Message from the President
The expert care and quality programs offered by The Price Center are carefully designed to serve each client's preferences and needs. The individual is truly our focus. If our day habilitation, residential, employment or support services might help you or someone you care about, don't hesitate to contact us. We are eager to hear from you.
The past few months have been momentous in The Price Center’s history. In June, we achieved a major strategic planning goal when we purchased our new building located at 25-27 Christina Street in Newton. For the first time ever, all three of our day programs along with our administrative offices will be consolidated in this new facility—doubling our space!
The purchase of the new building will allow us to operate more efficiently and to gain the space to serve new individuals. We are currently renovating the building and anticipate moving into the new facility in January.
This purchase is the result of many years of searching for the right building for The Price Center’s programs. Gary Hofstetter and Andy Majewski led this effort. We are in the initial stages of launching a capital campaign to help finance the renovations. If any of you would be interested in being on the Capital Campaign Committee, please let us know. A well renovated building will help ensure the health of the Center for years to come.
As usual, the big event of our year is the 24th Annual Price Center Gala. This year both Frankie Avalon and Bobby Rydell will perform, along with Tracy Clark. We will be honoring our own inspirational idols, Gwen Fineberg and Dan Frank, whose dedication to the agency over the years has been unparalleled.
Once again, the Gala will be held at the Boston Marriott Copley Place Hotel. The Gala Committee has spent months preparing for the event, and proceeds will help fund site renovations and program expansion. The new site will allow us to accommodate more people, so please encourage all your friends to attend. We need everyone’s help if we are going to reach our goals.
Finally, we are going into the second year of our five year strategic plan, which is posted on our website (Please click here to view the strategic plan). With the new site being acquired, the committees responsible for the implementation of other sections of the plan will be very busy. Thank you to all the dedicated people serving on the following committees: Assuring Quality, Employment and Community Based Day Services, Residential Services, Behavioral Services, and Marketing and Resource Development.
All of us here at The Price Center are tremendously excited about the future of the organization, as well as the individuals we support. With all the positive changes, we find ourselves more and more dependent upon the financial support of our donors to bring them to fruition. We are grateful for your continued generosity and support which allows us to continue our mission of serving people with developmental disabilities.