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The Arc of Massachusetts invites you to the
70th Anniversary Gala:
Celebrating 70 Years of Progress

Thursday, November 9, 2023
6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Cocktail reception | Dinner | Program | Auction

Emcee Paula Ebben, Anchor: WBZ-TV and CBS News Boston

$300 per person
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To show our appreciation, 70 honorees will be recognized for representing what our community stands for. Each week we will announce 10 honorees, so check your emails!

70th Anniversary Honorees: Group Four

Scott and Julie Borchardt
Sarah Coletti and Michael Biales
James and Regina Lawson
Deborah Norton* and John Moynihan
Maureen and James* Sullivan


Donate to the 70th Anniversary Auction!

The Arc’s 70th Anniversary Celebration is coming up and we are building a bid-worthy list of items for the auction. But we need your help in securing great items that our in-person and virtual attendees will want to bid on!

Hard-to-find, unique, or luxury items, experiences, and services typically are best sellers. Please think creatively about what you – or your friends, relatives, and company – can contribute to the auction. The Arc is a cause you care deeply about – don’t hesitate to ask anyone you know how they can help.

If you have an item, experience, package, service, or anything you would like to donate to The Arc’s 70th Anniversary Auction, please complete the form on this page.

Please contact Katerina Daley at with any questions. Auction item commitments need to be received by October 25, 2023.

WBZ NewsRadio 1030:
Stories of The Arc of Massachusetts

Each Wednesday in the weeks leading up to the Gala, our Official Media Partner, WBZ NewsRadio 1030, will air a story about the people of The Arc of Massachusetts.


Leo’s Letter: Gratitude for 70 Years of Community

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In this week's special Thanksgiving edition of Leo's Letter, hear from Executive Director Leo Sarkissian as he expresses his gratitude to all the people in our community who have made…

RELEASE: The Arc of Massachusetts’ 70th Anniversary Celebration Raises Nearly $290,000 to Support Advocacy for People with IDD and Autism

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WALTHAM, MA (November 21, 2023): On November 9, 2023, The Arc of Massachusetts celebrated seven decades of advocacy for persons with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) and autism with their…

WBZ NewsRadio 1030: Peter and Gabriel’s Story

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In this week's story with WBZ NewsRadio, meet Peter and Gabriel, a group-supported employment supervisor and one of the employees he supervises. "I think it's really good for everyone because…

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