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Awards Banquet Spotlights People with Intellectual & Developmental Disabilities
During the evening, awards are presented to individuals served by The Arc Tampa Bay, the bay area leader in providing support for those with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD) in our community.
At last year's annual banquet, it was revealed that the organization known as UPARC for over fifty years would rebrand into The Arc Tampa Bay. "Similar to last year, we have exciting news to reveal to those served by The Arc Tampa Bay, their friends and their families," states Madison Orr Hauenstein, Executive Director of The Arc Tampa Bay Foundation, the fundraising arm of The Arc Tampa Bay.
To reassert the organization’
Awards that are issued during this year's festivities range from "Volunteer of the Year," "Outstanding Participant,"
“The compassion - the courage to look disability in the face and know that you have given it your total commitment - that is the hallmark of UPARC. We have the passion to care for these very special members of our society.”
"It is truly the highlight of our calendar year," declares Sheldon Hershman, Executive Director of The Arc Tampa Bay, charged with running the entire agency and its many programs. Hershman continues, "Buses arrive at the venue from our 18 group homes carrying excited guests. It resembles a red carpet entrance seen at Hollywood award ceremonies. It's their night to be in the spotlight." The evening truly represents The Arc's motto, "Achieve with Us."
The Arc Tampa Bay Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization located at 1501 N. Belcher Road, Suite 244, Clearwater, Florida 33765.
For more information on attending the banquet, please contact (727) 797-8712 (tel:%28727%29%