Endless Possibilities

The Virtual Gala

Thank you to our incredible sponsors!


Tracy & John Atkinson


In Memory of Judy Zacek

Scott & Julie Borchardt



Susanna Peyton & John Campbell

Christine & James Connor


Katrin Aback

In Memory of Judy Zacek

Rick Daswani

Disability Law Center

Timothy & Stephanie Eshelman

In Memory of Judy Zacek

Leo & Mary Beth Sarkissian

Meta & Diethard Unterweger

UP TO $999

Ilyse Levine-Kanji

Janet & Arthur Rico

Santa Sasena

2021 Gala

The Arc of Massachusetts held our annual celebration of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD) and autism and all that is possible on Thursday, February 11. The Endless Possibilities Virtual Gala and Auction was held entirely online and raised $175,000 through sponsorships, donations, and the auction.

Paula Ebben, WBZ-4 CBS Boston news anchor, served as the event emcee. We were joined by special guests Senator Edward Markey and Governor Charlie Baker and entertainment was provided by individuals with I/DD and autism.

At the heart of the gala program were three inspirational stories about caregiving during the pandemic, a residence for people with complex medical conditions, and how employment can transform lives.

“As in years past, the gala celebrated the accomplishments of remarkable people with disabilities, but this year we also wanted to recognize the incredible efforts and sacrifices made by the Direct Support Professionals (DSP) who, especially during the pandemic, have been absolutely crucial in their caregiving role,” said Executive Director Leo Sarkissian. “Having Senator Markey and Governor Baker join us demonstrated the importance of the issues facing people with disabilities and the need to support them, their families, and their caregivers.”

The Arc of Massachusetts is deeply grateful to the generous sponsors and donors who contributed to the Endless Possibilities Virtual Gala and Auction!