Since the founding of Opengate in 1969, gracious and generous donors have committed to funding the programs and services created to enhance the lives of individuals with developmental disabilities. Many have been standing at our side as we’ve succeeded to become a leader in the field of residential and day habilitation services.
As legislation and policy changes are made, our steadfast donors insure our budgets are met and life at Opengate continues normally. Our appreciation for each of our donors cannot be measured. Contributors are the lifeblood of Opengate.
Just like all sectors of social services, government funding cuts have taken their toll throughout New York and the nation. The face of funding and fundraising for non-profits is changing, and in 2015 it’s predicted there will be shifts in how non-profits will expand their reach for increased donors.
Opengate moves into the future with a positive outlook, but its mission to exceed accepted quality standards and the best care for its clients will not waver. We know there will be added expenses and we will need to expand our budget for new houses and staff.
Opengate’s true heroes are our families, donors and direct service providers who will continue to be the inspiration behind all that Opengate offers. Many of our donors are original family members who banded together against all odds to create a place for their aging children and continue to contribute.
Stepping up to meet challenges in fundraising we believe that public and industry awareness about our facility is paramount. We’ve been fortunate to be featured as a ray of hope to for those who stand up for the rights of individuals with developmental disabilities for over 46 years, and will continue to support the education and advocacy of the public.
Opengate will sustain its core values of excellence and through the vested interest of our donors will persevere to meet the needs of our clients.
Opengate is a leader in its field and is recognized by New York State as one of only seven like agencies among thousands that have earned a prestigious COMPASS designation.
All donations, public and private, are greatly appreciated. If you feel you would like to support the mission of Opengate, there are several ways to give. Please refer to our Support page by clicking here: Support Page