Charles I. (Chuck) Ecker has joined Linwood Center’s Advisory Board as their Chief Educational Advisor. Linwood Center provides education, vocational training, residential support and employment opportunities for people living with autism and related developmental disabilities. Ecker is the immediate past Superintendent of Carroll County Public Schools, which he served for 10 years. Ecker was Howard County Executive from 1990-1998. Prior to his election, he spent 33 years in the Howard County, Prince George’s County and Carroll County Public School Systems.
Among his many volunteer activities, Ecker serves on the Board of Visitors of the University of Maryland Shock Trauma and on the Boards of Directors of the Council on Economic Education in Maryland and makingCHANGE, a financial wellness center.
Benefits for Linwood
April 23, all day – Linwood Day at Kelsey’s
April 28, all day – Linwood Day at Sweet Frog’s
May 10, 7:30 p.m. – Musical Ensemble, The Cherelles will perform at the Knights of Columbus in Catonsville
May 19, 2:00 p.m. – The ShowTime Singers will perform at the Ellicott City Senior Center
June 23, 2:00 p.m. – The ShowTime Singers will perform at Shangri-La in Ellicott City
The Jeanne M. Simons Society has been established to honor the memory of this autism pioneer and Linwood Center founder and to recognize annual contributors who support Linwood’s life-changing programs and services for children and adults living with autism. Jeanne M. Simons Society members are individuals, civic groups, faith communities, businesses and other organizations that provide annual financial support of $1,000 or more to Linwood Center.
Members of the Jeanne M. Simons Society will be recognized in the Linwood Center newsletter and annual report and in a listing on the Web site. These special donors will also be invited to an annual Members-only event, hosted by Linwood Center. The event features updates on the school program and adult services, as well as the Linwood Center Boutique and other initiatives to improve the lives of children and adults living with autism.
HOW TO JOIN
Join the Jeanne M. Simons Society by making a contribution by check to Linwood Center, 3421 Martha Bush Drive, Ellicott City, MD 21043, or by contributing online.