Real Hope Endowment

The future is going to be here tomorrow and Riverfront needs your help.

The number of people with disabilities is increasing, and our entire population is aging.  Public funding is not keeping pace with the increasing needs for long-term support, but through the Campaign for Real Hope, together we can provide opportunities for real work and real life for people with disabilities.

There is no more powerful way to provide for the future than giving to an endowment campaign.  A $1.5 million endowment will initially provide earnings of at least $75,000 annually to meet future needs, and it will provide more earnings as it grows.

If you would like to learn more, please contact Jackie Jensen-Utz, Chief Development Officer, at 608-784-9450.

Real Hope Society  

The Real Hope Society was created to honor and recognize our special friends who have made a commitment to provide Real Hope to people with disabilities through a planned gift.  It is our way to say “thank you” for their investment in the future of our mission.  Riverfront invites you to join others who share your vision and values.

As a Riverfront Real Hope Society member, you’ll receive a certificate of appreciation and a Real Hope lapel pin to serve as a reminder to others of your support of our mission.  Your gift can be recognized publicly, unless you prefer to give anonymously. Real Hope Society donors will receive special recognition in Foundation publications and invitations to annual activities.

Behavioral Support

For those with autism, obsessive compulsive disorder and other significant behavioral challenges, their social, emotional, or behavioral functioning impacts their ability to be successful in life. Individuals need ongoing support to make the transition into adulthood, but resources for that support have not kept up with the increasing need.Riverfront’s Behavior Support Program fills that gap and increases opportunities for those in need. The program is supported solely by donations, and your gift will help fund the staff needed for effective results.

Jim Lane Enrichment Fund

The Jim Lane Enrichment Fund was established by the family of Jim Lane, a long-time Riverfront participant, to provide recreational opportunities for Riverfront participants.  The fund supports scholarships to help individuals attend trips through Riverfront’s Recreation or Day Service Programs.