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RAISE A GLASS | A TOAST TO PACER
Join Friends of PACER at Surly Brewing Co. in Minneapolis on Wednesday, Nov. 30 at 6 p.m. for a wonderful evening that supports PACER’s projects.
Tickets for non-drinkers are $15. Purchase tickets or call (952) 838-9000. Tickets may also be purchased at the door. This event is organized by PACER’s Young Professionals Advisory Board.
TECHNOLOGY SOLUTIONS FOR EARLY CHILDHOOD: SHAPING THE FUTURE!
SYMPOSIUM FOR PARENTS, PROFESSIONALS IS NOVEMBER 29
COCKTAILS FOR A CAUSE
Join PACER at Lela Restaurant at Sheraton Bloomington Hotel (formerly Sofitel), 5601 W. 78th St. on Wednesday, November 2, for “Cocktails for a Cause,” a happy hour with a purpose. The event begins at 6:00 p.m., with PACER Executive Director Paula Goldberg as celebrity bartender. The custom “Fire in the Orchard” cocktail was created for PACER, with $6 of the price going directly to PACER’s National Bullying Prevention Center.
TIPS FOR VOTERS WITH DISABILITIES
The U.S. Election Assistance Commission has released “10 Tips for Voters With Disabilities”, a tip sheet created to assist voters with disabilities in voting privately and independently. The Commission was created after passage of the 2002 Help America Vote Act, and is an independent bipartisan organization.
IRA CHARITABLE ROLLOVER NOW PERMANENT
People who are age 70 1/2 or older can now make gifts of up to $100,000 directly from their IRA accounts to a qualified charity without paying federal income tax on the withdrawal. To contribute to PACER, call Debbie Andrews at 952-838-9000.
STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES GRADUATING FROM HIGH SCHOOL IN RECORD NUMBERS
For the fourth year in a row, the high school graduation rate for students with disabilities has increased. According to the U.S. Department of Education, 64.6 percent of students with disabilities graduated in 2014-2015. In the past four years, the graduation rate for students with disabilities has climbed by 5.6 percent.
VOTE FOR PACER TO WIN $10,000 PRIZE
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CONTACT PACER FOR ASSISTANCE AND INFORMATION
PACER Center is a national nonprofit organization that provides services to families of children and young adults with any disability, as well as resources to prevent bullying through PACER’s National Bullying Prevention Center. For assistance and information, please contact us via e-mail at PACER@PACER.org or call (952) 838-9000.