Target Community & Educational Services of Maryland » Return to Home Page | Admin
Monday, May 25, 2015
McDaniel College Target Scholar Program A word from our alumni...

Target Community
& Educational Services, Inc.

Check out Target’s Annual Fundraisers!

Spring Gala
Bull Roast

Target Community & Educational Services

Since its inception in 1983, Target Community & Educational Services, Inc. (Target) has been dedicated to enhancing the lives of children and adults with intellectual and other disabilities through quality, community-based residential, educational, vocational, recreational and family support services.

Target’s dedicated employees conscientiously work to provide a safe and high quality of life for all clients, now numbering over 300. Our goal is to assist these individuals to be active and productive participants in our community and to live as independently as possible.

Target Community & Educational Services, Inc. is a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit organization, donations to which may be tax deductible to the fullest extent allowed by law. It is only through the dedicated commitment and support of caring people and businesses that Target can continue to provide the highest quality of programs and services to assist children and adults with intellectual and other disabilities to achieve full participation in our society.  We hope that you will offer your support by joining us in targeting dreams and fostering opportunities for individuals with disabilities.

Target Brochure (PDF) Available ~ Click Here



Target Community & Educational Services News

Sending Out Great Appreciation to Everyone Who
Supported the 2015 Spring Gala Fundraiser!

Click Here to View 2015 Spring Gala Pictures!

Click Here to View Our 2015 Spring Gala Sponsors!

Koons Toyota of Westminster Recognized for Community Service

Dr. Tom Zirpoli, Laurence J. Adams Endowed Chair at McDaniel College and President & CEO of Target Community & Educational Services, Inc. (Target), presented the Laurence J. Adams Community Service Award to Angie Boerner, Controller at Koons Toyota of Westminster (Koons), at Target’s Spring Gala that was held on March 7th at Martin’s West. This award is presented annually to an individual or company that has made a significant difference, not only for Target, but also for our greater community.

Zirpoli stated, “Koons Toyota of Westminster has been a part of the Carroll County community for over 20 years and provides tremendous support to numerous local programs and services including Carroll Hospice, the Boys & Girls Club, Carroll County Senior Centers, Carroll Community College and Habitat for Humanity. Koons supports Target’s Supported Employment Program by providing jobs and work experiences for the individuals with disabilities whom we serve, is generous with contributions, and offers vehicles to meet Target’s transportation needs at exceptional values. Keeping in mind the tremendous support that Koons provides to Target and to our community at large, we are pleased to recognize Koons Toyota of Westminster’s exceptional community service.” Pictured are Angie Boerner and Dr. Tom Zirpoli.

A Million Thanks Go Out to Everyone Who Particpated In and Supported The 5th Annual Celtic Canter 5K Run/Walk on March 14th, 2015! Proceeds benefit Target Community & Educational Services, Inc., Carroll County Children's Fund, and Access Carroll.

Employees Recognized for Years of Service

Dr. Tom Zirpoli recognizes Jenel Casey for 20 years of service.

Dr. Tom Zirpoli presented The Donald Rabush Award to employees recognized for milestone years of service at the 2015 Spring Gala on March 7th at Martin’s West. Zirpoli stated, “Target is grateful for our dedicated employees who make it possible for the individuals with disabilities, whom we are honored and privileged to serve, to be productive members of our community, live as independently as possible, and enjoy a high quality of life."

Dr. Tom Zirpoli recognizes Jessie Greenholt-Gurkoff for 15 years of service.


Dr. Tom Zirpoli recognizes Carla Bryant and Floretta Dodson-Fields for 10 years of service. Not pictured: Kristy Duke, Jerri Lykes, and Lynn Stieber.

Pictured from left are Jennifer Staub, Daniel Hooper, Dr. Tom Zirpoli, Austin Sibanda, and Angela Beccles. Stuab, Hooper, Sibanda, and Beccles were recognized for 5 years of service. Not pictured: Joseph Emmanuel, Jacqualine Hicks, Don Johnson, Amanda Keene, Patricia Linton, Joseph Madison, Kimberly Smith, Allison Stewart-Suarez, and Elizabeth Thiombiano.

The Joan Develin Coley Award Recipients

The Joan Develin Coley Award is presented to Target's Community Living Managers who are completing the McDaniel College / Target Community & Educational Services Master's Degree Program in Human Services Management in 2015. Congratulations go to Megan Butzner, Jenna Gladfelter, Candace Holston, Mytaya Johnson, Kelli Kemp, Meg Lewis, Lauren Miles, Jessica Musselman, Kathryn Noppenberger, Morgan O'Connor, and Katherine Shinn.

Annual Giving Campaign

Please know that everyone in Target Community & Educational Services' family is deeply grateful for our caring and generous supporters. As you contemplate your year-end giving, we hope for your consideration in making a donation to support Target's mission to enhance the lives of children and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Donations can be made easily through the "Donate" button near the top of this website page or you can mail donations to 111 Stoner Avenue, Westminster, MD 21157. Thank you for your consideration of support!
Click Here to View the 2014 Annual Giving Campaign Letter

Click Here to View the 2014 Annual Giving Remittance Envelope for Giving Options

Koons Westminster Toyota Scion Presents Donation to Target


Koons Westminster Toyota Scion presented a generous donation to Target Community & Educational Services, Inc. (Target) on November 21st in support of Target’s services to enhance the lives of children and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Koons' gift serves as an investment in Target’s work to provide comprehensive, individualized services to meet each person’s specific needs including residential, educational, vocational, recreational, family support and drop-in services. Koons Westminster Toyota Scion’s gift supports Target’s goal to provide the services and opportunities necessary for these individuals to be active, productive members of our community, live as independently as possible and enjoy a high quality of life. Pictured from left are Dr. Tom Zirpoli, President & CEO of Target Community & Educational Services, Inc. and Nigel Hayes, General Manager of Koons Westminster Toyota Scion.

Jenel Casey Honored by Kiwanis

Jenel Casey, Vice President of Programs & Quality Assurance, was honored by the Kiwanis with the Walter Zeller Fellowship Award for her work and contributions to the Aktion Club, a service club for adults with disabilities. The Kiwanis made a donation in Jenel's name to The Elimate Project that is working to eliminate maternal and neonatal tetanus. Pictured from left are Jenel Casey, Vickie Riley - President of the Kiwanis Club, and Teresa O'Brien - Aktion Club Supporter.

Target's Carroll County Vocational Program Honored by Salvation Army


The Salvation Army of Central Maryland recognized the "valuable contributions and services to the Salvation Carroll County Service Unit" for the tremendous volunteer support provided by individuals with disabilities receiving services through Target's Vocational Program. Pictured from left are Beth Stephens, Donald - volunteer, and Grace Odom.

What Fun We Had at the Bull Roast 2014 on September 28th!

Many thanks go out to everyone who supported the Bull Roast fundraiser!

Click Here to View a List of the 2014 Bull Roast Sponsors


Target Elects New Board Chair

Members of the Target Community & Educational Services, Inc. (Target) Board of Directors elected Robin R. Somers, Executive Director of Fairhaven, to serve as its new Board Chair. Wallace L. Brown, Manufacturing Engineer for Cobham Mission Systems Division, was honored at the Board’s June 10th meeting with a plaque of appreciation for his six years of service on Target’s Board of Directors and for his two years of service as Board Chair.

Joining Somers on Target’s volunteer Board of Directors are: Robyn C. Allers – Special Liaison for College Relations at McDaniel College, Christi N. Ciampaglione – Teacher with Prince William County Schools, Ronald E. Drager, Jr. – Associate with Silberstein Insurance Group, William G. Dugan – Kiln Foreman at Lehigh Cement Company, Teresa M. Hayes – Infant/Toddler Specialist for the Southeast Region for Public Health Management Corporation, Karen L. Merkle – Vice President of Continuing Education at Carroll Community College, Dr. Henry B. Reiff – Professor with McDaniel College, Joyce A. Romans – Vice President and Chief Risk and Compliance Officer for Carroll Hospital Center, Christopher M. Ruppert – Area Executive of Carroll County with BB&T, Michael D. Schiffer – Partner with Venable LLP, Dr. Jeanine Stewart – Provost and Dean of Faculty at McDaniel College, Dr. Robert P. Wack – Director of Pediatric Services for Frederick Memorial Hospital, Kendall C. Weishaar – Certified Public Accountant with Hull Company Accountants, Inc. and Dr. Thomas J. Zirpoli – Dean of Graduate & Professional Studies and Laurence J. Adams Chair at McDaniel College and President & CEO of Target. Pictured from left are Wallace Brown, Dr. Thomas Zirpoli and Robin Somers.

Meet two of Target Community & Educational Services' clients through the links below… an extraordinary couple who have been featured in The Washington Post and were interviewed by Katie Couric.

View The Washington Post article "When Bill met Shelley: no disability could keep them apart" by clicking on the link below.


© 2013 Target Community
Webmaster: InfoPathways, Inc.

Carroll County Office | 111 Stoner Avenue, Westminster MD 21157
Phone: (410) 848-9090 / 888-831-3476 | Fax: (410) 848-7409

Montgomery County Office | 438 N. Frederick Avenue, Suite 325, Gaithersburg, MD 20877
Phone: (240) 632-1434 | Fax: (240) 632-1189