Joseph Greenwald & Laake staff member Aanju Kaippallil accepted and was sworn in as Vice President of the Executive Committee of Ardmore Enterprises Board of Directors earlier this summer. Aanju has been a part of the Board of Directors since May 2015, where she serves as an advocate for individuals with developmental disabilities. Aanju, who has her J.D. is a Prince George’s county resident, Univ. of Maryland graduate has been actively volunteering with individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities since her early years as a special Olympics coach at James E. Duckworth school for students with disabilities.
Ardmore Enterprises is a Maryland 501(c)3 nonprofit in Bowie, supporting and empowering people with intellectual and development disabilities since 1963. More than 90% of all funding received is directly used in providing services and programs to the people they support. Through their services, the company promotes full community involvement, responsibility, maximum self-sufficiency and choice for those they serve. Their services include employment assistance, community and center-based day support, as well as community living services. Ardmore’s guiding principle is that every person has value, deserves respect and has the right to choose the direction of his or her life.
In her capacity as Vice President of the Executive Committee, Aanju will work with the organization to expand and improve Ardmore’s services. One such initiative is the Art from the Heart Fundraiser. The fundraiser, set to be held at Oxon Hill Manor on Sunday, October 28 from 1:30-4:00 PM, will feature art created by artists with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Attendees will bid on the works, with proceeds benefiting the artists and Ardmore Enterprises.
Please contact Aanju for more information regarding this event at AKaippallil@jgllaw.com