Category: Development

Your Impact at Jubilee

New Impact Report features Michaelis Young’s Journey to Independence with Jubilee Your support in Jubilee’s FY2023 helped us promote independence, secure housing, and create community. Find out how in our new impact report!

Thank You for Championing Inclusion at Jubilee

Annual Giving Society Now Boasts 100+ Members Thanks to our donors for championing inclusion at Jubilee! Seeing both new and familiar faces at our annual Champions of Inclusion Breakfast Fundraiser was heartwarming as our impact on people with disabilities grows. We’re thrilled to share that, for the first time, our Champions of Inclusion annual-giving society now boasts 102 members who… Read More »

Community College Program Gains Five Jubilee Students

Enrollment Effort Led by Jubilee Kudos to the five Jubilee community members currently taking classes through the Challenge Program at Montgomery County Community College. Cross-department teamwork at Jubilee led to this new opportunity for Bijaya Mishra, Melissa Cory, Tico Sanz, Kobi Cudjoe, and Debbie Lim. Jubilee’s Community Engagement team led the way, with a deep dive into the life goals… Read More »

Celebrate 45 Years of Jubilee

New Connections Newsletter Highlights Organization History | Timeline Brings History to Life Celebrate 45 years of Jubilee with this fascinating dive into the organization’s history in the special anniversary edition of our Connections newsletter. Enjoy Jubilee’s new timeline that brings the modern history of the organization and disability civil rights movement to life. In the 45 years since Jubilee’s founding,… Read More »

Jubilee Vacation Highlights

Four Vacations Bring Joy to Community This Year By Julia McCune, Director of Community Engagement Taking vacation lowers anxiety, improves your mood and sleep routine, reduces stress, and helps you get back to your true self. Vacations are a vital part of living our best lives! For many people Jubilee supports, the Jubilee vacation is the highlight of the year.… Read More »

A Birthday Wish Comes True

As told by Linda Hanna I’m moving to my first ever home of my own on my birthday this year. I’ll be 66, and I’m going to blow out the candles on my birthday cake seated at my very own dining table. I’ve always wanted a place that’s just mine, but I’ve never had one before. Jubilee’s been helping me… Read More »

Celebrating 2023 Employee Award Winners

2023 Event Sparkled with Joy What a thrill being with our colleagues for the 2023 Employee Award Celebration! For the first time since 2019, we gathered in-person for the awards ceremony and celebration of staff who give their all to ensure that the people we support live their best lives. “We are here today to celebrate the people who help… Read More »

Sept. 23 Concert Canceled Due to Weather

Due to the increasingly stormy weather forecast for this weekend, we have made the sad decision to cancel this weekend’s outdoor benefit concert. A big thank you to GIGS Courtyard for your support of Jubilee, we look forward to bringing back this fun, free donate-what-can concert back in the future. To everyone who volunteered to perform and to attend, thank… Read More »

Virtual Jubilee Tours

Learn how you can get involved, or deepen your connection to Jubilee, as we support adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities to live independently. Hear firsthand from members of the Jubilee community how they are living their best lives with Jubilee’s support during our free virtual tour! This 30-minute virtual tour is for both new and existing Jubilee friends. RSVP here and… Read More »

Celebrating 45 Years of Jubilee with New Murals

Windows Brighten Kensington Main Street Our yearlong 45th anniversary celebration continues with new murals adorning the front windows of our Kensington office. Emblazoned with the phrase Happiness Grows Here and beautiful flowers, the window murals by artist Nicole Bourgea share joy with the community that has embraced our mission. “In the last 45 years, Jubilee has grown from one group… Read More »

Thank You Jubilee Donors and Sponsors!

Champions of Inclusion Breakfast Raises Funds to Support Jubilee With heartfelt gratitude, we thank each and every one of you for supporting Jubilee. Our third annual Champions of Inclusion Fundraising Breakfast on May 2 raised $272,000—thanks to you! Donations help Jubilee plan for a strong future where we can help more adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities thrive. Members of… Read More »

Open House Sunday, April 23

Visit Jubilee on Sunday, April 23 during Kensington’s Day of the Book Festival! This can’t miss street festival has something for everyone—kid activities, music, cooking demos, poetry, food trucks and more! We’re excited to welcome you to Jubilee from 1-3 p.m. during the festival to learn more about Jubilee. Learn how you can get involved and make a difference in… Read More »

In-Kind Donations Welcome

Home for the holidays is the biggest blessing for the people we support, but many of them are on a fixed income and need help purchasing the items that make a house a home. We’re grateful for your in-kind donation of household goods this season. In particular, we have received recent requests for: bathmats, doormats, and small kitchen appliances like… Read More »

Your Support Made Vacation Possible

Beach Trip Brings Joy | Only Vacation for Some This summer, nearly 60 percent of the people Jubilee supports enjoyed a beach vacation thanks to your generosity. “If you dream it, we help make it happen,” shared Community Engagement Director Julia McCune. “The beach vacation was an incredible opportunity to connect and have fun together. For many people Jubilee supports,… Read More »

Shop Local to Support Jubilee

In honor of Giving Tuesday – a global day of giving – local businesses are supporting Jubilee by donating 20 percent of their proceeds. Thank you to our generous friends at the following shops and restaurants! Get your holiday shopping done locally and stop in for some yummy eats all while supporting Jubilee! Dine at Playa Bowls Monday, November 28 through Friday,… Read More »

Welcome New Director of Communications and Development

Welcome Jubilee’s new Director of Communications and Development, Bethany Keener. Bethany is already a champion of Jubilee and its mission, and now we will also benefit from her decades of experience as a nonprofit communication and development executive. Most recently, Bethany served as Executive Director for the Spirit Club Foundation, where she worked closely with the Jubilee community. Prior to… Read More »

Supporting Life Goals of Adults with I/DD

Jubilee Awarded Grant from Phillips Charitable Foundation Thanks to a grant Jubilee received from the Phillips Charitable Foundation, our Person-Centered Planning Team participated in intensive training to further improve our work supporting the goals of the people we support. The training, from the Council on Quality and Leadership (CQL), will help Jubilee incorporate CQL best practices into our Person-Centered Plans.… Read More »

Champions Support Jubilee

Fundraising Breakfast Heartwarming Success They say good things come to those who wait, and after two long years apart, nothing could have been more wonderful than being together at Jubilee’s Champions of Inclusion fundraising breakfast. You could practically feel the spirit and joy in the room, as more than 200 members of our community came together to support Jubilee. Thanks… Read More »

Thank You Generous Jubilee Supporters

You Made a Difference for Tracy, Read Her Story in Jubilee’s 2021 Annual Report You make it possible for Jubilee to fully support adults with disabilities, and we are brimming with gratitude. We have great news to share with you. Thanks to you, 50 new donors supported Jubilee in the last 90 days. A great big thank you to an… Read More »

Champions of Inclusion Fundraiser April 26

We can’t wait to see you at our upcoming Champions of Inclusion Fundraising Breakfast on Tuesday, April 26 at the Silver Spring Civic Center. Get ready to be inspired at our second annual fundraising breakfast. Hear directly from your community members about Jubilee’s role in their lives. Learn more about Jubilee’s Champions of Inclusion and see who in your community… Read More »

Improving Access to Jubilee Building

Thank you to The Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation A great big thank you to The Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation for awarding Jubilee a grant to make the entrance to our building more accessible with an automatic door opener! Our building is a hub for meetings and special events, and we’re thrilled to now improve access to the building… Read More »

Grants Fund Opportunities for Jubilee Community

Jubilee recently received two grants that help us support adults with disabilities. Grants are an important component of Jubilee’s funding as we continually seek to innovate and improve to best serve our community. A grant from The Arc Maryland and Maryland Developmental Disabilities Council provides funding to refurbish desktop computers for people we support. Being able to use a computer… Read More »