This year’s Arc Convention was a celebration of the possibilities of inclusion,
advocacy and leadership. The Arc always brings people together with common
values and beliefs working for full inclusion.
An important part of this celebration is to recognize individuals and organizations
for their leadership and advocacy.
This year was no exception as we honored the best of the best right here in
Illinois at The Arc’s Annual Convention.
Join me by recognizing the following outstanding advocates who were honored
with The Arc’s 2014 Annual Awards.
The Arc of Illinois President’s Award
Sheila Romano, Ph.D.Arc President Brian Rubin, Sheila, Michael Gelder,
Governor’s Office & Tony
Media Excellence Award
Karen Meyer, ABC7 Chicago
Karen & Tony
Mabley Volunteers of the Year Award
Eric and Francine Kennedy
Jamie & Julie Grounds
Outstanding Family Member Advocate Award
Sherri Schneider & Ellen
Distinguished Service Award
Little City Foundation Center for Arts
Frank Tumino of Little City & Brian Rubin
Direct Support Professional Award More Than 5 years
Gina Brown from Trinity
Lorraine McCormick & Gina Direct Support Professional Award Less Than 5 years
Lorraine & Lula from New Hope QIDP/Case Manager Award More Than 5 years
Richard Holland from SouthStar
Lorraine & Richard
QIDP/Case Manager Award Less Than 5 years
Lorraine & Theresa from Little City
Retiring Arc of Illinois Board Member
Missy & Brian
CONGRATULATIONS TO EVERYONE!
SUPPORT OUR CONVENTION SPONSORS
Tony Paulauski Executive Director
The Arc of Illinois
20901 S. LaGrange Rd. Suite 209
Frankfort, IL 60423