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Each year The Arc of New Jersey holds an awards celebration which honors the best in individual, organizational, and corporate support for people with developmental disabilities and their families. Nominations come in from all over the State, highlighting the exemplary work of dozens of individuals and organizations. Unfortunately, we were unable to hold our Awards Celebrations for the past 2 years due to the COVID-19 pandemic. However, we were thrilled to return to an in-person event this year.

Congratulations to the 2022 Award Recipients!

Spirit of The Arc Award
Jonathan Seifried
Legacy Award
Kathy Walsh
Community Impact Award
Tom Toronto
President's Award
Senator Steve Sweeney
Legislator of the Year
Assemblyman Daniel Benson 
Martin Papish Award
Jeffrey Mattison
Professional of the Year
Karen Newburgh
Educator of the Year
Robert Hulit, Jr., 
Self-Advocacy leadership Award
Kevin White
Volunteer of the Year
Maria Fischer, Esq.
Executive Excellence Award
Lauren Frary

Thursday, June 16, 2022
6:00 PM - Cocktails
7:00 PM - Dinner and Awards presentation

The Imperia
1714 Easton Avenue
Somerset, NJ 08873

Thank you to our generous sponsors!

Questions? Contact Celine Fortin at or 732.733.6013.