Auxiliary to The Ability Center


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The purpose of the Auxiliary to The Ability Center is to serve as ambassadors in the community and promote major fundraising events that benefit programs of The Ability Center. The Auxiliary plays a pivotal role in supporting people with disabilities in the community to experience independent living. In addition, the Auxiliary collaborates with The Ability Center to provide a college scholarship for students with disabilities.

Interested in joining The Auxiliary? Contact The Ability Center today

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2018-2019 Auxiliary to The Ability Center Board of Directors

President - Gwen Ames
Vice President - Arlene Whelan
Secretary - Jan Zimmerman
Corresponding Secretary - Joan Tobias
Treasurer - Mary Tucker
Membership - Candy Vogel

For further membership information, contact Candy Vogel
429-868-8196 (H)

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Download the Auxiliary to The Ability Center Brochure

Auxiliary History

The Auxiliary, which was organized in 1936, was re-established in 1984. The major fundraising event takes place in the fall, an annual Style Show. Proceeds from this annual event are used by The Ability Center to support the Nursing Home Transitions Program, Children’s Holiday Party and The Scholarship Fund. The Auxiliary also supports the Equipment Loan Program, Portable Ramps, Next Steps Summer Program, and Assistance Dogs for Achieving Independence. In addition to the Style Show, the Auxiliary schedules three luncheon meetings with guest speakers, our closing luncheon, and special events.



Date Location Speaker
December 12 Inverness Club Holiday entertainment
March 13 Caranour Hunt and Polo Club Toledo Metroparks
May 15 Belmont Country Club Scholarship awards/Officer installation

Schedule for all Luncheons

11:30 a.m. – Registration/Social
12:00 noon – Luncheon
12:30 p.m. – Program