraising efforts are underway for a new state-of-theart training facility to be shared by Agility Angels and our Assistance Dogs for Achieving Independence (ADAI) program. Program data continues to showcase effectiveness and meaningful outcomes. Our supporters can feel confident knowing our programming is effective, non-duplicative, and consumer-centered. Countless notes and voicemails of gratitude from consumers are proof that our mission is being fulfilled. Our staff’s care and attention to detail is being noticed by those we serve. Thank you for following along on our journey; we can’t wait to share what’s next. Tim Harrington, Exective Director


PREVENTION IS POWER “I appreciate all that you have done for me to get home.” ROBERT MOODY, 82 At first glance, our services in transitioning people from facilities to community-based living may seem like just a physical relocation of residence. But the bigger picture of The Ability Center’s Community Living Program is felt by people who can continue to live in the home they have worked their whole life to pay off. It is found in the moments spent cooking in the kitchen with grandchildren. It is experienced through feelings of safety and security in the home. Our comprehensive approach to transition begins with the person’s greatest needs in mind. Equipped with connections to home care agencies, access to durable medical equipment, and capability to construct home modifications, our dedicated staff members take time to do more than check boxes, we build relationships.



94% Success Rate in 2018

TRANSITION Staff members act as transition coordinators working along with rehabilitation facilities to ensure a safe discharge. We assist in securing accessible and affordable housing, purchasing needed household items, and creating a safe environment to live.

PREVENTION The structure of our programs actively prevents people from living in institutions. Home modifications and medical equipment enhance access and increase maneuverability for people at home. Our work doesn’t end when the keys are handed over. Staff continue to engage with individuals to be safe, active, and involved members of their community.

People have moved back into the community since the program's inception in 2001


PROGRAMS 6 TOTAL 8 SERVED 6 Advocacy Assistance Dogs for Achieving Independence Community Living Equipment Loan Home Accessibility Information and Referral Life Skills

360 326

Because of The Ability Center...

e c n e d n e p e d in d e r e v I have disco "I am able to take ahold of my destiny and move forward to a new future."


10,682 Calls taken by Ability Center staff regarding disability topics. Through our referral network, we connect people to resources to ensure needs are addressed.

Assistance Dogs - 697 Assistive Technology - 3,675 Diversion - 73 Education - 80 Employment - 93 Health Care - 567 Housing - 3,447 Ongoing Community Supports - 1,587 Recreation - 31 Relocation - 267 Systems Accessibility - 13 Transportation - 79 Other - 73

"Meyer gives me unconditional love and he never judges me. He gives me confidence to go out in the community."


WHO WE SERVED CONSUMER DISABILITY Physical 45% Cognitive 29% Multiple Disabilities 18% Hearing 3% Emotional 2%

Youth with disabilities completed at least one independent living or employment goal

Other 2% Vision 1%

940 153

Pieces of durable medical equipment were loaned or gifted to 677 individuals

162 124

Dog partnerships successful and active in the community


Modification projects were completed to ensure home accessibility

25-59 217 5-19 148 20-24 58 Under 5 8


Hours of direct service

The Welles Society, named after David K. Welles, Sr. and his family, recognizes donors whose annual monetary or in-kind contributions totaled $1,000 or more during our fiscal year, October 1, 2017 - September 30, 2018. A-Gas Americas Gerald and Gwen Ames Auxiliary to The Ability Center Elsie & Harry Baumker Charitable Foundation Ted and Beth Bowman David and Claire Browning Bryan Eagles Aerie #2233 Buckeye Broadband CareSource Foundation Thelma J. Clark* Complete Laundering Services Joseph and Judith Conda Virgil Crots Kimberly Danes John and Susan Dignam E.W. and Barbara Donkel Fund Michael and Barbara Duffey Eagles Auxiliary #2562 Kimberlie England and John Wojcik Dean and Sharon Eyerly The Fair Housing Center Mark S. Feldstein Private Foundation Laurie and Tom Foster Jamilynn Fox France Stone Foundation Renate Franco Suzanne Frankie Franklin Park Vision The Frye Family Great Lakes Insurance Partners Seth and Evelyn Greenwald John & Virginia Hankison Foundation Tim and Chris Harrington Hausman Foundation Trust Warren and Bernice Hensel Foundation Heymann Foundation Julie Brotje Higgins Home Instead Senior Care Patricia Jacobs

Paul and Stephany Johnson Trinity Door Systems Kathleen Kavanagh Mary and Mark Tucker Walda Kelly The University of Toledo Foundation Carol Knorr Waite-Brand Foundation Holly Koester Randy, Carolyn, and Tom Watterworth Kroger Co. Deke and Hope Welles Edward Lamb Foundation, Inc. Georgia Welles Bill and Mary LeStrange Wernert's Corners Civic Association Bill and Susan Logie Dan and Lisa Wilczynski Lott-Conlon Foundation Joann Wyatt Marathon Classic Tim and Jenni Yoder Noah Martinez Jamie Kay Young Joseph Mast Margaret Zatko McIntosh Family Funds The Mead Foundation Holly Metzger Don and Gail Mewhort III Tom and Teddy Meyer Iman Essam El Din Mohamed Jane Murrell Michael Nycz Ohio Elks, Toledo Lodge 53 Greg and Sheila Oster Owens-Illinois Charities Foundation Marilyn I. Payne Trust Perrysburg School District – Toth Elementary ProMedica Physicians Central Billing Office Jeanne Reed Norman and Jane Revenaugh Colene Rich Malcolm and Peggy Richards Scaife Family Foundation Jennifer Schaefer and Kevin Gatewood St. Michael Lutheran Church Michael and Sharon Sordyl TKBW Private Foundation Toledo Mud Hens Baseball Club Toledo Walleye Hockey Club Towne Club Toledo *Deceased


The Roosevelt Circle recognizes donors committed to our mission whose gifts total $50,000 or more throughout their lifetime and are honored with permanent membership in the Roosevelt Circle. Helen Raissle* Jeanne Reed Scaife Family Foundation St. Michael Lutheran Church Louis and Joanne Steinbauer Therma-Tru TKBW Private Foundation Toledo Community Foundation, Inc. Waite-Brand Foundation Walgreens Distribution Center David K. Welles, Sr.* and Georgia Welles Deke and Hope Welles Tim and Jenni Yoder

Ann Mitchell Anderson Charitable Trust* Auxiliary to The Ability Center Bryan Eagles Aerie #2233 France Stone Foundation Suzanne Frankie Geraldine Halaus* Herrick Foundation Iams Company Paul and Stephany Johnson Kathleen Juzwicki* Marathon Classic McIntosh Family Funds Northwest Ohio Community Shares Ohio Elks, Toledo Lodge 53

The Legacy League recognizes donors who further secure our sustainability and have made a lasting commitment by planning a deferred gift such as a will commitment, trust, life insurance policy, estate/promissory note, or other deferred gift instrument. Ann Mitchell Anderson Charitable Trust* Eleanor Bainbridge Trust Thelma J. Clark* Kimberly Danes Geraldine Halaus* A.S. Hickok Trust Kathleen Juzwicki* Walda Kelly*

Clifford J. Kujawa* Carol Knorr Bill and Susan Logie Howard and Mary Madigan* Marilyn I. Payne* Allie L. Ritter Memorial Foundation Trust Deborah Wagner Elizabeth J. Watson Charitable Remainder Trust



Tributes - Donations Received October 1, 2017 - September 30, 2018 In honor of Kathy Anderson Anita Manzeck In memory of Mr. & Mrs. Mike Anello Sr. Michael & Mary Ann Anello In memory of Margaret Ankney Susan Allman In memory of Robb Ansted Peter & Sheri Ansted In memory of Emmett Aossey BettyLou Wallace In honor of Karen Bade Gayle & Sandy Duty In honor of Carol Ball Elizabeth Wilson In memory of Wayne Bartman Bradley & Charna Baker Karen Bloom Donna Lorenz Beth & Bruce Page In honor of Sue & Doug Beat Jeannie Rerucha In honor of Mary Beck Jeannie Rerucha In honor of Amanda Bell Richard & Theresa Holewinski In memory of Bella Pete & Mechelle Zografides In memory of Belle Princess Raymond & Kimberly Gutierrez In honor of Emily Berger Ruth Dotterer In honor of the Eric Berger Family Ruth Dotterer In honor of Dorrin Birch & JJ Kosmider Jeanette Cheh In memory of Bond Ted & Judy Eckel Nathan & Kimberly Newlove In memory of Jeanette Bolton Pamela Sue Bolton In memory of Bill Bowers Carole Milne In honor of Kathy Bowman & Jackson Jen Hoyle Cindy Knox Karen Luling In memory of Allison Burrows Colette Cordova Richard & Mary Beth Gilts In honor of Debbie Butts Susan Anthony In honor of Ric & Lorie Clark Jamieson's Audio Video In honor of Mrs. David Closs Susan McClay In honor of Annette Coker Theodore & Dawn Riegert

In memory of JoAnn Connor In memory of French Andrea Prinstein O.D. Scott Groves In memory of Laverne Copeland In memory of John Galyas Andrea Prinstein O.D. Henrietta Galyas In memory of Budd Davis In memory of William Gangway Brenda Davis Susan Kurdys In memory of Glenn Davis In memory of Theresa Ginter Leah Davis Andrea Prinstein O.D. In honor of Jim Davos In memory of Gus Michael & Sharon Sordyl Ted & Judy Eckel In memory of Denver, Lucky, Sadie, & Pepper In memory of Michael Gwinn Ann Ramlow Laurie Gwinn In memory of Ruth Driver In memory of MaryLou Hage Greg & Karen Bade BettyLou Wallace Marie Bowers In memory of Haines Chuck & Jeri Campbell Lincolnway Stamps Christine Carney In memory of Stefanie Harasta Ric & Lorie Clark Sharon & Mike Harasta Constance Flahie In honor of Kim Holmes Jeff & Jo Graber Fred & Carri Dannhauser Raymond Janicki In memory of Albert Homans Cinda Zuccarell Lincolnway Stamps In memory of Margaret Dutton In honor of Amy Hubay Roger & Mary Brushaber Carol Fingerhut In honor of Kimberlie England & John Wojcik In memory of Pat Hull Raymond Norris & Barbara Caufman-Norris Linda Moulton In honor of Larry Farris & Lucky In honor of Mary Humphrey Marcia & David Little Opal Chapter #181 OES In honor of Gordon & Cindy Feasel In memory of Chuck Jacob Ruth Dotterer Judith Wilkinson In honor of Carol Fingerhut In memory of Ann Marie Jacob David Mraz Auxiliary to The Ability Center In memory of Stan Fingerhut David & Jean Samaritoni Brad & Michele Babb Norma Tanber Susan & Charles Billups In memory of John Jacobs Tom & Doris Holewinski Robert & Patricia Cabanski Amy Hubay Dave & Elaine Dmytryka Jane & Thomas Kaiser Amy Drosd Lake Erie British Car Club Connie Farell Dennis & Marcia Mosiniak Julie Brotje Higgins David Mraz Stacy Meeks Esther Pawlowski Sharon Osak Merry Pomeroy The Trust Company Katherine Shearman Rita Zeller Jim & Lisa Walker In memory of Jack Lee & Deborah Wehner Kay Chirgott In memory of Clark Folgate In memory of Rich Jameson Dick & Katie Brown Greg & Karen Bade In memory of Richard Frankie In memory of Sandy Jones Mari & Ken Barnett Auxiliary to The Ability Center Fred & Sharon Henning David & Claire Browning Charlotte Holloran In honor of the Bob Jump Family Ruth Jefferies Ruth Dotterer Leonard & Janice LaBine In memory of Michael Kapustar Mary Mabry Roberta Fair William Thees In memory of Mary Jane Keister Ann Weaver Bonnie & Kathryn Thrailkill 8

Tributes cont. Tributes, cont. In memory of Bernadette Krueger Laura & Charles Anderson Joseph Beckler Timothy & Janice Brown Timothy & Becky Buchhop Michael & JoAnne Carson Jeffrey & Carrie Dress Ronald Krueger Karen Leaders Daniel & Paula Miller Linda Radabaugh Byron & Kelly Reed James & Debra Robinson Todd & Duaa Weber Daniel & Nancy Whitacre Laura Worline In memory of Sigrid Landert Gale Tedhams & Frank Booth In memory of Samantha Laux All in Retreats LLC In honor of Marilyn Lazarus Dorthy Mowery In honor of Cindy Leonard Susan McClay In honor of Lou & Rene Levy Ruth Dotterer In memory of Thomas Lobaugh Jodi Hall In honor of Erin Lynch Fred & Sue Bernardo In memory of Christina Maddaluno Andrea Prinstein O.D. In memory of Barbara Manny Everett Manny In memory of Glenn Maxwell Aubrey Arndt Harry Bare Barbara Berebitsky Barbara Berg Deborah Cady Carruth Studio, Inc. Susan Conda Jerry & Betty Early Fred Eberly Patricia Edinger Neighborhood Health Association Kyle Hertzfeld John & Melissa Hogan Denise & Barry Hudgin Juliette Kurtz Hassan Madani Robert & Kathleen Maxwell Kevin McCourt Karen & Keith Midkiff Jeanne Miner Ransom & Randolph Ernest Savage

Kurt & Judy Seibenick Joyce Smith Trish Srnak Richard & Darlene Stansley In memory of John & Connie McHugh Kathleen Beach Molly McHugh Branyan In memory of Lois Metz Roger & Mary Brushaber In memory of Jeffery Millns Robert Holder In memory of Charles Modrowski Beverly Modrowski In honor of Chris Mraz Carol Fingerhut In honor of David Mraz Carol Fingerhut In honor of the Brett Neff Family Ruth Dotterer In memory of Lisa Nycz Michael Nycz In memory of Theresa O'Neil Andrea Prinstein O.D. In memory of Mildred Oliver Mary Miller In memory of Gary Ostrowski Robert Holder In honor of Clyde Painter Brett Painter In memory of Parker John & Jo Grosjean In memory of Julie Rerucha Peterson Auxiliary to The Ability Center Rose & George LaPointe Barbara Stewart In honor of Gary Phipps, Cedar & Bruno Caleb Weber In memory of Dorothy Price Mary Miller In memory of Mary Kovacich Price William & Lisa Warden In memory of Bill Prueter Greg & Karen Bade Susan Page Culver Rick & Christy Diegel Julie & Doug Fulton Jean Johansson Kathy Page In memory of Robert Ransom Sandra Shonebarger & Tom Smith In memory of Tim Reed James & Phyllis Reed Sandusky County Engineers Dept In memory of Suzanne Remillard Gerald & Gwen Ames Auxiliary to The Ability Center William & Marjorie Blackwell

Nancy Cryderman Patricia Duncan Paul D. Frankel Lisa Evans Marcia Houck Joseph Lawless Spengler Nathanson P.L.L. Patrick & Mary Walsh Barbara Wisniewski In honor of Jeannie Rerucha Mary Lou Leonard In honor of Jean Rubin Mohamed & Susan El-Shafie In honor of Marlene Russell Mervin Russell In honor of Mr. & Mrs. Jerry Saxton Carol Fingerhut In memory of Marsha Schmalzried Walter Schmalzried In honor of Alice Schorling Jeannie Rerucha In memory of Sebastian Peggy Amey In honor of Sandi Shepard Susan McClay In memory of Patricia Shirk Mary Miller In memory of Virginia Slattery Andrea Prinstein O.D. In honor of Ronni Smith Susan Myers In memory of Cole Snider Tod & Diane Pickering In memory of Josh Snyder Matthew & Kelli Bohland Arnold & Barbara Brossia Edward & Phyllis Calomeni Mary Cepko Janice Cunningham Bill & Vicki Gilbert Lauren Kavanaugh Philip & Barbara Kerbel Ann & Bart Krieger Randall & Frances Krieger National Galvanizing, L.P. Joanne Lohr Janice Netcher Edith & Raymond Olds Judy Powell Bill & Sharon Ringler RRP Packaging Dorothy Priesman Cynthia Wargowsky Janie Werum In memory of Snowball Henry & Nancy Pelwecki 9

Tributes, cont.

General Donations

In honor of Stephanie Soldner DSI Properties In honor of Mike Sordyl Carroll & Dorothy Ashley Maureen & Michael Stevens Samuel & Margaret Thurber In memory of Rick St. Johns Fraternal Order of Eagles, Aerie 2322 In memory of Harvey Stockness Tom & Bonnie Butts In honor of Doris Stone Paul & Nancy Jomantas In memory of Rene Stump Linda Paulen In memory of Sundance Dorothy & Keith Ebright In honor of Sandy Sundermeier Jessica Blakely Justin Burris Sally Frizzell Coleman Farmersville United Church of Christ George & Bobbie Frizzell Betsy Wilson In memory of Brady Tackett & Cole Tim & Karen Colvin In memory of Leland Tetz Andrea Prinstein O.D. In memory of Mary Ann Tigges Auxiliary to The Ability Center In memory of Ellen Trumbull Chris Demko In memory of Joe Turner Judith & David Ryder Catherine Tiell Virginia Turner In memory of Sandy Viviano Andrea Prinstein O.D. In honor of Justin Voll Fran & Marty Voll In memory of Gary Walker Auxiliary to The Ability Center David & Claire Browning In memory of Clayton Weis Sandra Shonebarger & Tom Smith In honor of Rob & Linda Wright Debbie & Steve Dolgin In memory of Carol Yeager Julie Murray In memory of Dan Yeager Julie Murray In honor of Lowell & Marilyn Yoder Tim & Jenni Yoder In honor of Tyler Yoder Gary & Pam Mayer Tim & Jenni Yoder

Dorene Adams Sherril L. Adkins Frank and Karen Albright Ruth Albright Mr. and Mrs. Richard Alleshouse Amazon Smile Peggy Amey Richard and Carmen Ammerman Theresa and Craig Andrews Joe and Debbie Andriette Anonymous Arings Compound Corner Inc Robert Armstrong Kimberley and Tim Arnett James and Lynn Aston Ayco Charitable Foundation Mary Baclich Greg and Karen Bade Emma Baker Pat Ball Joseph Balusik Harry and Jenny Barlos Barnesville Chapter #206 OES Millie Barrett Wayne Bartman Barbara Baumgartner Barton and Marian Bay Carol Beck Heather Beier Robert Beilhart Anita Beilhart Louise Beldon Amanda and Ron Bell Bella The Benevity Community Impact Fund Rebecca Berkel Kay Berning William and Judith Besgrove Tammy Betts Stephanie Betz Barbara Bieger Suzette Biela Barbara Biggs Kaitlyn Blevins Arlene Bloomer Leroy and Elaine Bockbrader George and Linda Boerger Lawrence Boesel Connie Bohlender Nancy Jean Bohn Mary Lou Bollin Susan Bones Thomas Bowers Janet and Larry Brach Ellen Bradley Ernest Brancheau

Curtis Brand Carol Brandt Tim Broud Dennis and Patricia Brown Wanda Brown Vernon Brubaker Bryan Civic League Bryan Lioness Club Bryan Lions Club Foundation Gerald and Kathryn Bryant Laraine Bunck Richelle Burkey Ruby Burkey Keith and Susan Burwell Barbara Cain William and Tina Calhoun Melissa Callejas Martha Gene Campbell Larry and Josephine Carder Tobias and Susan Cardone CareSource Don Carey Sr. Carpets by Otto City Barbeque Malissa Clay Patricia and Ronald Clements Carrie Clements Melissa Click Beverly Coffman Garry and Judith Cole Dorothy Collins Lisa R. Collins The Columbus Foundation Tammy and Jeff Conlan Robert Conley Maureen Conroy Robert and Kathleen Coombs Toni Coomer Rhonda Cooper Patricia Cooper Earlton Cousino Ed and Ethel Cousino Barbara Crippen Timothy R. Croak Larry and Luann Croy Stuart and Denise Cubbon Paul and Louann Cummings Evelyn Curtis Dolores Czerniak Janet Dame Linda and Scott Darah Chris Daunhauer Robert and Mary Davis Debra Davis Janelle Davis Brenda Davis 10 Eleanor Debo

General Donations, cont. Dean DeCapito Robert and Kathleen Deck Mary Decker Pamela Delker Joanne Demar Bruce Denman Ralph and Karen DeNune Janet and James Desmond Sara Devlin Margaret E. Doresco Richard Douglas Henry and Mary Douglas Joanne Doyle Julia and James Drew Norene Drewicz Amy Drosd Cheri Woodyard Dufriend Thomas and Lynne Dunifon Erik Dupont Sharon and Clifford Dussel Amy Dwyer Dorothy and Keith Ebright Ted and Judy Eckel Marcia Eggleston George and Pat Eistetter Regina Elkhatib Jacob and Sandra Elliott Mindy Elsten Benigno Esparza Marie Essig Tammie Etts Judy Evans Fast Signs Clayton and Emma Felker Mary Figgins Beth Figley Patrice Filcek John and Karen Findling First Baptist Church of Greater Toledo First Energy Service Company First Federal Bank Thomas Fix Debra Flaherty Nancy Flaherty James and Rosemarie Fleitz Amy Flowers Brian and Ann Fogg Elizabeth Foley Rebecca Ford Helen Stamm Foth Peter and Norma Frame Robert and Carol Frey Friends of the Kaubisch Memorial Library Frontpath Health Coalition Joanne Fuller Chris Fuller Michael Fuller

Bonita Fumo Craig and Teresa Gale Martha Garbers Wendy and Miguel Garcia Jane Garling Janet George Carolyn Geraci Roscoe Gilmore Give with Liberty Clyde and Nathalie Givens Gleaners Life Insurance, Holland Arbor #290 Gleaners Life Insurance, Oakwood Arbor #759 Sue Goembel Nancy Goettner Narciso and Eunice Gomez Angie Goodnight Larenda and Brannon Gore Graber's Animal Hospital Dolores Gramza Gary and Susan Gray John and Jo Grosjean Peter and Lisa Gstalder Ned and Sue Guest Sharon Haffner Gary and Robin Hagemeyer Jodi Hall David and Leandra Hamen Laura and Richard Hamman Scott and Melissa Hammer Sharon Hammer Paul Hamrick Bonnie and Paul Harden Kathy Harp Kenneth and Carolyn Harrington Martha and Leroy Harris JoAnn Hartaug Maryanne Hatcher Hawkins School PTO Robert Hemond Eileen, Joseph, and Kevin Herbert Heritage Financial Advisors James and Sharon Hightower Carol Hill Mary Himmelein Rosalie Hinde Kim Holmes James and Janice Holzemer Emily Hord Howard Hanna Residential Services Martha Lee Huepenbecker David Huey Margaret Huffer Michael and Kimberly Hunter Cathy Incorvaia Patricia Inks

Invisible Fence of Northwest Ohio John and Lynnette Jackowski Curtis Jackson Kimberlee and Patrick Jagodzinski Jamieson's Audio Video John and Kimberly Jardine Jefferson Primary School Parent Jeffrey L. Turner CPA, Inc. David and Kristi Johnson Audrey Johnson Paul and Nancy Jomantas Anna Jones Crystal Jordan Melissa and Jeremy Jordan Michael and Charlotte Judy Jupmode Michael and Lisa Justice Molly Kaminski Neeraj and Susan Kanwal Linda Kaplin Vicki and Larry Karnes Karnik Pet Lodge, LLC Kim Kearns Karen Keebler Mary Keener Debbie Keller Ellen Kerekes Maureen Kern Mary Kihslinger Kevin, Mary, Andrea, and Tara Kimmet Frederick King Kiwanis Club of Port Clinton Thomas and Karen Klein Sheila Knauer Kristine Koester Deborah Konecki Barbara and Steven Kontaratos Kathy Koop Koop Family Physical Therapy Jean Kossow KPMG Gerrie Kretschmar Melanie Krissek Thomas and Sharon Krolak Martha Krzyminski Frederick and Sharon Kujawa Kyle and Ellen Kunst Donald Kwiatkowski Craig and Nancy LaHote Robin L. and Tim Laird Lou Lake Ronald and Karen Landrus Terry Lanning Beth LaPointe Darlene Larkin Cora J. Laukhuf 11 Lee Winters Florist

General Donations, cont. Debra Lehman Karen Lemle Barbara and Donald Lentz Frederick Levee Allen and Elsa Leveton Marjorie Levy Tom Lewis W. Michael and Nancy Ligibel James and Lenore Linn Paul Little Living Appliance Center Richard and Elizabeth Lock Chuck and Carol Loisel Beverly Long William Longcore James and Cynthia Loo Jeffrey Loveday Sue Lovett Bruce and Denise Lucki Stacey Luikart Nancy Lumbrezer Ken and Tami Lynch Douglas and Helene Lyon Maddie and Bella Coffee Roasters Denise and Scott Maines Joanne Malikowski John Malkoski Freddie Mallett Tonya Mann Harry and Winifred Manoian Marsine and Donald Martin Nancy and Terry Martin Cheryl Martin Maurice's Clothing Store Jamie and Donna Maxwell Susan McClay Delia McClelland Mary McColough Joanne B. McElheney Jim and Kris McHugh McIntire Retirement Services, LLC Marcia McMahon The McQuades Co., LPA Thomas Meehan Jennifer Melroy Janice and John Merki Patricia Ann Merriman Lou Ann Metz Metzgers Tom and Teddy Meyer Diane M. Meyer John Meyers Jill Michaelson Gerald Michalkiewicz Middlesbrough Properties LLC Michael and Katherine Miles Noah Milks

Vaughn Miller Mary Miller David and Sharon Miller Corinne Miller Mira and Kolena, Ltd. The Mirror Newspaper Chinda Misra and Timothy Sigman Marilyn Mitchell John and Jeanine Mittelstaedt Gretchen Moffett Martie Moline Luanne Momenee Monclova Area Parents Patricia Moore Mark and Holly Moran Phyllis Morton Gary Mossburg Greg and Kellie Mulleavy Barbara Narewski Laurie Nastas Linda Nelson John Nelson Network for Good John and Dorothy Newton Bonnie Nicholas-Taylor Clarence Nieman Kathleen Norris Valerie Novack Jim and Trisha Nycz Michael and Sheri Nye Rob and Ann Oberski Joan Ockuly Donna Ohls Steve and Colleen Oliver Londa Ommert Becky Opperman Emma Oravecz Kelly Ortman Alice Osburn James and Sarah Otis P.E.O. Sisterhood Int. Ay-Oh Patricia Packo Debbie Papay and Brian Carder Felix and Valerie Parra Brian and Faith Pauken Phyllis Payne Laura Pelwecki Gail Perez Jack and Jennifer Perion Perrysburg Lions Club Perrysburg Messenger Journal Jeannine C. Petcoff Paul and Barbara Peters Erin Peterson Robert Pfaff Leon Pfouts

Shelby Phillips Janet Pindoley Don Piotrowski Mary Ellen Pizza Tony Plath Barbara Plunkett Nancy and David Pollock Michael Pommeranz Robert Pool Jr. Kathleen Prephan Lynne Prescott Progressive Insurance Foundation ProMedica Rose A. Pruszynski Cathy and Anthony Quinones Nurjehan Quraishy Donald Raszka William and Judy Reber Rob Redd Laura Redd Bob Reichert Margot Reichert Al Repasky Jeannie Rerucha Brian and Anne Rex James and Leslie Rhegness Paul Rickman Jr. Mary Lou and Robb Riday Jane Ridge Cynthia Riffle Anne and Craig Roberts Alice Robie Resnick Marvin and Nancy Robon Beau Rochte Sharon and Michael Roesner Gregory and Wendy Rogers Nancy Roop Sara Rose Lea Rosenberg Pete and Gayle Rozanski Roger Rummel Jill Rupley Carol and Richard Rupp Nancy Rusk Kevin and Patricia Russ Mike and Lindsey Saloiye Sandco Industries Eryn Sanders Myrna Sanner Kathy Savord Harold and Frances Schaldach Caleb Schillace Randall and Jamie Schimmoeller Marcia Schoen Robert and Rita Schoen Den and Alice Schorling Jane Schroeder


General Donations, cont. Jeffrey and Sharon Schwartz Ronald and Susan Schwartz Kurt and Judy Seibenick Kenneth and June Seidl Paul Seitz Theresa and David Sekula Ruthie Sembly Christine Senack Stephen Serchuk Janice Servick Janet and Dave Shearer Cheryl Sheldrick Julie Shine Ronald Shnider Diane Shull Silica Press Marian Sillery Ardella Simmons Karen Simon Christopher and Diane Simons Geok Simpson Carol and Jack Sizemore Nick and Cynthia Skiver Hewen Slak Bill and Viola Sloan Don Smith Donna Carroll Smith Gary and Linda Smith Cre Smith Charlotte Snell Bruce and Vicki Snyder Eleanor Sonntag Jeffrie and Cecilia Sordyl Jill Spencer Patrice Spitzer Martie Spoon St. Benedict Catholic School Beverly St. Clair Oddlyn Stapleton Jeff Stasa Nancy Stearns Lynda Lee Stern Pam Steuwe Barbara Stewart Chuck and Carol Stocking Doris Stone Lynn Stoner Craig Stough Ann and Rick Strause Becky Strieff Frank and Patricia Strnad Antonio and Stephanie Stuart Bob Stump Susan Stupsker Keith and Toni Sturton Mark and Beth Stutler Robert and Mary Suchy

Janet Sulewski Janice Walter Claudia Sundberg George and Terri Ward Sandra and Alan Sundermeier Paul E. Ward Virginia Superits Waterford Bank Sr. Mary Lucy Suter Wells Fargo Advisors Gerald and Nora Sutherland Denise and Sean Wenger Nick and Marsha Swanson Suzanne Westerheide Susan Swinford Sean and Tiffany Westhoven Sylvania Advantage Ruth Westmeyer Denise Tague Michelle Wetzel Norma Tanber Frances I. Wexler Mimi Tarini Weyer Chapter #515 OES Mallory Tarr Mike and Arlene Whelan Mike and Renea Tarr Mary Pat and Hal White Caroline Tarrent Jeffery, Cynthia, and Matthew Whitmore Pauline Tate Sally Wiant Billie Taylor Annette and Melvyn Wicks William and Loretta Taylor Wendy Wiitala and Joe Gray Gale Tedhams and Frank Booth Barbara Wilbert-Howe Joyce Teopas Dan and Beth Wilkins Michael and Jonalea Thomas Tamar Williams Audrey Tingley Willis Machinery & Tools Carol Titus Judith Winder Dennis and Joan Tobias Cristine Winner The Toledo Kennel Club Alan and Patricia Winzeler Toledo Metroparks Ellen Wisniewski Toledo Mud Hens Baseball Club Jeffery Witt Toledo Orthopaedic Surgeons Charles and Janis Witte Toledo Walleye Hockey Club Earl and Phyllis Witzler Toledough LLC Dick and Cheryl Wolff Tim and Teri Tomase Women of the Moose Chapter 618 Kathleen Torony Linda Wooddell TRUist, Inc. Paula Wunschel Marlene and Tom Uhler Steven and Jane Wurth Debra Unverferth Joyce and Jon Yarick UT Physicians Fit and Fun Committee James and Barbara Yavorcik Leon and Carlene Valencic Lowell and Marylin Yoder Barry and Hallie VanHoozen YouCaring Linda and Dave Varanese Toni Zammit Nancy Vendemo Susan Zemla Versailles in the Woods II Kristy Zieroff Joseph and Susan Vetter Saundra Zima VFW Post #8686 Jan and Roger Zimmerman VFW Post #9295 Bob and Gail Zimmerman VFW Post #9473 Dave Zink Patrice Victor Jim and Candy Vogel Ron and Cheryl Volk Every effort has been made to ensure Catherine Vorst Charles and Suzan Vrooman names are accurate. We apologize if any Scott and Letty Wagemaker errors have been made. Tracee Wagoner Margaret Waible-Rose Shirley Wainscott Marilyn Walker Walker Funeral Home 13 Jeannine Wallace

General Donations, cont.


The Ability Center relies on grants, donations, and local partnerships to keep our mission moving forward. Thanks to the funding sources listed below, we are empowering people in our community to live, work, and socialize within a fully accessible community. Allstate Foundation Auxiliary to The Ability Center Elsie & Harry Baumker Foundation CareSource France Stone Foundation Frontpath Health Coalition Hospice of Northwest Ohio Edward Lamb Foundation Lott-Conlon Foundation Ohio Elks, Toledo Lodge 53

Ohio Statewide Independent Living Council Owens-Illinois Charities Foundation Scaife Family Foundation TKBW Private Foundation Toledo Community Foundation, Inc. - McIntosh Family Funds   - Reed Fund United Way of Greater Toledo Waite-Brand Foundation


Area Office on Aging - Caregiver Support Area Office on Aging - PASSPORT Lucas County Board of Developmental Disabilities Lucas County Community Development Block Grant


Ohio Department of Medicaid - HOME Choice Ohio Department of Medicaid - Temporary Ramp Program Ohio Development Services Agency Ohio Housing Trust Fund Opportunities for Ohioans with Disabilities - PCA Program Opportunities for Ohioans with Disabilities - Part B 14


All financial contributions directly benefit designated programs of The Ability Center. Administrative costs are fully covered by our endowment.

Affiliate: 43.5% Grants: 25.7% Contributions: 18.3% Investment: 9% Other: 1.8% Perpetual Trust: 1.7%


PROGRAM COSTS Housing Resource Center: 32% Life Skills: 25.9% Administrative: 19.6% ADAI: 17.5% Fundraising: 5%




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THE ABILITY CENTER BOARD OF DIRECTORS 2018 Tom McArdle Retired, Cubbon and Associates

Chair Colleen Mandell, Ed.D. Retired, BGSU

Gary Mossburg Paramount Healthcare

Chair-Elect Molly Branyan Danberry Company

Malcolm Richards Supplemental Staffing

Treasurer Mark Stutler Healthcare Provider Solutions

Jennifer Schaefer University of Toledo Foundation

Secretary Tami Williams Advocate

Alice Schorling Auxiliary to The Ability Center Sandra Sundermeier Retired, CPA

Wanda Brown Advocate

Wendy Wiitala Advocate

Claire Browning Howard Hanna

Jeff Witt University of Michigan

Kimberlie England Findley

Renee Wood Advocate

Bill Logie Retired, University of Toledo Timothy Harrington Executive Director, The Ability Center


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The Ability Center Annual Report 2018  

The Ability Center Annual Report 2018