Date: August 4, 2010

Contact: Tracy Lynott – Director, Development
443.702.3016 email:

Generous $7,500 Grant from PNC Foundation to
Support Individuals with Disabilities
ANNE ARUNDEL COUNTY, August 4, 2010 – Bello Machre, a non-profit organization in Anne Arundel County, Maryland that provides homes and support to children, teens, adults, and seniors with developmental disabilities, was recently presented with a very generous check in the amount $7,500 from the PNC Foundation for program support.
Dr. Robert T. Ireland, President and CEO of Bello Machre, commented. “This grant further strengthens our partnership, and we are honored to be included in their giving mission.”
“It’s gratifying to be able to support an organization so meaningful to the community,” said Jay Barr, senior vice president for PNC Bank. “The work Bello Machre is doing will help individuals with developmental disabilities live a productive life in the community where they reside.”
The PNC Foundation, which receives its principal funding from The PNC Financial Services Group (NYSE: PNC), actively supports organizations that provide services for the benefit of communities in which it has a significant presence. The foundation focuses its philanthropic mission on early childhood education and community and economic development, which includes the arts and culture. Through its signature cause, Grow Up Great, PNC has created a 10-year, $100 million initiative to enhance early childhood education and school readiness.
Bello Machre, founded in 1972, means Home of My Heart in Gaelic. It is a nonprofit organization in Anne Arundel County, Maryland that provides homes and support to children, teens, adults, and seniors with developmental disabilities. More importantly, Bello Machre enriches the lives of those served through loving care, guidance, and opportunity so that they can live life to its fullest. Employing 300 skilled professionals, Bello Machre serves 175 people in its 54 community-based homes throughout Central Maryland. Through its Support Services Programs, Bello Machre provides help and support to more than 150 individuals and families in their own homes. The Ray of Hope Program helps individuals and families obtain respite care, specialized summer camp, physical therapy, and specialized equipment. Its Respite Care Home provides residential support during family hospitalizations, emergencies, and vacations—24-hours a day, seven-days a week. Bello Machre serves children and adults without regard to race, religion, gender, or national origin.