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Tammy Lynn Center for Developmental Disabilities Receives $15,000 Anonymous Donation


Raleigh, NC, February 04, 2008 --(PR.com)-- Mary Freeman, president and CEO of the Tammy Lynn Center for Developmental Disabilities, has announced that the Center has received an anonymous sponsorship donation of $15,000 dollars for the 2008 A Toast to the Triangle™ event. The $15,000 anonymous donation represents the largest sponsorship for the 23rd annual event, as well as the largest anonymous donation to date. The donation was given by a long-time Raleigh resident whose father had served on the Board and wished to continue his family’s support of the cause and future success of the Tammy Lynn Center.

The Tammy Lynn Center for Developmental Disabilities was established in 1969 by parents of children with special needs: Billy and Ruth Pierce, – whose daughter, the late Tammy Lynn Pierce, is the Center’s Namesake – Mr. And Mrs. C. Durham Moore, Jr., and Mr. and Mrs. Irvin B. Tucker. The Center officially opened in March 1972 and now provides educational, residential, and family support services for children and adults with special needs.

A Toast to the Triangle represents the Center’s largest annual fundraising event. The Toast has dramatically grown from raising $6,000 in its inaugural year of 1986 to in 2007, hosting more than 1,350 guests and netting more than $175,000 in fundraising proceeds. The goal for the 2008 A Toast to the Triangle is $200,000. The event will take place on Sunday, March 9 at 5:30 p.m. at North Carolina State University’s McKimmon Center in Raleigh.

If you would like to support the Tammy Lynn Memorial Foundation through participation as a Financial Sponsor for A Toast to the Triangle, please visit www.atoasttothetriangle.org. Any questions regarding sponsorships for this year’s event should be sent to info@tammylynncenter.org or 919.832.3909.

“Words can not express our appreciation in receiving this extremely generous donation,” said Freeman. “This anonymous donation speaks volumes to those in our community who recognize our growing cause and truly understand the value of the services our Center provides to those with special needs. “

About the Tammy Lynn Memorial Foundation, Inc.:
The Tammy Lynn Memorial Foundation, Inc., founded in 1969, supports the children and adults of the Tammy Lynn Center for Developmental Disabilities. The Center provides programs for children and adults with special needs, including educational services, respite care, early childhood intervention, residential services and a summer program. The Tammy Lynn Center serves nearly 400 children and families each year. For more information, please visit www.tammylynncenter.org.

About the Tammy Lynn Center:
Located on a nine-acre campus near North Carolina State University in Raleigh, the Tammy Lynn Center for Developmental Disabilities (TLCDD) offers educational, residential and family support services to children and adults with special needs. In its 38th year, the Center remains committed to providing the individuals it serves with the opportunity to maximize their abilities and potential in a loving, nurturing environment. TLCDD is owned by the Tammy Lynn Memorial Foundation, Inc. and is independently operated by TLC Operations, Inc. Both corporations are under the parent company Tammy Lynn Center, Inc. All organizations are nonprofit entities (510(c)(3), and contributions are tax deductible. For more information, please visit www.tammylynncenter.org.

About A Toast to the Triangle:
A Toast to the Triangle was first held on April 6, 1986 at Carolina Place. Approximately $6,000 was raised and given to the Tammy Lynn Memorial Foundation’s Building Fund. Since 1986, the event has been held annually to raise funds for the Tammy Lynn Memorial Foundation, Inc. and its affiliated organizations. The event offers an astonishing array of culinary splendor from 40 of the Triangle’s finest restaurants, caterers and purveyors of fine wines and specialty beers. Attracting more than 1,300 people, last year’s event raised over $175,000 for the Center’s programs and services. To learn more about this event, please visit www.atoasttothetriangle.org.

Maria I. Hernandez
Director of Development
Tammy Lynn Center for Developmental Disabilities
(919) 832-3909 x 107
(919) 863 2021 (fax)
mhernandez@tammylyncenter.org

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