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The Campaign for Arc of Westchester

The Arc of a Life

Leading the Way

Spotlight on Ruedi and Alix Laager

Westchester residents Ruedi and Alix Laager have a long history with Arc of Westchester. Their son Danny, who has Down syndrome, received all his Early Intervention services through Arc, and the Laagers have been active members for many years. Recently the Laagers announced their donation of a transformational leadership gift to the Arc of a Life campaign.

“The issue of supporting individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities goes beyond just my family,” explained Ruedi. “This is a societal issue that requires attention on both a local and a global perspective. We believe in supporting Arc because it impacts the entire community and is a leading provider in services for people with disabilities.”

The Laager family has a long history of supporting children and the disability community both locally and worldwide. Alix is a founding member of the Board of Directors of the Campaign for the Westchester Children’s Museum. She is also the third generation of her family to be involved with development projects in Bhutan, a small country in the Himalayas.

“Arc is an extremely well-run organization, and we can trust that when we give to Arc, our money is being properly utilized,” explained Alix. “We have decided to make Arc a philanthropic priority for our family.”

The Laagers are currently developing a five-year contribution plan to help guarantee the continuation of exceptional services for Danny and his peers. Join the Laagers and help make a difference.