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Donor Spotlight: Robert Bedoukian

May 9, 2016
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As a member of the Board of Directors at Ability Beyond, Robert Bedoukian has made his commitment to the mission of Ability Beyond known for many years. In addition to a long-standing list of generous financial contributions, Bob has recently helped to marry the expertise and influence of his company, Bedoukian Research Inc., to Ability Beyond’s social enterprise, Roses for Autism.

The creation of ‘Ardent Rose,’ a scent taking cues from the roses grown at the Roses for Autism Farm in Guilford, Connecticut, was made possible by the generosity and expertise of Bob Bedoukian and Bedoukian Research, Inc. Every cent of development and production costs have been donated by the company, leaving Ability Beyond with a luxurious and unique product that can be sold entirely for profit to the organization.

The relationship between Bob and Ability Beyond is a special one that we are extremely grateful for; it is not every day that an individual is willing to use such a wide breadth of expertise and generosity in such an enormously impactful way. Bob Bedoukian continues to inspire others to get involved with Ability Beyond; his leadership as a member of the Board of Directors is helping to pave the way for the continued success of Ability Beyond for years to come. We are extremely excited to usher in this new enterprise of Ability Beyond, and so very grateful for the support of Bob and Bedoukian Research, Inc.!

The Ability Beyond transition team is currently researching best practices and is working to develop a model program to support the growing number of students who will require transitional support services in the future.

Ability Beyond will be holding their Night of 10,000 Cranes Gala on Saturday April 30, 2016 at the Amber Room Colonnade in Danbury, Connecticut. The annual gala is Ability Beyond’s largest fundraising event, attracting close to 600 guests each year. The money raised will allow Ability Beyond to continue to…
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Ability Beyond held their annual fundraising gala, on Saturday April 30, 2016 at the Amber Room Colonnade in Danbury, Connecticut, raising over $600,000 with donations still coming in. Over 420 guests were awed by this year’s Night of 10,000 Cranes themed fundraiser. As guests entered the auction tent they were transported to…