March 10, 2018
Ritz Carlton Golf Resort
Carrie & John Cooney, Chairs
We hope you will support the Foundation for the Developmentally Disabled, Inc. (FDD) through its annual Star Gala by purchasing tickets or by becoming a sponsor. Our goal is to raise funds to sustain and expand FDD’s innovative programs and services that enhance the quality of life for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Your support will make a difference in helping us fulfill our mission!
Dancing Under the Stars will focus the spotlight on our “stars” – the more than 240 individuals that we serve. We have a fun and inspiring evening planned with a sparkling cocktail hour, exciting silent and live auctions, Fund-a-Need for FDD programs, dinner and, of course, dancing!
For over 30 years, FDD has been committed to ensuring that individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities – and their families – have the support they need to be full and active members of the community. Through quality educational, social and recreational activities, advocacy for employment and housing options, and raising community awareness, FDD addresses the growing lifelong needs of this special population. Our pioneering Trailblazer Academy, started in September, 2016, was the first program of its kind in Collier County to offer full-time, structured vocational training and education for young adults after they aged out of school-supported services.