Advisory Board Member Receives Award from Patriots
We have wonderful news to share about a special award being given to a member of our Advisory Board, Nathan Persampieri. The New England Patriots have announced that Nathan is their 2021 Patriots Difference Maker of the Week for his commitment to Understanding Our Differences. This award recognizes volunteers who provide unique service to their communities. The Kraft Family and the Patriots Foundation will also present a $5,000 donation to UOD as part of this recognition.
In addition to serving on our Advisory Board as an active disability self-advocate and ambassador, Nathan has interned with UOD and helped to organize several disability awareness events and activities.
“I first got involved with Understanding our Differences back in 2017, when I created two panels for high school students,” said Nathan. “That was one of the many ways I gave back. I have helped the nonprofit out ever since. I love what they do, I believe in their mission, and I’m glad to be a part of it.”