Whether you are a Midland parent, grandparent, friend, corporation or foundation, your support of The Midland Foundation’s events helps us build and strengthen our programs and improve outcomes for each and every one of our students.
If you are interested in learning about sponsorship opportunities, please send us email through our contact page or call Gail Russell, Director of Development at 908-722-7210 ext 150.
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Jane Wilkie Day Habilitation Fund Drive
In 1960, The Midland School was founded in response to the need for a specialized educational program for children with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Thirteen years later, Jane Wilkie joined our staff as a teacher. During her early years at Midland, it became evident that there was a need for programs dedicated to job training and employment. This was particularly important for students as they transition from School to adult life. Now, more than ever, the opportunity to work is critically important to the individuals we serve and support.
Jane was instrumental in establishing an employment program now known as Midland Adult Services (MAS). Over the years, the MAS program has grown to include an employment program to provide job training and employment opportunities for individuals we serve and support. Subsequently, MAS expanded to provide community residential housing and recreational activities, and full community participation.
This July, Jane retired from Midland as the Director of Employment Services. Jane’s service to Midland and the developmental disability community has spanned a remarkable 44 years.
As a leader in services and supports to individuals with disabilities, Midland will be launching its Day Habilitation program. The goal is to expand the array of service options by providing meaningful personal development, community integration, and recreational activities to adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities. The program will offer classes and instruction in areas such as art, music, self-advocacy, travel training, life skills, continuing education, and health and wellness as well as other functional areas of learning.
We have launched a fundraising campaign in Jane’s honor to raise the $150,000 in startup costs for the new Day Habilitation program. The addition of a new program to address the needs of adults with developmental disabilities is a fitting tribute to Jane’s many decades of service to children and adults with developmental disabilities. The campaign will conclude with a plaque commemorating Jane’s lifetime of contributions to Midland.
Please join us as we celebrate Jane’s accomplishments and begin a new chapter for Midland with our Day Habilitation Program. I hope you will join us in making a contribution in Jane Wilkie’s honor and in support of the newest chapter in Midland’s 57-year history.
If you wish to make a gift toward this initiative, you can do so by visiting our secure online giving page here and indicating “Jane Wilkie” in the memo section: https://midlandschool.org/donate-online-now/ OR mail your check or cash contribution to: The Midland Foundation – ATTN: JW Fund – PO Box 5026 – North Branch, NJ 08876
Click on this link to view the progress in the: Jane Wilkie Day Habilitaion Fund Drive
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The 31st Annual Midland Golf Classic
September 25, 2017
On September 25, 2017 the 31st Annual Midland Golf Classic will be held at Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster, New Jersey.
Designed by award winning architect Tom Fazio, Trump National is rated among the Top 100 Golf Courses in the World.
Join us for a day of world-class golf for a great cause. All proceeds from the outing will benefit the programs and services at the Midland School and Midland Adult Services (MAS).
Online registration for our Midland Golf Classic event is now available. CLICK HERE to learn more about our event, tickets, and sponsorship opportunities.
The outing includes lunch, cocktails and dinner in addition to playing the magnificent course. For more information, please contact Gail Russell at the Midland Foundation office at (908) 722-7210, ext. 150 or email Russell@midlandschool.org.
Midland Goes to the Movies with PNC
Sunday, November 19, 2017.
Please join us on Sunday, November 19, 2017 for “Midland Goes to the Movies with PNC” at the Purnell School in Pottersville, N.J. The evening features an independent or limited release film, cocktails and a delicious filmed-related dinner.
CLICK HERE to register online now. For further information, including tickets, advertising and sponsorship opportunities, please contact Gail Russell at (908) 722-7210, ext. 150 or email Russell@midlandschool.org.
MOVE FOR MIDLAND SPONSORED BY PVH CORP.
SUCCESS WITH COMMUNITY SUPPORT
On March 4, the community came together to “Move for Midland” and raise funds to support the special education programs and services offered at The Midland School and Midland Adult Services.
The 2nd Annual Move for Midland Sponsored by PVH Corp. fundraising event was held at The Midland School from 5:30 to 9 p.m. Over 450 participants including students, adults, volunteers, families and friends danced to the music of DJ Jean Marie of Entertainment with Sophistication and enjoyed the program presented by emcee Dave Luciano of Union Catholic HS.
The event featured live performances and instruction by Judy Aldana (Zumba) and Glenn and Georgeanne Valis (Country Line Dancing). There were contests for prizes, a professional photo booth (donated & operated by Affinity Federal Credit Union), face painting, caricature drawings by artist Charlie Churchill, and concessions.
“It was really a team effort,” says Development Director, Gail Russell. “The dedication of the committee, the hardworking volunteers and the support of the generous donors and sponsors made the second year of this event a big success. We owe a huge thank you to all involved!”
“The 2016 event raised more than $28,000 and we are thrilled to announce that this year we have more than doubled that number with more than $58,000 raised for the 2017 event,” says President and CEO, Shawn McInerney. “Move for Midland Sponsored by PVH Corp.” was a wonderful day for the Midland community and beyond. We want to give a special thanks to our sponsors, Title Sponsor, PVH Corp., Supporter Sponsors, Cullari Carrico and Unity Bank, Photo Booth Sponsor, Affinity Federal Credit Union, Grand Prize TV Sponsor, Barry’s Appliance & TV, as well as our committee and volunteers for making this event a reality.”