Thank you, Christopher Dailey Foundation!

August 07, 2018

We’re thrilled and honored to let you know that we’ve received a grant from The Christopher Dailey Foundation!

The grant is going to help provide programming and services for the children and families of Crossroads Center for Children for the 2018-19 school year.

 

If you visit the Christopher Dailey Foundation’s website The Christopher Dailey Foundation, you’ll learn that Maria and Mark Dailey are a truly special couple. The foundation they’ve created is in memory of their son, whom they lost  a number of years ago. Turning their devastation into compassion and action to help others, they have helped many individuals and organizations in our region.

Soon after reaching out to them to see if Crossroads might be a fit for their philanthropy, they soon wrote to us with an affirming letter and a check for $500.

The foundation’s goal is to be lasting and living memory of Christopher, by serving the youth of the community, so helping Crossroads is aligned with their vision. The foundation’s Turkey Trot, on Thanksgiving morning in Saratoga Springs, and a May Golf tournament are two of their fundraisers that help them to raise money for grants such as this one.

The costs of running a school committed to individualizing education as much as Crossroads is, are quite high. Employing exceptional employees, purchasing supplies and materials, and paying the rent in a leased space are ongoing expenses that most of us can associate with. While most people know that tuitions from school districts and counties make up a good amount of the revenue needed to do all we are doing, most people don’t realize that the rates that are set for us are substantially lower than the actual costs of the services our children need to make gains. Approximately $100,000 of our expenses need to be paid for by raising our own money. It’s the reason we fundraise so much, and why donations are so deeply appreciated. That’s why we were so overjoyed when we heard from the Dailey Foundation.
Those who know Crossroads know that the school  is dedicated to and known for providing superior education and therapy services to children aged 2 – 12 years. We’re known for the 19 + years of applied behavior analysis services to our region. The programs and services are all grounded in ABA, and make a real life difference in the real lives of the students who come here and their families. The progress they make here and now changes their futures in the ways everyone wants, whether families, schools, or communities. This readiness for the future is the case for our typically developing daycare children as well as for our students with special education needs.
We’re so thankful and happy that the Christopher Dailey Foundation has made this gift to invest in the futures of the children.

From the bottom of our hearts, thank you, Christopher Dailey Foundation!

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