The Rosenthal brothers were well known in their community of Squirrel Hill. They embraced their community, and their community embraced them back - with open arms and love. Following the tragedy at the Tree of Life Synagogue, the family of victims Cecil and David Rosenthal designated Achieva as a recipient of monetary donations made in the two men’s memory. To ensure donations made in their memory were protected and used in a manner consistent with the example set by Cecil and David Rosenthal and their community, the Achieva Board of Trustees created a new Fund in which all existing and future donations received in memory of David and Cecil will be placed. The Cecil and David Rosenthal Memorial Fund supports community engagement activities pursued by people with intellectual or developmental disabilities.
There is an online application to be completed for all requests through the Fund.
Each application should include the completed request, a letter of support from a professional providing support and services to the applicant, and an invoice or estimate of cost for the requested item or services.
As of now, we can accept requests on an annual basis. However, this may change in the future based on the program’s needs.
Only completed applications are considered for team review. Once the request is ready to proceed, the turn around for determinations is 10-15 business days.