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The attached letter from the Executive Director of  the Kankakee County United Way knowledge the many years of contributions Betterton and the organization’s he had cofounded helped to foster personal, organizational and community development and empowerment. When Betterton produced his first major community unity event with Norman Vincent Peale and Les Brown, he invited the United Way of Kankakee County to donate $5,000. to sponsor the event. Tom Clark, then the Executive Director called and asked if they could donate $15,000 instead and be included as a major partner of the event.

United Way of Kankakee, IL

Susie Brown who became the next Executive Director of the Kankakee County United Way accepted Betterton’s invitation serve on the board of directors for the Kankakee Community Development Corporation (KCDC). Susie helped secure greater community support and participation from business leaders in the community and she enhanced the fund raising programs. 

Susie was promoted a few years later to a much larger United Way in Utica, NY and it was through her recommendation that CENTER SPACE and Betterton were contracted to help produce CAN DO! type events and community-wide Co-creative Visioning for Oneida County, New York.

Susie was later promoted again into an appointment with the United Way of America which Betterton help her obtain through his personal and professional relationships with Robert Zedenek who was then Vice-President of Community for the United Way of America. It had been Zedenek who introduced Betterton to the Community Economic Development Masters program through their affiliations in the National Congress for Community Economic Development (NCCED) for which Zedenek had served as President of for over ten years. NCCED is the trade association for the 2,500 community development corporations included as a priority market for the distribution and establishment Empowerment Resource Centers and Empowerment Training Mentoring Systems. Mr. Zedenek and Dr. Michael Swack, founder of the Community Economic Development Masters program, serve on the Ultimate Destiny advisory board to help bridge the world of Community Economic Development with the Ultimate Destiny Expanding the Circle of Success programs.

United Way of Utica, NY

The attached letters from Rita Head, President of the Bradley Bourbonnais Chamber of Commerce  acknowledge Betterton’s contributions as a facilitator their board visioning retreats, for helping them produce major events for the chamber and for helping design and deliver their Leadership Development Institute and Effective Management Training programs. Rita has served on the advisory board for Ultimate Destiny and her expertise is helping connect us with the Chambers of Commerce which is one of the target markets for distribution of the Ultimate Destiny Success System, the Empowerment Resource Centers and the Empowerment Training Mentoring Systems (ETMS™).

Bradley Bourbonnais Chamber of Commerce (Visioning and training)

Bradley Bourbonnais Chamber of Commerce (Events)

Partnership for Human Development, Utica, NY




















The CAN DO! Empowerment Resource Center is a joint venture of three affiliated non-profit organizations: Ultimate Destiny University, CENTER SPACE (The Center for Personal, Spiritual And Community Empowerment) and the Center for Conscious Sustainable Living.


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