My mother, Jane H. Stupp, lived her life wanting to be of service to her community. Over her lifetime she was involved with many organizations in varied capacities. I have a very fond memory one year when she was in charge of mailing hundreds of flyers and she organized the neighborhood kids around our dining room table to stuff, lick and stamp the envelopes- and she made it fun!
In the 1980’s, her interest in psychology led her to take classes at Webster University which in turn led to her involvement with Independence Center. From the beginning she was excited to see how the Center provided assistance to so many people and was eager to volunteer her time, especially at the Clubhouse and Clubhouse Shop. Her legacy lives on at Jane Howell Stupp apartments, one of the Center’s housing facilities, where adults with mental illness can live independently and with dignity. She truly believed in the mission of the Center to help those with mental illness live, work and thrive independently and I know that her life was enriched by being a part of the Independence Center community.
I am pleased to be able to make a donation in my mother’s memory to the organization that meant so much to her.