Thank you for making the 60th Anniversary Gala a Success!

The Arc of Massachusetts is deeply grateful to the more than 500 guests who celebrated our 60th Anniversary with us on Thursday, November 19th.  We were delighted by the generous and enthusiastic support we received from The Arc community, local leaders, sponsors, and our donors. Your contributions made the Gala a huge fundraising success. Thank you!

To mark this milestone, we wanted to recognize the innumerable advocates, families, public officials, donors, human service agencies, and friends who have worked tirelessly to help individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families. To do so, we honored 60 individuals and partners, almost all of whom joined us at the Gala. Please be sure to read up on all the honorees and to check out the wonderful sponsors who contributed to this event.

Live entertainment from the Chenery Middle School Jazz Combo kicked off the evening. Master of Ceremonies Bob Oakes, the Host of Morning Edition on 90.9 WBUR, Boston’s NPR News Station, reflected on the challenges faced by persons with disabilities and all that The Arc of Massachusetts has done to fight for their civil rights. The night was capped off by an energetic live auction led by Tom Weitbrecht. Attendees bid on an Instant Wine Cellar, fighter pilot for a day, tickets with backstage tours of Broadway shows, and destination vacations.

You can still make a gift in honor of The Arc of Massachusetts’ 60th Anniversary and support our advocacy on behalf of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Use the donate button to make a gift online or contact Katrin Aback at or 781-891-6270 x105.

Thank you to everyone who celebrated with us and to our generous sponsors and supporters

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