The Arc Jefferson - St. Lawrence
The JRC Foundation, Inc. and The Foundation of St. Lawrence NYSARC announced today that the organizations have consolidated to become The Arc Jefferson – St. Lawrence Foundation and will begin doing business under this name effective immediately. The Board of Directors from JRC Foundation and The Foundation of St. Lawrence NYSARC joined forces more than a year ago to conduct an extensive due diligence process, culminating in the name change.
“This unification will enable us to further expand fundraising efforts in both counties and increase our ability to assist children and adults supported through The Arc Jefferson – St. Lawrence programs,” said Michelle Carpenter, Executive Director of The Arc Jefferson – St. Lawrence Foundation. “We have been working thoughtfully throughout this process to increase financial support jointly, while also focusing on educating community members about all that the agency does for over 1,000 people with disabilities daily.”
All donations remain local to assist people in the North County and are used for the direct benefit of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities supported by The Arc Jefferson – St. Lawrence. Donors may designate their contributions for a specific County or to be used where most needed. The Foundation will continue to assist The Arc Jefferson – St. Lawrence with larger projects and capital needs, with a particular focus on needed renovations to its residential sites.
“As The Foundation supporting The Arc Jefferson – St. Lawrence, it was important to both board teams to mirror the merger between the Chapters of Jefferson Rehabilitation Center and St. Lawrence NYSARC,” said Jerry Rose, President of the Foundation Board. “It has been great to collaborate during the past year to merge the best practices of both Foundations to bring an even brighter future to people with disabilities that are supported by the agency.”
The Arc Jefferson – St. Lawrence Foundation’s Executive Committee includes: Jerry Rose, President; Dr. Dana McGuire, Vice President; Andrea Montgomery, Secretary; and Pamela Halloran, Treasurer. To learn more or donate, visit www.thearcjslc.org, find us on Facebook and follow us on Instagram.
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About The Arc Jefferson – St. Lawrence Foundation:
The Arc Jefferson – St. Lawrence Foundation was established to receive and administer funds through fundraising and other initiatives to support The Arc Jefferson – St. Lawrence in continuing to provide essential services for the children and adults with developmental disabilities in the community.