2018 Awards Banquet Tickets Available

Tickets for the 2018 Awards Banquet are available until April 19th.  Don’t miss this memorable event honoring 14 remarkable individuals  who advocate for our loved ones with intellectual and developmental disabilities.  See the 2018 honorees below.

Thursday, April 26, 2018
5:00pm – 8:00pm
Madison Concourse Hotel and Governor’s Club

With special guests Mitch Henck for our Master of Ceremonies and Richardo Miguel Vasquez, the Marimba Man, as entertainment.

  

PRESS RELEASE

Contact:  Anne Stevens, Director of Operations   (608) 833-1199

For Immediate Release             


FOURTEEN SPECIAL NEEDS ADVOCACY AWARDS ANNOUNCED!

Madison, WI –  The Arc-Dane County, an advocacy organization for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, has announced eleven award winners recognized during their annual Awards Banquet  on Thursday, April 26, 2018 at the Madison Concourse Hotel & Governor’s Club with Mitch Henck for our Master of Ceremonies and Richardo Miguel Vasquez, the Marimba Man, as entertainment.

State Representative Lisa Subeck, Wisconsin State Assembly, will be honored with the Elected Official Award to recognize her service to improve the quality of life for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families.

  • Lynn Breedlove, Kim Kessler, and Melissa Mulliken will be recognized with the Community Support Award recognizing their services with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
  • Phillip Hurley and John Gadau will be recognized with the Employer Award for their exceptional efforts to employ workers with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
  • Randy Wilkens will be recognized with the Direct Care Giver Award for his outstanding direct care service in a residential setting.
  • Russell McCullough and Evan Hall will be honored with the Self-Advocate Award for their outstanding leadership abilities for the benefit of individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
  • Dan Remick will receive the coveted Lifetime Achievement Award for his vast contributions benefiting people with special needs and advancing the mission of Arc – Dane County over his lifetime.
  • Rob Gleason will be honored with the President’s Award for his leadership and outstanding effort as longtime chair of The Arc’s Golf Tourney committee.
  • Craig Reisdorf & Ken Zimmerman of Top Promotions will receive the Corporate Support Award in recognition of their contributions of financial and in-kind support of The Arc-Dane County’s programs and services.
  • Rita Schwan-Zeier will be recognized with the Educator Award for her many years as a special education teacher working with individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities in the Madison Metropolitan School District.
  • David Walberg will be honored with the Media Award for his coverage of families facing changes in the Wisconsin service delivery system for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
  • The Yeary Family will receive the Family Advocate Award for their efforts to provide outstanding advocacy to improve the quality of life for their family member.

The Arc-Dane County’s mission is to ensure that all children and adults with developmental disabilities and their families are offered the same opportunities, choices, rights, and respect due all people in our community through example, education, advocacy, support, and legislation.

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