For the 10th consecutive year, the Grigg Lewis Foundation has provided vital support for SABAH’s Niagara University Wednesday Evening Program. Designated by the foundation as a “Core Group” grant recipient in 2012, funding from the Grigg Lewis Foundation allows SABAH to provide a weekly adaptive ice skating program for individuals from Niagara County challenged by disability.
The Grigg Lewis Foundation was established in 1968 through a generous gift by Henrietta Grigg Lewis. The foundation, which is dedicated to continuing the philanthropic works of its founder during her lifetime, maintains an extremely low-profile while having an impact of extraordinary magnitude throughout Eastern Niagara County and beyond.
Since her passing on May 16, 2003, the foundation carries on her tremendous legacy through its far-reaching support of charitable entities of all shapes, sizes and functions. The Grigg Lewis Foundation is proud to have affected thousands of people’s lives and to have contributed to making our regional community a better place to live, work and play for more than 35 years….all through the power of philanthropy and by following the example set forth by Mrs. Lewis. “SABAH is incredibly grateful for the support of the Grigg Lewis Foundation,” states Executive Director Sheila O’Brien. “The Niagara program, in particular, serves a large number of individuals from group homes and those on fixed incomes. Without the support of the Grigg Lewis Foundation, these participants would have few other opportunities to enjoy the benefits of adaptive recreation and socialization which contribute so significantly to their wellness and independence.”
SABAH’s Hall of Fame honors the legacy of those exceptional individuals or organizations which have provided unparalleled support and commitment to SABAH. The Hall of Fame was established to annually recognize those who, for at least a decade, have worked tirelessly to promote the values of the organization, have dedicated their time and/or financial resources, and have sought to educate the public regarding the needs of those in our community challenged by disability.