The Claudia Ulatowski Caregiver Memorial Fund is funded by her daughter and son-in-law, Leah and Alexander Curry. The goal of the fund is to provide $500
to assist a caregiver who is a family member of someone with a cognitive disability, including Autism, Down Syndrome, traumatic brain injury and more.
It will be awarded to one individual each year and can be used in almost any way that would improve the recipient’s quality of life. This may include, but is not limited to:
-Furthering the educational pursuits or professional development of the recipient
-Respite or similar services
-Family medical expenses
-Equipment, technology or accessibility renovations to help with caregiving
-Individual or family counseling or other mental health services
-Realizing an individual or family dream (a special trip, etc.)
-Self-care services or retreats to promote well-being of recipient
-A cause or community project close to recipient’s heart
To apply to the fund, one must meet the requirements and submit the necessary materials outlined on the application form below by June 15th of each year. One individual will be determined, and the check given directly to the chosen recipient; others remaining may apply again the following year. Please download the form for instructions.
Please also sign our media consent form:
The fund honors its namesake who passed away suddenly in 2015 at the age of 47 from a brain aneurysm. She withstood countless hardships in her short life by clinging to her Christian faith. Claudia ultimately found her purpose in serving as the full-time caregiver to her three beloved sons—Jared, Timmy, and Jacob, who have severe Autism—until her death. Her dream was for more people in her position to be heard, loved on, and supported on their journeys.