The Villa Esperanza Guild was formed in 1968 to increase awareness of the needs of individuals with intellectual/developmental disabilities. The Villa Guild spends all year raising money for Villa and we are grateful for all that they do! The Guild marked its 50th anniversary in February 2018. Founded in 1968 with a mission to increase public awareness surrounding the needs of individuals with intellectual/developmental disabilities, the Guild has raised over $1.5 million dollars for Villa’s Hjelte-Phillips Speech and Language Center and Adult Residential Program. The Guild hosts its primary fundraiser, the annual Day of Thoroughbred Racing, on the last Saturday in February, and members attend meetings at Villa monthly.