My Possibilities Raises $130,000 for New North Texas Campus

Parents and Sponsors Rally in Support of Expansion of New Plano Facility
 
 
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Feb. 26, 2013 - PRLog -- My Possibilities, a non-profit center dedicated to empowering disabled adults, hosted the 1st Annual Gala at the Gleneagles Country Club for more than 300 people in support of the center’s expansion campaign for the new campus in Plano on Thursday, February 21.  

The Gala, which was hosted by the My Possibilities Board of Directors, is part of a three-year capital raising campaign which is designed to offset the cost of the center’s expansion. Supported by local businesses, friends and family members, the night included speeches from Charmaine Solomon, Chairman of the Board and Founder of My Possibilities, and Michael Thomas, Executive Director of the Center.  The keynote speaker was Linda Smith, the Chief Development Officer of Opportunity Village which is based in Las Vegas, Nevada.  

“Despite the festive atmosphere, there was a serious mission behind our fundraiser, and our friends and family once again opened their hearts in support of the My Possibilities’ vision,” said Solomon. “In addition to fine dining, the guests were surprised to learn that they were being entertained by a celebrity impersonator murder mystery performance.  Guests were entertained with jokes by the likes of Austin Powers, Sherlock Holmes, Elizabeth Taylor and others.  Everyone had a delightful time, and we raised a substantial amount of money for the new building.”

Altogether, the Gala raised more than $130,000 toward the new facility expansion, which is set to open on July 1. A state-of-the-art facility, the new campus will become the first full-day higher education program in North Texas dedicated specifically for adults with cognitive disabilities. Located at 1631 Dorchester, Plano, Texas 75075, will be equipped with a special needs fitness facility, an educational training kitchen, an art studio with ceramic workshop and individual artist work stations, and an outside herb garden for garden therapy and horticulture training.

“Without the help of our supporters, this facility would be little more than a dream,” said Thomas.  “My Possibilities has come a long way in just over four years, and the credit is due to the strong support of the business community, family and friends.”

The organization would like to recognize and thank The Solomon Family, Berry Family Services, Frost Bank, First Texas Homes, Smith Exploration, Basden & Ivie, The Pielucci Family, The Kozlowski Family, Amy Simmons, Celebrity Murder Mystery Theater, Gleneagles Country Club, and all other table and individual sponsors of the event.

More information on the Expansion Campaign can be found by visiting the My Possibilities website at www.mypossibilities.org or by contacting the Resource Development Manager at 972-971-1808 or eromo@mptx.org.

About My Possibilities:
My Possibilities is a Plano, Texas-based non-profit, charity - 501(c)(3), for adults with disabilities (Autism, Down Syndrome, Aspergers, Prader-Willi, Head Injuries, etc.).  Started in June 2008, this organization is the FIRST full day, full year program in Collin County for Texans, who have "aged out" of secondary education. My Possibilities helps special needs adults build independence and vocational skills in a safe and nurturing environment.  To learn more, please go to www.mypossibilities.org.
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