PAST EVENT RECORDINGS
66th Annual Meeting
October 21, 2021
This year, we celebrated a momentous year of growth, honoring the unique value each of us contributes to our success and community. Together, we celebrated all we have accomplished and all we have yet to imagine.
In this video:
Introduction - Marcy Goodman, Director of Development
Board Chair Report - Joe Knee, Board Chairperson
Year in Review Video
Awards & Recognition Video
Guest Speaker - Yvonne Alston, Indelible Impressions
Closing - Joe Knee, Board Chairperson
Read the full award speeches here.
Official Ribbon Cutting
July 29, 2021
On July 29, 2021, we finally got the opportunity to celebrate our official grand opening. Thank you to those who took the time to share kind words of our accomplishment, including Mayor Ben Florsheim, Senator Matt Lesser, Senator Quentin Phipps, Larry McHugh from the Middlesex Chamber of Commerce, our Board Chairperson Joe Knee and Board & Development Committee Member Brian Corvo.
It was a gratifying experience to finally share this milestone and all the hard work MARC has committed to creating a bigger and brighter future for our community. With the help of our incredible Board of Directors, this building would not be possible. We can't thank you all enough for all your support during one of our most significant transitions yet.
Government Benefits Workshop
January 5, 2021
This workshop will provide a greater understanding of the various government benefits available to your loved one. It will discuss in detail how to qualify, maximize, and preserve benefits such as Supplemental Security Income (SSI), Social Security Disability (SSDI), Medicaid, Medicare, and the ABLE Act.
Stuart Hawkins of FuturesPlanned, LLC, has been a financial advisor for 30 years, with a focus and passion for Special Needs Planning (SNP) since 2005. His journey as the parent of a young adult with special challenges enables him to offer in-depth knowledge, compassion, and experience to his SNP clients. He has presented his workshop to over 75 organizations throughout the state of CT. In his spare time, he is the Board Chair of PLAN of CT, a non-profit that acts as a trustee for Special Needs Trusts. He volunteers as a Special Olympics coach, and actively raises funds for pediatric brain tumor research.
Racial Equity Forum
October 28, 2020
Our #1 Value at MARC: Inclusion. Not just for people with disabilities, but all people. As our country faces racial turmoil, it is up to our community to educate one another of the ongoing systematic injustices and the work being done to relieve them.
Guest Speakers: Sacha Armstrong-Crockett, Representative Quentin Phipps, and Michael Rohde. Read their full bios in the description of the video.
65th Annual Meeting
October 15, 2020
In 2020, we faced the largest lemon imaginable. What else could we do but make lemonade? Thanks to our fearless staff, dedicated Board of Directors, encouraging families, caring community partners, and supportive donors and volunteers, we had so much lemonade to share with all of you!
In this video you will enjoy:
Remarks from Rich Knotek, Board Chair
Welcome from Linda Iovanna, President/CEO
Special Message from Founder Rene Bolt Commemoration of 65 Years
Annual Report from Linda Iovanna
Guest Speaker, Dr. Felicia Morgan