Arvest Foundation contributes $5,000 to AbilityWorks

BARTLESVILLE, Okla. (May 21, 2024) – The Arvest Foundation recently announced a $5,000 donation to AbilityWorks of Oklahoma, whose purpose is to empower individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities to reach their fullest potential.

The donation will be used to renovate the on-site recycling center, one of the businesses that employ AbilityWorks individuals paired with job coaches.

Arvest commercial banker Rachelle Wilson and loan manager Jay Dyer presented the check to AbilityWorks chief executive officer Becky Ingram and board members Janie Kirkpatrick and Andi Westlake.

“It is an honor to present this donation on behalf of the Arvest Foundation,” said Wilson. “Individuals learn job skills, are empowered to live independently, and make connections. We all need a sense of purpose.”

AbilityWorks advocates for those with intellectual and developmental disabilities, supporting individuals in both the vocational and residential models. Team members teach daily living and employment skills and promote independence and meaningful lives.

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Stevie Williams

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