To the Editor: Grateful Causes

The volunteers, staff, and board of the New Jersey studio of Recording for the Blind & Dyslexic thank the greater Princeton community for its support of our recent Record-A-Thon event during which our volunteers gave even more time to record textbooks and other educational materials for our members.

In particular, we’d like to thank Starbucks, Princeton, The Bent Spoon, Muscle Maker Grill in Forrestal Village, Wegmans, TGI Fridays, Panera Bread, and McCaffrey’s for their generous donations of food that kept our volunteers nourished during their long hours at the recording studio.

Our members rely on RFB&D volunteers to record the texts they need to succeed in school, on the job, and in life. Since its inception in 1957, the New Jersey studio has been the beneficiary of the support of volunteers and the institutions and businesses of the greater Princeton community. For that we are always grateful.

Katherine Benincasa, Production Director, RFB&D, 69 Mapleton Road

We would like to thank everyone who helped to make Enable Inc.’s 20-Year Celebration Gala a success. The May 8 event celebrated 20 years of assisting individuals with disabilities live independent lives in local communities.

Honorees included Kathleen Bagley, Maureen O’Malley Baus, the Barry Black Family, Diana Brownback, four consumers from Enable’s first group home, Sharon Copeland, Wendy Crook (posthumous), founding board members (represented by Kevin Lilly), Bob Hearne, Janssen, JusticeworX, Martial Arts with Heart, the McGowan family, Lois Miller, Ginger and Tony Morogiello, Matt O’Malley, Pepper Hamilton LLP, Audrey Wisotsky, and Susie Worrall.

Platinum sponsors were Bloomberg LP and Kevin and Kathy Lilly. Gold sponsors included the Baus Foundation; the Boyle Family Foundation; Hovione LLC; Janssen, Division of Ortho-McNeil-Janssen Pharmaceuticals Inc.; O’Malley Family Trust, and Pepper Hamilton LLP. Joseph Zawistowski was our supporting sponsor. Kathleen and Paul Bagley were silver sponsors. Bronze sponsors were Glenmede Trust Co.; the Mercadien Group; Ruth and John Sayer and Stark & Stark. We are also grateful for the many local businesses that donated auction items.

I thank our hard working committee chaired by Jocelyn Collier of East Windsor. They delivered an enchanting evening using a Chinese New Year’s theme for the food, entertainment, and decorations. And last, but not least, our thanks to those who attended. Community support made this event a terrific success and your on-going support enriches the lives of those we serve. Thank you.

Sharon Copeland, MSW, LSW, Executive Director, Enable Inc.

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