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Message From The CEO


Dear Friends of Shore,

Every day is a new day and at Shore we have a reason to celebrate every day!  Thank you to all of our friends and generous supporters for your generosity and giving to help us achieve a new milestone! This year, for the first time ever, our Annual Appeal has surpassed the $200,000 mark! This is a wonderful accomplishment and we are so grateful to have your generous support. We are also excited to welcome over 100 NEW donors to Shore and want you to know that every dollar and every donor is greatly appreciated and is making a difference.

Now that we are well into the second half of our fiscal year, we are excited to launch two new innovative programs:

True North seeks to maximize participation for adults with intellectual and other developmental disabilities in integrated community life, through vocational exploration and employment path services.

Life in Motion – Your Choice Program for adults with more severe profound disabilities to have increased opportunity to engage in our community as well as job shadow, volunteer and make choices as to how they spend their day.

Accomplishing goals is wonderful and happens because of the teamwork of the individuals we serve, their families, staff, donors and our board of directors. This past fall, Shore hosted our very first Board Retreat with all levels of staff and families as well as persons served. This truly visionary action, led by our Board President, Natalie Romano, has set us on a path of strategic plans for success.

I’d also like to recognize and welcome new board members who have joined us over the past year:

Seth Hopkins, Vice President of Marketing – HUB International
Katie Koenig – Marketing and New Business Manager – Trim-Tex Inc.
Lisa Rubin – Director, Enterprise Accounts – Retail – UPS Corporation
Kimberly Williams – Director, Lean Manufacturing and Continuous Improvement – North America – Diageo Corporation

While we are proud of our innovation and new ways to reach out to the community, we remain committed to maintain the continuity of service excellence, committed staff, low staff turnover rates and genuine care and love to our persons served.

Yours in grateful admiration,


India Alexis Ehioba, MNA, CFRE
Chief Executive Officer
(847) 982-2030 ext. 215


P.S. Every dollar counts. Please consider signing up for our Circle of Caring – monthly giving program. Even the smallest regular gift, has a tremendous impact on the successes of over 400 individuals in your community.

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