Associate Director for Fundraising Events, Ringling College of Art + Design
Executive Director, Manasota BUDS
Stacy Quaid is founder and former Board Member, President, and Executive Director of Manasota BUDS (Bringing Up Down Syndrome) in Bradenton, Florida. Founded in 2001, Manasota BUDS serves individuals with Down syndrome and their families in Southwest Florida. The group was recognized by Florida Governor Charlie Crist as a Point of Light for outstanding volunteerism and disability awareness in 2008.
In 2009, Quaid spent one year as a house parent living and working alongside individuals with special needs in a Camphill Community in Kildare, Ireland. She is currently serving as volunteer committee leader for Manasota BUDS Teen BUDS Book Club and other special projects and programs as needed.
Quaid is the mom of three children, including Eleanor, 13, who happens to have Down syndrome.