We were touched with the message that former Spurwink student, Steve Finkel, shared with us to be shared with Spurwink staff. He said “Keep up the great work and remember you all are making a bigger difference than you might think.”
In 1965, Steve Finkel was a ten-year-old child with ADHD and learning difficulties when he arrived at a Spurwink home on Riverside Street. He spent four formative years at the school, before returning home to his parents. Steve went on to graduate from high school and college. He had a long and successful career in the finance industry. He also took time from his busy schedule to serve on Spurwink’s Board for several years. As a board member, Steve visited all of Spurwink schools where he shared his personal experience with the students and teachers. Spurwink’s staff continues to leave a big impression on him.
In his own words, “They are incredible individuals, they put the kids before themselves. They were true hero’s to me then, and still are today. I’m sure there is nobody left from when I attended, but I am sure that the spirit, love, and dedication from those there now remains the same. There is no question looking back without the support, care, and love I received from Spurwink, I don’t believe I would of had the incredible opportunities and life I have enjoyed.”
We are grateful for Steve’s continued support of Spurwink today.