THE CENTER FOR DISCOVERY® CEO PATRICK H. DOLLARD RECEIVES HONOR FOR VISIONARY SUPPORT OF LOCAL ORGANIZATION THAT EMPOWERS AT-RISK YOUTH
HARRIS, NY – Patrick H. Dollard, CEO of The Center for Discovery (TCFD), received a lifetime achievement honor on June 11th from The Dream Tank, a local organization that provides opportunities for young people to learn, grow, and excel. Through their work, Dream Tank empowers at-risk youth to discover their purpose in life and make the most of their potential.
A visionary leader in the disability community and founder of The Center for Discovery, Patrick H. Dollard is known for seeing the human potential in each individual– their abilities, rather than their disabilities, and is a tireless advocate of equal economic and social rights and opportunities for all, especially within the Sullivan County community. Through his partnership with Dream Tank, Dollard works to provide access and opportunity for young people by way of mentorships, education, and job opportunities.
“I am humbled to have been selected as this year’s honoree. Dream Tank works diligently to ensure young people in Sullivan County have a bright future – and I am thrilled to support a program where they can express themselves and thrive in whatever it is they hope to do,” Dollard said, “ it is their right to live their lives to the fullest potential.”
Patrick received the award during a recognition dinner – An Evening of Gratitude – at the Michael Ritchie Big Barn Center in Hurleyville, New York.
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About Dream Tank
Dream Tank was founded by Honorable Judge Josephine Finn in order to help at-risk and disadvantaged youth find their purpose and avoid her courtroom. As a nonprofit organization, we empower young people to find their purpose. We maximize research based protective factors such as enrichment, mentorship and character education; thereby minimizing the risk factors that lead to gangs, violence, crimes, substance abuse and teen pregnancy.