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2010 Bringing Experience Corps to Greater Boston

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Getting Things Done Dear Friends, Coaxed…Imagine coming across this word as a nine year old boy who struggles with reading and whose native language is not English. Coaxed is not an easy word. Paulo was stuck on it. “How to Eat Fried Worms” (T. Rockwell) was one of the few books that Paulo’s tutor, Ms. Edna, could convince him to read. She saw it at a yard sale and thought the title would interest him. So she brought the book to the Emerson School, where she serves as an Experience Corps member. “Afterwards, he coaxed the dogs into the house,” the book read. Paulo came to the word and stopped. He could not pronounce it and he had no idea what it meant. Ms. Edna said the word out loud, defined it, pronounced it again, and asked him to repeat it. Then she asked him to start at the beginning of the sentence. He began reading aloud, following the words with his finger. Again, he slowed at “coaxed,” struggling with it. “Remember, it’s only one syllable,’’ gently reminded Ms. Edna, as she repeated the word for him, with great emphasis on the word’s ending. He was successful this time. What a smile on his face when Ms. Edna gave him a high-five! When the reading session ended, Ms. Edna asked Paulo to use the word in another sentence, one of his own making. After a few seconds he looked up to her with a grin, “You coaxed me to read this book!” Later, we asked Ms. Edna, a retired insurance worker, why she serves as an Experience Corps member for eight hours each week. “This is the most meaningful work I have ever done,” she replied. At that moment, she was writing proudly in Paulo’s folder that he had mastered the word “coaxed”. We have thousands of stories like this. The individual attention that kids need and crave can be the most important literacy tool available. Our Experience Corps members are making important contributions to schools and afterschool programs throughout Boston and Revere. Day after day, one child at a time. We would like to thank all of our donors, volunteers, supporters, and partners who believe in us and make our work possible.

Samantha Levine President

Mary Gunn Exectutive Director

“I would like to take this opportunity to express a sincere note of gratitude and appreciation for the fine work of the Experience Corps volunteers. They provide quality reading and literacy intervention for many of our at-risk students and also represent a very nice opportunity for our younger students to connect with members of the ‘greatest generation!’ I do hope that this program continues next year and well beyond.” Mr. Salvatore Cammarata, Principal Garfield Community Magnet School

A Year of Service in Honor of Ted Kennedy Nearly a year ago, we watched with thousands of others as the funeral procession for Senator Ted Kennedy passed in front of the State House. The sense of loss and sadness was palpable. The Kennedy family’s commitment to service over the past 50 years is a legacy unmatched by anyone. Ted was a huge proponent of national service, and one of his final acts was to author a bill that will greatly increase the size of the AmeriCorps Program, a bill that carries his name, and was signed by the President in April 2009. Like his brothers before him, Ted believed in the idealism of America. And when he died we decided to dedicate this year of service to him. Over 300 Experience Corps members along with 25 AmeriCorps members completed 102,371 hours of service, working with hundreds of children who need help with reading, writing and other literacy skills. The impact has been huge. We will be forever grateful for Ted Kennedy and his influence on national service.

2010 Honors & Highlights: • 51% more progress made by participating students than their peers. • Piloted a healthy aging initiative for our Experience Corps Members. • Named 2010 Social Innovator in Healthy Aging (Root Cause and the Social Innovation Forum).


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INCOME/EXPENSE REPORT Unaudited | Year Ending June 30, 2010 INCOME Government Foundations/Corporate Giving Events Individuals Earned Income In-Kind Contributions Miscellaneous Total Income

$937, 747 $325,500 $57,838 $78,348 $226,814 $850,000 $5,552 $2,481,801

EXPENSES Staff Salaries


AmeriCorps/ VISTA/ Commonwealth Corps Stipends


Experience Corps Stipends


• Launched new website,



• Experience Corps cited by the U.S. Department of Education’s What Works Clearinghouse as an effective program.

Benefits & Taxes


Program Expenses


Facilities Expenses


Office Administration Expenses In-Kind Expenses

$37,693 $850,000

Other Expenses


Total Expenses


• Featured with Mass Mentoring Partnership on an episode of WCVB-TV “Chronicle”. • Experience Corps recommended by the Annie E. Casey Foundation as a tutoring and mentoring program. • Mary Gunn presented Experience Corps at the 2010 TEDxBoston event. • Highlighted in U.S. News & World Report “Senior-Student Mentoring Can Be Great Win-Win”.

A Year In Review: Children

2,165 Students Served Twice Weekly (764 Students in Reading Coaches) (1,342 Students in Classroom Literacy)

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Volunteers 309 Experience Corps Members 12 AmeriCorps Members (full-time) 13 AmeriCorps *VISTA Members (full-time) 16 Commonwealth Corps Members 341 Service Project Volunteers 102,371 Hours of Service

Increase (Decrease) in Net Assets $8,587 Total Net Assets


EXPENSES BY CATEGORY (includes In-Kind Contributions)

*VISTA Program


Experience Corps Program

$1,869,453 75%







Total Expenses

$2,473,214 100%


A Year of Innovation Board of Directors .

Arnaa Alcon, Ph.D. Bridgewater State College Libby Blank Experience Corps Member Elizabeth Blodgett Smith Keep On, LLC David Bryant The Trustees of Reservations Thelma Fearn Experience Corps Member Michel Idiokitas Experience Corps Member Michael J. Heffernan Vertical Research Partners Robert Johnson, Ph.D. Customer Manufacturing Group Carol Kamin, Ph.D. Carol Kamin Consulting Samantha Levine, Board President The Bridgespan Group John A. McCullough, Treasurer HSBC Karen Morton Liberty Mutual Brendan Mullen Putnam Investments Dick Patton Egon Zehnder International Lera Shawver Teacher

In 2010 we were honored several times for our innovative approach to addressing the needs of older adults and school children. The Social Innovation Forum (a program of Root Cause) and TEDxBoston recognized our Experience Corps Program as innovative and highly effective. Our inspiration is pulled from the past. Until 100 years ago, intergenerational living was part of our culture. Grandparents lived in the same house or across the street from their children and grandchildren. These two generations fed each other’s needs and contributed to each other’s well being. But the arrival of automobiles and airplanes, changes in workplace culture, and the establishment of elder care facilities changed everything. It’s time to reintegrate older adults into the fabric of our community. By 2030, one in three persons in America will be over the age of 55. It’s an unprecedented time. We have a huge population of seniors and it will present some challenges because of its size. But we are also the best educated generation that has ever lived. We are healthier and will live longer than our predecessors. Retirement could be a 30 year passage. At the same time, according to the Annie E. Casey Foundation, 67% of America’s fourth grade students are reading below grade level. These reading scores, if not improved, will have a direct link to school failure and high school drop out. This is not only a huge moral issue, it will affect national defense, our place in competitive world markets, and the socio-economic make-up of our communities. Generations Incorporated is changing this by training older adults as literacy tutors in a proven program that gets results. Reading scores are improving and older adults are healthier because of their involvement. Meaningful relationships are being fostered between old and young and our community is becoming intergenerational once again. Just like the old days! Innovative? Indeed.

2009-2010 AmeriCorps State & *VISTA Members We would like to thank the AmeriCorps State & *VISTA Members who completed a year of service with Generations Incorporated.

Lorraine Tegan Retired Teacher Robert Usen Retired Business Executive Luke Wilkinson Riskmetrics Group William A. Wolff, Clerk WAW Marketing, Inc. Kathy Flynn Woodland School and Main Institute, Inc.

Kim Bohling Zach Brehmer Kelly Connolly Colleen Downie Molly Dutter Shoshana Freid Jason Horowitz

Gordon Jacobs Katie Kelley Maddie Kiuttu Bryan Lamoreau Meg Licht Amy Markowski Dan McConvey

Maya Milic-Strkalj Kendra Mrozek Joe Nehls Karleigh Pettit Elvia Ramirez CT Ransdell SaLees Seddon

Karthik Sekar Kara Sheridan Lisa Tankanow Becca Weast

Experience Corps Members Jody Acford Nia Alimayu Sheldon Appel Margaret Arneaud Theresa Arthur Joan Austin Helen Babineau Virginia Barber Marilyn Barbour Fay Barnes Theolinda Battle Claire Bavaro Mary Jo Belmonte Edward Bennett Rahiel Bernard Raymond Birt Patricia Blakeney Libby Blank Lee Bock Mary Brewster Kim Buckman Peg Buckman Sheila Buckman Brenda Burke Mary Beth Butler Charlotte Carroll Ann Carver Donna Chapman Linda Chiaramonte Lea Ciaramella Lenora Clark Barbara Clerke Agnes Coates Anna Coleman Virginia Comma Iva Cooley Scott Coven Jean Crisafi Dianna Dash-Lopes Mary Dale Judy D’Ambrosio Sharon Danaher Barbara Davis Helen Davis Victoria Davis Doreen DeAngelo

George Dee Amey DeFriez Linda DeMarsay Robert Denn Judith Dilday Dorothy D’Italia Leah Donnelly Marilyn Dorfman Dorothy Dottin Marilyn Dozier Katherine Dukes Joyce Durst Susan Faaland Thelma Fearn Manuel Fernandes Joanne Fitzpatrick Hertisene Floyd Yvonne Franck Barbara Gaffney Theresa Gaffney Werner Gans Janet Getchell Marie Giacobbe Barbara Gibbons Maryanne Giglio Joan Gilbert Deborah Gilgunn Diane Gipson Gini Godfrey Ida Goodman Holly Grant Peter Gray Leola Green Monica Greenaway Gisela Griffith Sharon Guadagno Rose Hall Ginny Hanlon Fannie Hardmon Lisa Haskins Richadena Henderson Barbara Hines McLeod Hite Lenora Holley Robert Hopkins Dan Houton

Dorothy Howard Doris Howell-White Rosemarie Hudson Caryl Iarrobino Donna Ibrahim Michel Idiokitas Linda Izzo Esther Jackson Margaret Jackson Carolyn Jenkins Kimbaley Johnson Joana Johnson-Smith Pearl Jones Ellen Jordan Karen Joy Carol Kamin Laura Kelley Gail Kelly Rose King Martha Kleinman Kathy Kratz Edris Lake Joan Lanzerio Joan Laws Phyllis Lennon June Leonard Marie Lester Lucille Lewis Edna Little Grace Locker Emily Lovering Catherine Lydon Mildred Lyons Helen Mason Johnnie Mae Maxwell Pam McCormick Ruth McCullum Alta McDonald Joyce McDonald Lizzie McFadden Pearl McMillan Agatha McNair Silvie McNeil Lynne Menichetti Eileen Merullo Marilyn Miles

Kathy Milligan Akemi Minami Greta Minichiello Claire Monahan James Monahan Ruth Moss Alberta Motley Rose Mozzetta Cynthia Murray Rose Napolitano Lula Nation Richard Noonan Nancie Norwood Carolyn O’Connor Terry Olson Frieda Palazzo Jean Palmariello Donna Pascascio Patricia Patricelli Thelma Peele Ruth Penachio Shirley Perrone Mary Perry Mary Ann Picardi Nancy Pierce Margarita Poles Beth Pollock Joseph Powers Fern Price Marlene Pryor Anne Raphael Lila Rea Elizabeth Reed Cynthia Reid Jade Richardson-Delay Marcia Ridley Richard Rivard Frankie Robinson Beverly Rogers Leola Rolle Michelle Roman Frank Rosa Charlotte Rose Maria Sachs Freyda Sanders Nathalie Sandiford

2010 Program Partners Dorchester Blue Hill Avenue Boys and Girls Club John Marshall Elementary School Thomas J. Kenny Elementary School Revere Garfield Elementary School McKinley Elementary School Whelan Elementary School ECMs Ruth Villard & Michel Idiokitas at the Yawkey Boys & Girls Club

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Dorothy Seaborne Caren Seymore Robert Sheehan Lou Siegel Barbara Signor Paula Silbert Betty Smith Gene Smith Fred Smith Sister Julian Smith Martha Smith Sharon Smith Rose Solano Karen Stamatakos Carol Stamper Patricia Stinson-Squires Robert Street Etta Taylor Felice Teixeira Dollene Thompson Eva Thompson Jane Tierney Barbara Tull Mary Ann Venuto Ruth Villard Sonja Walker Joanne Waters Jean Weber Abbie Weekes-Brown Hattie West Elouise White Ruth Whitman Virginia Wholan Jan Wiley-Egdall Esther Williams Wendell Williams Bill Wolff Lawrence Woodward Lisa Wynn Judy Yantosca Ada Yarbrough Jane York

Thank You!

South Boston South Boston Boys and Girls Club Jamaica Plain J. F. Kennedy Elementary School Roxbury/South End Ralph Waldo Emerson Elementary School Yawkey Boys and Girls Club William Blackstone Elementary School St. Stephen’s After-School Program

Donors & Donations - Year Ending June 30, 2010 designed by Hsingping Pan

Institutional Donors

Between the Lines Sponsors AARP Massachusetts Anonymous x2 The Boston Beer Company BNY Mellon Carol & Alan Kamin CeltiCare Health Plan of Massachusetts Century 21 Advance Realty Communication Technology Services, LLC Corey Finnegan David Bryant & Ellen Fels Berkman Davis Family Charitable Foundation Fortunato Consulting Group Fred and Martha Smith JD Walker Communications, LLC Karen Morton Lilla Rogers Studio Lynne Menichetti Michael and Mary O’Donnell Neil & Clare Sheth Nellie Mae Education Foundation Newell Flather Robert C. and Coley K. Elder Samantha Levine and Neil Segall State Street Foundation Timothy S. Hopkins Catering Tufts Health Plan Universal Millennium Printing

Honoree Amanda Northrop, Co-Chairs David Abelman & Celina Miranda with Mary Gunn

Board Members Libby Blank, Samantha Levine & Bill Wolff with Gail Waldstein

A.C. Ratshesky Foundation Anonymous x2 Bain Capital Children’s Charity, Ltd. Bank of America Foundation Bank of New York Mellon Boston Bruins Foundation BNY Mellon Charitable Giving Program through the generosity of the Eugene F. Fay Trust and the Arthur F. Blanchard Trust Bushrod H. Campbell & Adah F. Hall Charity Fund Citizens Bank Foundation Clowes Fund, Inc. Corporation for National and Community Service

Deutsche Bank Americas Foundation Edith Glick Shoolman Children’s Foundation Experience Corps Frank Reed and Margaret Jane Peters Memorial Fund Frederick E. Weber Charities Corp. Generations United Irving and Edyth S. Usen Family Charitable Foundation John Hancock / MLK Summer Scholars Lawrence J. and Anne Rubenstein Charitable Foundation Liberty Mutual Foundation Massachusetts Service Alliance

Meridian Charitable Foundation Orchard Foundation Patton Family Charitable Foundation Paul and Edith Babson Foundation Ronald McDonald House Charities of Eastern New England, Inc. Roxbury Trust Fund Committee Trust Social Innovation Forum South Boston Community Development Foundation State Street Foundation TJX Companies Inc. Tufts Health Plan Foundation Verizon Foundation William E. Schrafft & Bertha E. Schrafft Charitable Trust

Individual Donors

Christina & Louis Abbey David Abelman & Marilyn Weil-Abelman Bunmi Adeeko Arnaa Alcon Jodye Alcon & Joel Kirshman Eric Anderson John Annand Sheldon Appel Timothy Appel Mary & Thomas Austin Kate Avery Suzanne & John Bacon Andrew & Melora Balson Deb Banda Virginia Barber Brien Beakey James Beers & Michelle Catlin Edward Bennett Sean & Aida Berkley Barnett & Marilyn Berliner Susan Berliner Linda Berry Michele Berry Miriam Libby Blank Ben Blank Allie Blodgett Elizabeth Blodgett Smith & Tim Smith Kimberly Bohling Julie & Bruce Borcher Eric Boven Elizabeth Boveroux Betsy Brady Zach Brehmer Timothy Brennan Heidi Brooks & Javit Drake Carol Brown Judith Brown David Bryant & Ellen Fels Berkman Alberto & Bertha Calvo Mare Campbell-York Elizabeth Cannon Cathy Carroll Jennifer Casey

Anson Chan Donna Chapman Judy Chong Joan Cirillo Mark & Lilly Cleveland Nelle Coady Joubert Meg Coffman & Aaron Wesolowski Andrea Cohen Kara Cohen Anna Coleman Steve & Laura Coleman Thomas Collins Janna Connolly Kelly Connolly Lerliene Connolly William Connolly Howard Cooper Evelyn Corsini Ann Marie Costa Lucy Costa David & Victoria Croll David & Mary Crowley John & Lisa Crowley Paul Dakin Amy & Jock Danforth Joy & Victor Darish Jonathan Davis Amelia Day & Cory Berry-Whitlock Mary Degarmo Thomas & Mary DeSimone Anna deSocio Chuck Diamond Dino & Annalisa DiPalma Timothy Donovan Dorothy Dottin Colleen Downie George & Helen Downie Robert Elder Tara Espiritu Thelma Fearn Sharlene & Richard Finkel Doreen & Peter Finnegan Tara & Corey Finnegan Martin Flaxman & Mary Jane Fales Newell & Kate Flather

Kathy Flynn Woodland & John Woodland Ellen & David Ford Gem Forde Brian Foust Kenneth Frankel Bruce Fried & Nancy Durham Noel Friedman Tom Galvin Werner Gans Rebecca Garland Lynne Garone Helen Garretson Andrew Geer Joan Gilbert Jennifer & Shane Gilliatt Diane Gipson Peggy & Len Glass Don & Maxine Goldberg Richard & Sally Goldberg Carie Goral Hertzberg Maura Greehan Carol & David Greenfield Anne Groves Mary Gunn Ellen Gunn Lisa Guyon Saundra Haley Thomas & Jane Hamel Russel Hamilton Joanne Hammil Diana Hammer Doug Harvey Jack & Marybeth Hayes Michael & Dorothy Hayes Ryan Hayes Nadine Heaps Richadena Henderson Gina Hey Chrissy & Steve Holt Stephen & Lynn Holt Jason Horowitz Dan Houton Jean Howe Eleanor Hungerford Molly Hurt

Michelle Hynes & Patrick Lemmon DP Ibrahim Elliot Inz Margaret Jackson Gordon Jacobs Leslie Jeng Eva Johnson Robert & Ilona Johnson Daniel Kamin & Scott Rankin Carol & Alan Kamin David Kamin & Heather Weyrick Jerrold & Claire Kashuck Kelly & Robin Kavanagh Patrice Keegan Diane & George Kelley Katie Kelley Elana Kieffer Madeline Kiuttu Andrew Kleinman Katie Klister Judy Krenzel & Howard Wernick Marjorie Kobrin Gerald Lake Bryan Lamoreau Joan Laws Rebecca Laws Danielle Lee Phyllis Lennon Laura Leone Jason Levine Mark & Hannah Levine Samantha Levine & Neil Segall Margaret Licht Edna Little Melissa Gartenberg Livney Meghan MacLean Roderick MacLean Dave Magnani Amy Markowski Thomas & Polly Martinson Ann Mason Daniel McConvey John & Judy McCullough Molly McPheron Natalie McVeigh Alta McDonald Walter McDonald Kevin & Sheila McManus Anand Mehta Lynne Menichetti Maya Milic-Straklj Danielle Millard Kathleen Milligan Kevin Mitchell Erika Moldow Karen Morton Kendra Mrozek Brendan Mullen Donald & Ann Mullen Cynthia Murray

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Susan Murray & Wayne Merritt David Murray Joseph & Margaret Newhouse Betsy & Mike Nogueira Sarah Nolan Judy Norris Mary & Mike O’Donnell Stephen Osei-Owusu Isaiah Oliver Ryan O’Malley Andy Ory & Linda Hammet Ory Halil Padir & Karen Marie Tegan Padir Wilson Paine Charles Palmer Patricia Patricelli Dick & Andrea Patton Anne Peretz Katherine Perry Mary Perry Nancy Pierce Leslie Pine Stephen Pizzimenti Rebecca Poe Beth Pollock Kevin Price Barbara Randall Betty Ransdell Charles B. Ransdell CT Ransdell Scott Richardson Richard Rivard Valda Robbins Michelle Roman Avgenia Rooney Laura Rooney Tom Russell Sarah Ryan Harvey Salgo Ron & Karen Sallerson Booda Sanchez Jennifer & Peter Schumacher Deborah Segal Kristopher Seidell Karthik Sekar Henry Selby Tom Selby & Deirdre Doyle Stefanie Fleischer Seldin & Alex Seldin Lera & Matt Shawver Kara Sheridan & David DiNuccio R. Kelly Sheridan & Constance Howes Claire & Neil Sheth Kristen Shields Louis & Shirely Siegel Evan Simon John Simon Julie Sitler Leonard & Laurie Slap Jonathan & Karen Slater

Peri Smilow & Budd Mishkin Fred & Martha Smith Denise Snyder Phyl & Paul Solomon Victoria Soutiere Alanna & Marc Spada Jordan Staiger Alicia Staley Bill Stoddard David & Suki Stolow Judith Stone Sarah Swanson Karl Sward Tara Swartz Steven Tankanow Etta Taylor Lorraine & John Tegan Patricia Tench-Edman Kathleen Toland Peter & Geraldine Toland Joe & Patricia Tower Jennifer Tsolas Lori Tsuruda Carol Tye Joanne & W. Robin Upton Richard & Judy Usen Robert & Ginnie Usen Ari Vichniac Janice & Glenn Walker Rosemary Walton Amanda Waterbury Stefanie Weiss Joseph Weiss Geoff Whaley Ruth Whitman John Wilkinson Lucas Wilkinson & Lyndsay Berry Marcia & Erby Wilkinson Esther Williams Gerald Wilmoth Tim Wilson Bill & Jane Wolff Jonathan & Yoshie Wolff Deborah Wrighton-Wex Audrey Zides In-Kind Donations

Al Capone Aquitaine Bancroft School of Massage Therapy Bayside Resort Hotel Bella Luna Restaurant & Milky Way Lounge Susan Berliner Lyndsay Berry Big Apple Circus Boston Ballet Boston Bruins Foundation Boston Business Journal Burrito Express Carberry’s Bakery Central Square Theater Community Boating, Inc.


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Creative Design Studio, Inc. Generations Incorporated Staff Deutsche Bank Carol Brown Championship Diablo Glass School Receptionist Discovering What’s Next Ginny Bridgeman Dreamhost Web Hosting Cluster Supervisor E-Ink Corporation Meg Coffman Fidelity Investments Operations Associate Tom Galvin Amelia Day Helen Garretson Senior Grants Manager Google, Inc. Tara Finnegan Mary Gunn Director of Resource Development Harpoon Brewery Harry O’s Tom Galvin Gina Hey Cluster Supervisor Home Depot Mary Gunn Honeydew Donuts Executive Director Huntington Theater Chrissy Holt Company Director of Finance and Administation Kanes Helen Garretson Kelly’s Roast Beef Director of Programs Katie Klister Clare Kelly Kingston Station Max and Dylan’s Kitchen Receptionist & Bar Kathryn Klister Alta McDonald Director of Volunteer Management Newport Folk Festival Judy Krenzel Panera Bread Cluster Supervisor Paragon Group, Inc. Suzin Moore Prudential Center Afternoon Receptionist Skywalk Observatory Julieann Sitler Qdoba Director of AmeriCorps Reach Out and Read Riemer & Braunstein Foundation School & Main Institute, Inc. Julie Sitler Solas Staples Stop & Shop Trader Joe’s Carol Tye Upper Crust Viga Italian Eatery and Caterer W.B. Mason Site Team Leaders Lucas Wilkinson Windsor Button Shop Virginia Comma Ricki Henderson In Memory Of Carol Kamin Buddha Garretson-Brown Gail Kelly Frances, Robert & John Alta McDonald Gunn Kathleen Milligan Virginia Wholan Mary Perry In Honor Of Jade Richardson-Delay Etta Taylor Christina Ashley Ruth Villard Stella Gryllakis Harriett West Chrissy Holt Bill Wolff Carol Kamin Karen Morton Mary O’Donnell Mitra Pemberton & Isaac Dietzel Lorraine Wallace Lucas Wilkinson Bill Wolff

Site Team Leaders Harriet West and Gail Kelly with Jason Horowitz, AmeriCorps State Member

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Generations Incorporated 2010 Annual Report  
Generations Incorporated 2010 Annual Report  

Generations Incorporated 2010 Annual Report