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November Newsletter

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Medical Day Fun

The League’s extraordinarily compassionate and creative Medical Day staff have been very busy crafting individualized plans of care and collective opportunities for its participants to thrive. There are currently 114 participants enrolled in Medical Day that attend in-person programming. In celebration of Medical Day Week (10/11-10/15), the Therapeutic Recreation team planned immersive activities for themed days all week long. On Monday, staff and participants dressed in their fanciest and luckiest clothes for a 20’s Casino Day, complete with music, games and prizes. Tuesday was like stepping into a time machine that brought the 60’s to life with tye-dye shirts, bandanas, peace and love. On Wednesday, staff and participants spent a leisurely and cozy day in their pajamas, enjoying a gourmet pancake breakfast. Thursday took The League to destinations tropical and fun for Cruise Ship Day, complete with a mixologist contest, and Friday wrapped up the week with Wacky Tacky Day, where participants could show off their vocals in an afternoon Talent Show.


The groovy Therapeutic Recreation team spreading peace and love for 60's Hippie Wednesday.

Things got spooky on Friday, 10/29 as Medical Day participants and staff donned their Halloween costumes for pumpkin crafts and an afternoon get-together. Notes of Michael Jackson’s “Thriller” floated through The League’s halls on this day of tricks and treats.  


A lucky roll by a sharp-dressed League participant on 20's Casino Monday.


Medical Day participant Angelo giving a moving rendition of "I'll Be There" by the Jackson 5 at the Talent Show on Wacky Tacky Friday.


Medical Day participants posing with Director of Medical Day Operations, Latoya Hunter for a picture in their Halloween spirit.

Learn More About The League's Adult Medical Day Program Here

Bobbie "Rockie" Renee Davis: A Celebration of Life

It was with great sadness that The League learned of Bobbie "Rockie" Renee Davis' passing. Rockie has been a familiar face to the Camp Greentop campers and staff for decades. She was best known for her infectious laugh, her passion for fashion and her love for all things Camp Greentop! Staff, counselors and campers were incredibly fortunate to make memories with Rockie this summer at Camp.


Rockie (left), ready to win the go-cart race!


As a traveler, cheerful camper, actress with Sky's the Limit and student at CCBC, Rockie brought happiness to everyone that she spent time with. She had an extraordinary passion for life, taking immense joy in the "little things" and was always ready for a new adventure. Rockie's unwavering optimism and beautiful smile will endure in the hearts of campers and staff alike.

Please consider making a donation to Camp Greentop in memory of Bobbie “Rockie” Renee Davis. 

Make a Gift in Rockie's Memory

My League Story: Weekend Camp Respite Program


Respite weekend campers taking in the sights and tastes of Lancaster, PA.

Camp respite weekends are a great opportunity for participants to do some sight-seeing while parents and loved ones get a mini break. Director of Camping & Recreation, Melita Bell, received a thoughtful email from one of the parents of three weekend respite participants.

“I just wanted to take a moment to thank you for a wonderful respite camp weekend!!! The Hutton children all seemed to enjoy themselves and Mark & I greatly appreciated our first weekend without children in over two years. The work you do is SOOO important to those of us raising children and adults with developmental disabilities.” – Laura

Learn About The League's Weekend Respite Program Here

SCALE's Founder & Alumni Gathering in the Garden


On October 28th, the recently expanded garden served as a fantastic venue for SCALE’s Alumni and Founders Gathering as guests attended a celebration of SCALE’s legacy and Denise McCall’s retirement. The evening air was cooperative and lovely as the colleagues, employees, friends and family that comprise the “SCALE village” came together with memories, hugs, laughs and tears of happiness. SCALE’s history and success since 2008 have brought so many people close over the years with hope and a sense of community. The League wishes Denise McCall well wishes for a wonderful retirement and has the utmost confidence in Lisa Thornburg’s leadership and expertise as the new Director of SCALE.

Read Highlights from the Evening Here

David Greenberg announced the establishment of the SCALE Legacy Scholarship Fund in honor of Denise McCall and her hard work and dedication to improving the quality of life for people with Aphasia. Donations designated to the SCALE Legacy Scholarship Fund can be made here


Denise McCall (right) thanking Lisa Thornburg (left) for her loyalty to SCALE since its inception in 2008.

The League Fund's Year-End Campaign Kick-Off


Board Chair Nicole Urquhart-Bradley (left) and President & CEO David A. Greenberg (right) celebrating

The League Fund's success thus far.

Like the communities we serve, our team needs support, too. On Friday, November 5th, we kicked off our Year-End Campaign to support The League Fund. Currently, there is a significant gap between the amount the government pays for program service fees and what it costs for The League to offer the kinds of high-quality services our participants deserve. Together, we’re able to bridge that gap by making up that difference. With your support for The League Fund, we can continue to:

  • Be an Employer of Choice: The League is committed to recruiting and retaining a highly trained team capable of providing quality services and producing positive outcomes for all of our participants.
  • Maintain and Improve The League’s Campus: The League is committed to creating an encouraging and welcoming environment through its multiuse campus, the home to several of our programs and participants.
  • Offer Engaging Virtual Services: The League is also committed to meeting the growing need for virtual and hybrid programming by developing engaging curriculum and providing the tools and training to enable our participants to thrive in the world’s new environment. 

Since our official kick-off of the Year-End Campaign to support The League Fund, we have already raised $4,700! This generous support means The League will be able to provide recreational and therapeutic activities to more than 110 participants in Medical Day and offer professional training to more than 100 Direct Support Professionals offering essential services to individuals with disabilities, just to list a few ways that support makes an impact. 

We hope you’ll take a moment to learn more about how we are helping individuals gain independence and increase their self-sufficiency in order to improve their overall quality of life and consider making a gift to The League Fund. Visit our website and share this information with your friends and family to help amplify our work. The more supporters we bring into our community the more people we can help. Thanks again for being part of our Year-End Campaign and helping us progress towards our goal of $150,000. We would not be here without generous advocates like you!

Donate Now to The League Fund

#GivingTuesday is on the way! Can you believe the year is already coming to a close? The holiday season is approaching, and we’re planning a #GivingTuesday that will be bigger than EVER! Help us raise awareness about our work at The League by sharing your support on social media and using the hashtag #GivingTuesday to get your friends and family involved! You can find our #GivingTuesday links at The League's website, Facebook, LinkedIn and Instagram.

Stay tuned and look out for additional communications from us with #GivingTuesday in the subject line. Thanks from all of us at The League for your support! 


Mark Your Calendars for the 5th Annual #OMGFOOD Event!

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At the 5th Annual #OMGFOOD event on March 31, 2022, The League is thrilled to honor an amazing individual advocate and dedicated community partner for their continued and generous support of The League and our mission.  

Meet Our Honorees!


Suzanne Levin-Lapides

Suzanne met and committed to her League Family as a volunteer for The League's Annual Fundraising Gala and joined the Board in 1991, serving as the Chair of the Board of Directors from 1998-2000 and remaining active until 2018. She drew inspiration from the participants, staff and leadership at The League. Suzanne still participates in activities and includes herself as one of the many proud "W.E.A.N. Queens,” citing her sisters as her mentors, sharing their spirit and grit, and integrating their values into her life, work and principles. One of the most beautiful and compelling things about Suzanne is her lovely smile that matches the warmth in her heart. Over the years, she has been a beacon of fun, inclusivity and togetherness at the numerous League volunteer luncheons, crab feasts, galas, parties, fashion shows, and fur sales and most importantly, the "Happy" video, starring League participants, staff, their children and fellow Board member, Walt Williams. Suzanne’s creed of “RESPECT- ABILITY NOW” has served The League and its family with an abundance of integrity and unmatched selflessness over the years. The League is honored and grateful to celebrate a true friend and a persistent champion of style, compassion and equality.

MedStar Health

MedStar Health serves patients across 10 hospitals, ambulatory and urgent care locations, as well as through telehealth and home care services, including rehabilitative therapy at The League’s Malcolm Hecht Therapeutic pool. As a healthcare leader in the region, MedStar plays an important and significant role in advancing health and partnering with others to facilitate community health improvement. Through a comprehensive approach to health and wellness, MedStar strives to enhance health outcomes through better care that emphasizes prevention, builds awareness and fosters independence—especially in underserved communities adversely impacted by disease, health disparities and socioeconomic barriers to optimal health. Community education and partnerships, like the one between MedStar and The League, remain critical to achieving this important goal because many of MedStar’s patients join The League’s Wellness Center to maintain and improve their fitness with healthier lifestyle choices. The League is thrilled to honor our more than 25 year-long partnership and MedStar’s impact on the health of the greater Baltimore


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Thank you to all of the generous individuals and organizations that have committed to sponsoring the 5th Annual #OMGFOOD event on March 31, 2022. These great sponsors and their guests will be treated to an evening of unique food and beverage samplings, a silent auction, dinner, open bar, and entertainment – all while supporting The League and our mission.  

Are you interested in joining them? Generous ways to support the event, including sponsorships, are still available! 

#OMGFOOD Partnership Opportunities

See our partnership opportunities for more information or reach out to Robyn Dammers, Director of Development at or 410-323-0500 x383.

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As the holiday season approaches, we hope you might consider adding something to your cart to support The League’s #OMGFOOD event. We are currently accepting donations to be added to packages at the event’s silent auction. We are looking for family-friendly activities, summer essentials for the beach, camping, or travel, date night games, etc. 

Not sure what to get? You can also purchase a gift card and the team of volunteers on the Auction Committee will take care of the shopping for you. Or consider donating any unopened leftover beer, wine, or spirits from your holiday celebrations. These make wonderful additions to our auction offerings! 

All donors will be recognized for their contributions on the auction website and at the event.  

A Concluding Note from Our President & CEO

Dear Friends of The League,

As Thanksgiving approaches, we have many reasons to be thankful. There are an abundance of wonderful things happening at The League as the weather turns colder and the leaves change with vibrant colors. I hope everyone can take time to slow down and appreciate the numerous good things going on around us.


Last month, our Medical Day staff went above and beyond the call of duty to provide our participants with fun and engaging programs for Medical Day Week; my favorite day was Cruise Ship Day when I got to pretend to be the captain of this ship. On the Friday before Halloween, The League was filled with all sorts of superheroes, some disguised as Batman and many wearing equally creative costumes.  

The League family was deeply saddened by the news of Rockie Davis’ passing and we extend our most heartfelt condolences to the Davis Family as well as Rockie’s Camp Greentop Family. The League’s Camping & Recreation Services were extremely lucky to have known her and been a part of her happiness. There’s something really special in the bonds that campers create with each other and their counselors. I am thankful that our Camp & Recreation staff are able to offer respite weekends to campers and their families for the Fall and approaching Winter. 

SCALE’s Gathering in the Garden was an event for the books! It was so wonderful having SCALE Founding Families and Alumni as well as donors come together on the most perfect evening of October to celebrate SCALE’s impactful legacy and Denise McCall’s well-deserved retirement. Congratulations to Lisa Thornburg for her promotion as the new Director of SCALE; I know Lisa and her team will excel and continue to uphold the high standards of The League’s best-in-class Aphasia center! The new SCALE Legacy Scholarship Fund established in Denise’s honor will make a significant difference in the lives of many people living with Aphasia for years to come.

Things at The League are picking up as 2021 winds down; the year-end fundraising campaign for The League Fund has officially kicked off and I am optimistic that we will exceed our goal with our community’s support and people like you! Giving Tuesday is right around the corner and there are many opportunities for giving during the upcoming holiday shopping season.

Thank you to all Friends of The League, for without you, I would not be counting so many of the little moments and reasons that I have to be grateful for. Take care and be well as the Thankful Season continues; together, we are able!


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David A. Greenberg

President & CEO


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Nicole Urquhart-Bradley, Board Chair â€˘ Mindy Geppi, Vice Chair

Ethan Nochumowitz, Treasurer â€˘ Barry Gordon, M.D., Ph.D, Secretary 

Carol Dodson • Bradley Fowler • James Hettleman • Janice Jackson • Richard M. Katz, M.D. Kris Meyer •Terri Seitz Parrish • Jason Perlow • Sharri Rochlin • Andrew Slutkin • Andrew Snyder


David A. Greenberg, President & CEO â€˘ Margretta Ryan, Sr. VP, Finance 

Dawn Witherspoon, VP, HR & Compliance 

RenĂ©e Dash, VP, Medical Programs/Chief Nursing Officer 

Rhonda Johnson, VP, Customer Relations â€˘Lauren Yankolonis, VP, Development 

Maureen Jeffreys, VP, Developmental Disabilities Services

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