The Adami Fund for Innovation
Honoring the memory of a beloved leader in disability advocacy
Former Easter Seals President and CEO, Bill Adami, dedicated his life to improving the lives of individuals with disabilities. As a 14-year-old volunteer at a state institution for people with significant intellectual disabilities, Bill looked at the inhumane treatment at that time and it forged his passionate commitment to ensure that people with disabilities would be treated with dignity and respect.
During his 22 years with Easter Seals, Bill’s vision was to provide services for people with disabilities allowing the highest level of independence. With Bill’s untimely passing, the Easter Seals Board of Directors has unveiled a fund bearing his name that will honor Bill’s legacy of leadership and innovation at Easter Seals.
“The Bill Adami Fund for Innovation will continue Bill’s commitment to independence, dignity and opportunity. This fund will make it possible for Easter Seals to continue innovative services that have become the hallmark of the organization,” Board Member Walt McEvilly said.
“The Bill Adami Fund will allow us to pilot new services like an internship program for young people with intellectual disabilities; purchase new technology for the Resource and Technology Demonstration Center; or ensure cutting edge training for our team of therapists working with young children with autism,’ McEvilly added.
Be a part of Easter Seals’ vibrant future by making a contribution to the Bill Adami Fund for Innovation.
Previous winners of the Bill Adami Fund Innovation Fund award.