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ANNE GRADY
Volume 32, Issue 2
A Publication of Anne Grady Services, Holland, Ohio
Fall 2015
The Mission of Anne Grady
Services is to provide dignity,
respect and quality service
to people with disabilities
and their families, always
offering opportunities to
reach their highest potential.
Join us in “Building
a Dream,” featuring
electronic bidding and
Board of Directors
Thomas J. Gibney
President
Robert E. Meeker, Jr.
Vice-President
David Sobczak
Treasurer
Susan J. Christofel-Meyer
Secretary
Richard T. Torchia, M.D.
Past President
Emmett C. Beavers, Jr.
Donald F. Dunkle
Donald Flenner, Jr.
Dr. Murthy Gokula
Stuart J. Goldberg
Edward C. McNeal, Jr.
James B. Platek, DDS
Marsha L. Rose
Byrne Stapleton
John Syx
Foundation Board
James R. Whiteman
President
Vince Marinelli
Secretary/Treasurer
Aaron J. Bieszczad
George Popoff
Dale Tolson
David A. Boston
Executive Director
Thank You!
We wish to thank all those
who contribute to
Anne Grady and to remind
you that donations can be
found on the
Anne Grady website
at www.annegrady.org.
station dining with
entertainment by The
Berlin Brothers.
All proceeds will benefit
our individuals through
our ICF program.
Sunday, November 1, 2015
at 4:30 p.m.
Parkway Place/
Mt. Vernon Banquet Room
2592 Parkway Plaza
Maumee, OH 43537
Dinner & Auction. For reservations or more information,
please call Sharon Unkle, Director of Community Support
at 419-866-6500 ext. 274
$100 per person
(corporate sponsorships available)
Enchanted Evening
Committee
Wendy Austin
Stephen P. Bazeley, MD
Pam Fahle
Marjorie Flores
Penny Marks
Edward C. McNeal, Jr.
Kim McNeal
Gina McQuade
Laurie Mills
R. W. Mills, MD
Joanne Ollivier
Byrne Stapleton
Lauren Stapleton
Honorary Chairs
James Whiteman
Lois Whiteman
Sponsored by
T
he remembrance of former restaurateur George Mancy was celebrated at the
18th annual golf outing held at Highland Meadows Golf Course. The weather
certainly cooperated for what turned out to be a blistering hot day for
100 golfers.
Once again the hole-in-one competition to win a 2015 Jeep Renegade donated
by the Yark Automotive Group went unclaimed. However the game remained strong
for the guys and gals with 1st place going to Marc Hall from Subway and his team;
2nd place to Jeff Manore and his team members; 3rd place to Todd Esser’s team
from Treu House of Munch; 4th place to John McHugh from Heidelberg and his
team; while last but not least was the 5th place team with Aaron Bieszczad from
Waterford Bank at the helm. There were lots of door prizes and a 50/50 raffle, with
Mike Mancy winning the 50/50 and donating his winnings back. At the end, Jeff
Manore donated back a prize as well as John McHugh, which Jeff auctioned off.
Marc Hall was the winning bidder of the Monroe Golf Country Club gift certificate
for four and Frank Pertz was the winning bidder of the UT tickets donated by John
McHugh. An added event this year was the putting hole sponsored by Jeff Manore,
with the proceeds given to Anne Grady. One of the best parts of this event was
that Suzy Kessinger, who won the $300 Cure putter donated by Jeff, works at
Mancy’s Italian and has an uncle who lives at Anne Grady; so, I guess she was well
connected to this tournament. The generosity of the 75 hole sponsors and so many
wonderful prizes donated for the tournament made it another smashing success.
The evening ended up with a prime-rib dinner at Mancy’s Italian where John
Mancy, Sr., George’s twin brother, thanked both Sharon Unkle and Lee English for
all their hard work and thanked the players for attending. John stated he feels that
this is still one of the best tournaments around and that more and more golfers want
to play in it. After 18 years, he feels that George is still looking out for us, making
this one of the best tournaments, bar none! He said, “I’m sure George is looking
down and knowing it’s for such a good cause … the Anne Grady Center … and that
he’s keeping it going.”
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Anne Grady Reflections/Fall 2015
Anne Grady Services…Thankful for Grants
• Anne Grady Services was gifted $16,500 from the Andersons Fund, with a grant made available through The Toledo
Community Foundation. These funds will be utilized to purchase home necessities for the new group homes.
• Anne Grady Services was awarded two $10,000 grants for a total of $20,000 through the Lucas County Board of
Developmental Disabilities to operate the Summer Day Camp Program and help keep costs low for families. These funds
made it possible for the Summer Camp to increase the amount of children they were able to serve. This was also the
pilot for the inclusion of campers with developmental disabilities to interact with non-disabled children. The camp was
a huge success. Anne Grady Services thanks the Wild Cats Youth Basketball Team and Coach Stephen Coleman for their
participation. They would also like to thank the Toledo Zoo Education Department for their participation.
• Anne Grady Services is also thankful for the grant received from the Knights of Columbus, Council 3122, in the amount
of $855.
• Anne Grady Services is happy to
announce that the playground
revitalization project has been completed
to the Noah’s House outdoor play area.
The project was made possible by a grant
that was received from the Marathon Golf
Classic Funds, made available through
The Toledo Community Foundation.
The revised area meets all of the current
ADA requirements for a commercial
playground. The children from Noah’s
House and the Anne Grady Center are
really enjoying the play area.
• Prescribed Pediatrics Center was fortunate enough to receive
a grant award from the Toledo Rotary to purchase a Broda
positioning chair for the children. This chair is in addition to one
PPC already has, stating that they are such wonderful chairs!
The chairs help to minimize skin breakdown and provide more
comfort to the individuals than other positioning chairs. Each
child who has been using them have had no issues with skin
breakdown and they are all very comfortable in them. They
even had one child who was grimacing and grunting in a few
other positions until they put him in the Broda chair. After he
was positioned in the chair, he was as content as could be!
PPC is very appreciative to the Toledo Rotary for the ability to
purchase this chair!
Anne Grady says a sad farewell to Dean O., who will truly be missed by all those who knew and loved him. Dean was
a long time resident of Anne Grady (1982) and passed away on August 28, 2015. Dean was 69 years young. He loved being
outside, swimming, and going for walks. Dean will truly be missed by all those who knew and loved him.
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Anne Grady is a non-profit entity
providing services for adults and children
with developmental disabilities/
special needs.
Anne Grady Reflections/Fall 2015 3
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Anne Grady Mourns Therapy Dog Caleb
nne Grady Services lost a long-time, beloved member of its team. Caleb, a Golden Retriever certified by the Assistance
Dogs of America, passed away suddenly on July 15, 2015. Caleb worked with Dr. Jill Fox, a prominent local psychiatrist.
Caleb was a constant partner in Dr. Fox’s work not only with the individuals served at Anne
Grady, but also at the Family Service of Northwest Ohio and within Dr. Fox’s private practice.
Caleb was 9 ½ years old and received his certificate of graduation from Assistance Dogs of America,
Inc., in May of 2006; and he has been providing animal-assisted therapy in the Toledo area ever since.
“I have been blessed with many, many texts and emails from associates that knew Caleb. The stories I
am hearing about the ways in which he affected them are so amazing,” stated Dr. Jill Fox, Psychiatrist,
who’s 15 year affiliation with Anne Grady has always included Caleb since she got him.
Dr. Fox recalls one individual in particular who sat silently, defiant of the situation with her arms
folded – until Caleb came in. “We just talked about Caleb while we brushed him. Pretty soon,
after talking about dogs in general, I slipped in some specific questions. Within a few minutes the
individual became engaged into the conversation – that’s the magic of therapy animals,” declared
Dr. Fox.
Caleb and Dr. Jill Fox
As a tribute and in memory of Caleb, Dr. Fox thought it would be awesome if donations were made
to Anne Grady, supporting the individuals that Caleb so much enjoyed every time he visited. Donations can be sent to Anne
Grady Services, PO Box 1297, Toledo, Ohio 43528-1297, specifying that they are in Caleb’s memory.
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www.annegrady.org
Editor Sharon Unkle
Toledo, Ohio
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local Kroger store as you
normally would, while
supporting Anne Grady.
However, the program starts over each
April, so you must make sure you are
registered for the current year. If you
were registered before, it will not count.
You must go to the Kroger website: www.
kroger.com/communityrewards to reregister your card and choose the Anne
Grady Foundation as the receiver. ALL
STAFF can get involved in this including
our group homes and supported living.
Please tell your family and friends they
can pick Anne Grady as their charity also.
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