Message from Steve Suroviec, President & CEO, ACHIEVA
As we close out the year 2018, I want thank everyone for welcoming me to the ACHIEVA family a year ago. It’s hard to believe a year has passed since I joined this wonderful organization. I’m so thankful for the opportunity to be part of such a strong, caring, and innovative community of people.
We at ACHIEVA cannot think about 2018 without thinking about Cecil and David Rosenthal, who were taken from us during the Tree of Life shooting in October. These two men meant so much to so many people. The way they lived their lives were the embodiment of ACHIEVA’s mission. We are thankful that we had the privilege of knowing them during their time on this earth. And while they will always be remembered by the people who knew them and the memories they created, we at ACHIEVA are proud to help preserve their legacy through the creation of the Cecil and David Rosenthal Memorial Fund and the Cecil and David Rosenthal Community Award.
As we look to 2019, ACHIEVA will have the opportunity to grow and support more people and families. The Board of Trustees and our executive team are undertaking a “robust refresh” of ACHIEVA’s existing strategic plan, and the process of researching trends in the disability field and asking “how can ACHIEVA be better” of our customers, families, community partners, and staff have been eye-opening. An updated strategic vision and plan will be in place by mid-2019, and I’m really looking forward to the opportunities this will present.
To all the supporters of ACHIEVA during 2018, whether you’re someone who attended an ACHIEVA-sponsored event, made a financial gift, or volunteered their time in one capacity or another, please accept my sincerest thanks and appreciation. We look forward to staying connected with you in 2019.
As always, please feel free to email me with constructive comments and questions (firstname.lastname@example.org).