Long time DFRC executive Director to retire after 21 years

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Jada Little to be named the next Executive Director of The Delaware Foundation Reaching Citizens with intellectual disABILITIES (DFRC) as Tony Glenn is set to retire.

NEWARK (DE) BY DIGITAL STAFF: After twenty-one years at the helm of Delaware Foundation Reaching Citizens with intellectual disABILITIES (DFRC) as Executive Director, Dr. Tony Glenn has decided to retire.

Dr. Glenn first became involved with DFRC in 1973 when he was chosen to play in the DFRC Blue-Gold All★Star Football Game. The experience touched him so deeply that he committed himself to the mission to enrich the lives of Delawareans with intellectual disABILITIES ever since, for the first 29 years as a volunteer and the most recent 21 years as Executive Director.

Photo | Tony Glenn, Exec Dir of DFRC will retire after 21 years.

Tony’s incredible leadership and commitment to DFRC have cultivated the foundation as a true family, nurtured a better understanding of the ABILITIES of all people, developed a loyal and devoted family/donor base, increased DFRC’s impact universally in word and deed, and kept the legacy of this 67-year Delaware tradition thriving.

Since 1956, DFRC has distributed more than $6.3 million to support programs and services in Delaware that enrich the lives of people who are intellectually challenged, with nearly $3 million of that total distributed during the last 21 years during Dr. Glenn’s tenure.

Tony will very actively remain committed to DFRC as a member of the Executive Committee of the Board of Trustees. He will continue to raise funds, support strategic planning, and oversee Athletics for the Blue-Gold All★Star Football Game.

“I have been blessed to have been a part of the DFRC family since I was 17 years old. Now entering into my 50th year of service, I have been fortunate to participate in the many different aspects of the family. I believe it is now time for me to make a move so that I can continue to focus on the overall goals of DFRC. We have total confidence in Jada Little, who was also raised in the DFRC family. She has worked for us for the past 6 years and she’s ready to move forward in her new role. I will never be able to return all the goodness I have received by being member of the DFRC family.” | Dr. Tony Glenn

DFRC has chosen Jada D. Little to succeed Dr. Glenn as the next Executive Director. Ms. Little has been involved in DFRC since she was a young child when her brother, Jordan, was a buddy in the DFRC Blue-Gold Hand-in-Hand Program. She has lived the mission of DFRC most of her life and was a participant in the Blue-Gold Band in grades 9-12.

As a high school senior, Jada was recognized as the Outstanding Band Participant, emphasizing her extraordinary commitment to her buddy. Ms. Little will pivot from her current role as Director of Operations and take her place as Executive Director in January 2022.


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