The Exceptional Foundation of Charlotte receives $5,000 MassMutual Foundation Grant

Charlotte, NC – The Exceptional Foundation of Charlotte, a special place for those with special needs, has received a $5,000 grant from the MassMutual Foundation as part of a national Community Service Award (CSA) program. The Exceptional Foundation of Charlotte is one of twenty-two organizations nationally to receive an award. The MassMutual Foundation made the grant as a tribute to the volunteer efforts of Andrew T. Spafford, ChFC, ChSNC, Associate Planner with A Special Needs Plan.

“We are stronger when we come together as a community, and our Community Service Awards program recognizes a group of MassMutual financial professionals who embody this spirit, working with members of their respective neighborhoods, towns and cities, helping nonprofits with which they are involved grow and thrive,” said Dennis Duquette, Head of MassMutual Community Responsibility and President of the MassMutual Foundation.  “We are proud of the time and energy Andrew dedicates to better his community and delighted to support the great work MassMutual financial professionals do with organizations across the country.”

The mission of The Exceptional Foundation of Charlotte is to provide a facility and programs for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities to meet regularly and experience a broad range of social and recreational activities designed to promote healthy living, support social relationships, explore the arts, improve functional skills and foster community involvement.

Andrew has been with A Special Needs Plan for 8 years. He has been committed to The Exceptional Foundation of Charlotte since 2016 and has dedicated countless hours of time and talent to help the organization grow and flourish. 

“I am very pleased that my dedication to The Exceptional Foundation has been recognized by the MassMutual Foundation,” said Andrew. “This grant will provide much needed funding to continue supporting our community.”

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