Cynergy Mechanical Charity Gala raises record amount for ISAND

TORONTO, ON (May 7, 2019) —Thanks to generous attendees, donors, and sponsors, the sold-out 2019 Cynergy Mechanical Charity Gala on Friday, April 5 raised a record $85,000 to support services and programs at Integrated Services for Autism and Neurodevelopmental Disorders (ISAND). Since partnering with ISAND in 2016, Cynergy Mechanical has helped raise a total of $225,000!

“We deeply appreciate the generosity of everyone who helped make the gala such a success,” said Gerald McCann, President of Cynergy Mechanical. “ISAND is a small non-profit organization creating and succeeding at developing a new model of care. Funds from the gala are vital in helping ISAND expand and develop new services and programs that will directly impact families living with autism.”

More than 350 guests attended the 3rdannual Charity Gala, enjoying an evening of inspiration as well as fine dining, dancing, entertainment, and live and silent auctions. Event sponsors and supporters of the Charity Gala included TD Securities, HPG, Q Residential, NovaJet Aviation Group, and JD Factors.

“On behalf of all the families we serve, I thank Gerald and the Cynergy Mechanical team for their commitment to supporting families living with autism,” said ISAND Executive Director,David Gray. “Families often turn to ISAND at an extremely challenging time in their lives. The net proceeds of the Charity Gala will help ensure we are here to provide the help and hope they need.”

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Bob Butella

Credentials: B . Commerce University of Guelph Affiliations – (e.g. member of College of Social workers) Other Pertinent training outside of your credential: Career Highlights: Founding Board member of Guelph Giants (Special Ice Hockey International) Founding Member of Facilitation Wellington Dufferin Co-Chair of the Developmental Services Human Resources Strategy Treasurer of Great Lakes Society Vice Chair of the Developmental Services (DSO) Network Co-Chair OASIS Pay equity Committee Years of Experience (in general) Over 30 years working in Developmental services Length of Time with ISAND: 3 months Position at ISAND: Executive Director Any areas of Specialization: Professional Accomplishments ( at least one): Taught in the DSW and DSW Apprenticeship Programs at Fanshawe, Conestoga and Sheridan Colleges What brought you to ISAND: The mission, the expertise of the clinicians, What do you really like about ISAND: The energy and enthusiasm of the ISAND team. Hearing stories from individuals and their families about how ISAND has helped them A little bit about who you are outside of ISAND – hobbies and interests Enjoy the outdoors. Hiking, biking, camping, fishing.

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