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Celebrating Volunteers: Gleason Grant Recipients

April 7, 2014

Miracle League MottoThis week is National Volunteer Week! The Foundation’s volunteers make us what we are today – we couldn’t do anything without them. We are very grateful for all our volunteers.

Volunteers like all of our Gleason Grant recipients. Katherine Grayson, Director of Westchester Executive Park, and Margaret Rowan, Director of TimberRidge Family Center, are two examples of Gleason Grant recipients. The Miracle League of Westchester will receive a check for $500 in their names.

This award is special as they are going to use the money for uniforms,” says Division Vice President Bev Basham. “The children with autism have baseball teams in the Miracle League. We get to pick the name of the team, and will honor the memory of DJ Henry (son of Bright Horizon’s Chief Human Resource Officer Dan Henry) in the team name.”

To qualify for the Gleason Grant, Katherine and Margaret assist with teams and individuals through the buddy program.  They also assist with creating a “store” for Miracle League’s Holiday Event so that the disabled children can select gifts for their parents, and with their Halloween Event by setting up age appropriate games and activities.

Our special thanks to Diane Trister Dodge, Founder of Teaching Strategies, a member of the Bright Horizons Education Advisory Board and a friend of the Foundation. Her generous donation in honor of retired Foundation President, Dave Gleason, supports the Gleason Grant Program.

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