To date, the Foundation has allocated more than $1.5 million in grants to ServiceSource, a leading provider of services for people with disabilities. The majority of the funding supports ServiceSource's Day Habilitation Programs where individuals with disabilities receive life-skills training, engage in therapeutic activities and participate in community-based work experiences.
"Many of the programs at ServiceSource would not be possible without the generosity of our donors," said Bruce Wardinski, chairman of the ServiceSource Foundation. "With their help, ServiceSource's Family Support Net—a program that provides individuals with disabilities and their families an online tool to identify and organize resources that enable them to live independently—was developed this year and other programs received much-needed support."
Corporate sponsors of the event included Choice Hotels International, Marriott International, Inc., Playa Hotels & Resorts, STG International Inc., Booz Allen Hamilton, Inc., Chesapeake Lodging Trust, The Nino R. Vaghi Foundation, Avendra, Crestline Hotels & Resorts, Deutsche Bank, Eastdil Secured LLC, Glencor Services, Inc., Hogan Lovells US LLP, Key Bank, RBC Capital Markets, Sodexo, Wells Fargo Hospitality Finance Group, DFV Wines and the Phoenix Park Hotel. DFV Wines, a family-owned winery, donated wine and the dinner was prepared by The Ritz-Carlton Hotels and Marriott International, Inc.
"ServiceSource is truly blessed by the support of our generous trustees and donors," said Janet Samuelson, president and CEO of ServiceSource. "In this time of economic hardship, the philanthropic support of our donors ensures that vital services and programs can continue and make a difference in the lives of the people we serve."
The seventh annual Spring Wine Tasting and Dinner was held on Thursday, May 24 at the Phoenix Park Hotel in Washington, D.C. Since its inception, the ServiceSource Foundation has raised nearly $3 million in support of unfunded or under-funded programs operated by ServiceSource, The primary source of funding comes directly from money raised at the Spring Wine Tasting and Dinner.