Providing services to persons with intellectual and developmental
disabilities since 1956
GWArc Turned 60 and We Celebrated!
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1956: GWArc was formed by Lawrence J. Lane and concerned parents as an all-volunteer, grass roots organization devoted to advocating for community-based services for their children with developmental disabilities.

2016: In recognition of our accomplishments over the last 60 years, we look forward to celebrating GWArc's 60th Anniversary in December 2016!

Our 60th Anniversary Diamond Gala was a huge success. Thank you to all those who came out to support GWArc!

Click Here to Read GWArc's Thank You to Supporters Published in the Waltham News Tribune on 1/19/17


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Above left, Roz Rubin, GWArc CEO, kicks off the evening. In the center photo, Dr. Lisa Battaglino (left) presents the John L. Battaglino Award of Excellence to Mary Leo (center), GWArc staff member of 30 years. At right, Bud LaCava, Peter J. Koutoujian, Middlesex Sheriff, and Adam Maher, GWArc Board of Directors, pose for a photo. Peter Koutoujian received the "Rags" LaCava Community Service Award.


Our Community Dance Party at Brandeis University was also a big hit!

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Flame, an inspirational band whose members each have a disability, provided the entertainment.

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Roz Rubin, GWArc CEO, thanks Brandeis student volunteers.

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The dance floor was full all afternoon!


Thank you to our Gala Sponsors!

Hope Diamond Premier Sponsor

The Battaglino Family


Heart Diamond Sponsors

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Marquise Diamond Sponsors

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Solitaire Diamond Sponsors

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The La Cava Family

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Emerald Diamond Sponsors

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Brookline Bank
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The Huff Family

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Roslynn Rubin, Ed.D, CEO, GWArc


Radiant Diamond Sponsors

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Lynn and Patrick Maloney

Maureen Salkin

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Thank You to our Table Auction Prize Donors!
Brasco Florist, Waltham, MA
Mill Falls at the Lake, Meredith, NH
Grill 23, Back Bay, Boston
Hopsters Brew Your Own Beer, Newton, MA
Blue Man Group, Boston, MA
Westin Waltham-Boston
Sorellina Restaurant, Back Bay, Boston
Michelle Topor, Boston Food Tours, Boston, MA
The Tea Leaf, Waltham, MA
Ruth's Chris Steak House
Alpine Restaurant Group


Thank you for supporting GWArc!
All proceeds benefit GWArc programs and services for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities.



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