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December 2019 Letter from the President

Dear Friends of Timber Pointe,

What an honor it has been to serve as the President of the Timber Pointe Charitable Foundation Board during the past year! It’s been an exciting and productive year with the Foundation providing over $75,000 in funding for facility improvements and program resources to the camp.

For 2019, more than 1,800 individuals have been served via programs and services at Timber Pointe Outdoor Center. This represents a 50% increase over the prior year with significant growth in inclusive and specialized day, respite and overnight programming. The summer season also included Kiwanis-Bloomington’s Camp Limberlost and a new partner camp serving individuals with Myotonic Dystrophy. Given the dynamic team in place and a laser focus on their mission, Timber Pointe Outdoor Center has entered a new and exciting era of growth! And, the mission of the Timber Pointe Charitable Foundation is as important now as it was 23+ years ago:

“ provide funding and resources supporting the development and operation of facilities and programming for children and adults with disabilities and their families at Timber Pointe Outdoor Center. The primary focus of Foundation efforts is funding capital improvements as well as the management and growth of endowment funds intended to secure the future of Timber Pointe operations for generations to come.”

Currently Easterseals/Timber Pointe Outdoor Center has undertaken a planning process tied to significant improvements and expansion to further serve the needs of Timber Pointe campers, their families and the community at large. Your Timber Pointe Foundation leadership have been asked to serve on a Task Force to help facilitate this process.

We look forward to completing a comprehensive summary of the Task Force’s strategic planning process. I can share that a critical need already identified will be significant

accessibility upgrades and expansion of the Center’s roads, walks and pathways. Current rough rock surfaces and steep grades must be addressed. As my friend and Timber Pointe camper, Deegun, expressed to me as he tried to make his way along a rock path in his wheelchair, “This is ridiculous!” Be encouraged Deegun! The Foundation is on its own path

to raise $500,000 to address these upgrades. I thank you for your past support and ask you to partner with us by making a gift to the Timber Pointe Charitable Foundation.

Best Wishes to you and yours during this holiday season!

Don D Rood, Jr.

President, Timber Pointe Charitable Foundation

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