Are you ready to make an impact?
impact! is a group of young philanthropic professionals that supports the Meyer Center’s mission to help children with special needs reach their maximum potential.
Best of all, you’ll help extend the Meyer Center’s vision of giving all children the chance to succeed, no matter their circumstances or challenges.
- Young professional
- Monthly giving
- Attend two of four quarterly meetings
- Attend two of four social and recruitment events
Plan and execute one fundraiser per year (spring)
Participate in one of the Junior Board’s yearly service projects
Attend a monthly “lunch buddy” day
Organize and promote Wish List drives
Join a committee for additional involvement
Be an advocate for children like Rhett
Rhett was born a happy and healthy baby to his loving parents, Nick and Lindsay. He was meeting every developmental milestone, but just before his second birthday, the unimaginable happened: Rhett woke up one morning unable to move. He was admitted to the ICU at Greenville Health System and later diagnosed with acute disseminated encephalomyelitis — a rare autoimmune disorder that causes inflammation in the brain and spinal cord.
“Rhett’s immune system had mistakenly attacked his brain while trying to fight off a virus,” Lindsay says. “Overnight, Rhett lost the ability to move. He could no longer hold his head up, swallow, or even move his arms or legs.”
The next several months revolved around inpatient and outpatient therapy, doctor visits, and tests. Nick and Lindsay sought out the best in-home treatment plans before realizing that Rhett needed more specialized care. And they knew the Meyer Center was their best option.
Like all students, Rhett receives the personalized education, therapy, and guidance he needs to develop and reach his maximum potential. After a year at the Meyer Center, Rhett’s receptive language skills grew by more than 15 months.
“The Meyer Center means everything to us,” Lindsay says. “It is not just Rhett’s school. It is a place of hope.”
When you join impact! and become a supporter of the Meyer Center, you help make it possible for children like Rhett to learn and grow each and every day through our life-changing programs and services.
Executive Committee Members
|Jennifer Cain, Monkee’s of the West End||Willie Hunt, Milestone Custom Homes|
|Samuel Kleckley, Palmetto Air & Water Balance||Camden Navarro Massingill, Wyche, P.A.|
|Carter R. Massingill, Gallivan, White & Boyd, P.A.||Julian J. Nexsen, RealOp Investments|
|Currie Owings, Allen Tate Company||Katharine Peery, Ingram Micro|
|John Runion, Pinnacle Financial Partners||Andrew Scales, GOS|
|Jill Waldon Timmons, Greenville Health System||Stacy Warren, Unity Logistics|
|Heather Young, Coldwell Banker Caine|