Kevin and Elaine Cox
September 15, 2015
Ability Beyond has been lucky enough to have Kevin and Elaine Cox as generous supporters and advocates for more than 15 years. Together they have provided generous financial contributions and countless volunteer hours to the organization. They have introduced many donors, volunteers and corporations to Ability Beyond to help us build relationships within the community and to spread our mission.
Kevin served as the Chairman of our Board of Directors and was a key leader in fundraising for our 50th Anniversary Campaign. Following his retirement from the Board, he was named Director Emeritus and continues to offer invaluable guidance and support to the organization today. Elaine is one of the most devoted volunteers we have. She continues to inspire others to get involved with Ability Beyond: her passion for helping others is absolutely contagious. Her energy and enthusiasm as a long-time leader of the volunteer committee that plans and organizes our Annual Gala – our biggest fundraiser – has brought us a circle of friends that are only a phone call away when we need a few extra helping hands.
In addition to their overall support of Ability Beyond, the Cox family has a special relationship with the residents of one of our group homes in Ridgefield. The six men who live in the home have benefitted tremendously from Kevin and Elaine’s generosity over the years – a totally remodeled kitchen, holiday gifts, a new patio set, a flat screen TV and much more. Their generosity over the years has truly made this residence feel like home.
This is a couple who truly want to make a difference. They do so much more than provide financial support, they open their hearts and devote their time and energy to those who need it most and they do it all without the desire for recognition. Best of all, Kevin and Elaine believe in instilling these qualities in younger generations and encourage their children to get involved and give back to their community as often as possible. Kevin and Elaine’s unparalleled dedication to our mission was recognized at our 60th Anniversary Gala in 2013 when they were honored with the Robert S. Young Humanitarian Award. They not only want to make a difference…they DO make a difference in the lives of the people we serve. We are grateful for their incredible support and fortunate to have them as friends of Ability Beyond!