A few years ago, Damar Services’ leaders noticed an alarming trend: Even as the severity of its clients’ needs increased – driving up the cost of providing life-changing care – government reimbursements decreased markedly.
Damar faced a troubling choice: decrease the level of its care and innovation, or increase its support from philanthropic sources. For Damar, it really was not a choice at all. The 50-year-old organization turned more than ever to the philanthropic sector.
To ensure good stewardship and a professional approach to fundraising, in 2015 Damar’s board created the Damar Foundation.
The Foundation was helped in its creation by a $100,000 gift from the Tynan family, a family that have been longtime, generous supporters of Damar.
The family business, Tynan Equipment, has been a generous supporter, providing financial help, as well as carts that make it easier to get around Damar’s 47-acre campus.