Montgomery County’s Integrate for Good Launches Founder’s Circle

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This year, Montgomery County nonprofit Integrate for Good is débuting a new way of thanking supporters for joining them in building a more inclusive community: the Founder’s Circle.

It not only offers people a new avenue for building professional connections but also enables donors to see up-close how their support changes the lives of young people with disabilities.

Integrate for Good will host four Founder’s Circle events in 2022 exclusively for donors who make a one-time annual gift of $360 to or a recurring gift of $30 per month to the organization this year.

Held at local Montgomery County breweries, wineries, and restaurants, the fun and uplifting events will introduce attendees to the remarkable people Integrate for Good empowers.

Supporters will get to see up-close how their contributions change the game for young people with disabilities living right here in the local community.

“Integrate for Good brings diverse people together. We build connections,” says Bev Weinberg, OTD, MS, OTR/L, Founder and Executive Director of Integrate for Good. “We gather people who share common values and a commitment to making Montgomery County the best place to live and work. Integrate for Good’s Founder’s Circle is an exciting opportunity to support innovative programs for young people with disabilities while making valuable professional connections at the same time.”

The Founder’s Circle opened to donors in time for Giving Tuesday in 2021. Aidan Nadell, a student at Ursinus College and founder of the Spread Smiles Movement, was one of the first to join.

“My donation to join the Founder’s Circle was from the Spread Smiles Movement, a project that I started at the onset of the pandemic to support charitable children’s causes through the sale of ‘smiling’ products,” he says.

Aidan has been involved with Integrate for Good since his senior year at Upper Dublin High School.

As a student, he engaged his environmental science class in the nonprofit’s Sleeping Mat Project, which weaves repurposed plastic grocery bags into sleeping mats for people experiencing homelessness.

After Aidan attended Integrate for Good’s 2021 Community Heroes Gala in November, he was inspired to donate profits from a student entrepreneur event at Ursinus to support Integrate for Good. In addition to attending Founder’s Circle events on behalf of the Spread Smiles Movement, Aidan looks forward to volunteering with the Sleeping Mat Project at his college this year.

Kathie Jushchyshyn, a director at large with Integrate for Good and Founder’s Circle donor, sees the new initiative as a unique opportunity to build community connections and make a difference for young people with disabilities in Montgomery County.

“As a volunteer with the Sleeping Mat Project, I saw firsthand how Integrate for Good’s programs empower individuals with intellectual and developmental differences to take on leadership roles and build connections with the community. Through the Founder’s Circle, I look forward to meeting many of the donors who make these programs possible and more of the young people Integrate for Good empowers,” she said.

Learn more about joining the IFG Founder’s Circle here, and learn more about Integrate for Good here.

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