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Wednesday, December 21, 2016
Cortland Chamber Awards Racker Centers Non Profit of the Year

The Cortland Area Chamber of Commerce holds an annual dinner at which a number of community awards are presented. This past November, Racker Centers was honored to be presented with the Non Profit of Year Award by Chamber President, Bob Haight. During his remarks, Haight stated, “When you meet with their Executive Director, talk to staff, or read their annual report you’ll hear and read many success stories from their work.  Stories about, Hannah, or Dylan, or Sylas, or Olivia or Zack.  These are stories about success of our children and our neighbors, members of our community.   Their work is personal, it helps us all. The Vision of “We envision a world where all people know they belong”, simply states it all.  We all have a long way to go to accomplish the vision however, and as their Executive Director states, ‘It will take people with disabilities and people without disabilities to make our vision come true.’ For all they’ve been doing for us since 1948, through the thousands they’ve helped, their name has changed multiple times but their drive, and important work remains steadfast, the 2016 Non-Profit of the year award is presented to the Franziska Racker Centers.”

Thank you to the Cortland Chamber of Commerce and the Cortland Community for this honor.