Letter from the Chair of the Board
Each year, I am more inspired by the clients and families this organization impacts throughout the state of Wisconsin. As my time serving as the Chair of Board of Directors comes to a close, I’d like to take this opportunity to reflect on a few accomplishments that have been made during this past year. In collaboration with board members, VIPs, various committees, volunteers, and staff, each of our major events exceeded budget! As we enter into the next fiscal year, we will celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Golf Outing for Kids, our largest fundraiser which has raised over $2.6 million since its inception. This past July we held our quarterly board meeting at Camp Wawbeek and in celebration of our new climbing tower and zip lines, we spontaneously raised $2,600 for Easterseals Wisconsin. What better way to wrap up my term of service? I am honored to continue serving alongside such generous board members and continue to be astonished by their commitment to this organization.
I am again delighted to report to you on the continuing success of meeting our mission at Easterseals Wisconsin. With your compassionate support, we continue to provide help, hope, and answers for individuals with disabilities as well as their families, whose needs cannot be overlooked. We are inspired by the life-changing outcomes of our services, our advocacy, and the economic impact that our programs and services offer to individuals, families, and communities. Although we are providing the opportunity and expertise, the people we serve give back with personal growth, independence, confidence, and triumphs.
As you will read in the following report, our programs have again excelled at meeting the needs of our communities. Camp Wawbeek and Respite Camp served close to 2,000 campers combined. Our FARM Program served 438 farmers. The Self-Employment Services program and the Disability Helpline of Outagamie County continue to assist and guide adults with disabilities toward independence and self-sufficiency.
The management, staff, and volunteers of Easterseals Wisconsin are truly remarkable people, accomplishing exceptional results in the face of an ever-changing environment. We know there will be challenges we must face and that change is inevitable, and that the work at Easterseals Wisconsin is first and foremost about the people we serve, their families, and their communities. It is through your generosity and partnership that the foundation for our continuing success has been built.
We thank you for your kindness and support and promise to continue to deliver the preeminent programs you can be proud of.
Chair of the Board