Portland, OR. The Edwards Center’s Annual Luncheon Celebrate Success drew 400 guests to the Multnomah Athletic Club. The benefit on October 11th raised Over $350,000 to help enhance the lives of individuals with developmental disabilities. Eva Norland posed with participants Tuanne Deklotz and Marla Kleinheinz. Behind them, stood staffer Cassie Cretian. The nonprofit offers training, education, employment, housing and social opportunities. (Photo credit, Andie Petkus)
Craig and Linda Hannum offered a $100,000 matching grant to honor their daughter Amy, who benefits from the Edwards Center program.
From the Edwards Center:
We live every day in support of these core values
Providing the best to people with developmental disabilities.
Encouraging decision-making and expression of choice.
Emphasizing an optimistic and compassionate attitude in supporting participants as they overcome challenges.
Facilitating dignity and respect for all individuals through personal and environmental safety, cleanliness and privacy.
Encouraging productiveness and engagement, whether through employment, artistic expression, socializing or other activities.
Fostering and creating opportunities for participating in their communities with people without disabilities.
For more information: http://edwardscenter.org/