Challenge Met! The Arc of Massachusetts celebrates the completion of the Home for the Future
Many, many thanks to the hundreds of donors to The Arc of Massachusetts Home for the Future Capital Campaign. Your gifts and support made it possible for The Arc to successfully complete the campaign that funded the construction of the statewide headquarters in Waltham. “We are very grateful to the individuals, families, chapters, agencies, and foundations that believe so deeply in The Arc’s mission that they made a commitment to the future of the organization by giving to the construction of the new building,” said Executive Director Leo Sarkissian. “Thank you all for your foresight and dedication!”
Over the past few months, The Arc has been working to meet a significant fundraising challenge. Three donors wanted to inspire other supporters to give and push the Home for the Future Campaign over the finish line. Together, they offered to give $100,000 if The Arc could raise at least $200,000 in new gifts and pledges.
“I am absolutely thrilled to be able to announce that we reached our fundraising goal of $1.6 million in mid-July through the $100,000 challenge and the gifts that came in to total $200,000,” Sarkissian said. “It is now possible for us to focus on advancing disability policy, increasing our outreach, and ensuring that people with I/DD in our state have the resources they need to thrive,” he continued.
The new building is allowing The Arc to remain at the forefront of the struggle to build better lives for those with disabilities by increasing our capacity. From the moment the building opened at the end of March, The Arc of Massachusetts was welcoming partners in the disability community and families for meetings, programs, and trainings.
The Arc now can hold meetings with our dozens of partner agencies, host legislators and supporters in comfort, conduct efficient legislative outreach, offer a venue for workshops for families and professionals, and provide work space for our team of staff, volunteers and students.
Thank you to all who have made this accomplishment a reality!
You can still give to the Home for the Future Campaign and help The Arc of Massachusetts remain as effective and dynamic in the coming years as it has been for more than six decades. Make a gift using the link below or contact Katrin Aback, Director of Development at firstname.lastname@example.org or 781-891-6270 x105 for more information.