New Danville Honors Walter Cooke at its Annual Founder's Circle Meeting

By: Karyn Grace
| Published 09/29/2019


THE WOODLANDS, TX -- New Danville honors Walter Cooke at its 2019 Founder’s Circle meeting on October 24, at East Shores Club House in The Woodlands. Cooke, is considered one of the founding fathers of New Danville; he served as Chairman of New Danville’s founding board of directors from October 2004 to December 2008.

Cooke, an attorney practicing law since 1974, was instrumental in the formation of New Danville as a Texas non-profit corporation, providing all legal work pro bono from the initial organizing documents, to establishing IRS required policies, to preparation of the loan documents for the acquisition of New Danville’s 42 acre site on Shepard Hill Road in Willis.

Once New Danville began operations in October 2007, he provided guidance in the application process and wrote many of its forms including the Emergency Medical Authorization and Release of Liability. He continued to provide legal advice and documents pro bono after he rolled off the board including the Lease Agreement when Meadowbrook, New Danville’s first residential neighborhood, which opened in August 2010. Walter continues to provide guidance and legal advice to New Danville.

According to New Danville’s Founder, Kathy Sanders, “Walter provided New Danville with a solid foundation, and for this we are proud to honor him as the 2019 Founder’s Circle Honoree.”

According to Eva Aguirre, CEO and President of New Danville: “We are profoundly grateful for the foundation work that Walter Cooke brought to New Danville. His sound advice put us on solid ground from the start.”

Cooke has lived in The Woodlands for over 30 years and has served on many non-profit boards in Montgomery County.

About New Danville
New Danville serves adults with developmental and intellectual disabilities in an environment promoting dignity, respect and individual choice. Our day and residential programs were developed to empower and maximize personal independence by offering an environment that allows people the opportunity to learn social and work-skills; participate in product-based and job skills-training to promote independence and self-reliance. And ultimately grow by offering activities that enrich the mind, body and spirit. New Danville is a Texas not-for-profit 501(c)(3) charitable organization

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