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Maura Mclain talks about the meaningful opportunities and mentorships created by The Faison School ’ s Employment Academy
Maura Mclain is the Cafeteria Manager at the University of Richmond ’ s dining hall , which works with The Faison Center to provide meaningful internship opportunities for students at The Faison School ’ s Employment Academy . She has mentored several of them , and hopes the experiences they are having at the dining hall will prepare them for whatever comes next in their life ’ s journey .

We love giving Faison students a place to learn skills that could lead to employment one day . They ’ ve done all sorts of jobs around the dining hall , from cleaning , to packaging products , to washing produce . All our staff have to go through a certification program about following safety guidelines , and that alone is huge if these young adults want to find another job outside of this community partnership later on . We can ’ t wait to see what they do next !

At The Faison Center , our mission is to give children and adults with autism and related challenges the best opportunity to improve their life ’ s journey through evidence-based practice .
We provide world-class services and programs through our unique lifespan model , which offers enriching opportunities from early diagnosis to adulthood . No matter when our services are needed , we are committed to improving the lives of the individuals we serve .
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The Faison Fund–Honor Roll of Donors Recognizing All Gifts Received 7/1/2021–6/30/2022 to the Annual Fund, Action for Autism and Aces for Autism. Faison’s Forward into the Future campaign and Fund-a-Cause for Pioneer Hall will be recognized at the close of the campaign. $25,000 and up$5,000–$9,999$2,500–$4,999 Jean Childress Markel Corporation The U.S. Charitable Gift TrustAECW Fund of The Community Foundation for a greater Richmond Ameriprise Financial Tiff and Kelly Armstrong Dr. Kenneth Arndt Tim and Leah Behl BHE GT&S Sean Bielawski and Alexandra Mendez Capital One Daniel and Patricia Carr Christian Family Foundation Mark and Melissa Christian Julia Chu The Community Foundation for a greater Richmond Duane and Janet Deskevich Durham Foundation Ernst & Young Tom and Susan Gayner Gloucester Community Foundation John and Diane Golden Anonymous Flo and Tony Guzman Robert Hatten Jim and Diane Hope Phil and Beth Howard Integrum Advisors Joe Montgomery and The Optimal Service Group of Wells Fargo Advisors Kenneth and Grace Arndt Charitable Fund Philip W. Klaus and Sandra Mihaloff Nathalie L. Klaus Charitable Trust Will and Kelli Ritter Wallace and Mary Stettinius Troutman Sanders LLP Truist USI Insurance Services, LLC Walsh Electric Co. Inc. Rob and Dodie Whitt WKH Solutions Robert and Dara YehGerry and Kathleen Albanese Helen, Nicole and Rob Balush Baskervill Scott and Nancy Belleman Kyle Brinkley C.A. Barrs Contractor, Inc. Perry and Dianne Corsello Sterling and Nancy Edmunds The Jane and Arthur Flippo Foundation Royden and Martha Goodson Anonymous Hourigan Construction Interline Brands Holly and Eric Jenkins Neville and Susan Johnson Devon and Francesca Jones Stewart and Sandy Kasen Keiter CPAs Bradley and Mary Kiscaden Langley Federal Credit Union Ted and Mary Linhart Darrell and Betty (Boozie) Martin McGriff Insurance Paul and Lynn Melnick John Myers National Philanthropic Trust Megan and Billy Newman Jeremy and Jamie Noble Andrew and Kim Norman Old Point National Bank Alethea Parker Ratner Law Boyd and Kate Rawles David and Betsy Richardson Todd and Sarah Ratner Cullen and Rosemary Seltzer Rusty Smith Snead Family Foundation Howell and Margo Wallace The Waltie Fund The Whiting-Turner Contracting Company Richie and Jeanne Whitt Walter and Rebecca Young $10,000–$24,999 Abbitt Family Foundation Carolyn Abbitt Louise B. Cochrane Foundation Dominion Energy The Edmunds Family Foundation Paul and Debbie Edmunds Donald and Lynne Faison Fidelity Charitable Gift Fund Chris and Renee Gilman Lisa Hughes Chitra Jain and Satya Rangarajan Danny and Brenda Jones Alan Kirshner and Deborah Mihaloff Donald Patten Brad and Janet Sauer Pam and Barry Stump “The leadership at Faison is particularly in-tune with each child’s needs. The work they do is very person- focused, because they look at what their needs, abilities, and aspirations are, and hone in on how this person can live a fuller life. They’re really realistic, but never lose sight of my son’s desire to live a full life.” –Rossi S., mother of Hank who is a member of the Faison community 14 $1,000–$2,499 Randy Abbitt Eric and Meredith Albright David and Holly Aldridge Roy and Ann Tyler Allen Michael and Harriet Armstrong Atlantic Union Bank J. David Back Don and Colleen Bahr Gordon and Elizabeth Boyack Douglas and Carol Braddock Church of Jesus Creative Crenshaw Realty ECI Development Services, LLC Gordon Gentry, Jr. Britt and Susan Glisson Mark and Ellie Gottwald Chip and Julie Harris Philip and Isabel Hatchett James and Nancy Healy Michael and Emily Henley Paul and Holly Hoelting Buddy Hollowell Jackson Lewis P.C. Vincent Jarboe Bruce and Janet Kay Patrick and Christin Kennedy Flavio Kenup R&K Trees, LLC Russell and Linda Kenwood Sung Mi Kim Knights of Columbus Council 5480 Barbara Kreuter Mike and Kathy Laing William Lehm John and Libby Lewis The Linhart Foundation Livewire, LLC Virginia Maloney Manchester Richmond Lodge 699 Michael and Amy McCann Gerardo and Sharon Mendez-Picon E.W. Muller Contractor, Inc. National Exterminators, Inc. POOLHOUSE Dennis and Cindy Pryor Bob and Jan Reynolds Richmond Bridge Association Leslie Stack and Frank Rizzo Linda and Serge Schreiner Schwab Charitable Fund Scott and Meg Rivas Family Fund Sheldon and Carmen Seltzer Larry and Rosslyn Selzer Conway and Kay Sheild Martha Shickle Christopher and Sara-Ellen Snow Snowbird Investments, LLC Robert and Candy Snyder Charles Spencer Paul and Nancy Springman Starr Hill Beer Hall & Rooftop William J. and Lydia J. Strickland Betty Thompson Gary and Janice Thomson TowneBank Paul and Rosemary Trible Truck Enterprises, Inc. Clark Tutweiller W.M. Jordan Company Frank and Lucille Wagner Anonymous Dwight and Barbara West Scott and Kate Whitehead Cindy Williams Van and Beth Wood Tinsley and Mary Alice Yarbrough $500–$999 Amazon Smile Foundation Robert and Jennifer Anderson Bill Crawford and Marilyn Bota Alex Cecil Coastal Medical and Psychiatric Services, Inc. Duke’s Grocery Jeffrey Einsel First United Methodist Church Foundation Jimmy and McLean Gift Harris Foundation Jil and Hiter Harris Andrea Hill Ryan Jenness Graham and Ann Kathryn Johnson Mike and Tammy Jones Juno Financial Group Robert and Vicki Lanier St. George and Ann Lee Alex and Kristen Martin Peter and Lisa Mertz The Milton M. Meyer, Jr. and Mildred B. Meyer Foundation James and Karen Murphy Thomas and Beverly O’Bryan Roger and Jennifer Porter Mr. and Mrs. Wilbert Robinson Sidney and Patty Skjei Stacey Smith Spy Rock Real Estate Group Bill and Jane Weirich Quentin and Elizabeth Woodhead Kathryne Yates $250–$499 Available Storage Co., Inc. Jillian Avey Ali Baalbaki and Darine Moukallad Patricia Banton Mr. and Mrs. Gary A. Barranger Tripp and Kamila Bowles Elizabeth Broderick John and JC Bryan Anonymous City of Newport News Fire Department Cecelia Crouch Todd and Kelly Domaleski Carey and Joseph Flannery Jane and Matt Flynn Pauline Gregorich Penelope B. Holladay Gregory Johnson Debbie Lennick Courtney M Malveaux Neely A. Markel Mary Spotswood and E. Hatcher Crenshaw, Jr. Fund Robert and Anne Methven Anonymous P. Craig Moore David Nagle Penelope Holladay Charitable Fund Printing Wright Inc. Charlotte Roberts ROC Training LLC Stillwater Homes, Inc. Algappan Subramanian Carpet Gallery & Interiors, Inc. Tokyo Market Jill Von Herrmann Bryan Wade Oden and Debbie Warman Sam and Sandra White YourCause, LLC 15