Wednesday, August 5, 2009

The National Inclusion Project

Clay Aiken and Diane Bubel have proudly announced a name change for the Bubel Aiken Foundation. It is now the National Inclusion Project.

NIP was founded in 2003 and arose out of the relationship between Clay Aiken and Diane Bubel, and their work with Diane's son Michael, a boy with autism. For six years the foundation has worked to provide opportunities of inclusion for all children, regardless of ability.

An excerpt of an open letter from Diane Bubel and Clay Aiken.

As we realized the impact the Foundation has already made, it became apparent that even bigger accomplishments could be on the horizon. To that end, we along with the rest of the Board decided that a new name for the Foundation would establish long-term credibility and stability. We sought a name that would signify the Foundation’s position as a national leader on inclusion as well as recognize the Foundation’s start and the efforts of its faithful supporters. After much thought and deliberation, we are proud to introduce the organization we co-founded as the National Inclusion Project.

To read the entire letter, click here.

Great job to Clay, Diane, the entire board and staff of NIP, and all the countless supporters of this very worthy cause.

To read more about NIP, formerly known as the Bubel Aiken Foundation, and the name change, visit :

Clay Aiken News Network


(NIP logo used with permission)


copingincalifornia said...

Wonderful news! Clay must be very proud!

musicfan said...

What an exciting time for the entire Foundation family. The new name is perfect. I am so proud to be a fan of Clay Aiken!!

CLM said...

I am so proud of Clay Aiken and all that he has accomplished with this charity. Way to go Clay. Thanks for the blog :)

SueReu said...

Congrats to Clay Aiken and everyone involved at National Inclusion Project!! They do absolutely amazing work and have impacted so many lives.

Thanks for the blog!!!

jbc4clay said...

This is very exciting!
Thanks for the blog!

PaulaBear said...

Clay Aiken and Diane Bubel have done an amazing job with their foundation these last six years. What an incredible difference they are making in the lives of children.

fgs said...

Good news! The name of the foundation is more descriptive of the purposes.

Ashes said...

Clay Aiken's new web page for the National Inclusion Project is excellent.

ImGranny said...

Clay sounds so excited about the name change and the future of the National Inclusion Project.

The charity has accomplished so much already in the relatively short time since it was created from the vision of a young man and his friendship with the Bubel family.

I'm so proud to be a fan of Clay Aiken.

Anonymous said...

congrats to Clay Aiken, and NIP.

Carolina Clay said...


What a great day for the National Inclusion Project, Clay Aiken, and Diane Bubel as the mission continues! Thank you for an informative blog.

Have a wonderful weekend!


Allegra said...

Congratulations to Clay on making such a success of his college project.