In 1989, the Brighter Tomorrow Foundation, Inc. was founded by a number of people with a commitment to serving individuals in Montgomery County with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
The mission of the Brighter Tomorrow Foundation is to benefit people with developmental disabilities in Montgomery County by promoting housing, education and recreation; providing adaptive devices; and overseeing other designated requests. The foundation raises funds and receives donations -- including gifts of cash, personal property or real property -- from private citizens and/or organizations. It uses these funds to award grants to support its mission.
The Foundation has direct ties to the Montgomery County Board of Developmental Disabilities Services (MCBDDS), and that organization, through its appointment of trustees, acts a watchdog to ensure donors' money is used as intended. The Bylaws call for the Board to appoint at least 7 and no more than 15 trustees to approve the Bylaws and any amendments, to approve the annual budget, and to accept the Annual Report.
Today the Board of Trustees for the Brighter Tomorrow Foundation consists of nine members, including the Superintendent of MCBDDS. The Board meets at least four times per year, in the month following the end of each quarter, to conduct business and make decisions regarding the operations of the Foundation. There are three officers of the Board: President, Treasurer and Secretary. The Foundation employs one office manager to see to daily business, as well as other duties the Board determines necessary.