Welcome to your Protected Tomorrows Community

What We Do

At Protected Tomorrows, we know that caring and planning for the future of a family member with special needs is often overwhelming. We take your hand and guide you through the process of planning that future, alleviating your anxieties and transforming your uncertainty into positive action that not only secures a brighter future for your loved one with special needs, but helps you and your family member to grow on your journey together. More>

What is Protected Tomorrows?

Our founder, Mary Anne Ehlert, CFP, had a successful career in the financial industry when she decided to act on her lifelong desire to specialize in serving the families of the disabled. The source of her inspiration was very dear to her heart. Mary Anne herself had come from such a family. Her younger sister, Marcia, to whom she felt especially close, suffered severe mental handicaps due to cerebral palsy. Although their parents were naturally determined that Marcia should get the best possible care, they had also been understandably confused how best to plan and provide for her future.


“U.S. special-needs families face complex retirement planning”

Reuters article by Mark Miller

ABLE Act Webinar

Special Olympics Illinois, Protected Tomorrows, Inc., and Rubin Law along with the State of Illinois discuss the ABLE Act

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Family Membership

Protected Tomorrows is growing its community of families and caregivers through our Family Membership.



Podcast of Mary Anne’s interview with Patti Vasquez on WGN.


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The “Wine for Wags” Fundraiser to benefit Tails for Life was a great success!

We would like to thank all those who attended, those that donated
and especially all our sponsors.

If you were unable to attend and would still like to donate
you can visit the Tails for Life website at www.tailsforlifefdl.org