John “Dutch” Summers and Sandra Parker Gift $120,000 to Warrior Salute

Rochester, NY – Monday, June 22, 2015 – John “Dutch” Summers of Jasco/Graywood Companies and Sandra Parker, former president/CEO of the Rochester Business Alliance, made a generous donation of $120,000 to Warrior Salute™, a service of CDS Monarch that provides services to Veterans with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, Traumatic Brain Injury and/or Military Sexual Trauma, which is funded entirely by community and corporate donations.

“We were very impressed with Warrior Salute, and the work that is being done to assist these Veterans is tremendous,” stated Dutch Summers. “The program has shown measurable results, and we are glad to be a part of something that is making a real impact in people’s lives.”

“It is generosity such as this that makes what we do possible,” CDS Monarch President/CEO Sankar Sewnauth said. “The immense support that we share for our Veterans—for wanting to help them achieve something better after what they sacrificed for our country—is what makes all of this worth doing. Mr. Summers and Ms. Parker clearly share our vision for helping and supporting our military, and we are immensely grateful for that.”

Warrior Salute™ is a service of CDS Monarch, that helps Veterans with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, Traumatic Brain Injury, and/or Military Sexual Trauma, regain their lives and dreams by providing quality clinical and rehabilitative therapies, employment opportunities, and temporary housing. Staff work one-on-one with Veterans and their families to help identify their goals, determine the personalized support needed, and implement the services and training necessary to foster growth and development, as they transition back into the civilian community. To learn more about Warrior Salute™ please visit

CDS Monarch assists People with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, Veterans, and Seniors to live and thrive in their communities, by delivering high-quality, personalized life planning and transition support.

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