Community Development (CD) at The Arc, Oneida-Lewis Chapter encompasses public relations, media relations, development, planned giving, community relations, web site development and maintenance, advertising campaigns, external/internal publications, special events and much more.

CD staff is responsible for fostering productive, long-term relationships with families, donors, and other external constituencies in support of The Arc’s mission and core values.

The Friends of the Arc Foundation works closely with the director of communications and development, holding four quarterly meetings per year and planning events such as the Gala, Auction, Pour Your Heart Out Rome Event, and Lynda Ford Memorial Golf Tournament.

We are located at:
The Arc, Oneida-Lewis Chapter, NYSARC
245 Genesee Street, 3rd Floor
Utica, NY 13501

Please contact us at 315.272.1529.

Mark Dudek
Director of Communications and Development
mdudek@thearcolc.org

Joanna Grose
Community Development Specialist
JGrose@thearcolc.org

Heather Gaetano
Community Development Associate
Heather.Gaetano@thearcolc.org

Susan Evans
Graphic Designer
Susan.Evans@thearcolc.org

Media Inquiries
We are happy to assist media with their requests.

All inquiries from media should be directed to Mark Dudek, director of communications and development, at 315.272.1532 or via email at mdudek@thearcolc.org. Whenever possible, your request for an interview or information will be met within the deadline presented.

Read more about The Arc in Our Recently Released Annual Report