Friends of The Arc Foundation

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 priorities.

As a qualified 501(c)3 charitable organization, The Friends of The Arc Foundation secures personal and corporate gifts through annual giving programs, proposal submissions, major and planned gift development, and special events. Charitable contributions and donations 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. Our Foundation won’t trade or sell donor information, ever.

Please write to us at 245 Genesee Street, Utica, NY 13502, if you wish to have your name removed from the list to receive fundraising requests supporting The Friends of the Arc Foundation.

Contact Us
For information about the Foundation, please contact Heather Evans, Vice President of Development, by calling (315) 546-5048 or email

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