Nearly 400 individuals, staff, elected officials, and business and community members came together for an evening of recognition and fun at ACHIEVE’s 65thAnnual Dinner Dance and Awards Ceremony, presented by the ACHIEVE Foundation Board of Directors.
Featuring a brief Arc New York membership meeting, the Awards Ceremony recognized 12 exceptional award winners, providing an opportunity to celebrate the accomplishments of ACHIEVE’s individuals and the support of community partners and staff.
The evening also included the election of new agency Board of Directors President, Dave Sebastianelli, who will succeed former President Ellen Feldman, whose term had concluded, and the recognition of local attorney James Hayes’ lifetime dedication to guardianship with the unveiling of the ACHIEVE James M. Hayes Guardianship Committee.
“This evening’s awards afford ACHIEVE the opportunity to recognize individuals who have recognized significant personal achievements during the year, and others who have made meaningful and significant contribution to our agency,” ACHIEVE Chief Executive Officer Amy Howard said, adding, “It’s truly an honor to have opportunities like this evening to highlight the support of our community.”
As a chapter of The Arc New York, it is the mission of ACHIEVE to advocate for an enhanced quality of life through skill advancement, inclusion, integration, and independence of persons with intellectual and other developmental disabilities through services provided in Broome, Chenango and Tioga Counties. To learn more about ACHIEVE and their programs, visit www.ACHIEVENY.org.