St. Peters, MO, April 05, 2017 --(PR.com
)-- The MO Better Foundation, a newly-formed nonprofit organization dedicated to helping Missourians with physical disabilities has announced that the following individuals will serve as founding members and officers of the MO Better Foundation Board of Trustees:
· Andrew Tessmer, an entrepreneur and co-owner of both Mash Tun Marketing and Beer Sauce, a craft beer and sauce shop in St. Peters, MO, will serve as the first Board President;
· Kyle Dent, a local philanthropist, restaurateur and owner of Shamrocks Bar and Grill in St Peters, MO, will serve as Treasurer;
· Cecilia Thompson Barbaglia, RT(R)(M) MRI Technologist at St. Luke’s Hospital in St. Louis County, MO, a long-time community volunteer and sister/caregiver of an individual who passed away from Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy, will serve as Board Secretary. Barbaglia’s brother Benji’s life served as an inspiration for the creation of MO Better Foundation.
“All three of our Board members embody the spirit of community and philanthropy and will bring their unique talents, expertise and energy to the table to help lead us,” said Dave Welborn, Founder and Executive Director of the MO Better Foundation. “As a new and growing organization, it is important for us to have a committed Board willing to help us succeed so that we can best meet our mission. We can’t think of three better people to do that at this stage in our development.”
MO Better’s vision is to make life more happy, more fun, and overall, a little more better for individuals in Missouri living with physical disabilities. It does so by carrying out grant making activities to aid in purchasing items to assist in daily living, particularly items related to technology, transportation and mobility.
MO Better was founded earlier this year by long-time nonprofit executive and community volunteer, Dave Welborn. After spending a life time personally and professionally working with and for individuals with physical impairments, Welborn has seen how assistive technology and other aids to daily living can positively change the world for those living with physical disabilities. He also knows how costly those devices can be, making them unavailable for many. MO Better addresses those issues by providing funding where no other funding source is available, or when other funding sources are not adequate to cover the costs of the needed assistive technology or access modifications.
For more information or to apply for a grant, individuals can visit www.mobetter.org