PLAN of MA & RI Named Exclusive Special Needs Trust Partner with Best Buddies

Filed Under: Philanthropy, Non Profit News

Planned Lifetime Assistance Network of Massachusetts and Rhode Island, Inc. (PLAN of MA & RI), a nonprofit organization serving people with disabilities and assisting them with preserving assets, protecting access to public benefits, and living well, announced it will serve as the new exclusive special needs trust partner with Best Buddies of Massachusetts and Rhode Island.  This goal of the partnership is to assist people of varying abilities secure their financial freedom so they can achieve their personal and professional goals.

Part of this partnership includes PLAN of MA & RI’s sponsorship of various events and programming throughout 2021 as well as several co-presented webinars to educate participants about special needs trusts as part of their estate planning.

Additionally, and in support of this partnership, PLAN of MA & RI, recently committed $100,000 toward Best Buddies of MA & RI.  This gift was formalized at a check presentation ceremony held late last month.

Best Buddies PLAN Check Presentation
From left, Joan McGrath, executive director, PLAN of MA & RI, Inc.; Dudley Williams, III, jobs program participant and ambassador; Michael Heller, ambassador, Best Buddies; Patrick Shaughnessy, state director, Best Buddies MA & RI.

“This donation helps all of our participants throughout the states to really go after their dreams,” said Patrick Shaughnessy, state director for Best Buddies of MA & RI.  “We’re so proud to have PLAN of MA & RI as a statewide inclusion sponsor across both states.  Thank you so much, PLAN.”

“The mission of PLAN of MA & RI is to proudly serve people with disabilities, life-long or related to illness, injury or age and help them to preserve their assets, protect their public benefits and live their best lives,” said Joan McGrath, executive director of PLAN of MA & RI. “We are delighted to support the mission of Best Buddies, and to partner with them, as both organizations work daily to help people experience the highest quality of life possible as part of their community.”


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