The ServiceSource Foundation is excited to announce the establishment of the Community Assistance Endowment (the Endowment). With support from the ServiceSource Board of Directors, external donors contributed to the Endowment and their support was matched $1 for $1. After an extensive, five year fundraising campaign, the $5.2 million Endowment was established, effective January 1, 2022. The Endowment utilizes investment earnings to provide individual assistance grants, resulting in the Endowment standing in perpetuity.
The creation of the Endowment provides a permanent, long-term funding mechanism that is available to provide individual assistance grants to fund critical needs of individuals who have disabilities and/or their families and caregivers, when they have no other or limited resources available to them. Typical grant amounts may range from $100 to $5,000 but are not limited to these amounts.
If you or someone you know has a disability and needs support, please contact email@example.com about endowment eligibility.
If you would like to contribute to the ServiceSource Community Assistance Endowment or inquire about establishing a Named Scholarship in honor or in memory of a loved one, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
To make a donation, visit www.servicesource.org/donate and note “Endowment” in the comment box.
Donors to the Endowment established Named Scholarships in honor or in memory of someone. These Named Scholarships provide the opportunity for donors to designate scholarships to regions or programs that are meaningful to them and within the scope of ServiceSource provided services or locations.
Current Named Scholarships and their designations are noted below.
Don Washkewicz Honorary Scholarship
Don Washkewicz was born in Garfield Heights, Ohio. He was naturally inquisitive from a young age. From humble beginnings and being one of six children, Don worked hard for everything he earned.
Aaron “Hush” Friedman Memorial Scholarship
Aaron Todd Friedman had more names than his family can remember. Some of the favorites were Zoomer, Stanley, and Hush. Aaron transitioned to Central Fairfax Services, which affiliated with ServiceSource in 2010.
Paul J. Wexler Honorary Scholarship
Paul Wexler has championed the interests of individuals with disabilities for over 50 years, inspired by his younger brother Bert, who was born with Down syndrome, and supported by his wife Hilary, who actively advocated by his side.
Janet Samuelson Honorary Scholarship
Janet Samuelson joined ServiceSource as the President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) in 1993. Her roots in the non-profit sector go back more than 40 years when she began her career as a Vocational Instructor with the Hartford, CT ARC.
Nancy B. Hall Memorial Scholarship Endowment
This new endowment, is being established in honor of Nancy B. Hall, who was the mother of Mark Hall and grandmother of James Hall. James attends ServiceSource’s Long-Term Community Integration Services Program.
Myron J. Pasz Memorial Scholarship
Born December 5, 1919 to Ukrainian immigrants and living through the depression, Myron grew up hard working, frugal, and grateful. He was the first and only person in his family to attend college.
David H. Hodge Honorary Scholarship
David Hodge came to ServiceSource in 2001 as the first Chief Financial Officer at ServiceSource. Prior to that, he spent over 25 years in the corporate sector in public accounting, Fortune 500 and start up business operations.
Cathy Wright “My Friend” Memorial Scholarship
Catherine (Cathy) Wright was a 30-year member of ServiceSource’s Long Term Community Integration Services Program of Northern Virginia (which had previously been Central Fairfax Services prior to their affiliation with ServiceSource in 2010).
Individuals who are enrolled in ServiceSource programs, either for on-going supports or within our Family Support Services program are eligible to apply for assistance from the Endowment. Additionally, exceptions can be made for individuals who have disabilities who are part of the communities in which we operate who may not be enrolled in ServiceSource programs. Family members or caregivers of individuals enrolled in ServiceSource programs may also submit requests. Individuals or their families/caregivers are not required to subsidize or pay back the grant. Applicants may be required to provide additional proof of financial need beyond what is requested in the attached application.
To download the Community Assistance Endowment Grant Request Application in PDF format, click here.