Randy and Toni Kowalski provide philanthropic funding toward acclaimed clinical and educational programs for children and families
DEARBORN, Mich., Aug. 21 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Oakwood Healthcare System is proud to announce that it has received a generous gift from Randy and Toni Kowalski in support of Oakwood's Center for Exceptional Families (CEF), the only place in Michigan - and one of the few in the United States - to offer fully integrated care and support for children with special needs and their families. The CEF is housed in Dearborn's Oakwood Family Center, along with the University of Michigan-Dearborn's Early Childhood Education Center (ECEC). This leadership gift will name the building in honor of Toni's parents, Michael and Estela Ferrantino.
In recognition of their commitment, Oakwood recently hosted a reception in honor of the Kowalski family and their significant contribution toward the capital campaign for the Center for Exceptional Families.
"It is a great pleasure for Toni and I to extend our commitment to the Oakwood Family Center, which plays such a key role in advancing the care and education of children, including those with multiple disabilities," said Randy Kowalski. "We are delighted to express our deep respect and support of Dr. Susan Youngs and the entire staff who work so hard to make this a clinical and educational home for children, their families and teachers."
As of July 1, 2009, a total of $4,207,253 has been raised toward the overarching campaign goal of $6.25 million. An additional $1,625,000 has been raised to support operational funding and endowments.
"It is a privilege to receive such support for this amazing program," said Carla O'Malley, executive director and president of the Oakwood Healthcare Foundation. "This gift will enhance our ability to support these important
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