New PartnersWe will share the standalone building with Agility Angels, a local nonprofit that uses the sport of dog agility to help individuals with autism develop social skills, enhance their physical abilities, and gain self-confidence. With similar missions and programming benefiting the disability community, this partnership will improve consumer outcomes for both organizations.
The total cost of this project is $1.4 million. Recently, we secured generous funds from an estate, which helped us move closer to our project funding goal. We have also received additional support from The Ability Center’s Supporting Organization and have obtained a leadership pledge for the community phase of the program.
The Building Better Together community phase of the campaign will raise $150,000.
Major gift naming opportunities include:
Agility Training Area
This area will be used by Agiligy Angels and Assistance Dogs consumers to run agility courses to exercise the dogs and improve over health and wellbeing of the pair.
Assistance Dogs Training Area
Space will be used to train service dogs for specific tasks they will performing. Tasks may include picking up dropped items, assisting with laundry, pushing access buttons, and turning on and off light switches.
Dedicated office space designed for continued education, workshops, and training for staff and volunteers.
Consumer Service Center
Area will be used to meet with consumers on-one-on and develop working plans for the service or therapy dog pair.
Other major gift categories include:
- Mighty Maple - $20,000
- Giant Oak - $15,000
- Proud Pine - $10,000
- Emerald Elm - $5,000
- Supportive Sapling - $1,000