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Honoring a Legacy: Introducing the Jim Tarantino Community Impact Memorial Award

Honoring a Legacy: Introducing the Jim Tarantino Community Impact Memorial Award

Dear Friends and Supporters,

We are thrilled to share a significant milestone in our organization's journey. As we reflect on the profound impact of one of our previous board members and ongoing partner, Jim Tarantino, we are proud to announce the establishment of the Jim Tarantino Community Impact Memorial Award.

Announced at our recent Tapestry Benefit Gala, amidst an atmosphere of celebration and gratitude, we unveiled this award to honor the memory and legacy of Jim Tarantino. As many of you know, Jim was not only a previous board member of Eras Senior Network and the founder of Capri Communities, but he was also a compassionate leader, a devoted family man, and a tireless advocate for community service.

The Jim Tarantino Community Impact Memorial Award represents our enduring commitment to carry forward Jim's vision of empowering older adults and enriching the communities we serve. Each year, this award will recognize an organization that embody the values and spirit of Jim Tarantino—organizations that demonstrate exceptional dedication to enhancing the well-being of older adults and advancing healthy aging in Milwaukee and Waukesha counties.

capri communities logoAs we embark on this new chapter of honoring Jim's legacy, we invite you to join us in celebrating the inaugural recipient of the Jim Tarantino Community Impact Memorial Award: Capri Communities. Capri Communities has been chosen for their unwavering commitment to enriching the lives of seniors through compassionate care, dedication to fostering a sense of community, and active engagement in initiatives that promote healthy aging. We are honored that Capri Communities and the Tarantino family shared the stage during our gala to accept the award.


We extend our heartfelt congratulations to Capri Communities and express our gratitude for their exemplary leadership and service. Their embodiment of Capri’s values encapsulated in the acronym CARES—Committed to the Resident Experience, Attentive to Individual Needs, Respectful to All, Engaged in Our Local Community, and Serve with Integrity—truly reflects the essence of the Jim Tarantino Community Impact Memorial Award.

As we look ahead, we are inspired by the opportunity to continue honoring Jim's legacy and fostering positive change in our communities. We invite you to join us on this journey as we work together to make a meaningful difference in the lives of older adults and create a more inclusive and vibrant community for all.


Thank You To Our Generous 2024 Tapestry Sponsors


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