“Greg Baker was the kind of guy who always wanted to help others. He loved the fact that he was working for an organization that helped people,” says Greg’s mother, Rhonda Steeg. Now the Steegs are honoring Greg’s memory by making a bequest to JF&CS in their estate plan. “What better way to remember him than by doing something for JF&CS that will help bring more people like Greg into the community and ensure that they have meaningful, connected lives?” asks Rimma Zelfand, JF&CS CEO.
Greg first came to JF&CS as a client of its Services for People with Disabilities & Mental Illness program in 2008. Greg’s mother, Rhonda, had found the agency when she began looking into services for Greg, who had been diagnosed with a brain tumor at the age of three and had undergone several invasive treatments and surgeries throughout the course of his life. He also suffered from a seizure disorder and learning disabilities.