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Our  Mission Statement

Engaging Opportunities Foundation (EOF) provides meaningful opportunities for individuals with special needs to reach their goals and greatest potential, paving the way to long-term employment while inspiring a culture of acceptance and awareness.

Our mission started in 2018 and we are continuing to make a difference for people with special needs.  EOF is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization so donations are tax-deductible.  


  • Robyn Laird - Board Chair​

  • Margaret Mills - Vice Chair

  • Paul Nungester - Treasurer​​

  • Suzanne Shimatzki


  • To provide an inclusive setting where community members can engage on a regular basis with students and adults with disabilities promoting a culture of integration and acceptance.

  • Increase opportunities for those with special needs of all ages by teaching specific skill sets (improved social skills, communication, customer service, accuracy in performance of jobs) and in doing so promote confidence and increased independence in their daily lives.

  • In collaboration with local high school and college students we feel we can provide successful integration and training for our special needs population for long term employment.  We see it as a win-win as our high school and college students will benefit from the collaboration as well, by lessons of compassion, empathy, and gain friendships in the end.

  • We hope to seek out partnerships with local businesses that would increase employment opportunities in various fields for our special needs students and staff.  Businesses could provide us with specific skills needed to obtain employment; we in turn would incorporate cited skill sets into our training.  Our hope is that our students/staff could eventually become employed in a field that they enjoy.


There are many opportunities to support our mission here at Engaging Opportunities Foundation. Your contributions are essential to our success. Whether it be donations of time, money, or other resources, each directly supports our efforts to create meaningful employment opportunities for the individuals we serve!

Contact us directly to talk about way we can partner with you: 

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Call us: 419-276-0684

Donations can be made directly at:

  • Dianne Frazee​

  • Kim Steele

  • Dan Barbee

  • Kathy Barbee

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