Thursday, May 16, 2013

MORC names new Futures Foundation executive director

Teresa Donaldson, who worked in the mortgage banking industry, was the owner of Donaldson’s Embroidery in her hometown of Lake Orion and as the Philanthropic Services Manager at St. Joseph Mercy Oakland in Pontiac, has been named executive director of the Futures Foundation of the Macomb-Oakland Regional Center, effective immediately.

The Futures Foundation is the fundraising arm of MORC, a nonprofit with offices in Auburn Hills and Clinton Township which provides services to 5,100 people with disabilities in Macomb, Oakland and Wayne counties.
The Foundation raises money for grants to MORC consumers so they can purchase necessities that are not covered by any other private, state, or federal program such as durable medical equipment, money to have a wheelchair ramp constructed at their home, a gym membership or whatever may enhance their lives, she said.

A graduate of Eastern Michigan University, Donaldson, said her motto is: “Never say would have, could have, or should have.”
She is married to husband Mike for 27 years and they have a son Joe, 26.