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Cornelia de Lange Syndrome (CdLS) Foundation Announces New Major Gifts Director

The Cornelia de Lange Syndrome (CdLS) Foundation is proud to announce the appointment of Kati Liss-Hensel as its Major Gifts Director.

This new position was created to fulfill the Foundation's initiative of focusing on connections with donors. Kati will continue to build upon the current development program and work to strategically expand major gifts, while implementing a donor stewardship and cultivation program.
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25th Annual Charity Golf Tournament Raises More Than $70,000 for Rare Disorder

Avon-based national nonprofit organization the Cornelia de Lange Syndrome (CdLS) Foundation held its 25th annual CdLS Foundation New England Charity Golf Tournament at Ipswich Country Club on Monday, May 22.
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'Amazing people' work at Opportunity Enterprises

"Hi Jerry, how have you been?" asked Melissa, 39, who was working on counting money with help from a computer and an aide.

Melissa was born with Cornelia de Lange Syndrome, a genetic disorder affecting one in every 10,000 live births hat causes learning disabilities.

Opportunity Enterprises Inc.'s main complex is still a finely-tuned operation where several programs work in sync. There's a production line workshop providing local and regional businesses with piecework goods, and providing O.E. clients with low-end manufacturing jobs.

The sprawling facility continues to house a booming business of shredding papers - up to 20 tons each week - for roughly 1,200 customers across Northwest Indiana.
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