George has served on the board of Over The Rainbow Association for the past 20 years. George grew up with a sister who was paralyzed in her teens due to a car accident. OTR was a natural fit for George to give back to the community. When he joined OTR the organization was run by parents of young adults with disabilities. These dedicated parents wanted to provide independent housing solutions in a barrier free living environment. From its early days OTR has grown from an 8 unit apartment building in Chicago to 7 apartment buildings across northern Illinois.
Each year Elder Productions produces a video for presentation at OTR’s annual fundraiser Celebration. Last year OTR brought in Mandy Patinkin to perform. It just happened to be Mandy’s birthday so his whole family came in the the Celebration. Mandy called one of the best days of his life.
This year Mandy and Patti Lupone performed their Broadway show to a sold out audience at Northwestern’s Pick Steiger Concert Hall.