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"Take the Leap" Campaign


Support Entrepreneurship for People with Disabilities through The Abilities Fund

My wife Jennifer and I have been blessed with great joys in our lives, most significantly our two sons. We’ve also faced our share of obstacles. But the one thing that we have always had is the freedom and flexibility to pursue our dreams, whatever those dreams may be.

This is not the reality for everyone, especially for people with disabilities. Our economic downturn has significantly harmed the employment rate and entrepreneurship opportunities for people with disabilities, greatly limiting their ability
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to pursue their dreams and provide for themselves and their loved ones.

I’m writing today to ask you to join us in our commitment and contribution to the Take the Leap campaign in support of The Abilities Fund. We can no longer just talk about the lack of employment opportunities for people with disabilities. We must take action.

For the past many years, I have been proud to work closely with this great organization. The Abilities Fund is the first nationwide nonprofit community developer and financial institution focused exclusively on expanding entrepreneurial opportunities, including access to capital, for people with disabilities. Jennifer and I, along with several of our friends, have contributed many times to the success of this amazing organization, changing the lives of thousands of individuals forever.

Your tax deductible 501(c)(3) contribution to The Abilities Fund will give more people with disabilities the chance to control their own destiny, to start a small business through a micro-loan, and to be aided in their pursuits by the wonderful folks at The Abilities Fund.

Please Take the Leap with Jennifer and me. It doesn’t matter if you contribute $100,000 or support The Abilities Fund with $5.00 per month. Your dedication and support at any level will make a huge impact on so many.

From the deepest part of our hearts, we thank you. But more importantly, the entrepreneurs with disabilities who, through your support, will be able to start their businesses and fulfill their dreams thank you!

Our warmest regards,
Jennifer and Richard Schatzberg

The Abilities Fund works to create opportunities for individuals with disabilities interested in business ownership. Currently, there are 50 million Americans with disabilities; people with disabilities represent the largest minority population in the United States. Entrepreneurship is a daunting task and can only be made possible with the generous support of people like you.

Please take this time to consider a donation to The Abilities Fund to support the organization's important work with entrepreneurs with disabilities. Your contribution will assist in providing a deserving entrepreneur with the opportunity to succeed in a buiness venture of their own.

At the time a donation is made you have the option to sign up for the Donor Newsletter, which allows you to stay informed and up to date on the progress of The Abilities Fund and its clientele. 

As a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, any contribution made to The Abilities Fund is tax deductible to the extent allowed by law and will be followed with a receipt for IRS purposes. 

For more information or to submit a donation by mail please contact: 

Patti Lind
307 North 13th Street
Suite 500
Centerville, IA 52544
Phone: 888-222-8943 extension 224

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