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Pictured, left to right: Brian Evans, Vice President of The GEO Group Foundation; Kimberly McCarten, Executive Director of The Arc of Palm Beach County; George Zoley, Chairman of the Board of The GEO Group Foundation; and Pablo Paez, Executive Director of The GEO Group Foundation.

The Arc of Palm Beach County is excited to announce that it has been awarded $50,000 by The GEO Group Foundation, Inc. in support of two major events, The WILD Pants Party and The 2015 Arc Invitational Golf Tournament. As Presenting Sponsor for both, GEO Group provided an opportunity for the organization to significantly enhance its fundraising. A longtime major philanthropic partner of The Arc, GEO Group has now taken its support to a new level, and the agency is proud to offer its thanks through the creation of The GEO Group Eye Gaze Center.

The Arc of Palm Beach County offers an array of programs and services for children and adults with developmental disabilities. Through its Potentials Charter School, The Arc serves children ages three through ten who are unable to walk and talk. The GEO Group Eye Gaze Center will feature state-of-the-art technology that will enable these students to communicate in ways never before possible, and the agency plans to expand its services in coming years to serve other members of the population with communication challenges.

“Assistive technology is so incredibly important for our students and for the thousands of people in Palm Beach County who can benefit from it. The opportunity to help them develop a skill as basic as communication is essential, and The GEO Group’s incredible generosity will help us do that in a way we didn’t think would be possible for years to come,” said Kimberly McCarten, The Arc’s Executive Director. “We look forward to seeing all of the amazing developments that will come from this addition to our agency and are grateful to The GEO Group for making it happen.”

The official dedication of The GEO Group Eye Gaze Center at The Arc of Palm Beach County will take place later in the year.

About The Arc of Palm Beach County
The Arc of Palm Beach County has been improving the lives of children and adults with developmental disabilities and their families through services, education and advocacy since 1958. The Arc supports programs throughout Palm Beach County that touch more than 2,300 families each year. For more information, visit www.arcpbc.org.

About The GEO Group
The GEO Group is a provider of correctional, detention and community reentry services that operates 106 facilities containing approximately 85,500 beds in the United States, the United Kingdom, Australia and South Africa. For more information, visit www.geogroup.com.

Contact:
Merrell Angstreich
Director of Communications and Grants
The Arc of Palm Beach County
561-842-3213 x110
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