The Pinnacle Foundation was founded by Brian Stolar, CEO of The Pinnacle Companies. The Foundation is chaired by the former Governor of New Jersey, Thomas H. Kean, and was formed in 1995 to use its resources for the betterment of community facilities. The foundation has assisted in providing children’s reading rooms in local libraries; it has built senior citizen centers; and worked with DARE to improve facilities for an ice hockey rink in Mahwah, New Jersey.
The Pinnacle Foundation had the opportunity to build a home for a family in New Jersey as part of ABC’s Extreme Makeover: Home Edition. This afforded Pinnacle the opportunity to work with a very special family with some very special needs. The Pinnacle Foundation not only built them a fine home, but they also outfitted that home with intelligent systems that contribute to each family member’s independence and make their lives more fulfilling.
We are very grateful to Microsoft, Marc Harrison of Silicon-East, Jim Young of Realcomm, the National Federation for the Blind and Edward Ryan of Wafra Investment Advisory Group for their continuous assistance during the program. In addition, and in recognition of the aspirations of the children, the Pinnacle Foundation set up an educational fund. This family came to the United States in 1997 to find a better life and we want to help them realize that dream.