PHOTO: Representing the MDRT Foundation, Ben Baron, along with family members presented
this grant CP Nassau on June 12th at the reception held prior to the Agency’s annual meeting
Bob McGuire, Executive Director of CP Nassau along with Karen Geller-Hittleman, Assistant Executive Director Marilyn Weiss and her husband, Josef Weiss, daughter is Yael Weiss and son is Benjamin Weiss. Ben and Sarah Baron
The MDRT Foundation (Million Dollar Round Table) has awarded a $7,500 grant to CP Nassau to fund a technology update to the library at the Children’s Learning Center, the school at the Agency that serves over 250 children from age 2 – 21,with developmental disabilities. Through its global grants programs, the MDRT Foundation is committed to building stronger families and communities around the globe. This year, the MDRT Foundation will award over $1 million in MDRT member-endorsed grants to more than 200 charitable organizations worldwide.
Bennett Baron was instrumental in obtaining this MDRT grant and credits his daughter, Marilyn Weiss with providing dedicated assistance. “It has been an honor to use the power of my words to motivate others to donate generously to such an amazing cause. I would like us all to work towards being a kinder gentler society where everyone has purpose,” commented Marilyn. Mr. Baron presented the check at the CP Nassau Annual Agency Meeting in June. Bob McGuire, CP Nassau Executive Director thanked the Baron and Weiss families for their years of caring support and generosity towards CP Nassau. A presentation of books with personalized nameplates dedicated in honor of all the family members on hand was presented by Assistant Executive Director and School Principal, Karen Geller Hittleman, along with Assistant Principals Kevin Loughlin, Jessica Jean Charles and Marissa Tokar.
This generous grant will help modernize the CLC Library for 21st century needs. Funding will help this library that can accommodate the special needs of children with physical and developmental disabilities with some new helpful additions including adaptive books, props, digital resources and technology.
Renovation of existing library space is currently taking place to remove permanent fixtures and replace furniture and book storage (shelving and carts) in order to make the space fully handicapped accessible. Other materials and equipment that reflect the specific needs and educational/therapeutic goals of the students the CLC serves will also be purchased with the grant.
This grant will help the CLC library become an even more integral part of the children’s therapies and education, helping them work on cognitive functions as well as social, emotional, and motor skills at the same time as expanding their knowledge base and their abilities to connect to the world and for that, the whole CP Nassau community says thank you to the Million Dollar Roundtable Foundation and the Baron an Weiss families.