The Arc, Oneida-Lewis Chapter, is delighted to announce its 70th Anniversary Gala fundraising event on Friday, April 19th, at Hart’s Hill Inn in Whitesboro. Established in 1954 by parents advocating for equal treatment and opportunities for their children with developmental disabilities, The Arc has since evolved into a premier provider of opportunity, inclusivity, programs, and services. Today, The Arc supports 1,400 people across 50 locations spanning two counties.


The 70th Anniversary Gala will honor esteemed individuals who have contributed significantly to The Arc’s mission, including longstanding board members Dr. Jack Kowalczyk and Ruth Ridgway and devoted community supporter Dr. Randy VanWagoner, President of Mohawk Valley Community College. Guests will enjoy delicious food stations, entertainment, a photo booth provided by Allie’s Celfie Central, cigars, spirits, and the opportunity to win remarkable prizes in the basket raffle and silent auction. Additionally, artwork from The Arc’s Fine Arc program will be showcased and available for purchase.


“This celebration is a testament to our rich history and shines a light on our promising future,” said Arc CEO Karen Korotzer. “Support for this event is essential to sustaining The Arc’s success and commitment to serving our local community. Every dollar raised directly contributes to enhancing our programs and services.”


Tickets and sponsorship details for The Arc’s 70th Anniversary Gala can now be accessed and purchased via their website, Guests are encouraged to take advantage of a twenty-five-dollar discount on ticket purchases for couples. For further inquiries, please reach out to or call 315-927-0140.