Auxiliary to The Ability Center Logo

Auxiliary members are dedicated ambassadors and fundraisers who use their time and talent to support individuals who benefit from The Ability Center’s programs. Auxiliary luncheons connect like-minded people and offer informative presentations on making Toledo more disability-friendly.

Auxiliary to The Ability Center members
Auxiliary to The Ability Center members
Auxiliary to The Ability Center members
Auxiliary to The Ability Center members
Auxiliary to The Ability Center members

Auxiliary to The Ability Center supports:

Next Steps Summer Program

The Auxiliary supported transportation costs, business clothing, and recreational activities during the time they are living and learning at the University of Toledo.

Assistance Dogs

Money donated purchased one mini-modular puppy playground will provide enrichment experiences for our puppies that are starting their training. Also, included is sponsorship of another puppy which is starting its journey to becoming a service or therapy dog.

Home Accessibility

Benefited one-time emergency assistance for funds towards purchases of disability-related equipment that will increase or maintain one’s independence. items such as grab bars, raised toilet seats, shower seats or handheld shower heads to help those with disabilities to live safer and easier at home. Purchase of an aluminum ramp for a child, increasing their independence.

College Scholarships for Students with Disabilities

The Auxiliary has assisted The Ability Center in providing scholarships to students pursuing college degrees since 2008. This year $10,000 will be awarded to students.

Auxiliary Leadership

Arlene Whelen

Arlene Whelan

President

Jan Merki

Jan Merki

Vice President

Diane Welch

Diane Welch

Treasurer

Jo Lynn Koren

Jo Lynn Koren

Corresponding Secretary

Not Shown:

Susan Burwell, Recording Secretary
Donna Carroll Smith, Membership

Upcoming Events

Auxiliary Style Show

Wednesday, October 5, 2022
The Pinnacle

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SCHEDULE FOR ALL LUNCHEONS:
11:30 am – Registration/Social
12:00 noon – Luncheon
1:00 pm – Program/Entertainment