Quality of Life+ Program

Quality of Life + (QL+) is a 501(c )(3) nonprofit organization created to foster and generate innovations to aid and improve the quality of life for those injured in the line of duty. QL+ accepts challenges from wounded active-duty service members and retired military veterans, members of the intelligence and law enforcement communities, first responders and other public servants injured in the line of duty. These challenges become projects at the state-of-the-art QL+ Laboratory, located at California Polytechnic State University (Cal Poly) in San Luis Obispo, Calif.

By harnessing the exceptional creative and engineering skills of students and faculty at Cal Poly, QL+ succeeds in developing innovative solutions that help our nation’s heroes live, work and play. You can read more about the QL+ initiatives and organization at www.qlplus.org. Click here to see a video on the QL+ Program aired by KSBY-TV, the NBC affiliate in San Luis Obispo and Santa Barbara counties.

Contributing to QL+

SAME is collecting contributions for QL+ to enable the organization to continue its important work. [Scroll down for a list of donors and total dollars raised to date.] Donations may be made using SAME’s secure online form; members wishing to donate via check, may print the contribution form in PDF, complete the form, and mail it with a check to SAME.

Donations raised through SAME pay for materials, Cal Poly instructor time to mentor research teams, and on occasion, student stipends. Your contribution the QL+ efforts supports both Wounded Warriors and the education and mentoring of future engineers—one aspect of the SAME mission.

SAME and QL+ -- Partnering for Success

In 2011, the SAME WWTF recommended two QL+ projects to sponsor for the fall 2011 Cal Poly semester: the Prosthetic Knee-Leg Lift; and the Myoelectric Mouse Control. In early 2012, SAME added the Accessible Cab Entry (ACE) Lift Project. SAME’s goal to raise $25,000 for each project was reached and all three projects were fully-funded.

Donations for the Prosthetic Knee-Leg Lift and the Myoelectric Mouse Projects were made to QL+ on March 28, 2012, and donations for the Accessible Cab Entry (ACE) Lift Project were made to QL+ on March 27, 2013. Both presentations were made at the Golden Eagle Dinner held in Md.

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Above U$ 25,000
Individual Donors:
Judy Wilson
James Bullock
Charles Szollosy
Scott Axelrood
Thomas Reynolds
Robert Green
Matthew Bray
Gregory Brown
Daniel Hambrock
Amed Munoz-Diaz
John Eaglin
Aaron Patrick
Fred Davis
Sidney Allison
Catherine Weber
Martin Jun
Michael Ray
Darrell LaRoche
Michael Scott
Craig Diffie
Christina Hamski
Jason Villemaire
Roger Young
Jeff Maack
Terry Montville
Timothy Smith
Anne Malewicz
Dwight Beranek
Michael Black
Eric Osaki
Samuel Stuart
Dennis Arnold
Maria Guerra-Stoll
William Barker
Lorenz Schoff
Elizabeth Halford
Allan Lucht
Ronald Thompson
Kirk Engelbart
Scott Willey
Jeffrey Brand
James Eckloff
Kari Weniger
Charles Dewey
Gregory Breerwood
Ben Hunter
Ann Erin Mercer
Stephanie Keller
Malini Glueck
Christopher Sorter
Sean Harmon
David Magnuson
Edward Munns
William James
Gregory Goepfert
Vincent Hock
Thomas Stallman
James Metalios
Don Crumbley
William Miller
Kenneth Miller
James McNeill
Henry Morehead
Lloyd Brown
Oleh Skrypczuk
William A. Smith
Alan Ruff
David Maurer
John Foster
Bertram Alexander
Jason Heering
Warren Stallings
Eduardo Alatorre
Daniel Proctor
Rose Forbes
Craig Ray
Kerry Degener
Roger Hargrove
Robert Adamski
Clarence E. Hall
Herbert Bell
Donald Englebreth
Carnegie Askins
Gordon Bratz
Denis Fewell
William Haight
Elijah McMahan Tyler Scharar
Raymond Holland
Stephen Shepard
William Vogel
Robert Bader
Sven Rodenbeck
Gavin Goo
Don Crumbley
Timothy O'Rourke
Jared Corsi
Matthew Perrett
Elizabeth Keysar
John Rickert
Everett Maguire
Christian St. George
Eugene Hubbard

Individual Donors Cont'd:
James Doebler
Joseph Ahearn
Peter Bahm
Brian Branagan
Douglas Lehmann
Antonio Puller
Walter Smith
Klaus Rosenstern
Michael Johnson
Shiraz Tayabji
Raymond Willcocks
Allen Driemeier
Dwight Metcalf
Robert LoPinto
John Lai
Stuart Houck
Quincy Purvis
Hugo Via
Gary Calese
Christian DeLaRosa
James D'Agostino
Edward Ruinello
Fitz Chaviz
Michael A. Edgar
Samuel Florman
Carl Sims
Mary Bridgewater
Sven Rodenbeck
Lorance Lisle
Jesus Cacapit
Ardo Holmgrain
Leonard Soo Hoo
George Robertson
Nathaniel Crain
Eugene Hubbard
Eric Warner
Early Rush
Constance Roy-Fisher
Peter Dunn
John Oglesby
Jennifer Fogg
Stephen Showalter
Craig Rudy
Tiimothy O'Rourke
Melroy Brandt
Tom McCleave
Al Phelps
Peter Dunn
Jorge Villacres
Krescenty Nowacki
Daniel Larned
David Detwiler
Jesus DeLaPena
Peter Dunn
Guy Jester
Noelle Bomberger
Christopher Larson
Romona Barnes
Christopher Moore
Charles Heim
Michael Hanks
Elizabeth Nakagawa
Eric Wilson
Phillip Cyr
Victor Driskell
Adam Czekanski
John Saunders
Glenn Forrest
Kwame Boateng
Kevin Kaufman
Reginald Allen
Paul Spillman
Charles Livers
Matthew Modic
J. Barry George
Aaron Burger
Verna James
Glenn Daly
Ray Chandler
Darron Rolle
Neville Anderson
Christopher McClure
Eric Russell
James Blazek
Antony Person
Aaron Falkenmeyer
Michael Mick
Jacob Dunbar
Patrick McCune
James Horine
Kevin Smith
Individual Donors Cont'd:
Trudy Carr
Richard Moriwaki
Travis Carter
Newton Baker
James Bullock
Sal Nodjomian
William Kind
Walker Johnson
Arturo Arboleda
Norberto Castro
Michael Ellicott
Jeffrey Merz
Michael Reinhardt
Eric Russell
Jenifer Lewis
Eric Russell
Edward Cayous
Wilson Jones
Alvaro Villalta
Brian Trainor
Davie Herberger Jame Trautt
Glennda Luhnow
Thomas Julich
Thomas May
Ronald Lovell
Vincent Hock
Kathy Wilson
James Lyon
Linda Tegarden
Patrick Albritton
Jim Amy
Kenneth Steele
Phillip Brown
Douglas Taylor
Caroll Winslow
Larry Greep
Edmund Giering
Heather Wishart-Smith
Susan Mack
Jin Quin
Karl Schmid
Mitchell Kirkland
Coreen Cecil
John Callaghan
Roger Bush
Wallace Hirouji
Charles Sneeden
Marsha Mose
Charles Dierker
Michael Wright
John Lai
John Ford
Thomas Goubeaux
Raymond Ball
Brandon Martin
Daniel Bowen
David Spaulding
Todd Jackson
John Thielst
Dave Buemi
Alison Freiman
Adrian Kays
Leanne Holladay
Michael Langer
Robert Stromsted
Russell Barnes
Martin Snider
Floyd Currie
Floyd McCray
James Ellis
Johnny Shaw
Herbert Bell
Billy Frost
David Cotts
Spencer Colburn
Shawn Shuler
Benjamin Montoya
Stymie Doolan
Leonardo Flor
Carl Sciple
Donald Wuerz
William Brown
Frank Rodgers
David Tirrell
John Goga
Elbert Tschoepe
Ceasar Santucci
Joseph Zdaniewicz
Bulent Hatipoglu
Raymond Heinselmann
Doug Ament
Charles Larsen
Dwight Miller
Paul Quinn
Amelia DaCruz



Organization Donors:
SAME-San Diego Post
Advanced Intergration Group, Inc.
SAME-Robins Air Force Base Post
RMD Consulting LLC
CCI Solutions, LLC
RC&D, Inc.
ORB Architects, Inc.
Diaz. Yourman & Associates
SKE International
Dulohery, Weeks & Gagliano Inc. EDI Building Consultants, Inc.
Gundersen Health Systems Lab Fund
Mobile Post
Atlas Engineering
Leesburg Concrete Company, Incorporated
Sheladia Associates, Inc.
Apogee Consulting Group, P.A.
Detroit Post
TDR Construction, Inc.
San Diego Post
Welsh Commissioning Group, Inc.
Keithline Engineering Group, Pllc
MS Consultants
Advanced Integration Group, Inc.
IDC Inc.
Manson Construction Co.
Diversified Construction
Bender Dean Engineering
Basha Services, LLC


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