A Legacy of Giving: The Roosevelt Warm Springs Development Fund
For over 23 years, the Roosevelt Warm Springs Development Fund has been increasing opportunities and independence for individuals with disabilities from across Georgia and the United States.
Founded in 1986 as a 501 © (3) non-profit, the fundraising arm of the Roosevelt Warm Springs Institute for Rehabilitation has become one of the state’s longest running public-private partnerships. To date, it has raised more than $17 million for projects and services both large and small, but always with the goal of “empowering individuals with disabilities to achieve personal independence,” the mission of the state-operated, comprehensive rehabilitation center originally started by Franklin Delano Roosevelt.
Contributions are used to supplement a variety of needs, including rehabilitation equipment, advancements in research and technology, program expansions, facility improvements and staff recruitment. Other undertakings include educational recreational programs, and the development and support of disability sports.
The Development Fund is governed by a Board of Trustees comprised of business, military and civic leaders from local and surrounding communities and metropolitan Atlanta.