Donate to the Annual Dove Awards!
Awards are presented in several categories together with a Lifetime Achievement Award. Over twelve hundred nomination forms are sent out to professionals, families, members and friends of The Arc of Oakland County. Each and every nomination that is sent back to The Arc is reviewed by a Selection Committee comprised of individuals working in the fields of mental health and special education, together with a parent representative and a volunteer.
All nominations are due into The Arc office in February. The Selection Committee will meet the following week and the award recipients will be notified shortly thereafter. Nominations may be sent by mail (1641 W. Big Beaver Rd., Troy, MI 48084), fax (248-816-1906) or emailed (email@example.com) to the office. Any support material should be mailed or dropped off at the office.
As in the past several years, the Fundraising Committee has elected to hold an Auction. We would like our members and friends to consider making a donation to the Auction. We are looking for new items, both large and small. The committee combines the smaller donated items to create “packages” of items to bid on.
Some suggestions are: gift certificates to restaurants, stores, salons and hotels; sports tickets and jerseys; theatre and opera tickets; days/weeks in your vacation condo/home; spa and fitness club packages; golf related items and rounds of golf; and electronics. Of course there is more out there and we welcome any contribution you can make!
Additional suggestions would be baskets of items centered on a theme such as, an “Italian Basket” with olive oil, pasta sauces, etc.; a “Coffee Lover Basket” with various flavors of coffee, coffee mugs, cookies, etc.; and a “Zoo Basket” with fun items from the Detroit Zoological Store with day passes.
To volunteer to help with the Auction, please call The Arc office at 248-816-1900.
CONGRATULATIONS TO THE 2021 RECIPIENTS!
THE ARC OF OAKLAND COUNTY ADVOCACY HALL OF FAME AWARD
Mabel Higgs, Founder, Family Living Center, Inc.
JANET and PAUL MacCORMACK LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD
Jerry Rubin, Board of Directors, The Arc of Oakland County
ARC EXCELLENCE AWARD
Kimberly Pietrylka-Miller, Vice President, New Horizons Rehabilitation Services, Inc.
PROFESSIONAL SERVICE AWARD
Lynn Maginity, Executive Director, New Gateways, Inc.
DISTINGUISHED SERVICE AWARD
Lisa Murrell, Executive Director, Community Living Centers, Inc.
SHELDON DUNN INSPIRATION AWARD
AL CARTER VOLUNTEER OF THE YEAR AWARD
YOUTH VOLUNTEER OF THE YEAR AWARD
LEONARD CERCONE TEACHER OF THE YEAR AWARD
Tara Marchand, Special Education Teacher, Clarkston High School, Clarkston Community Schools
LEONARD CERCONE POST SECONDARY TEACHER OF THE YEAR AWARD
Shea Seckel, Teacher, Waterford Lifetracks Adult Transitions Program, Waterford School District
GOLDEN DOVE AWARD
Ray Hooton, Retired Special Education Teacher, Wing Lake Developmental Center, Bloomfield Hills Schools
PROVIDER OF THE YEAR AWARD
New Gateways, Inc.
INCLUSION LEADERSHIP AWARD
Brett Hanna, Physical Education & Health Teacher, Waterford Kettering High School, Waterford School District
ROBERT THOMAS SUPPORT PROFESSIONAL AWARD
Patricia Christian, Campaign for Self-Determined Transitions Grant Coordinator, Community Living Services, Inc. — Oakland
VOCATIONAL SERVICE AWARD
Daniel Maselli, Customized Employment Facilitator, JVS Human Services
RESIDENTIAL SERVICE AWARD
Bonnie Cowan, Assistant Home Manager, Holcomb Haven Home & Olde Sturbridge Home
EDUCATIONAL SERVICE AWARD
Santos Perez, ESL Parent Resource Para-Professional, Waterford School District
Pictures From The Event
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