Easterseals Bay Area Set to Recognize Easterseals National Organization’s 100th Anniversary


WALNUT CREEK, Calif.—Apr 22, 2019–Easterseals Bay Area (ESBA) today announced it will celebrate Easterseals National’s 100th Anniversary at the top of the Salesforce Tower in San Francisco on April 22. The celebration honors 100 years of service for the leading nonprofit organization serving one-in-four Americans living with disabilities.

The CEO of Easterseals National, Angela Williams, will be among the special guests at the celebration. ESBA leadership will also recognize Kaiser Permanente with the Care Forward award. The award recognizes Kaiser Permanente for its tireless commitment to ensuring that thousands of individuals and families in Northern California have access to exceptional care, helping them live their best lives.

“We are honored to celebrate Easterseals century of service, creating a future where every one of us – regardless of age or ability – is 100% included and 100% empowered,” said Susan Armiger, President and CEO of ESBA. “It is the perfect opportunity to thank Kaiser Permanente for its leadership, as well as recognize Angela for her vision to ensure the next 100 years of limitless possibilities for all people of all abilities.”

Armiger, a 20-year Easterseals veteran, who has held several top roles across multiple states and service lines joined ESBA in 2011. During her tenure, she has grown the organization from a small nonprofit to a thriving healthcare company delivering more than a million hours of service in Northern California each year.

ESBA’s Chairman of the Board, Marty Hodgett will also attend the anniversary celebration recognizing Easterseals for its many contributions during the past 100 years.

“Marking major achievements like this is always exciting and emotional, because we all come together and recognize the profound impact Easterseals and ESBA has on those we serve,” said Hodgett. “Throughout my professional life, I’ve tried to support organizations that help children and families. My experience at ESBA makes the time and effort rewarding to me in countless ways. I encourage everyone who has an interest in sharing talent and resources to consider doing so at ESBA.”

For more information about the April 22 celebration, or to make a financial contribution, visit ESBA’s website at http://bit.ly/ES100Anniversary
To learn more about Easterseals 100 years of history, visit http://www.easterseals.com/who-we-are/history/.

About Easterseals Bay Area 
Easterseals Bay Area is at the forefront of care for people with autism and other developmental disabilities. For more than 90 years, Easterseals Bay Area has provided services to people with disabilities and their families to help them live, learn, work and play to their full potential. Services enable individuals with autism and other developmental disabilities to address life’s challenges, achieve personal goals and gain greater independence for everyday living. For more information, visit: www.eastersealsbayarea.org

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