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Meighan Harahan

There are many ways to leave a legacy in your community. The SARRC Legacy Circle was created to honor those special individuals who have committed themselves to the guardianship of SARRC programs and services provided to the autism community. Through gifts to the endowment fund and/or including SARRC in long-range financial or estate plans, Legacy Circle members are ensuring SARRC services will continue beyond their lifetimes.

“I knew very little about autism until a family member was diagnosed on the spectrum at age 4. I observed his parents turning over every stone to help him. And the path is not easy,” says Meighan Harahan, former SARRC board member and treasurer and chair of the Planned Giving Advisory Council.

“When I moved to Arizona, I was fortunate to meet Jeri Kendle, SARRC’s former President and CEO. I was very interested in getting involved and I started volunteering for the annual Operation Santa Claus campaign. It was such a rewarding experience that I continued to volunteer.”

Harahan adds, “My goal was to help in some way. My experience with SARRC has varied – from volunteer to committee member, to now board member and officer. I have a tremendous amount of respect for the mission and each employee. They are truly making a difference and I want to see the work continue after I am gone. Remembering SARRC in my will is one way to ensure that my support continues beyond my lifetime.”

If you would like to learn more about becoming a Legacy Circle member and ensuring the continued vitality and growth of SARRC’s services from one generation to the next, please contact Beth Salazar at [email protected] or 602-340-8717, ext. 1039.