The Stavros Strategic Report

The Stavros Strategic Report

There is no denying that this year Stavros Center for Independent Living has changed. In my 15 years of experience as a Development Director I don’t think I have ever seen a year with as much dynamic change. This is especially true of an organization with the long history of Stavros CIL. With that said, seeing our Board, staff, and executive team pull together to tackle all the challenges that change brings has been incredibly inspiring and will be one of my greatest memories from my career. As the dust has begun to settle though we are asking ourselves how do we let you--our supporters--know about where we have been, and where we are going?

The 2021-2022 Stavros CIL Strategic Report is our vision for the next year and beyond. We are so honored to share this vision with you, because we know how deeply you care about the work we do helping persons with disabilities and Deaf people develop the tools and skills they need to take charge of their own lives. Please take a moment to read through it to see where we have been and where we are headed.

After you finish reading it we are asking you to help us reach our goals by becoming a donor. Like many other organizations, Stavros CIL is facing changes to how we get funding for our work. It is critical that we attract new donors and increase our individual fundraising each year. Long term our goal is to raise 1 million dollars from the community to support our programs. We know that you understand how important it is for people living with disabilities to live independently in their own homes. Last year, as people were trapped and dying in nursing homes due to the pandemic we were reminded of the true stakes of our work. This year we are recommitting to our pledge to provide our community with the resources they need, so this never happens again.

This hard work of change. We cannot do this without you. Along with raising an essential $30,000 in individual donations this year, Stavros CIL needs to create sustainable funding for the strategic work we have planned. We are asking for your help. Please consider subscribing to monthly-based giving with Stavros. A gift of $10 dollars a month—the cost of your average streaming service—provides our staff the funding they need to continue their crucial work. You can subscribe for monthly donations by visiting stavros.org and going to the ‘Donate’ page.

If monthly donations don’t work for you, please consider making a tax-deductible donation online or by sending a check to:

Stavros Center for Independent Living

210 Old Farm Road, Amherst, MA 01002

We would love to speak with you further regarding how we can partner, and what the next year will bring for Stavros. As the Director of Development, I am here to talk with you about the work we do and to thank you for all of your support. I am asking you now to join with many others from our community and support Stavros Center for Independent Living today!

This is the hard work of change and we can not do it without you.

With ongoing gratitude and appreciation,

Jason R. Montgomery

Director of Development, Stavros CIL

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