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                        2009 AnnuAl RepoRt
Florida Endowment Foundation for Vocational Rehabilitation, Inc.
2 • The Able Trust 2009 Annual Report
                                                                                        TAbLE OF CONTENTS




STRIVING FOR SUCCESS
       Making the Commitment ........................................................................................................................................................... 2
       Our Mission & Our Team .......................................................................................................................................................... 3


GRANTING THE GIFT OF EMPLOYMENT
       The James Patrick Memorial Work Incentive Personal Attendant Services Program ................................................... 4
       Florida Business Leadership Network .................................................................................................................................... 4
       Stories That Inspire
           A Helping Hand .......................................................................................................................................................................5
           Clear Eyes, Full Hearts.............................................................................................................................................................5
           Each One, Teach One ...............................................................................................................................................................6
           This Can Be Done... I’ve Been Where You Are ........................................................................................................................6
       2009 Grants .................................................................................................................................................................................... 7


SHAPING TOMORROW’S LEADERS
       Florida Youth Leadership Forum ............................................................................................................................................11
           Celebrating a Decade of Leadership ........................................................................................................................................11
       Disability Mentoring Day ........................................................................................................................................................ 12
           Career Development for Citizens with Disabilities ................................................................................................................12
       Florida High School/High Tech .............................................................................................................................................. 13
           Equipping Youth with the Skills to Succeed ..........................................................................................................................13


OUR JOURNEY: AT A GLANCE
       Able Trust Timeline .................................................................................................................................................................. 14
       Our Donors.................................................................................................................................................................................. 16


2009 FINANCIALS ............................................................................................................................................................................. 17
       Auditor’s Statement ................................................................................................................................................................... 18




                                                                                         1 • Because People Want to Work
                                             STRIVING FOR SUCCESS




Making the Commitment


R   ecession, unemployment, frightening economic
    reports, foreclosures, layoffs, furloughs, corporate
and political scandals, and people suffering who never
                                                                additional staff. Although there were a few bumps
                                                                along the way, the result is that we will be able to
                                                                continue to fully support the employment journey of
suffered before. If you told us 18 months ago that we           thousands of Floridians – not only during the past year
would be using those words to describe an entire year,          but into the next.
we might not have considered the information credible.
Like most other organizations, The Able Trust was               In this journey, we are especially grateful for those
prepared for some uncertainty and has seen the cyclical         individuals and companies that have supported
nature of the economy in the nearly twenty years                our efforts with contributions and donations of
since its founding, but the issues of the past year and         supplies and volunteers. To say that we could have
perhaps the next were never anticipated.                        accomplished our objectives last year without such
                                                                support would be a considerable misstatement. Our
This past year was very different in the intensity and          donors are listed on page sixteen. They are critical to
projected longevity of the recession. What does an              the good work that we do.
organization like The Able Trust do to survive the
current climate and also to keep the mission alive – one        Last year was all of the things mentioned in the first
of employment for people traditionally experiencing             line of this report. But it was also filled with new
a very high rate of unemployment, in a time when                opportunities, conquered challenges, the enjoyment
nearly all jobs are on the line? Our mission is to work         of succeeding when the stakes are down, hundreds
in a couple of key areas to help create fair employment         of people with disabilities getting needed job training
for people with disabilities. We believe that everyone          and jobs, a fantastically low drop-out rate for our HS/
has talent, and the research shows that those we                HT students, renewed commitment from the vast
serve are capable, dedicated, and loyal workers,                majority of our supporters, and the appearance of new
contributing much to the companies they work for. Yet           supporters – corporate and individual. It was a great
the unemployment rate for this group of workers who             growth year, and we invite you to look at some of
are able and willing to work in the full-time range is          the accomplishments on the following pages. Mother
approximately 57%, so the task to continue our work             Teresa once said, “Do the best you can. It will never
was especially challenging.                                     be good enough, but do the best you can anyway.” We
                                                                hope that you will enjoy reading about our best of last
As is evident on the pages that follow, The Able Trust          year, and know it will never be good enough for us, as
made a commitment to continue its important internal            we strive to continuously improve our contribution to
programs and to maintain its grant program at the               Floridians with disabilities.
highest level possible. Thanks to a dedicated staff
and Board of Directors, a great network of supporters           Kindest regards,
and partners throughout Florida, and many other
volunteers, we were able to host our tenth annual
Youth Leadership Forum; provide funding for seventy-
two grants in various counties throughout the state;
maintain our High School/High Tech programs and
add one new site; host the biggest Disability Mentoring
Day ever; launch a public awareness program, “Look
at My Ability;”maintain our support of the Business
Leadership Network; and continue to develop
relationships with businesses that have missions and
community responsibility commitments similar to our
mission. We watched our expenses carefully, found
                                                                    Bridget Pallango, MBA         Susanne F. Homant, MBA, DPA
ways to conserve such as moving the headquarters
                                                                    Chairperson of the Board             President & CEO
office to a less expensive setting, eliminated marginal
activities, and took on extra duties without requiring




                                         2 • The Able Trust 2009 Annual Report
                                                                 STRIVING FOR SUCCESS




Our Mission & Our Team                                                                                               AMbASSADORS
                                                                                                                     Bob Billingslea, Orlando
                                                                                                                     Bob Bromberg, Miami


C  reated by the State Legislature in 1990, and charged                                                              Sherra G. Payne, Plantation
   with additional duties through Executive Order of the                                                             Nancy Kline, Ft. Walton Beach
Governor, The Able Trust has a clear mission:
                                                                                                                     STAFF
To be the leader in providing Floridians with disabilities fair
opportunities for employment, through grant making; public                                                           President & CEO
awareness and education; policy review and recommendations;                                                            Dr. Susanne Homant
and fund raising to assure financial viability of the organization.                                                  Vice President of Grants Program
                                                                                                                        Guenevere Crum
The Executive Order further charges The Able Trust to work                                                           State Director, Florida HS/HT
with others, both statewide and nationally, to achieve results in                                                      Cat Keen
employing people with disabilities.
                                                                                                                     Director of Development & Marketing
                                                                                                                       Natalie Lamb
                                                                                                                     Financial Manager
bOARD OF DIRECTORS                                                                                                      Leona Boutwell
                                                                                                                     Assistant Director of Communications
                                                                                                                     & Events
                                                                                                                       Ray Ford, Jr.
                                                                                                                     Assistant Director of Disability Mentoring
                                                                                                                     Programs & Florida HS/HT
                                                                                                                       Sally Ash
                                                                                                                     Assistant to President & CEO
                                                                                                                       Mary Jo Hatala
Chair                      Vice Chair                    Secretary                    Treasurer                      Administrative Assistant
Bridget R. Pallango, MBA   Richard L. Cole, Jr., Esq.    Jeannie Amendola             Jason E. Havens, Esq.
                                                                                                                       Alexis C. García


                                                                                                                     CONSULTANTS
                                                                                                                     Regional Endowment Director
                                                                                                                       Michael S. Campbell
                                                                                                                     State Director, Florida HS/HT
                                                                                                                       Donna Mundy
                                                                                                                     Youth Leadership Forum
                                                                                                                       Carolyn Pardue

Eladio Amores, M.S.        Robert A. Butterworth, Esq.   J.R. Harding, Ed. D          Barbara G. MacArthur, RN, MN




                                                                    3 • Because People Want to Work
                                          GRANTING THE GIFT OF EMPLOYMENT




The James Patrick Memorial Work Incentive
Personal Attendant Services Program
                                          without their personal care attendants       cases exceeding the average worker in
                                          who help them with basic activities          these categories. However, the hiring
                                          of daily living – such as getting ready      of such individuals is often affected
                                          for work in the morning and getting          by antiquated corporate cultures and
                                          to work. Currently, the program has          misconceptions regarding diversity.
                                          expanded its capacity to serve 57            Recognizing such barriers, The
                                          individuals throughout the state who         Able Trust decided to address these
                                          receive annual funds to help pay for their   employment issues by initiating the
                                          personal care attendants. The combined       Florida Business Leadership Network
                                          annual salaries of these individuals—        (FLBLN) in 1998. County and city-
                                          who are now able to work—was more            specific Business Leadership Networks
                                          than $2.2 million in 2009.                   (BLNs) were created by community
                                                                                       business and civic leaders across the
                                          This program is administered by the          state. With help from an initiative of the
                                          Florida Association of Centers for           Agency for Persons with Disabilities in
                                          Independent Living, with fiscal and          2003-2004, six regions were targeted for

T    he James Patrick Memorial Work       audit responsibilities handled by The        their growth potential. The first to be
     Incentive Personal Care Attendant    Able Trust. An Oversight Committee           established was the Miami-Dade BLN.
Services Program provides financial       was created in the 2008 legislation,
assistance to people with disabilities,   and is chaired by program participant        BLNs strive to create mentoring
enabling them to hire an attendant        Gordon Palmer. The program serves            opportunities, internships, and
to help them prepare for work each        as a fitting tribute to Jimmy Patrick        permanent employment for people
day. Thanks to the tireless efforts of    who, in spite of his own significant         with disabilities in their communities.
James (Jimmy) Patrick, funding for        health issues (a spinal cord tumor that      They also engage their communities
this program was found through a          resulted in quadriplegia), created the       through business and public education
program called the Tax Restitution        concept and collected hundreds of            of the advantages of hiring people with
Program, which allows significantly       thousands of dollars for the program         disabilities. The Able Trust has made a
delinquent tax evaders to pay up          while working at the State Attorney’s        long term strategic commitment to assist
without facing criminal charges. A        Office in Jacksonville. Jimmy passed         existing BLNs in their work and to help
percentage of the sales taxes collected   away in 2007, leaving this great legacy.     establish more BLNs in the state, with
by the participating State Attorney’s                                                  an expansion of business memberships
offices go to the program to fund                                                      and through the development and
attendants for people working with
disabilities. Funding also comes from a
                                          Florida Business                             implementation of a statewide campaign,
                                                                                       “Look at my Ability.”
percentage of revenue supplied by sales   Leadership Network                           There are currently 14 Florida BLN
of motorcycle specialty plates.
                                                                                       Chapters in Florida, with a total of
                                          The issue of fair employment
Senator Stephen Wise and                                                               more than 1,000 individual business
                                          opportunities for all – including those
Representative Andy Gardner provided                                                   leaders and loaned executives
                                          with disabilities – is one of the utmost
legislative leadership during the                                                      representing hundreds of businesses
                                          importance, especially in these difficult
2008 Legislative Session to create the                                                 and organizations. These businesses
                                          economic times. Though individuals
James Patrick Memorial Program, a                                                      have a key operating belief that the
                                          and organizations may take up the
combination of the original Personal                                                   hiring of individuals with disabilities
                                          banner in this fight for equality, in
Care Attendant Program and a                                                           is good business. The 14 BLNs in
                                          the end individual businesses have
similar program to assist people with                                                  Florida are located in the following
                                          the most vital role to play. Contrary
disabilities other than brain and                                                      counties: Bay, Brevard, Broward,
                                          to many negative stereotypes, studies
spinal cord injuries. Participants in                                                  Dade, Duval, Escambia, Hillsborough,
                                          show that people with disabilities
the program state they would have                                                      Lee, Leon, Manatee, Okaloosa, Orange,
                                          are just as productive, reliable and
significant work option limitations                                                    Palm Beach and Polk.
                                          loyal as the average worker, in many




                                             4 • The Able Trust 2009 Annual Report
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Stories That Inspire

A Helping Hand

T   he Center for Independent Living (CIL) of Central Florida
    in Winter Park received a grant from The Able Trust for
start-up funds to provide employment services to US Military
veterans with disabilities. Reaching out to the communities in
Osceola, Seminole and Orange counties, the CIL found many
veterans with disabilities who needed assistance in gaining
employment and stabilizing their lives. One such individual
was Edwin Soto, a Vietnam Veteran with disabilities who, in
April 2009, reached out to the Center for Independent Living
seeking employment assistance. Despite being homeless and
battling addiction, Mr. Soto was optimistic while working             Thanks to the grant awarded by The Able Trust, the CIL has
towards his goals and rebuilding his life.                            been able to form a collaborative and working relationship
                                                                      with the local Veterans Administration Office. The CIL has
CIL Employment Specialists discovered a position as a phone           also been able to successfully reach out to veterans with
operator with the local office of the Department of Veteran’s         disabilities in a three-county area of central Florida, providing
Affairs (VA). Reviewing the responsibilities and qualifications       them with specialized assistance in regaining employment
for the position, Mr. Soto’s resume was updated and                   and successfully transitioning into civilian life.
submitted along with an application for employment. Mock
interviews were conducted to get Mr. Soto as familiar with the
job interview environment as possible, and as a result he was         Clear Eyes, Full Hearts
confident in his subsequent interview with Human Resources
for the position. On May 1st, Mr. Soto began his new position
with Veterans Affairs as a telephone operator.
                                                                      R    eceiving grant funds from the collaborative effort
                                                                           between The Able Trust and Vocational Rehabilitation
                                                                      Services has helped Madison County in rural North Florida
                                                                      create a High School/High Tech (HS/HT) program for
Today Mr. Soto is drug free, living in his own apartment and          students with disabilities. The funding has allowed more than
driving his own car. He is living proof that one can truly turn       thirty students from the community to participate in a host
their lives around for the better and become a productive,            of experiences that culminate in employment opportunities,
contributing citizen. All it takes is a helping hand.                 allowing them to see what their chosen career is truly like.
                                                                      The HS/HT curriculum challenges its students, motivates
                                                                      them to graduate, and encourages them to strive toward their
                                                                      life goals.

                                                                      Many students have had limited exposure to life outside
                                                                      the Madison area. HS/HT has provided these students
                                                                      a unique opportunity to experience college campuses,
                                                                      scientific centers and careers in other locales. In the
                                                                      beginning, some students are a little timid, and have
                                                                      difficulty even making eye contact when being addressed.
                                                                      By the end of the first year, however, their self confidence
                                                                      has increased to the point that they are no longer
                                                                      intimidated by new challenges or surroundings. Madison
                                                                      HS/HT graduates excel in volunteering, public speaking
                                                                      and are eager to explore future careers and new avenues.


                                                                      Above: Mr. Soto working as a telephone operator in the Department
                                                                      of Veteran’s Affairs.
                                                                      Left: Shakendra is participating in an experiment at Florida State
                                                                      University’s Circus of Physics.




                                                       5 • Because People Want to Work
                                                            GRANTING THE GIFT OF EMPLOYMENT




Stories That Inspire

Each One, Teach One

W      ith grant funds from The Able Trust, Renaissance
       Learning Academy (RLA) has been able to hire a
Transitional Specialist to help assess and train students
in a variety of possible career choices, purchase needed
assessment tools and other curriculum items geared
to preparing youth for the job market. The heart of the                                     This Can Be Done… I’ve Been Where You Are

                                                                                            T
Academy’s mission is giving students the opportunity                                             he Able Trust grant provided partial funding for a
to participate in vocational and employability activities                                        specialized team at WestCare Gulf Coast’s EmployAble
outside of the range of the normal school curriculum.                                       program, whose focus is increasing positive employment
Students have been able to shadow different jobs, receive                                   outcomes for disabled Veterans. Many of these veterans are
job coaching and support, and learn to develop job skills                                   in recovery from a substance abuse addiction and/or mental
through community participation.                                                            illness, homeless, living with HIV/AIDS, or impacted by
                                                                                            Post Traumatic Stress Disorder or other physical disabilities.
Anthony, an RLA student who expressed an interest                                           Gerald Threat was one of them.
in working with computers, was trained in computer
component assembly. Through use of a job coach, he was able                                 Gerald was in the U.S. Army for 11 ½ years during the Vietnam
to build eight computers with minimal supervision, for the                                  War when he incurred hip, back and knee injuries. He moved
RLA computer lab. Not only did this allow him to improve                                    to Pinellas County at a low point in his life, seeking help from
on his skills, but also gave him self-confidence and increased                              the Bay Pines VA program. He came to WestCare homeless,
his sense of self-worth. Anthony has learned to instruct other                              with just eighty dollars in his pocket, and a significant history of
students in some of these basic skills. Katie, an RLA student,                              substance abuse. However, he also had a desire to get sober and
learned to operate a switchboard, take messages, and transfer                               once again be a productive member of society. He successfully
calls. She now has a part-time role as the “back-up” operator                               completed the TWE program at Bay Pines Veterans Affairs,
for the RLA switchboard.                                                                    and WestCare’s EmployAble staff assisted Gerald in securing
                                                                                            employment at “A Turning Point” Emergency Homeless Shelter
                                                                                            in St. Petersburg as a Client Services Technician.

                                                                                            This position enhanced his career goal of being a substance
                                                                                            abuse counselor. His responsibilities include making the
                                                                                            initial client assessment for eligibility at intake, orienting new
                                                                                            clients to the shelter, maintaining a safe and sober therapeutic
                                                                                            environment by getting clients settled into the shelter, and by
                                                                                            ensuring that the program rules and structure are followed. In
                                                                                            his position he creates medication administration records, logs
                                                                                            medication brought into the facility, and supervises the client’s
                                                                                            self administration of medication during his shift. The main
                                                                                            job of the Client Services Technician is to engage clients in the
                                                                                            recovery process. “This position provides me the opportunity
                                                                                            to give something back to the community. I can relate to the
                                                                                            clients and give both the client and their families support. I
                                                                                            feel like I am making a difference,” Gerald says.

                                                                                            Gerald relishes the opportunity to work with other veterans
                                                                                            at the shelter, and counsels clients saying, “This can be done.
                                                                                            I have been where you are.” He has been employed at “A
                                                                                            Turning Point” since January 2009, and has been attending St.
                                                                                            Petersburg College, studying addiction counseling with the
Above: Anthony utilizing his computer skills in the RLA computer lab, and Katie
as the RLA switchboard operator.                                                            goal of becoming a Certified Addiction Professional.
Top right: Gerald Threat counsels a client at “Turning Point” Emergency Homeless Shelter.


                                                                 6 • The Able Trust 2009 Annual Report
                                                      GRANTING THE GIFT OF EMPLOYMENT




2009 GRANTS
North Florida
 Geographical County
                                      Organization                           Project Title          Grant Amount     Population Served
       Served
         Wakulla                        Ability 1st                     High School/High Tech         $20,000         Disability Neutral
           Leon                         Ability 1st                     High School/High Tech         $20,000         Disability Neutral

                                                                       Supported Employment
         Alachua                 ARC Alachua County, Inc                                              $42,200      Developmental Disability
                                                                             Program

    Alachua, Bradford,
                                       ARC Bradford                  Job Development Specialist       $46,513      Developmental Disability
       Union, Clay

                                                                       Supported Employment
  Escambia, Santa Rosa               ARC Gateway, Inc                                                 $42,200      Developmental Disability
                                                                           Enhancement


                                                                     The Teacher Resource Store,
         Nassau                        ARC Nassau                                                     $50,000      Developmental Disability
                                                                       Employment Initiative


 Duval, St. Johns, Nassau,                                          Brooks Clubhouse Vocational
                                Brooks Health Foundation                                              $51,175          SC/Head Injury
            Clay                                                        Integration Program


                             Center for Independent Living of
           Levy                                                         High School/High Tech         $20,000         Disability Neutral
                                  North Central Florida


                             Center for Independent Living of
         Bradford                                                       High School/High Tech         $20,000         Disability Neutral
                                  North Central Florida


                             Center for Independent Living of
         Alachua                                                        High School/High Tech         $20,000         Disability Neutral
                                  North Central Florida


                             Center for Independent Living of
         Putnam                                                         High School/High Tech         $20,000         Disability Neutral
                                  North Central Florida


                             Center for Independent Living of
         Marion                                                         High School/High Tech         $20,000         Disability Neutral
                                  North Central Florida


                             Center for Independent Living of
         Alachua                                                        High School/High Tech         $20,000         Disability Neutral
                                  North Central Florida

           Gulf                 Dyslexia Research Institute             High School/High Tech         $20,000         Disability Neutral

                                                                     Paid Internship Program for
                              First Coast Business Leadership
          Duval                                                       Students and Adults with        $78,000         Disability Neutral
                                          Network
                                                                              Disabilities

        Columbia             Florida Crown Workforce Board, Inc         High School/High Tech         $20,000         Disability Neutral


         Gilchrist           Florida Crown Workforce Board, Inc         High School/High Tech         $20,000         Disability Neutral


          Union              Florida Crown Workforce Board, Inc         High School/High Tech         $20,000         Disability Neutral

          Dixie              Florida Crown Workforce Board, Inc         High School/High Tech         $20,000         Disability Neutral




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 Geographical
                               Organization                           Project Title          Grant Amount    Population Served
 County Served
  Columbia, Dixie,      Florida Crown Workforce Board,
                                                                     ENABLE program             $40,000        Disability Neutral
  Gilchrist, Union                    Inc

                         Independent Living Resource
       Baker                                                     High School/High Tech          $20,000        Disability Neutral
                          Center of Northeast Florida

                         Independent Living Resource
       Duval                                                     High School/High Tech          $20,000        Disability Neutral
                          Center of Northeast Florida

                         Independent Living Resource
      Nassau                                                     High School/High Tech          $20,000        Disability Neutral
                          Center of Northeast Florida

                         Independent Living Resource
     St. Johns                                                   High School/High Tech          $20,000        Disability Neutral
                          Center of Northeast Florida

                         Independent Living Resource
       Clay                                                      High School/High Tech          $20,000        Disability Neutral
                          Center of Northeast Florida

                                                                 Supported Employment
Holmes, Washington,       Life Management Center of
                                                                Services for Veterans with      $40,000        Disability Neutral
 Calhoun, Jackson                Northwest FL
                                                                       Disabilities

      Madison           Madison County School Board              High School/High Tech          $20,000        Disability Neutral

                       New Heights of Northeast Florida,         Expanded Employment
       Duval                                                                                    $73,590     Developmental Disability
                                     Inc                               Services

       Duval                 North Florida School              Retail Job Training Program      $18,000          Mental Health

     Escambia               Pensacola Pen Wheels                 High School/High Tech          $20,000        Disability Neutral
    Santa Rosa              Pensacola Pen Wheels                 High School/High Tech          $20,000        Disability Neutral
        Bay                 St. Andrew Bay Center               Destination Employment          $32,000     Developmental Disability

       Taylor            Taylor County School District           High School/High Tech          $20,000        Disability Neutral

                           United Cerebral Palsy of               Sugarland Tech, Inc. –
Escambia, Santa Rosa                                                                            $45,633     Developmental Disability
                             Northwest Florida                    Employment Initiative

 Okaloosa, Walton,     Workforce Development Board of           Veterans with Disabilities
                                                                                                $40,000        Disability Neutral
Santa Rosa, Escambia    Okaloosa and Walton Counties                    Program

                       Workforce Development Board of
     Okaloosa                                                    High School/High Tech         $17,965.21      Disability Neutral
                        Okaloosa and Walton Counties




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                                                      GRANTING THE GIFT OF EMPLOYMENT




2009 GRANTS
Central Florida
   Geographical
                                     Organization                           Project Title            Grant Amount    Population Served
   County Served
                                                                     High School/High Tech, new
         Pinellas                 Abilities, Inc. of Florida                                           $25,920.27      Disability Neutral
                                                                                site

  St. Lucie, Indian River       ARC of Martin County, Inc.               Treasure Coast Works           $30,000        Disability Neutral

         Brevard               Brevard Schools Foundation               High School/High Tech           $20,000     Developmental Disability
         Brevard               Brevard Schools Foundation               High School/High Tech           $20,000        Disability Neutral
                             Center for Independent Living in          Veterans with Disabilities
         Orange                                                                                         $40,000        Disability Neutral
                                    Central Florida, Inc                     Employment

                              Community Haven for Children
   Manatee, Sarasota                                                    High School/High Tech           $20,000        Disability Neutral
                              and Adults with Disabilities, Inc


   Sarasota, Manatee,         Community Haven for Children
                                                                        Access to Employment            $35,000        Disability Neutral
       Charlotte              and Adults with Disabilities, Inc


                              Community Haven for Children
   Sarasota, Manatee                                                    High School/High Tech           $20,000        Disability Neutral
                              and Adults with Disabilities, Inc


  Pinellas, Hillsborough,
                                     Creative Clay, Inc                  Artlink Employment             $54,580        Disability Neutral
         Manatee

                              Foundation for Orange County
         Orange                                                         High School/High Tech           $20,000        Disability Neutral
                                     Public Schools
 Martin, St. Lucie, Indian
                             HPS, Helping People Succeed, Inc         Follow Along Phase II Plus        $35,432          Mental Health
  River, Okeechobee
                                                                     Services for Individuals with
         Orange                 Lighthouse Central Florida                                             $3,736.23        Vision Impaired
                                                                       Macular Degeneration

 Polk, Highlands, Hardee            Peace River Center                       Club Success               $36,840          Mental Health


                              School District of Hillsborough
      Hillsborough             County Technical and Career              High School/High Tech           $20,000        Disability Neutral
                                        Education

                                                                     Pasco County Search Model
          Pasco              The Center for Independence, Inc                                           $34,779     Developmental Disability
                                                                              Project

                               United Cerebral Palsy of East
           Lake                                                         High School/High Tech           $20,000        Disability Neutral
                                     Central Florida

                                                                       EmployAble Program for
         Pinellas            WestCare Gulf Coast Florida, Inc                                           $40,000        Disability Neutral
                                                                       Veterans with Disabilities
                                                                      Food Service Employment
         Pinellas                 Van Gogh’s Palette, Inc.                                              $54,000          Mental Health
                                                                              Program




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2009 GRANTS
South Florida
   Geographical
                                Organization                            Project Title             Grant Amount    Population Served
   County Served
         Dade                Bay Point Schools, Inc                 High School/High Tech            $20,000         Disability Neutral

         Dade            Best Buddies International, Inc.        Project Search at Metro Zoo         $20,000     Developmental Disability

                        Center for Independent Living of
       Broward                                                      High School/High Tech            $20,000         Disability Neutral
                                     Broward

                                                                 INVEST-Innovate & Navigate
                        Center for Independent Living of
         Dade                                                     Veterans Employment via            $40,000         Disability Neutral
                                  South Florida
                                                                     Support & Training

                        Goodwill Industries of Southwest
    Glades, Hendry                                                  High School/High Tech            $20,000         Disability Neutral
                                   Florida, Inc
                        Goodwill Industries of Southwest
          Lee                                                       High School/High Tech            $20,000         Disability Neutral
                                   Florida, Inc
                                                                    Job Coach/Vocational
      Palm Beach              Gratitude House, Inc                                                   $45,000     Drug/Alcohol Dependency
                                                                     Counseling Program
                        Gulfstream Goodwill Industries,
      Palm Beach                                                    High School/High Tech            $20,000         Disability Neutral
                                     Inc
                                                                   Supported Employment
          Lee            Lee Mental Health Center, Inc            Services for Veterans with         $40,000          Mental Health
                                                                         Disabilities
       Monroe                       MARC Inc                          The Rainbow Cafe               $29,375     Developmental Disability

      Palm Beach        Renaissance Learning Academy            Academy’s Transition Program         $25,000     Developmental Disability


       Monroe                 Samuel’s House, Inc              WIT Works-Women in Transition         $26,000          Mental Health

                                                               Pre-Employment Preparedness:
  Palm Beach, Broward        Stand Among Friends               Employment Support Specialist         $40,000         Disability Neutral
                                                                     and Job Developer

                                                                  Old Dixie Training Nursery
         Dade               Sunrise Community, Inc                                                   $40,000     Developmental Disability
                                                                     Renovation Project


2009 GRANTS
Statewide
   Geographical
                                Organization                            Project Title             Grant Amount    Population Served
   County Served
                                                                 Transitioning to Community
                              Florida Association of
       Statewide                                                 Employment: A Perspective           $12,500     Developmental Disability
                             Rehabilitation Facilities
                                                                          that Works
                             Florida Developmental             Transportation Feasibility Study
       Statewide                                                                                     $20,000        Disability Neutral
                             Disabilities Council, Inc                  Partnership
                                                                  Service Dogs Employability
       Statewide        New Horizons Service Dogs, Inc                                               $40,000         SC/Head Injury
                                                                           Initiative

                          The University of Alabama at            AMD Project, Research for
       Statewide          Birmingham, Department of                 Age-Related Macular              $3,735          Vision Impaired
                                Ophthalmology                      Degeneration Project


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                                                   SHAPING TOMORROW’S LEADERS




Florida Youth Leadership Forum

Celebrating a Decade of Leadership

T    he 2009 Youth Leadership Forum (YLF) celebrated its 10th
     anniversary this past July. With help from public and private
partners, high school students with disabilities from across the
state of Florida participated in four days of leadership and social
training at no cost. In addition to the various physical disabilities
in this scope, a myriad of developmental disabilities (acquired
at birth)—such as Cerebral Palsy, Autism, Down’s Syndrome,
and Spina Bifida among others—were also represented. The
YLF is sponsored annually by The Able Trust and the Florida
Developmental Disabilities Council, and funded entirely by
corporate sponsorships, grants, and private donations.

The primary goal of the Forum is to develop a network of
young adults with disabilities who realize their ability to pursue
meaningful employment and societal contributions. In doing so,
these individuals help break down the barriers to independence
for others with disabilities. The Forum also focuses on
leadership by example, bringing in people with disabilities to
serve as speakers, mentors and volunteers.

YLF 2009 was held from July 22-26 at Southgate Campus
Centre, a private residence hall on Florida State University’s
campus, and began on Wednesday afternoon with a Welcome
and Opening Ceremonies, where YLF staff and facilitators were
introduced to first-time delegates. Upon arrival, YLF delegates
were put into smaller “Home Groups” of approximately 5-6
students, representing diversity in their disability, gender and
ethnicity. Home groups provided a more intimate atmosphere for
student interaction. Two volunteers with disabilities served as
facilitators for the group. Junior Staff – returning YLF alumni –
assisted with event logistics and were given a variety of tasks to
help further develop their leadership skills.

Highlights of YLF 2009 included:
    l   Capitol Day - in the Florida House Chambers, where
        delegates heard speakers and participated in a Mock Session
    l   Delegate Dance - where delegates and staff mixed and
        mingled in the Southgate Ballroom
    l   Annual Career Fair and Mentors’ Luncheon - more than
        23 mentors shared career advice in 13 different vocations
    l   YLF Talent Show - delegates shared their musical and
        artistic talents with their peers
    l   Community Service Project - benefitting a Tallahassee
        homeless shelter and a national disability advocacy
        initiative in California                                                         YLF 2010 IS SCHEDULED
                                                                                            FOR JULY 21 - 25!

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Disability Mentoring Day

Career Development for Citizens with Disabilities                        “It was exciting to receive stories and photos of joy from
                                                                         restaurants throughout the country that participated in the DMD
T   he fall of 2009 marked two very important events for
    individuals with disabilities. The National Disability
Employment and Awareness Month Ceremony, and Florida
                                                                         program,” Suarez said.

                                                                         Suarez also saw Darden’s participation as a great way to live
Disability Mentoring Day Kickoff took place on October 1,
                                                                         out and express their core values of Always Learning – Always
2009 in Tallahassee, in partnership with the Agency for Persons
                                                                         Teaching, Being of Service, Diversity, and Respect and Caring.
with Disabilities, The Division of Vocational Rehabilitation and
the Agency for Workforce Innovation. Disability Mentoring
                                                                         A student participant at The Olive Garden on International Drive
Day was nationally commemorated on Wednesday, October 21,
                                                                         in Orlando told his teacher, “I’m so excited I have water coming
offering job shadow opportunities to students and job seekers
                                                                         out of my eyes.”
with disabilities across the state.
DMD is a one-day job shadowing opportunity for
individuals with disabilities that provides them with a
way to gain on-the-job experience, and a way for employers
to gain exposure to working with individuals with
disabilities. This year, Governor Charlie Crist served as the
2009 Florida Disability Mentoring Day Honorary Chair.
During activities throughout the month of October, more
than 3,000 student and job seeker mentees and mentors
from corporate settings were matched for activities such
as job shadowing, group industry tours, career fairs and
job readiness workshops. This unique opportunity was
coordinated by The Able Trust and the Florida DMD
Statewide Planning Committee.

The Able Trust would like to thank the many supporters,
volunteers and sponsors who contributed to the success of
this year’s DMD activities. An example of this support can be
found in Darden Restaurants. An account of their DMD activities
can be found in The Communicator, a monthly publication for
Darden Restaurant Support Center employees.
Darden has been an avid supporter of the DMD program for
several years. Julio Suarez, director of Diversity Outreach,
helped coordinate the DMD program at Darden this year.




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Florida High School/High Tech

Equipping Youth with the Skills to Succeed                                            GRADUATION                        COLLEGE


T    he Florida High School-High Tech Program* (HS/HT) of
     The Able Trust offers a solution to the low employment and
under employment of Floridian’s with disabilities by providing
evidence-based, individualized transition services to high school
students and other young people with disabilities between the
ages of 14 and 22. The Florida HS/HT Program is designed to
provide high school students with disabilities the opportunity to
explore jobs or postsecondary education leading to technology
related careers. The goals of the Florida HS/HT Program include                    During the 2008-2009 school        Florida HS/HT students
                                                                                   year, the Florida High School/     entered post secondary
improving employment outcomes by: 1) reducing the dropout                          High Tech (HS/HT) Program          education or training at
rate of students with disabilities, 2) increasing their enrollment in              served 1,469 students with         more than three times the
college and 3) improving participation in education, vocational                    disabilities in 35 Florida         rate of all Florida graduates
and employment-related activities.                                                 counties. Services were            with disabilities. Seventy-
                                                                                   provided in 107 high schools       three percent of Florida HS/
The program links youth to a broad range of academic, career                       and also in alternative settings   HT graduates entered post
development and experiential resources and experiences that will                   including but not limited          secondary education or
enable them to meet the demands of the 21st century workforce.                     to foster care group homes         training after graduation
                                                                                   and Department of Juvenile         compared to only 22 percent
Of the 365 high school graduates this year, 45 percent entered                                                        of graduates with disabilities
                                                                                   Justice facilities. The Florida
community college, 13 percent entered employment, eight                            HS/HT Program experienced          in Florida.
percent entered a four-year college/university, 13 percent chose                   a two percent drop out rate
to attend a technical school, five percent entered the military, two               compared with the state
percent chose other options, 10 percent continued high school                      average of a four percent
                                                                                   dropout rate for all students
as fifth-year seniors and only four percent were undecided as to
                                                                                   with disabilities.
their post high school plans.
                                                                                      EMPLOYMENT                        LEADERSHIP
Florida HS/HT received two exciting new grants this year: 1)
The Workforce Florida Youth Opportunities Grant will allow
the program to expand the Juvenile Justice HS/HT model to
Walton County and initiate a program serving youth in foster
care in Miami-Dade County. 2) The National Mentoring
Program “RAMP” Grant from the Office of Juvenile Justice in
collaboration with the Institute for Educational Leadership will
allow the program to expand in three counties, by matching
employer mentors with students for a year-round mentoring                          Eighty-six percent of Florida      Florida HS/HT students
experience, culminating in a high-tech, mentoring-driven team                      HS/HT graduates entered            develop service learning
project. This is a multi-state, three year grant offered to the                    post secondary education or        projects through the
following states: Florida, Maryland, New York, Michigan,                           employment as compared to          Project Impact Initiative,
                                                                                   only 55 percent of all Florida     a partnership with the
Louisiana, Texas, Colorado, and Vermont. The Able Trust’s
                                                                                   graduates with disabilities.       Governor’s Commission on
Florida HS/HT Program continues to be recognized nationally                        In addition, 239 Florida HS/       Volunteerism and Community
as a premier HS/HT program model and is funded with                                HT students (representing all      Service (Volunteer Florida).
endowments and financial assistance from the Florida Division                      grades) secured employment         Project Impact connects
of Vocational Rehabilitation (Florida Department of Education).                    through program services.          HS/HT students to national
                                                                                                                      service and service related
                                                                                                                      careers through mentoring,
                                                                                                                      paid summer internships, and
                                                                                                                      student-driven community
                                                                                                                      change projects. These
                                                                                                                      projects enable students
                                                                                                                      to serve their communities
                                                                                                                      and gain leadership and
*This project funded by The Able Trust and the Florida Department of Education,                                       employment skills.
Division of Vocational Rehabilitation.



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                                                     OUR JOURNEY: AT A GLANCE




1990                                                                                                              •   Governor helps kick off
                                                                                                                      Florida Leadership Business
•   Enabling Legislation creates                                                                                      Network
    the Florida Endowment                                                                                         •   Partners with Florida State
    Foundation for Vocational                                                                                         University to perform
    Rehabilitation (FEFVR)                                                                                            cost-benefit analysis of the
                                                                                                                      employment of Floridians
1991                                                                                                                  with disabilities Awards 94
                                                                                                                      grants totaling $1,486,357
•   Founding Board of Directors                                                                                   •   Addresses cultural diversity
    is appointed by Florida’s                                                                                         issues by awarding Bethune
    Governor                                                                                                          Cookman College and
                                                                                                                      Florida Agricultural and
1992                                                                                                              •   Mechanical University with
•   FEFVR makes first grant                                                                                           research grants to address
    awards totaling $35,771                                                                                           employment for African-
•   Projects relate to technology                                                                                     Americans with disabilities
    for the blind, employment
    training and transportation     1995                                        to the US Department of           2000
                                                                                Labor Office of Disability
                                    •   Awards 91 grants totaling               Employment Policy                 •   First Youth Leadership
1993                                    $944,262                           •    Awards 104 grants totaling            Forum held in Tallahassee
•   FEFVR hires their first         •   Grant highlights include                $1,245,338                        •   Awards 44 grants totaling
    President & CEO                     a disability awareness             •    Grant highlights include              $747,163
•   Awards 38 grants totaling           marketing campaign for                  a University of Florida           •   First-time funding awarded
    $214,906                            employers across the state              research project to evaluate          to a Chamber of Commerce
•   Grant activity reaches out to       of Florida, including a                 abilities of seizure-alert dogs       to develop a job-training
    rural areas of the state            weekly radio program                    for persons with epilepsy             program for students with
                                        that addresses training                                                       disabilities
                                        opportunities for people
1994                                                                       1998
                                        with disabilities                                                         2001
•   FEFVR initiates endowment                                              •    First fundraising gala held at
                                                                                the Mar-A-Lago Club; raises       •   Awards 47 grants totaling
    program                         1996                                        more than $150,000                    $1,218,802
•   Awards 33 grants totaling
    $269,142                        •   FEFVR begins using The             •    Awards 130 grants totaling        •   Expands High School/High
•   Funds emergency deaf                Able Trust as the official              $1,904,413                            Tech to 12 projects statewide.
    services for Hurricane              foundation name                    •    Grant highlights include              Partnering employers include
    Andrew Relief                   •   Develops The Ability                    establishing an adaptive              NASA, University of Florida
•   Partners with the Dole              Awards program to                       computer lab at Tallahassee           Brain Institute and IBM
    Foundation to fund initial          recognize a nonprofit,                  Community College and             •   Funds statewide workshop
    High School/High Tech               an entrepreneur with a                  developing an employment              series to address new
    project in Florida                  disability, employers and               program for Native                    “Ticket to Work” legislation
                                        the media                               Americans with disabilities           regarding social security
                                    •   Sponsors the Atlanta                                                          benefits for persons with
                                        Paralympic games                                                              disabilities
                                    •   Annual grant awards exceed
                                                                           1999
                                        $1 million this year               •    Installed first and only          2002
                                    •   Awards grant to assist with             accessible computer in
                                        emergency financial relief              Florida’s Capitol for             •   To date, the total grant
                                        for education assistance                legislative bill-tracking             awards exceed $10 million
                                        due to Federal Government               purposes                          •   Awards 73 grants totaling
                                        Shutdown                                                                      $1,554,748
                                    •   Funds Bethune Cookman
                                        College study to address
                                        disability and employment
                                        outcomes for African
                                    •   Americans and Hispanics
                                        with disabilities

                                    1997
                                    •   Florida’s Governor signs
                                        executive order designating
                                        The Able Trust as the Florida
                                        Governor’s Alliance for the
                                        Employment of Citizens
                                        with Disabilities
                                    •   The Able Trust becomes
                                        Florida’s official liaison



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                                                      OUR JOURNEY: AT A GLANCE




•   Sponsors first annual Florida   2006
    Disability Mentoring Day
•   Hosts fifth anniversary of      •   Grant awards exceeded
    annual Gala at Mar-a-Lago           $2 million, with more
                                        than $2.1 million in grants
                                        awarded to 69 agencies and
                                        2 individuals
2003                                •   HS/HT serves more than 900
•   The Able Trust commissions          students with transitioning
    a statewide study with JM           and career development,
    Foundation for Vocational           which saw nearly 90 percent
    Rehabilitation to address           of its 2006 graduates enter
    employer attitudes about            post-secondary education or
    people with disabilities            employment
•   Awarded $990,000 grant over     •   Project Impact, a pilot
    five years from the Office          program providing
    of Disability Employment            leadership development                   Leadership Network, for           •   Campaign during the fall.
    Policy to expand the Florida        through volunteerism and                 distribution to other BLNs            This statewide educational
    High School/High Tech               service for HS/HT students,              throughout the state. The             initiative reinforces the
    program                             initiated with Volunteer                 campaign reinforces the               benefits of hiring Floridians
•   Recruits more than 700              Florida                                  benefits of hiring Floridians         with disabilities.
    students with disabilities      •   Launched a national pilot                with disabilities                 •   The tenth annual Youth
    to participate in Florida           project with CVS Pharmacy           •    The Able Trust reached a              Leadership Forum
    Disability Mentoring Day            and the US Department of                 grant-funding milestone,              welcomed more than 70
    with the support of local           Labor Office of Disability               exceeding $23 million                 young Floridians with
    disability agencies                 Employment Policy to                     in grants to community                disabilities to learn about
                                        provide internships to                   organizations throughout              disabilities law and
2004                                    students with disabilities               Florida’s 67 counties, since          advocacy.
                                    •   Partnered with the APD,                  its inception
•   The Able Trust becomes                                                                                         •   The Florida High School/
                                        Vocational Rehabilitation and       •    The first annual art contest
    beneficiary of funds                                                                                               High Tech (HS/HT)
                                        Workforce Florida to expand              was held, inviting artists with
    raised from Florida’s first                                                                                        Program served 1,469
                                        11 local chapters of the Florida         a disability to design The
    motorcycle specialty license                                                                                       students with disabilities
                                        BLN, leading the nation in the           Able Trust Holiday Card.
    plate, the Bikers Care Tag                                                                                         through 107 schools in
                                        largest chapter development              Over 60 excellent entries were
•   The Able Trust commissions                                                                                         35 Florida counties. As a
                                        for a single state                       received, with a decision to
    a statewide study to assess                                                                                        result, 239 students secured
                                                                                 host this competition on an           employment and 73% of
    myths and misconceptions
    of employers in regard
                                    2007                                         annual basis to highlight the         Florida HS/HT students
                                                                                 artistic talents of individuals       entered post-secondary
    to hiring people with           •   Expanded the Florida High
                                                                                 with disabilities                     education.
    disabilities                        School/High Tech Program
                                                                            •    The Florida High School/          •   For the third year in
•   Awards more than $1.7               to 37 project sites across the
                                                                                 High Tech (HS/HT) Program             a row, The Able Trust
    million in grants to 53             state, now exceeding 1,000
                                                                                 served 1,408 students                 Grants Program provided
    nonprofit agencies                  students with disabilities
                                                                                 with disabilities through             community-based
                                        who receive career
                                                                                 112 schools in 36 Florida             organizations in 52 counties
2005                                    development and transition
                                                                                 counties. As a result of              more than $2 million dollars
                                        support to prepare for life
•   Awards more than $1.6                                                        program service, 86 percent           in grant funding to support
                                        beyond high school
    million in grants to 58                                                      of HS/HT graduates entered            employment opportunities
                                    •   Selected as the national
    nonprofit agencies and 2                                                     post secondary education or           for individuals with
                                        launch site for Disability
    individuals                                                                  employment                            disabilities.
                                        Mentoring Day (DMD) by
•   Raised more than $2.5                                                   •    On Disability Mentoring Day       •   National Disability
                                        the American Association of
    million for The Able Trust                                                   in October, led the country in        Employment Awareness
                                        People with Disabilities
    Endowment                                                                    connecting more than 3,000            Month was recognized
                                    •   Joined by the Lt. Governor,
•   Collaborated with the                                                        mentees with disabilities and         during the month of October.
                                        hosted a statewide career
    Division of Vocational                                                       workplace mentors for job             The Able Trust and its
                                        fair to kickoff DMD
    Rehabilitation to expand the                                                 shadowing activities--more            partners began the month’s
                                        activities with nearly 500
    Florida High School/High                                                     than doubling the previous            activities in Tallahassee on
                                        students with disabilities in
    Tech program by adding                                                       year’s level of participation         October 1, 2009.
                                        attendance
    10 new sites, serving 200                                               •    The Able Trust offices were       •   The second Able Trust
                                    •   Received the US Business
    additional students                                                          moved to a more accessible            Holiday Card contest invited
                                        Leadership Network
•   Served as national kickoff                                                   location in Tallahassee,              artists with disabilities to
                                        “Exceptional Partner of the
    hosts for Disability                                                         with greater visibility,              design the organization’s
                                        Year Award”
    Mentoring Day in                                                             complimentary parking, and            annual greeting card.
    collaboration with the                                                       at a lower cost                       More than 160 entries were
    Division of Vocational
                                    2008                                                                               received.
    Rehabilitation and other        •   The Able Trust acquired             2009                                   •   The Able Trust continues its
    statewide partners                  the “Look at My Ability”                                                       participation in the National
                                                                            •    The Able Trust successfully           Association of Governors’
                                        campaign rights from the
                                                                                 launched the “Look at My              Committees on People with
                                        Miami-Dade Business
                                                                                 Abilities”                            Disabilities.


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                                                    OUR JOURNEY: AT A GLANCE




Our Donors
T   he Able Trust believes that when people with disabilities want to work, they should. Key Able Trust programs such as
    the Florida Youth Leadership Forum, Florida High School/High Tech, Veterans with Disabilities Employment Initiative,
Disability Mentoring Day, the Business Leadership Network and core Grant Programs have enabled thousands of individuals
with various disabilities, young and old, to enter the workforce.
Thanks to the unwavering support of its donors, The Able Trust has provided and expanded critical employment programs
for Floridians with disabilities by offering more than $24 million in direct grant support since 1990. There are many
opportunities to support the mission of The Able Trust, such as making a donation, creating an endowment, sponsoring
projects/participants or becoming a partner in the Florida Business Leadership Network. The Able Trust recognizes its donors
in various ways and respects the wishes of those who want to remain anonymous.

Carl Abbonizio                         Farmers & Merchants Bank                 Margo Kohl                    Publix Super Market
William Allen                          FDDC Inc.                                Robert Kucheberg              Wendy Pugh
Margarita & Bahram Ambrishami          Thomas Feltenstein                       Mark Kurland                  Lance Rao
Jeannie Amendola                       Steve Feltington                         Peter Lamelas                 R.A. Raymond
American Express                       Alfred Ferris                            Robert Lanier                 Patricia Reardon
Eladio & Judy Amores                   James Finck                              Marshall Leeds                Marie Miller Rose
Anheuser-Busch                         Cheryl Fisher                            Barbara LeRoy                 Rotary Club of Tallahassee
Jan & Peter Anrsnes                    Florida Brain & Spinal Cord Injury       Carolyn Logan                 Timothy Rothwell
Tina Arsenault                         Pgm.Florida Dept. of Education           Heather Lynch                 Michele Sachuk
Bobbie Bailey                          Florida Division of Vocational           Barbara & Richard MacArthur   Leslie & Ed Sacks
A Barrington                            Rehabilitation                          Joanne Mandell                The Safeguard Group
Barrier Wall of South Florida          Florida Power & Light                    Amy Manolakos                 Sanofi-Aventis
Melinda Beaman                         Forbes/Cohen Florida                     Jeff Marcus                   James & Judy Saunders
Michael Becker                         Maria Gangemi                            Nancy Marcus                  Schering Corp.
David Befeler & Sheila Buchbinder      GMRI Inc.                                Rick Mareira                  A. Schiralli
Peter Belisi                           Leon Golden                              Janelle Mariani               Schumacher Automotive
Allen Benzer                           Goodwill/South Florida                   The Mashkin Family            Richard Schuster
Ira Berger                             Richard Griffin                          Marsh USA Inc.                Ethel Schwartz
Jeffrey & M Berkman                    Sharon Griffith                          Gordon Martin                 Joel S. Seiden
Ted Bernstein                          Gerald Hanzel                            Paul Martinelli               Florence Seiler
Gary Betensky                          Fred Hassan                              Thomas Martinelli             SFE&TC
Bob & Dee Dee Billingslea              D.F. Hassan                              Denva May                     David Shockley
Blue Cross/Blue Shield                 Dan Hassan                               McKeon Family Trust           Signature Hair Design
Bobbie Bailey Foundation               Jason & Daphne Havens                    Dennis & Gwendolyn McNeeney   Janet Smith
Holly Bondar                           Melinda Heilman                          Joesph J. Melone              Billy Spencer
Gary & Carolyn Bookout                 Faye Hibbard                             Meryll Lynch                  James Spencer
Terri Bradley                          Sue Homant                               Meyer Charitable Trust        Wendy Spencer
Bob & Penny Bromberg                   Craig Huffman                            Monterey Fund Inc.            Thomas Stevens
Brooks Family                          Humana Marketpoint                       Dean Morehouse                Sun Trust
Nell Carter Bunn                       Patsy Hundley                            Max & Donna Mundy             Sunrise Community
Michael Campbell                       Lyn Inauzzi                              MV Transportation             Tallahassee Comm. College
Trudy Carey                            Independent Roof Construction            Joseph W. Namath              Thomas M. Kirbo
Vance Carpenter                        Kim Jacobs                               New Horizons                  Gladys Thomas
Carolina Consulting                    Michele Jacobs                           Obagi Medial Product          Tire Kingdom
Douglas E. Carton                      Horace Jenkins                           Carolyn Olive                 Vickar Charitable Foundation
Vince Cerone                           Richard Jenkins                          Steve Olsen                   Victory Living Program
Edgar Cherry                           Warren Jernigan                          Gustavo Oropeza               Volunteer Florida
Rick Cherry                            JFK Medical Center                       Gregory Ortega                Daniel & Ria Voss
Mr. & Mrs. Don Chester                 Gayle Johnston                           P.B. Arc Inc.                 Wachovia Corp
Richard & Barbara Cole                 Joseph C. Day Foundation                 Bridget Pallango              Wachovia Securities
Noemi Coltea                           Kenneth Kahn                             Palms West Hospital           Darren Wade
Mary L. Courim                         Terry Lee Kaly                           Anna Paltani                  D.E. Wagner
Darden Restaurants - Foundation        Zoltan Karpathy                          Panhandle Area Edu.           Tracy Walford
David Davis                            Brad Kent                                Dr. Michael Papa              Arthur Ward
Joseph C. Day                          Tire Kingdom                             Patrick Power Corp            Richard Willison
Sandra Lee Day                         Thomas Kirbo                             Sherra & Todd Payne           Rande Willison
Ted Densmore                           Rory Kirby                               Kerry Perl                    Pam Wineapple
Dianne Diamond                         Donald Kiselewski                        John Pettengill               Wyn Yelin
Joe Discala                            Blair Kishimoto                          Leticia Pino                  Ronald Ziembko
Disney Worldwide                       Nancy Kline                              Cathy Polselli                ZP LLP
Jim Dolan                              James Kohlhoff                           Melissa Porten                Michael Zudarsky



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Auditor’s Statement




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