State Treasurer Fiona Ma, who chairs the board that oversees CalABLE, California’s savings and investment plan offered to eligible individuals with disabilities, announced the CalABLE Ambassador class for 2022 with a video featuring its nine ambassadors. Watch the video: https://youtu.be/tYS6jxcjeTY
CalABLE Ambassadors are volunteer extensions of the CalABLE team, inspiring through example, ways in which individuals living with disabilities can have greater independence, more financial security and a better quality of life. These individuals are CalABLE account holders and parents of children with disabilities who will share their stories to encourage others to support employment, grow their business, further their education and to live independently.
“I am so thankful that our Ambassadors have stepped up to share their empowering stories. Watch and listen as they explain how eligible people with disabilities can reach their goals by opening an account with CalABLE,” said Treasurer Ma.
“Our CalABLE Ambassadors are the embodiment of everything CalABLE was established to accomplish,” said Dante Allen, Executive Director, CalABLE. “Their experiences show that tax-free savings and investments are truly a possibility for people with disabilities, even if you are on government benefits like Supplemental Security Income (SSI) and Medicaid. We are excited to introduce these nine Ambassadors to the CalABLE community and thankful to them for sharing their inspiring stories.”
Launched in December 2018, the CalABLE program is open to all eligible individuals with disabilities in the state of California and nationwide. Since its launch, more than 7,000 individuals have opened CalABLE accounts representing $70M. The average balance in a CalABLE account is $10,000.