AccessCNY Receives Grant to Support Veterans

AccessCNY was recently awarded a $2,000 grant from The Million Dollar Roundtable (MDRT) Foundation to support services for veterans with mental health issues. The grant will help AccessCNY 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 service only provides 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.

boy in wheelchair, man with microphone, boy, and woman with large checkThe grant was made possible with the assistance of John Enright of Custom Wealth Management, a member of the MDRT. 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, plans to grow the program in the future with the assistance of the MDRT Foundation.

“AccessCNY and its legacy agencies have served Central New York for more than 100 years combined,” said Prudence York, Executive Director of AccessCNY. “The agencies grew because of a willingness to adapt to meet the ever changing needs of the community. This generous gift from the Million Dollar Roundtable Foundation will allow us to continue to be responsive as the needs of our community change. We thank John and the Foundation for their generous commitment to helping our veterans in need.”

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, please contact Matt Seubert, Associate Executive Director of Development at: (315) 410-3383.

Photo caption: Prudence York of AccessCNY receives a check for veterans services from John Enright of Custom Wealth Management. Enright is joined by Andrew and Cooper, two of his three children.

About AccessCNY: In January 2015 AccessCNY was born 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 goals. For more information, call (315) 455-7591 or visit:

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

About the MDRT: The MDRT Foundation is the philanthropic arm of the Million Dollar Roundtable, 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


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