The MEG’s Gift Board selected the Villa of Hope as its primary beneficiary of
fundraising efforts in 2022. MEG’s Gift is a 501(c)3 nonprofit public charity created in 2015 by the family of Megan Elizabeth Garbach (MEG), to honor her life and carry on her legacy. The mission of MEG’s Gift is to positively impact mental health care in the Rochester community through financial support, education, and advocacy.
In a conversation with Villa leadership about what it means to be selected as a beneficiary, CEO Gullo focused on the critical importance of the work that MEG’s Gift has already done in “putting a spotlight” on mental health awareness and spoke of the honor of “coming alongside [as a provider] to support that message.” Catherine Amico Orlandini, Major Gifts Officer, added: “You are using Meg’s memory to makes somebody else’s life have more meaning and the dollars are going to help us fulfill services.” Sounds like
the ingredients for an effective partnership that offers people the opportunity to rebuild relationships, recover potential, and renew hope for themselves and their families.