TERI Organization Receives $1 Million Grant from Zable Foundation | News


OCEANSIDE, Calif., March 10, 2022 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ — The San Diego-based Walter J. and Betty C. Zable Foundation has awarded a $1 million challenge grant for the construction of two artistic buildings named after Zable on the TERI life campus. It’s the second $1 million scholarship to encourage the construction of the Campus by the Foundation.

“We have supported TERI’s operations for several years and have been monitoring the progress of the Campus of Life. This is a big project and we saw the opportunity a few years ago to award our first major grant for, hopefully boosting more support and moving the project forward significantly. We are glad this has happened and now look forward to helping TERI repeat this success and take the next major step to complete the entire project. We are delighted to see substantial progress and happy to play our part,” said Warren MagillPresident, Walter J. and Betty C. Zable Foundation.

The Arts Complex is an essential part of the historic campus that is designed to serve children and adults with developmental disabilities. The complex includes buildings for theater and performing arts as well as fine arts. With a combined area of ​​21,000 square feet, the center includes art studios, galleries, a 204-seat indoor theater, an outdoor theater, advanced music, recording and production facilities, classrooms and conference space. Scheduled to begin construction as early as spring 2022, the buildings are expected to open by summer 2023.

“TERI has become a global model in our industry while operating for many years out of our simple rented industrial spaces. Our Campus for Life will allow us to build on this legacy of excellence, while increasing the number of people we we serve and by welcoming the community to enjoy and use this wonderful facility. We are so grateful for the Walter J. and Betty C. Zable Foundation’s faith in our mission,” said Cheryl Kilmer, CEO of TERI and Founder.

As a hub for education and community engagement, the Campus of Life will centralize TERI’s day programs, specialty services and administrative offices at the Twin Oaks Valley of St. Mark. Two non-public schools, a health and wellness complex, a Founder’s Center and a Child Development Center are planned for the final phase of construction. These buildings will house 111,000 square feet of state-of-the-art classrooms, offices, fitness facilities and community spaces with 6.5 acres of sustainable organic farming.

Thanks to the continued commitment and generous generosity of the Tomlinson Foundation, TERI was able to recently complete construction of the Tom and Mary Tomlinson Career Center on campus. The Career Center offers a wide range of unique training and employment opportunities for mature TERI students. And in a bid to make the Campus a community destination, it also includes the Common Grounds Coffee Bar and Café and Shari’s Unique Boutique.

Also completed during Phase 1 of campus construction, the Therapeutic Equestrian Center, funded by the Harriet E. Pfleger Foundation, offers a program that heals, builds confidence, connects and enriches the lives of children and adults with disabilities. special needs.

“The kindness and humanitarian vision of the Zable, Tomlinson and Pfleger Foundations cannot be overstated. Through their generosity, thousands of children and adults with special needs will discover their abilities and gain new hope and inspiration for a full and rewarding life,” concluded Kilmer.

About TERI

Situated in Oceanside, California Since 1980, TERI (Training, Education and Resource Institute) has provided highly specialized services to people with disabilities. This includes people with autism, intellectual disability, cerebral palsy, epilepsy, traumatic brain injury, severe behavioral disorders, dual diagnosis and learning disabilities. TERI serves more than 850 children and adults with developmental disabilities and their families and employs more than 500 people. For more information, visit http://www.teriinc.org. To donate, go to https://www.teriinc.org/make-a-secure-donation/

Media Contact

Kathi McCalliganTERI Inc., 4082045224, kathi.mccalligan@teriinc.org

Ashlyn LandrethTERI Inc., 7608555344, ashlynn.landreth@teriinc.org



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