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Art By: Mary Chiudina

Employer Recognition Breakfast 2014 Awardees

Relationships That Work

For more than 65 years, Arc of Westchester has been linking people with developmental disabilities to the Westchester employment community – from entrepreneurs and the public sector to non-profits and major corporations. With our 250 employment partners, we currently have more than 300 individuals working in the community. 

We recognize these businesses for their extraordinary efforts and encourage them to contribute to even greater achievements in the future.

Arc of Westchester is the oldest and largest agency in the county serving people of all ages with developmental disabilities, including individuals on the autism spectrum, and their families

On Friday, April 25, 2014, fourteen awards were presented to individuals and companies on that have championed Arc of Westchester career and employment programs, including:

  • Advocate Award: Polly Peace, Country Children’s Center
  • Ambassador Award: Joseph Frank, Diana Hirt, Samantha Makris
  • Anthony Cannata Awards: Thomas Chin and Paul Morris
  • Bridge to Employment Award: Grasslands Homeless Shelter, Volunteers of America
  • Civic Partnership Awards: City of White Plains; Orange County Department of Social Services; and Kevin M. McGuire, Westchester County Commissioner of Social Services
  • Distinguished Partnership Awards: The Home Depot, Mohegan Lake and Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
  • New Partnership Award: Publisher’s Circulation Fulfillment (PCF)
  • Share of Voice Award: Ernie Garcia, The Journal News
  • Talent Development Award: Jerry Philip, New York Collaborates for Autism
  • Visionary Award: TGI Friday’s, Yonkers 

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Guest Speakers

Kevin J. Plunkett, Westchester Deputy County Executive

Kevin M. McGuire, Westchester County Commissioner of Social Services