Pathways to Independence is grateful for all of the support in making our virtual wine tasting, Care to Celebrate a huge succes. Our supporters helped us raise over $10,000!
We are very excited to have generous matching gifts again this year, doubling each donation – up to $7500! If you would like to encourage friends and family to give to Pathways for this event – consider posting a personal fundraiser on Facebook or promote via email. Contact [email protected] for more information and assistance. Early Giving is now open for those of you who prefer to mark this off your to-do list now: https://www.givestlday.org/pathwaystoindependence
Keith Jacob founded and ran a full-service staffing company in St. Louis for the past 24 years. His newest entrepreneurial venture is FocalPoint Business Coaching and Training. Keith currently sits on the board of the Missouri Merchants and Manufacturing Association and the Alumni Board for the Entrpreneur’s Organization – St. louis Chapter. He is also a past board member of the Belle Center.
Keith is ready to share his leadership skills in the areas of strategic planning, employee benefits, public relations and fundraising. He is eager to help Pathways reach more individuals who can benefit from our unique programming.
Trivia Night is our biggest fundraiser, and the decision to go virtual this year was a little scary for everyone. We appreciate all of you who participated, sponsored and donated allowing us to raise $13,295 to support Pathways’ mission. These important fundraising dollars allow us to continue providing valuable programming and keep our community of Pathways partipants connected and engaged during a time that so many of us are feeling isolated.
Special Thanks to Our Trivia Night Sponsors:
Cary and Larry Reed
Mike and Martha Hogan
Brinker & Doyen
Tom and Debbie Hilton
St. Louis Life
Ellen Harmon is the Associate General Counsel for a global medical and emergency transport company. She has served on a variety of boards over the years. Ellen is a member of Missouri Bar Association and currently serves as a board member for the St. Louis Audubon Society and Center for Patient Safety in addition to her involvement in other organizations.
Having raised a child with Asperger’s Syndrome, Ellen has a passion for supporting inclusion and diversity. She is equally excited to utilize her artistic capabilities and interest in special events to support Pathways’ fundraising efforts.
Cary has a wide breadth of experience in the non-profit community. She has been involved with COCA, Hope Happens and the Garden Club of St. Louis. Cary specializes in networking and fundraising to support the organizations she cares about. She is excited to promote awareness of Pathways and help us reach our goal of doubling the number of individuals we serve over the next 3 years. Cary joins the Pathways’ board as a parent of a current participant.
Stephanie has a Bachelor’s degree in Special Education, Master’s in Higher Education and worked for more than a decade assisting college students with social-emotional development, community integration and general life skills. She is currently working on a law degree at St. Louis University and is eager to apply her legal knowledge in service to Pathways and the St. Louis community.
Pathways to Independence is grateful for all of the support received during our end of year appeal. We raised $62,925 this year… our most successful campaign ever! Pathways is looking forward to expanding our services to reach even more people and helping our participants achieve confident, connected and fulfilled lives.
The St. Charles County Coalition of Service Providers and the Developmental Disabilities Resource Board of St. Charles County recognized PTI’s very own Ray Bozesky with the Direct Support Professionals Outstanding Service Award in a ceremony on November 21, 2019.
Ray has an exceptional delivery of direct support. He is one of those professionals who just “has it”, and his instincts when working with participants are close to unmatched. PTI was proud to nominate Ray, a highly valued member of the Pathways team and community.
Alyssa will be joining the team as a full-time staff member. She is the Program Manager for the newest addition at Pathways—a program to serve young adults ages 16+. Be sure to welcome Alyssa if you see her at an event!