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Working Together 2018 ODC ANNUAL REPORT





individuals served in one or more of ODC’s services, including CareerConnect, CommunityConnect, Schoolto-Work Transition Services (including Project SEARCH), Day Services and center-based prevocational training, in 2018 2017


Working Together WITH OUR COMMUNITIES At ODC, we believe that when we work together, we achieve a higher level of success, as individuals and as an organization. The focus of ODC’s 2018 Annual Report is “working together”, and it highlights just some of the great successes that are a result of many people working together. ODC’s dedicated staff work together with the individuals we serve, to identify and create opportunities, and to support each person in achieving their work and life goals. ODC offers a variety of services that work together to move people toward their goals. Whether the person’s goal is community employment, increased independence, connections in the community, improved mental health, or “all of the above”, we tailor our services to address each person’s unique goals and support needs. Most importantly, we work together with our communities. Without our community partners, who offer opportunities for employment, training, exploring, learning and participating, none of the successes we see would be possible.


We work together with area schools, to ensure that when students with disabilities graduate, they are ready to take that next step in life. We work together with businesses and organizations that offer opportunities for individuals to succeed in their dream job or give back to their communities through volunteering. We work together with our funding sources, donors and friends, to provide ODC participants with opportunity and support. We hope you enjoy reading the 2018 ODC Annual Report. Working together with you – as an employer, funding source, customer, volunteer, donor or friend – we will truly change lives.



Pam Ross, ODC President





Jeff Meyers, Board of Directors Chairperson



Mental Health Services WORKING TOGETHER... TOWARD HEALTH AND WELL-BEING • By offering one-to-one support for adults, adolescents and children recovering from mental health and/or substance abuse disorders. • By helping individuals overcome or manage their disease and symptoms, and make informed, healthy choices that support their physical and mental well-being.

When Tonya Callahan speaks with an individual seeking ODC’s Mental Health Services, she is very clear... you determine your recovery plans and goals while we provide you with support in achieving those goals. “We provide the support that can help them live the life they want,” said Tonya, ODC’s Mental Health Services Director. ODC began providing mental health services in December 2018, as the counties served by ODC were searching to find providers to serve their waiting list of consumers. ODC staff work in coordination

FIRST & FOREMOST, WE PROVIDE HOPE. with the individual’s “recovery team”, which may include physicians and therapists, family and friends, employers and county

case managers. Staff provide support for the individual’s meaningful daily activities – work, school, volunteering, recreation, and caring for home and family – while helping to connect them to relationships and social networks that provide support, friendship and love. “First and foremost,” said Tonya, “we provide hope. “Our services are strengthbased, so we look at an individual’s strengths to help them really find their place in the community and have a reason to be part of things.” Drew is one of Tonya’s consumers. He currently lives with his parents but has a goal of increased independence. “I wanted to stop isolating myself at home and doing nothing,” said Drew. “I needed to get out into the community and find out what resources there are out there.” So Tonya and Drew meet regularly. They explore options for housing and transportation, learn how to budget, shop for appliances... and even practice cooking.

“I need to learn how to cook for myself,” said Drew, “so when I do move out on my own, I can make the food I eat.” ODC Employment Services staff also worked with Drew to help find him a job – he is now working at Manilla Gorilla in Wisconsin Rapids. “We are helping Drew to overcome and manage his disease and symptoms,” said Tonya, “and to make informed, healthy choices. He is so motivated... I don’t think he will be living with his parents for long!” “You have to think ahead of time about what you want to make, then get a recipe,” said Drew. “I hope I like cooking... I just don’t want to overcook this chicken!”





Project SEARCH WORKING TOGETHER... TO BUILD SKILLS • By offering people opportunities to spend their last year of high school training at a host business site. • By providing 3 -10 week internships in real jobs at the host business, and classroom instruction focused on job readiness. • By providing support in finding a community job.

When you talk about Project SEARCH with those who have experienced it, you hear the word “growth”... usually many, many times. “They have all grown so much, in so many different ways.” Those are the words of Katie Ayello, Project SEARCH program instructor at Aspirus Wausau Hospital, about her very first class of eight interns. “A lot of their growth comes not only from Project SEARCH staff or the hospital staff but from each other. They learn from each other, and are constantly giving each other feedback.” Sometimes, Katie said, when the interns come back to the classroom after their daily internship rotations throughout the hospital, she doesn’t have any educational work planned. She just sits and listens. “They talk about their days and remind each other of upcoming plans or tasks,” said Katie. “They keep each other on track… and when this school year began, they hardly knew each other.” “They’re like a family now, for sure.”

One of those family members is Aaron, who came from D.C. Everest High School to become part of the 2018-2019 Wausau Project SEARCH class. Aaron is one intern Katie points to as a prime example of the growth experienced by Project SEARCH interns. “Aaron has grown so much over the past months,” she said. “He has such a great personality, but we really struggled in the beginning with what kind of job was going to be the best fit. Some of his first hospital rotations didn’t work out.” But now, she said, he’s a different guy. “He has completely matured,” said Katie. “He has a really good sense of humor that he now uses very professionally in the work setting. He gets along very well with coworkers. He is really, really focused and proud of the work that he’s doing.” Aaron himself attributes some of that change to his coworkers in the hospital’s food service department, where he is completing his final Project SEARCH internship. “Part of the reason is the positive work environment,” said Aaron. “I really


appreciate knowing when I’m doing a good job. When I’m not doing a good job, I would like someone to tell me, and suggest ways that I could improve.” According to Aaron, it’s easier for him to come to work every day, knowing that he’s doing a good job because his coworkers tell him so. “This department has done a really good job of giving him feedback, both positive and constructive,” said Katie, “and Aaron does a really great job being positive about constructive feedback and doing what he can to change.” The goal of Project SEARCH staff is to assist interns in finding employment before they graduate from the program. Most interns are hired by businesses outside of program’s the host business, but sometimes the host business is so impressed with an intern that they don’t want to let that individual get away.

Some other of Aaron’s classmates are set to be hired by their hospital departments as well. Katie believes that these individuals will be good leaders and role models for next year’s interns rotating through those departments. “If Aaron is hired in food service,” she said with a wink, “ODC might not even need to place a job coach in that department.” Left: “I have been thinking about my future a lot,” said Aaron. “I will have a lot of work experience when Project SEARCH is over, and I’ve learned so much from all of my internships.” Right: “We got so lucky with this first Project SEARCH class,” said Project SEARCH instructor Katie Ayello of interns like Nick. “They are so easy-going and willing to try everything. You tell them to present in front of 15 people and they’re like, ‘got it!’”

“I don’t think that, in the beginning, he would have been ready to be hired at the hospital, even by the food service department,” she said. “But now… if he submits a resume and application, there is a very, very good chance he will be hired here.”


out of 82 interns were employed in the community upon completion of the program in Wisconsin Rapids & Marshfield. Two individuals pursued further education at the college level.

ODC now partners in four Project SEARCH programs at the following host businesses: Marshfield Clinic Health Systems – since 2011; Aspirus Riverview Hospital – since 2015; Aspirus Wausau Hospital – since 2018; Sentry Insurance – 2019








WORKING TOGETHER... WITH EMPLOYERS • To help people get and keep jobs that match their interests, strengths and needs. • To provide on-the-job training and support as people gain independence on the job.

DAVID Charlie Nelson and Mark Gloede were looking for someone to clean at C&S Sales, the Wisconsin Rapids business they’ve owned for five years. But good employees are hard to find... and then they thought about ODC. Mark’s wife has been heavily involved with Special Olympics in the La Crosse area, and Mark serves as a legal guardian for a Special Olympic athlete. They have been involved in the lives of people with disabilities for many years and, says Charlie, he’s learned a lot from them. “People with disabilities just want to be part of the team,” he said. “When they’re doing well, we say, ‘Really good job!’

HE’S FILLING A VOID, A REAL NEED FOR US, AND HE’S DOING A GOOD JOB THAT HAS VALUE. When it’s not so good, we say, ‘You need to do better.’ No special rules – we don’t believe in that for anyone.” So when ODC suggested David as a candidate that might


ODC’s supported employment staff serve individuals in Wood, Portage, Marathon, Adams, Langlade, Lincoln, Taylor and Clark counties.



fit the bill, the partners were eager to give it a try. In August 2018, David was hired. “We all need some “win-win” moments in life, and this is definitely one,” said Charlie. “We needed someone to do what David is doing. He’s filling a void, a real need for us, and he’s doing a good job that has value.” David had worked very hard to ready himself for community employment. For 12 years, he participated in ODC’s center-based training program, taking pride in doing a good job no matter what the task. While at the center, he also participated in Workplace Readiness classes to learn the soft skills that are so important in the workplace – attitude, communication, teamwork, professionalism and the like. He participated in community-based training as well, working with his peers in small “work crew” groups at local business, giving him the opportunity to try community employment in a safe, supported setting. It all paid off when he was offered a dream job at C&S Sales. “It’s been a great relationship,” said Charlie, “and he fits in so well. We hope that he feels like he has a little home for himself, a place that gives him a sense of purpose.” Left: Ask David what it’s like to be working 30 hours per week, and you’ll hear, “It’s really cool!”






BRITTANY In the words of Brittany, Project SEARCH graduate and Marshfield Medical Center employee: “I started my internships at Marshfield Medical Center with Project SEARCH, and was then hired by Environmental Services in the pediatric department at the hospital. I have been working for almost two years and really enjoy what I do. I am much more outgoing now, and very happy that I have a job. Before coming to Project SEARCH and getting my current job, I was very shy around people. I am now able to eat lunch with my friends at the hospital; I also go to movies and restaurants with some of the staff. I feel I am much more independent, outgoing and mature.” In the words of Andrea Whitrock, Assistant Manager, Environmental Services, Marshfield Medical Center: “For the past five years, I have worked with many Project SEARCH interns. During that time, we have been lucky

Every person with a disability should be given the same opportunity that Brittany was given. As a parent, our reward is our child’s success. We only want the best for our children. It took a team effort to make this all possible, and I wouldn’t change a minute of it. I has been and continues to be a wonderful journey!”

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In the words of Jodi, Brittany’s mother:

Having this job means so much to Brittany. She is socially more outgoing and it gives her a purpose to get up in the morning. She looks forward to seeing her work family, the patients and their families. She is passionate about what she does, and we feel so blessed!



Brittany is an important member of our team, and her abilities and contributions are an important part of the hospital’s continued success.”

“I cannot tell you what this job means to Brittany and our family. Quite frankly, I don’t know what we would have done without Project SEARCH. This program and the events that followed have changed our lives.



Individuals in

Supported Community Employment



The best way to grow as a person is to continue to meet new people and learn from those around you, and Brittany has done just that. She has become confident in communicating with others including staff in our department and nurses in the pediatric unit. She has made true connections with others and you can see it in the way they support each other, not just in the workplace but personally as well.




enough to hire four interns within Environmental Services… and Brittany is one of them.


ODC’s supported employment staff provide onthe-job support for individuals in community employment. They assist with training the employee for the job, and provide job coaching services for as long as needed to ensure success for both the employee and employer. *Numbers and percentages indicate individuals in ODC’s long-term supported work programs that are employed in the community.




CommunityConnect™ WORKING TOGETHER... WITH OUR COMMUNITIES • By offering people opportunities to explore their interests, learn new skills, build confidence and make connections. • By helping people achieve their highest level of independence as active citizens in the communities. • By improving people’s skills for independent work, whether they are currently employed in the community or taking steps toward their community employment goal.

LUKE’S JOURNEY Sep. 1992 Jan. 2012

Luke began his training at ODC’s center in Marshfield.

Luke got his first community job working at Marshfield Scrap!

Jul. 2016

Dec. 2017 Luke began exploring options for additional work hours in the community. ODC employment staff helped him secure a position at Applebee’s!

Luke’s colleagues at Applebee’s helped him celebrate his birthday!

Luke wanted to be more independent in his life outside of work as well, so he began participating in CommunityConnect where he is learning to be independent yet safe in the community and learning to make healthy choices.

Ongoing Luke is still active with the friends he made in CommunityConnect, and they have learned to plan outings and activities independently. He participates in CommunityConnect, volunteering at Hope Lodge in Marshfield. He is still working on his independent problem-solving skills and ability to make healthy decisions.



By touring businesses like Aldi, individuals get a “behind the scenes” look at available jobs in that field and the qualifications and skills it takes to do those jobs.


individuals have participated in ODC’s CommunityConnect service since October 2015.

Susan and Josiah volunteer their time at The Neighborhood Table, learning service industry skills and “giving back” to their community.


individuals are currently involved in CommunityConnect in Marshfield, Wisconsin Rapids and Stevens Point.


individuals achieved community employment for the first time.


Transition Services WORKING TOGETHER... WITH STUDENTS, TEACHERS AND FAMILIES • By partnering with schools to provide students as young as age 14 with work-readiness classroom training and real-world work experiences. • By preparing students to be ready for community employment right after graduation.


students in Adams, Clark, Lincoln, Portage, Marathon, Taylor and Wood counties participated in ODC’s school-to-work transition services in 2018.

In the words of MaDonna Enkers, Special Education Teacher Mentor, Marathon County Special Education: “We’re seeing such positive changes in societal norms, but it is taking some time for school staffing to ‘catch up’ with our focus on getting young adults with disabilities integrated into the community. We are alleviating that staffing gap by collaborating with ODC. ODC provides transition services so that students can do work-based learning in the community, an extension of the work-based learning already happening in the classroom.

I couldn’t be more impressed with the creative, out-of-the box-thinking of ODC staff. ODC job developers and job coaches have the expertise, and they’re helping us to develop our own expertise in providing quality work-based learning experiences. It’s our job as educators to prepare our kids to be college and career-ready, and to make that transition as smooth and seamless as possible. That’s what ODC is helping us to do.” In the words of Jessica Wisocky, Special Education Teacher, Abbottsford High School: “As a teacher, I can only be in so many places at once. ODC staff are able to be in the community developing work experiences for students, which makes my job easier. They’re helping to ‘connect the dots’ – all of us working together to help our students become independent.”

Top Left: ODC staff worked with Home Depot to create Nate’s work experience in their lumber department. Top Right: Aaron is honing his housekeeping skills in a school-year work experience at Arborview Court. Bottom: Clerical projects keep Shawna busy at her YMCA work experience.



Therapeutic Recreation Day Services WORKING TOGETHER... TO INCREASE INDEPENDENCE • With adult life skill-building activities that improve interpersonal and social skills, increase self-confidence and self-advocacy, and enhance safety awareness. • With engaging activities involving individuals’ areas of interest including travel and recreation, cooking, money management, physical fitness and wellness, art and music, and more!

If you’ve ever been to Trigs in Stevens Point, you’ve probably seen Chad. For 14 years, Chad has been a smiling face and a helping hand for customers at that business. But life is about more than work. That’s why many individuals who are supported by ODC in community employment also participate in Day Services. The Day Services program helps Chad to fill his “outside of work” life with people and activities that interest, educate and entertain him. Anything sports… that’s what Chad is about. So when he joins his friends during the Day Services men’s group on Tuesdays and Thursdays, activities like basketball, disc golf or bowling are often involved. Right after lunch, that is, as each week the group chooses a local restaurant where they’ll eat and enjoy each other’s company. Always willing to help, Chad also comes to Day Services each morning, before he begins his shift at Trigs, to help staff set up the day’s activities for other participants.

“Day Services is an important complement to ODC’s other services,” said Crystal Leary, ODC Day Services Coordinator in Stevens Point. “All of our activities support people in achieving their highest level of independence in both their work and personal lives.” “Many individuals with disabilities have fewer social opportunities,” said Crystal. “Day Services helps them to “round out” their lives, develop their strengths, practice their skills, learn something new and try new activities, all while building their social skills and confidence.” Top: If Chad sees something that needs doing, he does it… even the Day Services dishes. Bottom: Chad celebrated his birthday by bowling with friends and ODC staff.


individuals participated in ODC’s Day Services in 2018







Alexander Charitable Foundation Leslie Veneman Arendt Anonymous (2) B A & Esther Greenheck Foundation Bell Family Charitable Foundation Delta Dental of Wisconsin, Inc. Jacob Searls Cranberry Co. Mead Witter Foundation Umhoefer Foundation United Way of Portage County


$5,000 - 9,999 Cranberries Limited, Inc. Dudley Foundation Hamus, Floyd & Pat Hill, Don Jasperson Family Foundation Knights of Columbus - Wisconsin State Council Nasonville Dairy Inc. Newman, Dr. Roger & June Paul Gross Jewelers Robert W. Clark Foundation Walker, Bob & Pauline


$1,000 - 4,999 Alexander Charitable Foundation John A. Casey Anonymous (2) Aspirus Riverview Hospital & Clinics Aumann, Dale & Laureen Blanke, Scott & Ann BPO Elks Lodge #665 Broga, Laurie

Charity Cheese Makers - Jim Banks Cronkrite, Kathy - In Honor of Skyler O’Day Daly, Pat & Kathy Doine, Ron & Diane - In Honor of ODC Programs Edwin F. Schild Charitable Foundation Forward Bank Getzin, Pat & Mary Anne - In Honor of Kerry Getzin Gottschalk, Guy & Kathy Hamilton Roddis Foundation, Inc. Hayes, Dr. John & Stephanie Heiting, Bill & Sue Jansen, Matthew & Susan Johnson, Jere & Teri Killian, Elaine King, Jim & Jean Knights of Columbus - Wisconsin Rapids Knights of Columbus Council 1799 Marshfield Koehler, Kevin Lang Furniture, Inc. Mancl, Ron & Bonnie Marshfield Clinic Health System Maurer, Ronald & Ellen Melsen, Clara Mukherjee, Dr. Rama P. Nystrom, Al & Amy Paper City Savings Charitable Foundation Peters, Dick & Marge Reinhart, Marty & Laurie Rifleman, Russ & Karen Salewski, Dave & Tammy Shrednik, Evelyn Hill - In Memory of Jennie R. Hill Solarus Teske, Judith Varga, Joe & Linda - In Memory of Alex Mancl

Wagner, Steven & Pat Wied, Don & Karen - In Honor of Luke Krause Wilson, Deborah Winters, Janice


$500 - 999

A&B Process Systems A-1 Services Wisconsin Rapids, LLC Anonymous (3) B&D Farms Bank-A-Count Corporation Bogaard, Bill & Jan Changes Within Commercial Roofing, Inc. Complete Filtration Resources, Inc. Doine Excavating, Inc. Dolan, Harold & Kathleen Meyer Dye, Richard & Sandy - In Honor of Loretta Masanz Doolittle, Dr. Elizabeth Elm Lake Cranberry Company Enkro, Bernard & Geraldine Ewert, Dr. Brian & Kathleen Rulka Fischer, Patricia & Gary Frankland, Terry & Allean Gehrke, Gregg & Elizabeth Gene Hill Construction, Inc. Gershman, Randy & Joyce - In Honor of Skyler Slark Gottschalk, Fawn Gotz, LeAnn - In Honor of Skyler, Krystal & Betsy Harvey, Edward & Stephanie - In Memory of Doris Veneman Hendrickson, Eric & Jackie Hughson, Elizabeth J. Ironside, Len & Mary Kirschling, Dr. & Mrs. Ron Kiwanis Club of Marshfield

Kollross, Joe & Lauri Marshfield Young Professionals Miles, Bill & Cheryl Nason, Charles & Victoria - In Honor of Liam Asher NextHome Partners Norm-E-Lane, Inc. Ousley, Mary Partners Bank Reding, Dr. Douglas & Janet Crossley Reed, Marge Ron’s Refrigeration & Air Conditioning, Inc. Ross, Les & Pam Schalow’s Nursery, Inc. Schloer, Chuck & Jane Shewchuk, Jim & Iris Simplicity Credit Union Sniadajewski, Deb StrongBridge Wealth Advisors Thomalla, Vince & Gail Thrivent Financial Choice Program TRICOR Insurance Trudeau, Fred & Sue Waid, Sherri Walling, Eldean Weber, Bob & Rita Hanneman Weber, Mark & Rosemarie Wein, Norman & Sharon Wipfli LLP Wiskerchen, Ron & Joyce Wood County Medical Society York, Dwight & Mary - In Honor of Pam Ross


$100 - 499

Abel, Louise Akey, Dr. & Mrs. William Allen, Don & Joan Allen, Patricia

Alliant Energy Foundation, Inc. Allison, Edwin F. Jr. Altmann Construction Co, Inc. Anderson, Mr. & Mrs. William Andrews, Dr. Steven & Susan Anonymous (9) Anonymous - In Honor of John Hedquist Anonymous - In Memory of Anna Rose Harris Anthony, Victor & Christine Arendt, John & Barb Armatoski, Daniel & Mary - In Memory of Richard Armatoski Armitage, Armen - In Memory of Rose Marie Armitage Ashenberg, Wayne & Shirley Bader, Gene Bailey, David & Heather Balzer, Jim & Elaine - In Memory of Erving & Bernice Balzer Bartelt, Jim & Sheryl Bean, Irv & Sharon - In Memory of David Boger Bemke, Don & Nancy Bernhardt, Arthur Big Iron Equipment, Inc. Bingham, John & Roberta - In Memory of Karen Bingham Bitner, Thomas Blanchard, Mary Blum, Jennifer & Sam Simms Bohn Trucking & Excavating, Inc. In Memory of Wally & Angie Bohn Brazeau, William & Nancy Brockman, Nathan & Betty Buckman, Pastor Bob - In Memory of Carol Buckman Buehler, Dennis & Sue Buehler, Marshall Burk, Dan Burrill, Beverly Callahan, Larry & Judy

Campbell, John & Kathy Canales, Jim Casey, Dan & Connie Chen, Hong Mo & His-Mei Chips Hamburgers - Marshfield Chips Hamburgers - Wisconsin Rapids Christensen, Ken C-J Searles Cranberry Clark, Harold Jr. & Joan Clark, Michelle Cleveland, David & Tina - In Honor of Mary Blanchard for her years of service to ODC Collett, Groff & Lila Community First Bank - In Honor of Mark Moyer & Judy Fink Crowther, David & Barb Cumley, Gary & Judi Cusic, Marshall & Georgeanne Customodal, Inc. Dahl, Nelson & Pam Dalum, Pat & Peter Damrau, Wayne & Gerry - In Memory of Doug Damrau Daven, Jeff & Marjorie - In Honor of Jeffrey Daven, Jr. Davis, Paul & Lynn Davis, Tom & Carol Denny, Edward & Laura Nelke Dental Clinic of Marshfield Dental Crafters Design Unlimited - In Memory of Dan Helwig DeVetter, Dennis & Roberta Diesburg, Patt - In Honor of Brian & Liz Brockman Edwards, Gordon & Theresa Edwards, Scott & Deb Eilers, Mary Lou - In Memory of Donald Eilers Englehart, Ed & Deb Erco Worldwide (USA), Inc.


Fara, Dan & Nancy Fellenz, Betty & Aaron Firminhac, Jim Fleming, Spring & Nick Poeschel Folz, Neal & Mary Fox, James & Janice - In Memory of Ralph, Dorothy & David Boger Frame Memorial Presbyterian Church Friedrich, Barb Fritz, Mary - In Honor of Abby Shore Gall, Mr. & Mrs. Patrick Gasch, Scott & Cindy - In Honor of Melissa Meyer Gehrke, Brian & Peg Getsinger, Richard & Selma - In Memory of Michael Coleman Gibbons, Charles & Gayle Golden Eagle Log & Timber Homes, Inc. Grace, Dave & Patti Gropp, Jake & Lori Groshek, Denise Grueneberg, Bonnie Gruenloh, John & Deb Grundman, Mark & Bonnie - In Honor of James R. Grundman Grygo, Marilyn & Tom Haasl, Jerry & Dawn Family Fund Hamus, Jeff & Michelle Hane, Mary Jo Hanneman, Tom & Carol Hanson, Joyce Mae - In Honor of Tom Abler Hartman, Dar - In Honor of ODC Staff Hasenohrl, Don & Kathleen Hastreiter, Julie - In Memory of Walt Minder Hathway, Ann Marie Heindl, Lester & Mona Heinrich, Becky & Mike Heuer, Ed & Mary Hilliker, Mark & Angie Heuck Hillstead, Jon & Diana Hoehn, Jim & Nancy Goldberg Investors Community Bank Iwanski, Walter Jarvis, Bill & Chris Jens, Barry & Nancy Johnson, Bill & Cheryl Johnson, Gaylord & Mable Joosten Johnson, Melani

Judy, Dick & Mary Lou Kammer, Elizabeth Karl, David & Karen Kent, Stuart KeySavings Bank Klonecki, Roger & Sharon Knapinski, Ethel Kniech, Jim & Laurel Rudolph-Kniech - In Memory of Dick Rudolph Knorr, Glenn & Bette Kolbeck, Tom & Nan Konrardy, Marv & Claudine Kostelic, Mr. & Mrs. Kenneth Krause, David, Rebecca, William & Benjamin Krommenacker, David & Donna Krueger, Charles & Dawn Krutza, Eugene Kryshak, Gary & Chris Kubisiak, Gloria Kulas, Keith Kurtzweil, Floreine Kussman, Shirley - In Memory of Gene Kussman La Chapelle, J.P. & Brittany Ladick, Bernadine LaFlash, John Lands’ End Larson, Scott & Kori Lau, Ralph & Sylvia Lee, Ed & Cindy Leick, John & Pam Lepak, Ann Lubeck, Myron & Ramona - In Memory of Leland Hagen Magnin, George & Anna Mancusi, David & Nancy Mancuso, Gus & Barb Markworth, Ronald V. Mason, Pat & Dave Mathews, Arliss Mathews, George & Jean Matthews, Eunice - In Memory of William Matthews Mazurek, Skip & Ellen - In Memory of Rev. David Spear Meissner, Jerry & Diane Mertes, Mark & Mary Meyer, Dr. James A. Midwest Dental Miller CPA & Consulting, LLC Miller, Jacqueline Minder, Paula


Mitchell, Sue Moran, John & Jill Morgan, Susan - In Honor of John Hedquist Mork, William & Mary James Mork Mortier, Chris Moskonas, Linda & Ted Mueller, Ralph & Diane Nettesheim, Greg & Pam Neve, La Verne - In Memory of Christine M. Neve Nickerson, Gretta Nikolai, Don & Penny Norm & Ginny Kommer Nygaard, Valerie - In Memory of Duane C. Nygaard Nywall, Soren & Beverly Officer, Katie O’Leary, Mike & Susan Ornowski, Mary Packaging Corporation of America Paper City Savings Association Patrykus, Dave & Marlis Pecher, Janet & Family - In Memory of Urban Pecher Pepin, Curtis & Dorothy - In Honor of Aaron Pepin Petersen, Lynn & Deb - In Honor of Dick Peters Peterson, Bob & Laurel Peterson, Lana Pfender, Bob & Linda Piatt, John & Dorothy Pilger, Keith & Kristi Pioneer Bank Podvin, Fran & Jean Poehnelt, Catherine - In Memory of William Poehnelt Poehnelt, Dan & Mary Polito’s Pizza Ponce, Mario - In Memory of Minerva Ponce Priske, Dan & Carole Priske, Robert Rahm, Mike & Barb Rapids Sheet Metal Heating & Cooling Rasmussen, Iris - In Memory of Roger Rasmussen Rathermel, Donna Rau, Susan Raube, Grace Reichert, Jerry & Donna - In Memory

of Scott Reichert Reyes, Karen Rezin, Doug & Debra Richards, Ron & Terri River Cities Bank Roehl Transport, Inc. Roehl, Everett & Delores Rokke, Bruce & Deb Rosandick, Louie & Libby Safe-Way Bus Transit, Inc. Saint Bronislava Parish Schill, Daniel & Michele Schill, Mary Ellen - In Honor of Pam Ross Schlagenhaft, Donald Schmidt, Ed & Erin Schmidt, Mike & Anne Schneeberg, Mel & Carol - In Memory of Noah Schneider, Sharon Schreiber, Dr. Donald & Linda Nelson-Schreiber Schueller, Duane Seifert, Dick & Jane Sell, Diane Semrow, Elaine Sennholz, Claudia & Bill Siewert, John Sr. Simms Yentes, Kathy Simms, Nancy Skifton, Rick & Dianne South Madison Coalition of the Elderly Smekrud, Ann Smith, Beatrice Staab, Aaron & Donna Stark, Samantha Steele, John & Judy Stein, Don & Pat Steinhilber, Lee & Janis Steinhilber, Lori & David Stevens, Michael & Mary Stewart, Scott & Cathy Stich, Fred & Shelley Stoltz, Jerry & Pat Strenn, Julie Swanson, Jim & Debi Swanson, Mark & Mary Jane Tauschek, Mary & Franklin - In Honor of Ben Tauschek Tegen, Mr. & Mrs. Adam Telin, Lee & Lynn Tepp, Marcia

TerMaat, Dale & Kathy - In Memory of Jeff TerMaat The Pineries Bank Thiel, Dave & Karen Thomas Industrial Supply Inc. Thornton, John and Lisa Time Federal Savings Bank Toltzman, Orin & Linda - In Memory of Marlene Below Tomsyck, Yvonne Tool Shed, Inc. Topp, Clarence & Pat Toyama, Bill & Gerri Trantow Consulting, Inc. Travel Class of Wisconsin Rapids Tremmel, Shirley - In Memory of DuWayne M. Tremmel Trierweiler, Pat Trudeau, Jon & Debra Turba, Larry & Nancy Twiggs, John & Sue United Methodist Women Wisconsin Rapids Uthmeier, Don & Lori Vietnam Veterans of America Central Wisconsin Chapter 101 Vilbaum, Dale & Donna Vos, Marv & Ruth Wander, John & Julie Ward, Aden & Kay Wardour, Jason & Tracy Weiland, Herb & Nancy Weiler, Ed & Diane Weis, Donald & Betty Wickersham, Rob & Beth Willfahrt, Connie & Duane Williams, Ruth Wing, John & Kutzie Winters, Mike & Marlene Wisconsin Dairy State Cheese Company, Inc. Wiskerchen Cheese, Inc. Witzel, Sara Wolf, Edward Wolosek, Gerry Wood, Peter & Betsy WoodTrust Bank Keynotes Committee Zander, Tim & Barbara Zittleman, Ken & Norma


$1 - 99

Abler, Louis - In Honor of Tom Abler Acker, Darrell & Joan Adventure 212 Fitness LLC Albrecht, Lee & Vickie Alexander, James D. Amazon Smile Amundsen, Clark Ancel, Joseph & Guadalupe Anderson, Jon & Trisha Anderson, Kaye Anhalt, Jeff & Cathy Anonymous (21) B&J Smith Automotive Supply, Inc. Baltus, Gary & Darlene Balzer, Michael Barta, Greggory & Mary Bartram, Dan & Tina - In Memory of Barbara Backus Bauernfeind, Isabelle Bean, Kenneth & Patricia - In Memory of Leonard Laasa Bemke, Lori - In Honor of Dan & Nancy Bemke Berry, Kathy - In Honor of Terry Kleyn Binning, Mr. & Mrs. Bernard Bosley, Sandy - In Honor of Jennie Bosley Breen, Richard & Jean Bronk, Holly Brostowitz, Lawrence and Lois - In Memory of Dorothy Bruener Bukowski, Winn - In Memory of Roy & Jackie Groeschel Bushmaker, Elaine - In Memory of Gene Bushmaker & Joyce Radtke Byom, Jon & Sue Caruso, Lina Cassidy, Tim & Kelly - In Honor of Dustin Apfel Clark, Dr. & Mrs. John Clauson, Darryl & Joyce Cleveland, Al & Sherry Costello, Gloria - In Memory of Patrick Costello Craft, Sandy Davis, Kathryn A. - In Memory of Carol Buckman De Jarlais, Richard & Colleen Deckow, Tom & Sue Deitz, Janice - In Memory of Dorothy




& David Boger Derks, Art & Kay - In Honor of Nathan Derks Dimka, Kathleen Dombrowski, Mr. & Mrs. Charles - In Memory of Marge Ross Drake, Pat Ellis, Frederick P. - In Memory of Floyd & Elaine Ellis Ellis, Patricia A. Eron, Fran & Shirley Fanning Cranberry Company, Inc. Feneli, Dr. James Ferch, Arlan & Priscilla Genz, Terry Gilbert, Gary & Carol Godfrey, Helen Gosh, Mark & Joanne Graham, Gary & Jody - In Honor of Brian Gehrke Grant, Henry & Janet Grode, Lorraine Gross, Bruce & Alida - In Honor of Ashley Heinzen Halida, Kim Halida, Lawrence & Harriet Hall, Dan & Donna Hall, Gary & Karen Hamus, Rich & Kathy Hanson, Ken & Carol Hass, Jim & Marge Hegg, Joan - In Honor of Jeffrey Daven, Jr. Heinzen, Richard - In Memory of Suzanne Heinzen Herkert, Paul & Rebecca Heuer, Kurt & Kim - In Honor of Matt Nettesheim Hildebrandt, Richard & Judy Hill, Ken & Diane Hinrichsen, Marjorie Hocking Family Holubets, Mr. & Mrs. Gerald Homolka, Aaron & Valerie Honeyager, Roger & Deb Huebner, Mr. & Mrs. Roland Hutkowski, Jerry & Betty I. Brandl, Inc. / Guy Brandl Iwanski, Maynard & Betty - In Memory of Joan Zarecki Jagodzinski, Bernadine Janz, Dennis & Deborah Janz, Tom & Diane

Johnson, Donna Joosten, Bill & Cynde Kamps, Dick & Gretchen Karberg, William & Joanne Kelman, Donald & Cynthia Kester, Daniel & Kathleen - In Memory of Patti Engelman Kiesling, Cindy Kimari Industries, LLC Kipfer, Steve & Karolyn Klein, Phyllis - In Memory of Bob Klein Kluender, Don & Jean Koszczuk, Donna - In Memory of Jeffrey Koszczuk Krasny, Donald & Joan Kratcha, Robert & Mary Krause, Sandy & Terry Krohn, Inez - In Memory of Don Krohn Kroll, Barb LaComb, Mr. & Mrs. Thomas Sr. Lazarski, Jerry & Deb Lenk, Carla Lenz, Jack & Lorraine Liethen, Sandy Lipinski, Len & Ellen Lippert, MaryAnn & Jerry Lofgren, Timothy & Debra Schmidt Malak, Warren & Christine - In Memory of Doug Damrau Mancl, Don & Linda Arndt Manley, Peter & Mary Martin, Rachel Mathews, Deane & Joann Mazurek, David & Chelsey Merdan, Rick & Mary - In Honor of Madelyn & Liam Meshak, Ann - In Memory of Sara L. Fisher Meyer, Mike & Patti - In Honor of Melissa Meyer Meyer, Mr. & Mrs. Christopher Meyer, Sue Miller, Larry & Judy - In Honor of Keith Miller Miller, Ron & Ida Ann Miller, Ted & Johnnie Molski, Sylvester Mueller, Janet Nelson, Mark & Bridget O’Brien Nelson, Ron & Karla Neumann, Bernice Neumann-McNulty, Gene & Rita Normington, Charles & Sandra

Nystrom, Don & Barb Obermeier, Claudia - In Memory of Roger Obermeier Olson, Scott & Margaret Oravez, Walter & Gloria Ostrowski, Ed & Jolene Pieski, Stephen & Karen - In Honor of Sarah Piesik Prebbanow, Elizabeth - In Honor of Scott Davis & Melissa Meyer Pribnow, Kathleen Prokash, Mr. & Mrs. Kenneth Puent, Cindy - In Honor of Hope Lodge - ACS Quick, Nancy Reiman, Lloyd - In Memory of Carlotta Reiman Reinke, Dave & Cathy - In Memory of Beverly Churchill Rodriguez, Sergio & Elodea Rokus, Jim & Mary Beth Rous, Patti Sabatke, Gary & Debra Saylor, Jim Sr. & Connie Schiller, Donald & Clara - In Memory of Larry/Leroy Trickle & Kathleen Schiller Schmeiser Accounting & Tax Service, LLC Schmidt, Pamela Schmutzler, Patricia Siekert, Joy Siorek, Marek & Jamie Sivek, Tina & Dan Smith, Gerry Smith, Richard & Sandra Specht, Norbert & Rosella - In Honor of Rosanne Specht Starr, Nancy - In Honor of Hannah Osborne Steinert, Duane & Judy Sternweis & Sons, Inc. Stolp, Nancy - In Memory of Charles Stolp & Marlene Freedlund Stoltz, Mr. & Mrs. Harry - In Memory of Mary Stoltz Strehl, Ken & Diane Sudmeier, David & Joceil - In Honor of Phullis Weix Suzda, Jan Swenson, Ken & Jean Tenpas, Lyle & Ruth United Way of Greater Milwaukee &


Waukesha County United Way of Metropolitan Chicago UW-Madison Facilities Planning & Management Department Van Duser, Dawn Van Duser, Jim & Arlene Voelker, Tom & Kathy Voss, Ruth Wagner, John & Jane Waltz, Robert & Deanna Weiss, Chuck & Bonnie Wesbrook, Fred & Diana Whitrock, Judy & Bob Wojtalewicz, Nicole Wolan, Margaret & Robert Brown Woller, Matthew Zimmerman, Bob & Helen



Incourage Community Foundation Distributions Charles & Helen Mullen Endowment - Opportunity Development Centers, Inc. Daniel & Jeannine Meyer Designated Fund Donald R. & Margaret A. Sprise Fund for the Benefit of ODC Frank & Le Ann Gotz Fund Established In Memory of Frank Gotz & In Honor of The Debonaires Orchestra Helen Mead Designated Fund for the Benefit of ODC Margaret Newton Leist Memorial Fund Marshall & Pat Buehler Advised Fund Robert & Elizabeth Maier Fund for the Benefit of ODC, Inc. The Opportunity Development Centers, Inc. Fund Wilbur & Margaret Glebke Fund for the Benefit of ODC Marshfield Area Community Foundation Distributions Opportunity Development Centers Fund through the Marshfield Area Community Foundation Paul & JoAnne Schreiner Endowment for the Benefit of ODC



Altmann Construction Co, Inc. Bell, Steve & Paula Fey Printing Hawkins, Ash CPAs, LLP Hiller’s True Value Hardware Kirschling, Dr. and Mrs. Ron Le Chateau / The Manor Metcalf Lumber WG&R Express


PROGRAM DONATIONS DIRECTED TO ODC Grimm, Barbara Kingston, Richard & Mary Sheker, Dr. & Mrs. William

In Memory of Jackie Schlagenhaft Kratcha, Robert & Mary Liethen, Sandy Rau, Susan Schlagenhaft, Donald Sternweis & Sons, Inc. UW-Madison Facilities Planning & Management Department Wander, John & Julie Weber, Bob & Rita Hanneman In Memory of Bernice Weiland Ponce, Dr. Mario Schmutzler, Patricia Weiland, Herb & Nancy In Memory of Bill Weinfurter Bogaard, William Eron, Francis & Shirley Killian, Elaine Klonecki, Roger & Sharon Kubisiak, Gloria Schill, Daniel & Michele


In Memory of Annette Hendrickson Amundsen, Clark Anderson, Kaye Anthony, Victor & Christine Barta, Greggory & Mary Davis, Tom & Carol Gilbert, Gary & Carol Hartman, Dick & Darlene Hathaway, Ann Marie Hendrickson, Eric & Jackie Hill, Ken & Diane Johnson, Donna Kent, Stuart Kimari Industries, LLC Lepak, Ann Lofgren, Timothy & Debra Schmidt Miller, Ronald & Ida Ann Normington, Charles & Sandra Nygaard, Valerie Raube, Grace Rosandick, Louis & Libby Ross, Les & Pam Rous, Patti Schmidt, Pamela SMCE Steinhilber, Lee & Janis

For more information about ODC, Inc. and how your gifts are utilized, contact Pam Ross, ODC President at 715-818-6447 or pross@odcinc.com. If we have made an error or omitted a name from this list, please accept our apologies. We would appreciate if you would let us know by calling 715-818-6451.













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43% Services Fees & Grants

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Gary Cumley Barb Friedrich Sherri Galle-Teske

Humane Society of Portage County Executive Director

Jeff Hill

Gene Hill Construction Owner

Cindy Kiesling

Labor Education & Training Center Executive Director

Diane Meissner

High Street Salon, Spa & Travel LTD Co-owner

(as of 1/1/2018)

Jeff Meyers

WoodTrust Bank Senior Vice President - Commercial Lending

Rob Mort

Tammy J Salewski

Ron’s Refrigeration & A/C Inc. Vice President

Nan Taylor

Forward Bank CFO

Aspirus Riverview Hospital & Clinics Director, Business Development & Community Relations

Keith Pilger

Allen Thurber

Jenny Resch

Diane Weiler

Anderson O’Brien Attorney UW - Stevens Point Interim Managing Director Economic & Community Development

Renaissance Learning Corporate Controller Pioneer Bank Human Resources Officer

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