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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. 

Congratulations to our 2023 honorees!

President’s Award - NJ Business and Industry Association
Spirit of The Arc Award - Jennifer Langer Jacobs, NJDHS, DMAHS
Legislator of the Year - Senator Patrick Diegnan, Jr. (D-18)
Legislator of the Year - Assemblywoman Carol Murphy (D-7)
Professional of the Year - Renee White, Ocean County Prosecutor’s Office
Volunteer of the Year - Susan Fegely, The Arc of Burlington
Self-Advocacy Leadership Award - Pam King, Council 4, NJSSAN
Distinguished Community Service - Norm Worth, WRNJ
Martin Papish Award - Kathleen Hinnigan-Cohen, The Arc of Essex
Legacy Award - Richard Lecher, SCArc, Inc.
Legacy Award - Frank Caragher, The Arc of Union County
Outstanding Community Service - George Barnard

Tuesday, June 6, 2023
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.