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Special Acknowledgement & Tribute
The GIL Board would like to thank MaryAnne Haines for her resolve and tenacious spirit; and also her special daughter Doreen Mascia for allowing us access to her life as a conduit of love and hope for so many others. GIL Foundation would not have been possible without the God given gifts of Doreen and MaryAnne. MaryAnne spearheaded the fabric and framework of the GIL Foundation. Inspired by her daughter, on the cutting edge of community integration for individuals with disabilities, she founded the organization “Grounded In Love” as a local nonprofit in 1985. When she discovered the absence of local day programs available to serve her daughter with autism, she sought to find a solution. Initially, GIL was established with the primary focus of providing structured summer and weekend activity programs for local youth and teens with autism and developmental disabilities. Since that time, GIL has grown exponentially to become a full service, top tier provider of comprehensive programs and supports for individuals with diverse disabilities. MaryAnne laid that groundwork and continues to maintain an emeritus role with the organization. The GIL Board therefore wishes to acknowledge MaryAnne’s keen foresight, determination, and courage. Her love for her daughter provided the vision for more than three decades of dedicated nonprofit community service. This organization is especially thankful to God - for Doreen's bright light has been amazingly contagious. It has opened doors of hope for many people; and has truly brought passionate purpose and distinct color to each of our lives.