In the coming weeks, we’ll be sharing the stories of the four champions we will be honoring at our Leading by Example gala on March 27. We will be recognizing several special people with intellectual and developmental disabilities who are making a difference: teaching the next generation of doctors; advocating at the State House for much-needed services and funding; and educating the community. You can follow along with these stories right here.
Alice Shea dedicated her life to helping children with Down syndrome, Williams syndrome, and other developmental disabilities improve their motor development, to enhancing their lives, and to championing their inclusion in the community. As a clinician at Boston Children’s Hospital, she directly touched the lives of thousands of young patients and their families; and as a researcher and educator at Boston University and Simmons College, her impact has been, and will continue to be, felt by many thousands more. Her peers considered her a leader in the field of pediatric physical therapy.
As we approach the end of the calendar year, many people are reviewing their investment portfolios and making decisions about selling, buying, and rebalancing. You may want to consider contributing the stock to The Arc of Massachusetts. Your gift of appreciated stocks or securities will not only support The Arc’s mission, but it may also provide you with significant tax benefits. For example, by gifting stock you can avoid paying capital gains taxes on the appreciated value and may be able to take a tax deduction on the fair market value.