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October 1, 2015 (San Diego) — As it prepares to celebrate 35 years in business, Toward Maximum Independence, Inc. (TMI), a well-respected San Diego non-profit, has appointed Jane Moore as its new Community Relations Specialist. TMI has a longstanding reputation for implementing “Best Practices” that help people with developmental disabilities and deaf and hard of hearing to live, work and fully participate in their communities. TMI is dedicated to “Transforming Lives” for the people it serves.

Moore hit the ground running preparing for TMI’s 2nd Annual Old Hollywood Casino Night to be held at the San Diego Air and Space Museum in Balboa Park on November 6, 2015 and is gearing up for TMI’s 35th Anniversary Masquerade Butterfly Ball on April 1, 2016 at the Cottonwood Golf Club in El Cajon. The anniversary celebration promises to be an inspiring and festive Spring evening to celebrate 35 years of giving back to the community by following the vision that all people should enjoy full inclusion in the work place, community and society in general. TMI started out as a home office in April 1981 and has since flourished to 240 employees serving nearly 800 clients with offices in San Diego, Escondido, Temecula, and, most recently, El Centro.

A life-long East County San Diego resident, Moore comes to TMI with more than 15 years of event planning and community relations experience. Highlights of her career include working for El Cajon Community Development Corporation, and Home of Guiding Hands. Most recently, Moore served as the Events Director for the East County Chamber of Commerce.

“With Jane heading up TMI’s events we are confident she will rise to the occasion and produce wonderful events for the community to enjoy,” said TMI Executive Director Rachel Harris. “We are very lucky to have her on board.”

Moore is passionate about giving back to the community and has dedicated years of service to such organizations as the El Cajon Animal Center for Education and Services Foundation, East County/Salvation Army Toy Drive and the San Diego East County Chamber of Commerce. In addition, she was awarded the Salvation Army’s 2014 Community Service Award and the San Diego East County Chamber of Commerce 2011 “Stoney” Stone Award for Community Services.

“I am very excited about my new position at TMI and will dedicate myself to helping people with disabilities in any way that I can,” said Moore. “TMI’s upcoming events promise to be fun filled and for a great cause!”

It is the mission of TMI to provide personalized services to those who require support, enabling them to make informed choices regarding how they live, work and function productively and independently in the community. Established in 1981, TMI is a non-profit 501(c)(3).

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