April is National Volunteer Month-Spotlight on Dan
Posted on: 2016 04 29
It is very fitting that April's last volunteer post is about Dan Feeney, an owner and Board Member of Armistead Senior Care and an owner and President of North Star Leasing Company. Last night was the Vermont Alzheimer's Association 7th annual Reason to Hope Dinner. Dan Feeney was honored as this year's recipient of the Community Leadership and Activist Award. Dan is well-deserving of this award; he has been a community volunteer and leader since he and his wife, Amy, moved to Burlington in 1990. Dan has been a philanthropic force in his community by helping to raise more than $20,000,000 for the McClure Multi-Generational Center, the Community Health Center, ECHO Leahy Center for Lake Champlain, and Hope Lodge, just to name a few. Like many of us, Dan has been personally affected by Alzheimer's disease, which is why he has worked for the past five years building the Reason to Hope Dinner, which has raised more than a half a million dollars. Proceeds raised through the dinner fund crucial programs and services to help Vermonters living with dementia, as well as expand advocacy efforts on the federal and state level and advance cutting-edge research worldwide. The Honorary Co-Chairs of the 2016 Reason to Hope Dinner were Andrea and Jim Crook. They, along with 42,000 other Vermonters, have been impacted by Alzheimer's. Jim is another invaluable Board Member at Armistead Senior Care. The Alzheimer's Association has a simple vision: A world without Alzheimer's disease. With the help of volunteers like you, me, and Dan and Amy Feeney, this vision can be achieved and there is reason to hope. Congratulations Dan! All of us at Armistead Senior Care appreciate your dedication to our community and we are proud to join you in supporting the Alzheimer's Association. Thank you for All that you do! 2016 Reason to Hope Dinner Update: This special evening raised over $143,000 as reported by Vermont Business Magazine. The Vermont Chapter of the Alzheimer's Association says, "The event was a success with the help of attendees, table sponsors and generous auction items, the evening raised $143,000 for Alzheimer's care, support and research. Thank you to everyone!"