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Arc Earns Prestigious Seal of Excellence

Posted on : 06/01/2013

The Arc of Westchester received the official Seal of Excellence certificate and designation from the Standards for Excellence Institute at their annual board and senior staff strategic planning retreat held on July 19, 2013. We are the first in NY State to hold this designation, Arc of Westchester is now recognized as among the most ethical and accountable nonprofit organizations.

"We are very honored and proud to receive this recognition and would like to thank members of the Arc organization and foundation with their help and support in successfully completing this year-long project" commented Richard Swierat, Executive Director, Arc of Westchester. "This is a unique set of standards which set a high bar for governance and management of an organization. Both Arc of Westchester and Arc of Westchester Foundation were put through a year-long process of evaluation in eight areas of governance and management with 55 implementation goals."

The Standards for Excellence Institute is a national initiative to promote the highest standards of ethics and accountability in nonprofit governance, management, and operations, while staying focused on the people and communities being served. (Shown above) Melissa Sines, Certification Manager from the Standards for Excellence Institute in Maryland, presented Executive Director Richard Swierat and President Anthony Assalone with the certificate.


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