“We begin our relationship with Marklund as friends, but quickly evolve into family, helping to take care of family.” Mike Herlihy, Marklund Board Chair, believes this is the Marklund Magic.

Doesn’t this capture the meaning of the holiday season? Friends who’ve become family, caring for others. Togetherness. At Marklund, the magic doesn’t disappear after the holidays. We see the magic – everyday – thanks to you! A family of staff, friends and supporters working to provide opportunities of growth, independence and connection for each Marklund resident, community client and student.

We want to THANK YOU for your ongoing support of our mission. It is your dedication that allows us to deliver on our promise of making everyday life possible for the children and adults we serve. From our family to yours, we wish you a blessed holiday season! Looking ahead to the new year, our hope is to spread the Marklund Magic – new friends, new programs, and a greater Marklund impact in 2023!

Thanks to an anonymous donation, the first $25,000 will be DOUBLED as we head into 2023! Donate TODAY!


This year Marklund must raise $15,290 per resident, which is not reimbursed by state funding. Marklund is home to 178 residents – that’s $2.5 million dollars. Your generosity is what provides the Marklund Standard of Care – “Everyday” life experiences, social activities, and therapies tailored to each resident’s personal needs. Each individual is challenged, encouraging daily progress.

$15,290 x 178 = $2.5 MILLION DOLLARS