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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.

Community Development 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 Community Development staff to coordinate four quarterly meetings per year and planning fundraising events such as the Helping Lives Bloom Gala, Pour Your Heart Out in Rome, Swifty's Golf Tournament, and Arctoberfest in Lewis County.

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

Please contact us at (315) 927-0142

Mark Dudek
Chief Communications Officer

Rebecca Kearns
Director of Development

Miranda Graf 
Community Development Specialist

Susan Evans
Graphic Designer

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

All inquiries from media should be directed to Mark Dudek, chief communications officer at (315) 927-0142 or via email at 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