Leo’s Letter: Celebrating Champions Who Lead by Example

I was so pleased to take part in recognizing Anne, Jillian, Angelina and Braeden last night at our 2019 Gala, with the help of WBZ’s Chris McKinnon and our President Deborah Norton! What fitting champions for our 64th anniversary. You can find their stories here.

Jillian is involved in several creative pursuits, while Angelina pushes herself to compete in all kinds of weather. Anne has led Mass Advocates Standing Strong’s advocacy efforts, and Braeden is an up and coming music virtuoso. You can even see him on WCVB’s Chronicle tonight with Nicole Estaphan.

I appreciated comments made by Rosie Ajemian, along with her mother, Fran Basche, as we wrapped up the evening. The willingness of constituents and family to join in the evening made it a truly special night.

I hope you feel as board member Scott Borchardt does: “The Arc listens, takes action, and, above all, delivers results.”

Thank you for inspiring us to do the work!





Leo V. Sarkissian
Executive Director

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