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Since 1958, The Arc of Palm Beach County has been upholding its mission to improve the lives of children and adults with developmental disabilities and their families through services, education and advocacy. The Arc programs offer a continuum of care that span the entire life cycle. Services can begin as early as during pregnancy, in order to minimize or prevent developmental delays. Options are available to address a variety of needs for infants, children, teens, adults and families.

In order to accomplish this mission, a committed board of trustees governs 1 programs, from prevention and family to community living, residential and educational, that deliver services throughout Palm Beach County.
Board members are deeply involved in The Arc’s programs and events. New board member Peter Robbins, of Florida Power & Light Co., and his wife Emily Pantelides are co-chairing the organization’s gala, “The Cowboy Ball.” Themed “Boots and Ball Gowns,” the event will take place March 18, 2016, at The Mar-A-Lago Club in Palm Beach.

“We are honored to be the recipient of this award and attribute it to the dedication of our board and entire Arc team that maintain the commitment of providing our extended client family with the utmost level of care,” said Kimberly McCarten, president and CEO. “We serve Palm Beach County’s most deserving and vulnerable citizens and it is our desire to provide them with the highest quality services available. We are grateful for a diverse and engaged board that holds us accountable to The Arc’s goals set in accordance with our mission. The Arc wholeheartedly thanks the Doyle Family for recognizing their impact on Palm Beach County that allows us to serve as a community leader for people with disabilities. The vision of this core group of volunteers has been instrumental in our success.”

 The Nonprofit Spotlight, established by The Dennis M. and Lois Doyle Family Foundation in partnership with Sun Sentinel Children’s Fund, spotlights local nonprofits and the people behind them that make South Florida a great place to live.

“This award pays tribute to the many charitable organizations that quietly, but effectively, serve our community,” said Doyle Family Foundation Founder, Denny Doyle. “The Doyle Award wants to recognize these organizations and the people who, without fanfare, carry out their mission.”

For the past 20 years, the Doyle Family Foundation has endowed more than 100 scholarships and events in the name of outstanding individuals, institutions and nonprofit organizations that have had a significant impact on their communities.