Seagull Services announces creation of Barbara Nurenberg Legacy Fund

Tuesday, March 26, 2019


In honor of the life and legacy of Barbara Nurenberg, Seagull Services has created the Barbara Nurenberg Legacy Fund.

Ms. Nurenberg served as Seagull’s President and CEO from November, 2013, until she passed away on November 29, 2018. Her lifelong dedication to special populations more...and her unwavering commitment to the needs of individuals with developmental disabilities are reflected in the lives of all the program participants of Seagull Services.

Under her leadership, Seagull added more programs to help more students transition from school to work and help more adults succeed in the workplace with the development of learning centers and the expansion of Supported Employment Services.

“Barbara Nurenberg was invaluable to Seagull Services,” said Laura Fowler, Chairwoman of Seagull’s Board of Directors. “She joined Seagull at a critical time in the organization’s 40-year history and set us on a path that aligns with today’s needs for adults and teens with developmental disabilities.  We will miss her and her tremendous leadership greatly.”

The purpose of the Barbara Nurenberg Legacy Fund is to honor Ms. Nurenberg and to create a lasting fund dedicated to supporting the programs that she believed were so vital to a full life for each of Seagull’s program participants. Through the fund, Seagull has set a goal of raising $100,000.

Several individuals already have been named Founding Donors of the Barbara Nurenberg Legacy Fund for making donations of $1,000 or more this year. They will be recognized on Seagull Services’ website and on a special Founding Donors plaque to be displayed at the agency.

Each Founding Donor received a framed piece of artwork created by program participants at Seagull Services. Donations of cash, stock, or other securities can be made to the Barbara Nurenberg Legacy Fund. Cash donations may be made online through Seagull Services’ website,

To donate stock or other securities, please call Ellen Hoffacker, Vice President of Finance, at 561-842-5814.

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