AccessCNY Receives Grant to Support Veterans through Million Dollar Round Table Foundation

Friday, November 10, 2017

AccessCNY was recently awarded a $2,000 grant from The Million Dollar Round Table (MDRT) Foundation to support services for veterans with mental health issues. The grant will fund AccessCNY’s House to Home program and expand housing supports to retired service men and women.

AccessCNY currently assists veterans with mental health issues locate affordable and safe housing. This is a vital service that provides veterans stability. At present, the program is only able to provide a roof over the veteran’s head. Funding from the MDRT Foundation will help make the house more comfortable and livable by providing essentials like beds, tables and chairs, kitchen items and other home staples. The grant will give veterans a home that they can be proud to call their own.

The grant was made possible with the assistance of MDRT member John Enright of Custom Wealth Management of Syracuse and Virginia. Enright is a long-time supporter of AccessCNY and worked with agency staff to determine the community need and complete the application. AccessCNY, along with Custom Wealth Management, hope to grow the program in the future with the assistance of the MDRT Foundation. This is the second grant the foundation has made to the House to Home program.

“AccessCNY was founded on meeting the needs of the community,” said Paul Joslyn, Executive Director of AccessCNY. “The House to Home program is an example of seeing a gap that needs to be filled and meeting it head on. This generous gift from the Million Dollar Round Table Foundation will allow us to do more than put a roof over a veteran’s head; it allows us to help veterans feel proud of their home. We thank John and the Foundation for their generous commitment to helping our veterans find a place of their own.”

Through its global grants, the MDRT Foundation is committed to building stronger families and communities around the globe. This year, the MDRT Foundation will award nearly $1 million in MDRT member-endorsed grants to more than 100 charitable organizations worldwide.

For questions or coverage opportunities, please contact Matt Seubert, Associate Executive Director of Development at: (315) 657-0133.

Photo Caption: Million Dollar Round Table member John Enright (left) and wife Kristin (far right), with AccessCNY participant Doug Paul and his wife Leesa (center). The check from the Million Dollar Round Table was presented as part of AccessCNY’s participation in the Syracuse Auto Dealers Association Charity Preview event on November 1.

About AccessCNY: In January 2015 AccessCNY was created from the merger of two agencies that serve individuals with disabilities: Enable and Transitional Living Services. AccessCNY serves over 3,000 people with developmental disabilities, physical disabilities, mental health issues and/or acquired brain injuries each year by offering services that empower individuals to create and achieve their own success. For more information about AccessCNY, please call (315) 455-7591 or visit: www.accesscny.org.

About the MDRT Foundation: The MDRT Foundation was created in 1959 to provide MDRT members with a means to give back to their communities. Since its inception, the Foundation has donated more than $29 million in more than 70 countries throughout the world and in all 50 states. Funds are raised by MDRT members and industry partners. For more information, visit www.mdrtfoundation.org.

About the MDRT: The MDRT Foundation is the philanthropic arm of the Million Dollar Round Table, the Premiere Association of Financial Professionals®. MDRT is an international, independent association of nearly 42,000 of the world’s best life insurance and financial services professionals from more than 80 countries and territories. MDRT members demonstrate exceptional product knowledge, strict ethical conduct and outstanding client service. MDRT membership is recognized internationally as the standard of sales excellence in the life insurance and financial services business. For more information, visit www.mdrt.org.

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