The Friends of the Arc Foundation’s role is to secure, manage and steward philanthropic support to benefit the mission and core values of The Arc, Oneida-Lewis Chapter.

The Foundation is governed and represented by a Board of Directors made up of community-based volunteers, including business leaders and individuals who hold The Arc and the people they support as a personal priority.

As a qualified 501(c)3 charitable organization, the Foundation secures private and corporate gifts and grants through annual giving programs, proposal submissions, major and planned gift development and special events. Gifts are tax deductible as allowed by law. We are responsible for donor recognition and stewardship, and management of donated funds to ensure fulfillment of donor intent now and in the future. A professional staff is employed to carry out the Foundation's programs and manage its administrative and financial responsibilities.

Stewardship and Privacy
We strive to be a model in donor and gift stewardship. Foundation representatives are committed to HIPAA privacy standards and regulations. The Foundation does not sell or trade donor information. Please write to us at 245 Genesee Street, Utica , NY 13502 if you wish to have your name removed from the list to receive fund-raising requests supporting the Friends of the Arc Foundation.

Contact Us
For information about the Foundation, please call us at (315) 927-0142 or email Mark Dudek, Chief Communications Officer at mdudek@thearcolc.org.


Friends of The Arc Foundation Board Members

The Friends of the Arc Foundation Board

2019 - 2020

Adrienne Carbone, President

Anthony Battaglia, Vice President

Peter Baildon, Treasurer

Michael Alsheimer

Anatoly Bondarchuk

Joseph Commisso

Grady Faulkner

Michael Galime 

Steve Gassner

Dr. Dawn Hamlin

Lee Hinkleman

Gail Manfredo 

Katie Mannella

Patrick McGrath

Ralph Migliaccio

Zaida Morell

Greg Raab 

Juanita Suits

Al Tahan 

Karyn Vitagliano

Ruslan Zhushma

Steve Zogby