Archive for May 2013

Legacy of Life Experiences continues with Bill Perry

Mr Bill with Mary Madenspacher

Previous Life Experiences, Inc. employee Bill Perry is affectionately known as Mr. Bill.  Life Experiences, Inc. is a better place because of the wonderful people that have worked in our many departments over the years and still today.  Mr. Bill started with Life Experiences, Inc. when we opened in 1978. He worked in our Bakery, Sprouts and Laundry departments until 2006. After his retirement in 2006, Mr. Bill has continued to visit us as a monthly volunteer. Mr. Bill was born in 1936 in Georgia, where he raised frogs and sold them as a youngster. He attended the academy for five years and then moved to Cary and has lived here for 35 years.  As Mr. Bill turns 77 this year, he looks back and fondly remembers his time as an employee here at Life Experience, Inc. He laughs as he tells me about breaking eggs and spreading them over […]

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Cary Magazine Features Life Experiences

Cary Magazine features Life Experiences, Inc.

Cary Magazine Features Life Experiences By Tara Croft in February 2013 Operating five separate businesses under one roof is a unique endeavor. Even more noteworthy is that all five subsets of Life Experiences are staffed by adults with special needs. The Cary-based nonprofit was founded in 1978 by a group of parents when they realized that once their children graduated the school system, further opportunities would be severely limited. “They had spent all this time in school learning skills, and they wanted to be able to utilize those skills,” said Executive Director Mary Madenspacher. “The majority of people wouldn’t be able to have jobs in the community, but with our help and support, they can do work and get paid for it,” she said. All 48 employees have developmental or intellectual difficulties, including Down syndrome, autism, cerebral palsy and others. Many have multiple diagnoses. The jobs bring them pride, purpose […]

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Cary MacGregor Rotary Club Mardi Gras Fundraiser Check Presentation

2013 Cary MacGregor Rotary Club Mardi Gras Fundraiser Check Presentation

2013 Mardi Gras Fundraiser Donation Cary MacGregor Rotary Club presented their 2013 Mardi Gras fundraiser event check in the amount of $3,692 to Mary Madenspacher, Executive Director of Life Experiences, Inc. and Jessica Blyther, Life Experiences, Inc. bakery employee. In this photo are: David Byerly and Bridget Falco who chaired the event,  Jessica Blyther, Mary Madenspacher and Life Experiences, Inc. Board member Graham Perry. This past Fat Tuesday event, sponsored by Cary MacGregor Rotary Club and Life Experiences, was held on Tuesday, February 12, 2013 at 6:30 p.m. Spectrum Properties hosted this annual fundraising event at The Atrium, located at 11000 Regency Parkway in Cary (near Koka Booth Amphitheatre). Proceeds from this event help Cary MacGregor Rotary Club and Life Experiences fund various philanthropic projects throughout the year. Life Experiences, Inc. is very grateful to the Cary MacGregor Rotary Club for their continued support.

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Life Experiences, Inc. Staff Position Available

Life Experiences Bakery

Staff Employment Position Announcement Position Title:             Program Manager-Bakery Hours:                    40 hours per week      M-F 8:30 – 5:00 Benefits:                     Health and Dental Job Description:         Oversee the day to day operations of a bakery.  Supervise, train and provide direction to 8 to 10 employees with developmental disabilities. Requirements:           Able to lift 50 lbs., excellent time management and organizational skills.  Meet schedules with quality goods and packaging.  Ability to relate to a variety of people including employees, staff, families, vendors, and customers.  Must have patience and the ability to handle multiple tasks.  Must have a North Carolina Driver’s License and clean driving record.  College Degree in related field and experience in the field of developmental disabilities required. To Apply: Send or Fax resume and cover letter to: Personnel Attention Assistant Director 260 Towerview Court Cary, N.C. 27502 Fax:  919-467-1773

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26th Annual Auction and Golf Tournament Schedule of Events

2012 25th Annual Auction and Golf Tournament for Life Experiences

PNC presents 26th Annual Auction and Golf Tournament   Home     –     Schedule of Events     –     Sponsors     –    Auction     –     Registration Schedule of Events Evening of Experiences Sunday, August 18, 2013 Prestonwood Country Club   5:30 pm – 7:00 pm Social and Silent Auction Hors d’oeuvres & Refreshments … 7:00 pm-7:30 pm Welcome and Program … 7:30 pm-9:00 pm Live Auction … 9:00 pm Check-out Purchase your tickets by calling: (919) 467-1973 Registration Page     Presenting Sponsor for Auction: To all of our supporters, Thank you! Golf Tournament Monday, August 19, 2013 Prestonwood Country Club   12:00 pm Registration Lunch … 12:30 pm Shotgun Start Captain’s Choice with Four-Person Team Complimentary beer/beverages on course … 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm Refreshments/Awards/Recognition Outstanding Prizes Awarded Team Prizes Longest Drive Putting Contest Closest to the Pin Most Accurate Drive   […]

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26th Annual Auction and Golf Tournament Sponsors

PNC Presents the 26th Annual Life Experiences Auction and Golf Tournament

PNC presents 26th Annual Auction and Golf Tournament   Home     –     Schedule of Events     –     Sponsors     –    Auction     –     Registration Event Supporter Opportunities Presenting Sponsor for Auction       (SOLD) Prominent Listing on Event Brochure Prominent Listing on Banner Prominent Listing in Program Prominent Listing on Tables at Evening of Experiences Auction event Recognition during Evening of Experiences Auction event Prominent Listing on event website Featured promotion on Life Experience Facebook and Twitter Golf Lunch Sponsor Prominent Listing on Banner Recognition at Golf Tournament Prominent Recognition in Program Prominent Recognition on event website Featured promotion on Life Experience Facebook and Twitter Grand Patron Signage on Golf Course Includes golf fees for a 4-Person team Recognition in Program Recognition on Banner Recognition on event website Featured promotion on Life Experience Facebook and Twitter Ten tickets for the Sunday Evening of Experiences […]

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26th Annual Auction and Golf Tournament Registration

2012 25th Annual Auction and Golf Tournament for Life Experiences

PNC presents 26th Annual Auction and Golf Tournament   Home     –     Schedule of Events     –     Sponsors     –    Auction     –     Registration Event Registration Information Sunday Evening of Experiences Ticket                $75 Individual Sponsor                                             $200 Executive Patron                                               $500 Team Sponsor                                                   $800 Grand Patron                                                     $1,200 Thank you for your interest in supporting Life Experiences. Sponsor information is available on our Sponsor Page. Payment Information: Make all checks payable to: Life Experiences, Inc. Mail payment to: Life Experiences – 260 Towerview Ct., Cary, NC 27513 For credit card payment, call: (919) 467-1973 Tickets for Sunday evening will be mailed one week prior to the event. Late requests may be picked up at the door.   Presenting Sponsor for Auction: Print Sponsor: AlphaGraphics Driving Range Sponsor: Royal Oaks Building Group […]

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26th Annual Auction and Golf Tournament Auction

2012 Life Experiences Auction photos

PNC presents 26th Annual Auction and Golf Tournament   Home     –     Schedule of Events     –     Sponsors     –    Auction     –     Registration Auction Packages Print our Auction Donation form here: Donation Form.As items are pledged, we will add them to this page. Live Auction Items: Beach Condo Vacation donated by Charlie Dougherty Catered Cookout for 30 people by FUMC Discovery donated by Tom Landsittel Hockey Tickets donated by Kevin Swann Official Baseball Signed by both Ken Griffey and Ken Griffey, Jr. donated by Ray Gibson. Football Tickets donated by Tom Landsittel Catered Dinner for 25 from Danny’s Bar-B-Que donated by Danny Thompson Front Row Hurricanes Tickets donated by Bob Gilday Week at the Beach House donated by Rich Van Tassel … Silent Auction Items: Entertaining Tea Time Gift Basket donated by Margie and Ashleigh Lucas. Est Value: $100 Cheese & Cracker Tray (made from a melted wine […]

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26th Annual Auction and Golf Tournament

2012 25th Annual Auction and Golf Tournament for Life Experiences

PNC presents 26th Annual Auction and Golf Tournament   Schedule of Events                       Sponsors                          Auction                       Registration … Sunday, August 18th – Monday, August 19th, 2013 • Prestonwood Country Club in Cary, NC   Like-Minded Community Supporters • Savory Foods • Luxury Auction Packages Tickets go on sale May 1st, 2013 by calling 919-467-1973.  Schedule of Events                       Sponsors                          Auction                       Registration

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Life Experiences, Inc.
260 Towerview Court | Cary, NC 27513
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Phone: 919-467-1973
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