This spring we were honored with the Derby Award for our continued support of
Northwest Center’s mission: a world where people of all abilities learn and work together. MacDonald-Miller supports many of this organization’s events and is a hub for employee donations. And then we found Shelley Yu! Shelley was a client of the Northwest Center, and through their employment services division filled an administrative need for MacMiller. They provided coaching for Shelley until she was able to perform her role without support, which took very little time. Four years later, Shelley continues to outperform our expectations for this role and is consistently eager and capable of taking on more responsibilities.
“I wouldn’t want to work here without her,” says Jen Chase. “She’s a huge part of our team.”
Northwest Center was thrilled to honor MacDonald-Miller as our 2019 Partner in Inclusion. MacDonald-Miller is a perfect example of how disability inclusion in the workplace is a win for employees and employers alike,” said Gene Boes, Northwest Center President and CEO.
Our CFO, Stephanie Gebhardt has been an NWC active board member for the past 7 years. Stephanie notes, “Thanks to all of you for supporting Shelley and the Northwest Center! As you know, inclusion is near and dear to my heart and I can only hope that one day my daughter will find a company and supervisor as supportive as you have been for Shelley.”
Watch the video about our partnership with Northwest Center!