The Arc at 65: Progress, Change & Bright Futures
Annual Awards Presentations

Wow! What an amazing state convention we had last week!

An important part of that convention is recognizing the outstanding leaders and other
advocates with the presentation of The Arc’s Awards. Here is a listing of the people we
honored at the convention for their service above self:

Mabley Volunteer of the Year Award

Nancy Webster with Tony & Bob Beggin


Life Achievement Award

Bridget Brown with Terri Devine 

Leadership Award

Jennifer Zentner, CISA with Brian Rubin


Arc Retiring Board Members

Brian with Lorraine McCormick, Tara Conley & Susy Woods


Outstanding Family Member Advocate Award

Helen Kauffman with Sherri Schneider

Media Excellence Award – Film 

Alice Elliott with Tony & Diana Braun
Welcome Change Productions


Media Excellence Award – TV Reporting 

Monica Schneider with Rick, Cathy Bedard & Tony
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Distinguished Service Award

Kristine Gough, The Hope Institute Noll Café with Brian


Direct Support Professional Award
Less than 5 Years

Gabe Herman, Trinity Services with Lorraine

Direct Support Professional Award
More than 5 Years

Angela James, Annie’s Playbill, with Annie & Lorraine


QIDP/Case Manager Award
Less than 5 Years

Michael Gordon, Envision Unlimited with Lorraine


QIDP/Case Manager Award
More than 5 Years

Molly Peddy, The Association For Individual Development
with Lorraine

Tony Paulauski
Executive Director
The Arc of Illinois
20901 S. LaGrange Rd. Suite 209
Frankfort, IL 60423
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815-464-1832 (CELL)