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 for People with Developmental
  Disabilities and Their Families

              Annual Report 2006
Through our mission,
The Arc of Anne Arundel
changes minds and lives by:
            Advocating for the rights of all citizens with
            developmental disabilities and their families.

            Providing dynamic support to enhance their
            quality of life that results in real choices,
            responsibilities, power and opportunities.

            Promoting community education on issues
            related to developmental disabilities.
Dear Member and Friend of The Arc,
Did you know that The Arc was certified by The Maryland Association of
Non-Profits last year in its Standards of Excellence program?
This certification came from a rigorous, exhaustive, almost year long,
examination of The Arc’s governance and fundraising policies and
procedures, as well as the financial stewardship by the Board of Directors.
It has been rightfully described at times as the “Good Housekeeping Seal of
Approval” for non-profits. At a time when non-profits are experiencing
increased scrutiny, this examination of transparency in governance is
especially meaningful.
This Standard of Excellence lets donors, funding agencies and members
know that dollars donated or designated to The Arc will be used as
intended, and with integrity.
Did you also know that The Arc has a very low administrative rate of 8
percent? That means 92 cents of every dollar donated goes directly to
programs and services for people with developmental disabilities, a truly
amazing feat! Yes, we’re very proud of this accomplishment!
While The Arc struggles with ever rising costs in utilities, gasoline and
rents, we’re very proud that we continue to provide high quality services.
Also this year, we started a new contract for Fiscal Management Services.
In keeping with our Core Values, this contract enables individuals to
choose their own services and hire, supervise and fire their own staff. There
are only two Fiscal Management Services agencies in the State and we’re
very proud to be one of them!
Thank you once again for allowing us to serve as your President and
Executive Director.

David Rosenthal, President

Kathleen Rollason, Executive Director
Six core values define who we are and drive what we do.
These are not words, but promises to all residents of Anne
Arundel County, those with and without disabilities.

         People First
                    All people with developmental disabilities have strengths, abilities and
                    inherent value; are equal before the law; must be treated with dignity
                    and respect; and have the right to self-determination.

                    A democratic process involving members through affiliated chapters is
                    utilized to take positions on important issues, policies and programs.

         Visionary Leadership
                    We lead with integrity, accountability, and by open, honest and timely
                    communications. We work with individuals, organizations and
                    coalitions in a collaborative fashion. We honor a valued partnership
                    between volunteer and staff leadership at all levels of the organization.

                    We value and insist upon diversity in leadership and membership,
                    including but not limited to, race, ethnicity, religion, age, geographic
                    location, sexual orientation, gender and level of disability.

         Community Participation
                    We work toward and believe in the community imperative: all people
                    have the fundamental moral, civil, and constitutional rights to live,
                    learn, work, play and worship in safe and healthy communities of their

         Integrity and Excellence
                    We conduct business with integrity and reflect quality and excellence in
                    all our work.
❖ 260 individuals supported in their communities         ❖ 56 individuals and families served through the
    and homes                                                 Hispanic Outreach Program
❖ 120 families receive critical support for daily        ❖ 282 requests from the community for
    living                                                    information and guidance—answered
❖ 18 individuals now enjoying viable jobs—and            ❖ 1,084 lives touched and changed in 2006
    11 employers filling critical positions—through
    supported employment programs
❖ 128 schools working with The Arc to create
    a place for all students
❖ 220 staff serving the community where our
    clients live and work throughout the county
❖ 3 office locations including a new office in

Programs                             Community Living
                                              Specialized assistance tailored to an individual’s needs!
                                     Family Support Services & Respite Care
                                              Answering families’ needs in creative ways!
                                     Individual Support Services
                                              Allowing individuals to fully participate in the world
                                              around them!
                                     Educational Assistance
                                              Ensuring a welcoming educational environment!
                                     Chesapeake Neighbors, LLC
                                              Creating opportunities for independent living!
                                     Micro-Enterprise & Customized Employment
                                              Exploring alternative employment strategies
                                              and business ownership!
                                     Fiscal Management Services
                                              Promoting independence by giving fiscal control
                                              to individuals and families!
“Places To Go”
No matter where nine year old Angel goes, people remember her. And Angel loves to go places. Going places
is not always easy because Angel has spinal bifida and uses a wheelchair. But she and her grandparents Ethel
and Bill are able to work around these challenges with a little help from The Arc’s Family Support Services.
Angel came to live with her grandparents when she was just four months old. As she’s grown, getting
around has become even more challenging. When Ethel, Bill and Angel moved into their new home two
years ago, they didn’t have a ramp from the house to the driveway so the only way to get Angel out to the
car was to carry her.
Then a chance meeting with The Arc at Angel’s elementary school introduced the family to The Arc of Anne
Arundel’s family – and its support services network. Family Support Services offers critical and non-critical
quality of life support to individuals and families living
with disabilities. Services range from medical
supplies and equipment to transportation to
counseling and crisis invention. But the main
goal is to nurture the family as whole and
let them know that they are not alone.
With the help of The Arc, those nasty steps
are gone and in its place is a new driveway
that comes right up to the door. The Arc
also helped the family buy a mobility
stroller helping Angel stay on the go in
town and on vacation.
So today Angel is on the go and enjoying
meeting people from near and far. Even the
regulars at the Williamsburg Pottery in
Virginia greet her by name. What is next for
Angel? Middle school. High school. More
places to visit. Being a part of the
community. Bill and Ethel don’t like to ask
for help but they know The Arc of Anne
Arundel is only a phone call away if they
need it. And The Arc will help keep Angel
on the move.
V Heard”
“A Voice
Independence. It is something we all want to have. Valerie is no exception. Today she celebrates her
independence on a daily basis. She has a full time job and shares an apartment with a friend. She makes her
own decisions about her life. This wasn’t always the case. Valerie, 48, lived for many years in an institution
just because she had a disability. She didn’t have choices and for many years, her voice went unheeded.
Through The Arc of Anne Arundel County, Valerie is now being heard loud and clear.
Through our Community Living Support program, Valerie lives independently with a little help from people
like The Arc’s Dorothy Leonard and Sharon Cager. Both of these women speak enthusiastically about the
changes in Valerie. The program gives individuals like Valerie the right to make their own decisions by giving
them a voice when others aren’t listening. This independence has helped Valerie flourish.
It’s partly the job. Every Monday through Friday, Valerie puts in a full day’s work at Opportunity Builders.
While she’s a shy, quiet person, Valerie is not shy to
admit that the best thing about her job is the money,
another benefit of independence.
And it’s partly the social network. Valerie
is not just about work; she’s also an avid
softball player and enjoys bowling. She
listens to a “whole lot of music” and is not
shy about getting up on the dance floor at
church dances. And there is always
vacation. Last year, Valerie went to Ocean
City with her support person Sharon.
It’s the seemingly little things that Valerie
gets through The Arc that make a
Since Valerie has no time perception,
Sharon calls her every morning to keep her
on track. Sharon drops in frequently to fill
her medication boxes and check her
groceries. Over the five years together,
Sharon and Valerie have become family in
many ways and Sharon takes her to
church, movies, and even on that vacation
to Ocean City.
Valerie is finally being heard and The Arc
of Anne Arundel is listening very closely.
SarSchool House”
Education is a fundamental right that is indisputable. What is disputed though is how that right is exercised
leaving many children segregated into special education classes and some even left behind. Enter Sarah
Whitaker. This special education teacher is opening all classrooms and opportunities to students with
developmental disabilities. She works closely with classroom teachers in planning inclusive instruction. She
has taught as a co-teacher in science and social studies classes to make integrating students receiving special
education services in regular classes a reality.
Her journey to creating a schoolhouse for all children began about eight years ago when she left a higher
paying job to pursue a Masters degree and certification in special education from Johns Hopkins University.
Her innate love of teaching became focused on those students facing challenges because of developmental
disability. She takes this passion outside the classroom as well, serving as an after-school instructor at the
Maryland Therapeutic Riding Academy.
Last year, Sarah received the School Inclusion
Award from The Arc of Maryland, presented
annually to the educator who has made
outstanding contributions in advocating for
the inclusion of students with cognitive and
developmental disabilities in regular
education settings.
She’s proving that there can be a
schoolhouse for everyone!
“The Path to Self-Confidence”
Susie has always lived with her mother. That is, until two years when her mother passed away.
Suddenly at age 35 she faced adjusting to a new way of life. Fast forward to 2007, and you’ll find
Susie has adjusted. She has a steady job at the local 7-Eleven with a steady paycheck, new friends, and
a new sense of pride.
Anne Back, one of The Arc’s support team, reflects on Susie’s quick and major adjustment to her life.
She recounts how Susie went from doing little for herself to working, taking care of her laundry, and
writing checks with a little help. Kristin Nichols of the Arc of Anne Arundel recalls how nervous Susie
was when she started her job even asking if someone could stay with her. Within just two weeks, she
was telling her support staff they were no longer needed. Susie came to trust the natural supports at
the job says Kristin.
The newfound confidence has helped her social
skills soar as well. She is dancing, bowling,
beading, reading Harry Potter, and volunteering
at St. Mark’s Lutheran Church’s where she
packs dinners for Meals On Wheels.
Susie says it is the volunteering and a steady
paycheck that bring her a great deal of pride. In
two years Susie has changed dramatically. Her
sister, Kim, credits The Arc with her sister’s new
found self-esteem. The Arc continues to be
actively involved in all aspects of her life from
helping her manage that valued paycheck to
continually encouraging her independence.
Self-confidence has a way of leading to success.
Susie proves that each day.
   Board of Directors
                 Dave Rosenthal*, President
                 Jim LaManca*, Vice President
                 Jane Browning*, Treasurer
                 Cheryl Malone*, Secretary
                 Ed Worff*, Past President
                 Steve Brennan*
                 Robyn Crum*
                 Bob Haburchak*
                 Julie Keating
                 Sally Rogers
                 James Rzepkowski*
                 Ray Torreon
                 Beverly Sims*
                 Chris Studnicky

   Administrative Staff
                 Kate Rollason, Executive Director
                 Rick Callahan, Deputy Executive Director
                 Stephanie Boblitt, Chief Financial Officer
                 Kathleen Flahive, Director of Family Services and
                 Community Outreach
                 Susan Weisgerber, Director of Residential Services
                 Allison Davis, Director of Nursing

   *Is a self-advocate or has a family member with a cognitive
   or developmental disability.
Alliances                               Gallagher Services                    Robert & Paula Burkhart
                                        Homes for America                     Calvary Chapel
Abilities Network
                                        Housing Authorities of Annapolis      First Republic Mortgage
Anne Arundel Community College
                                        Infants and Toddlers Program          Opal & Bonnie Gentner
Anne Arundel County and Annapolis
                                        Langton Green                         Jenrunazagabr, LLC
Chamber of Commerce
                                        Managence, Inc.                       Knights of Columbus #5263
Anne Arundel County Department on
                                        Mariner Management and Marketing           Odenton
                                        Maryland Association of Community     Jim & Darla LaManca
Anne Arundel County Public Schools
                                             Services                         Mullen, Sondberg,
Anne Arundel Council of Community
                                        Maryland Developmental Disabilities        Wimbish & Stone PA
                                             Council                          Respect Life Committee
Anne Arundel County Parks and
                                        Maryland Disability Law Center        Kate Rollason
                                        Maryland Non-Profits Association      Dave Rosenthal
Anne Arundel Affordable Housing
                                        North County Chamber of               Saul Ewing, LLP
                                             Commerce                         South River Floors
The Arc of Baltimore
                                        Opportunity Builders, Inc.            Studnicky Financial
The Arc of Carroll County
                                        People Connection                     Lee Stierhoff
The Arc of Frederick County
                                        Providence Center                     USNA—Chaplains
The Arc of Howard County
                                        Respite Care Coalition
The Arc of Maryland
The Arc of Montgomery County
                                        Service Coordination                  Friends
                                        South County Chamber of Commerce      Ace Hardware & Home Center
The Arc of Northern Chesapeake
                                        West County Chamber of Commerce       Jerry Adamson
                                        United Cerebral Palsy of Southern     Alexander Health Associates, PC
The Arc of Prince George’s County
                                             Maryland                         Alford Family
The Arc of Washington County
The Arc of the United States                                                  Anston House Press
Arundel Habitat for Humanity            Fiscal Year 2006                      Betty Askew
                                                                              Dan & Missy Attridge
Baldwin Industries
Bello Machre, Inc.
                                        Donors                                Bagley & Rhody, P.C.
Benedictine Open Community                                                    Kathleen Baker
     Program                            Foundation &                          Tom & Peggie Baldwin
Caroline Center, Inc.                   Government Grants                     Frank Ballinger
Chesapeake Center, Inc.                                                       Kitty Banner
                                        Anne Arundel County
Chesapeake Developmental Unit, Inc.                                           Nancy Bauer
                                        Ameriprise Financial
Chesapeake Group Homes, Inc.                                                  Joan Baumgardner
                                        Brick Companies Foundation, Inc.
Chesterwye Center, Inc.                                                       Bay Area Insurance
                                        CDBG – Annapolis
Coordinating Center                                                           BB&T
                                        New Directions
Developmental Disabilities                                                    Martha Beall
                                        United Way, Central Maryland
     Administration                                                           Honora Bender
                                        Wells Fargo
Delmarva Community Services, Inc.                                             John Boatman
                                                                              Eileen Boulier
Department of Health and Mental         Leadership Donors                     Ed & Gail Bozzella
                                        Alco Pharmacy                         Stephan & Lisa Brennan
Department of Human Resources
                                        Annapolis Civitan #177                Brown, Goldstein & Levy
Department of Rehabilitation Services
                                        Ameriprise Financial                  Brumwell’s Fuel Service
Epilepsy Association
                                        Atlantic Healthcare                   John & Barbara Burroughs
Foundation for Autism and Atypical
Barbara Cabot                     Janice Huss                         Joy Savage
Benjamin Cadwalader               Hyatt & Weber, PA                   William Donald Schaffer
Rick Callahan                     Iliff & Meredith, P.C.              Mary Alice Schneider
Colin & Tommye Campbell           James & Janet Jeffers               Eugen Sehrt
Thelma Carlson                    John’s Shredcycle, LLC              Susie Shannon
Glenn Carr                        Patricia Josephson                  Lorraine Sheehan
Albert & Mable Carter             Bob Keeley                          Sue Ellen Sherblow
Central Special                   Charles & Tina Kimball              Theodore & Alice Sophocleus
Gordon Chaplin                    Knights of Columbus #12180 Jessup   Annette Spear
Chesapeake Neurology Associates   Kinghts of Columbus #1384           St. Bernadette Parish
Tara Clifford                           Annapolis                     John & Ida Stewart
Richard Connolly                  Sally & Pete Kootsikas              Thomas & Janet Stowe
Judith Crutchfield                Fayette Latham, III                 Daniel & Janie Symancyk
Mavis Daly                        Jim Lavin                           Jaklitsch Law Group
Howard Danley                     Judy Lazarus                        Washington Savings Bank
DARCARS Toyota                    Mr. & Mrs. Liebman                  Genevieve Twardowski
Darkow Family                     Janet & Larry Lloyd                 Van Kampen Funds
Keisha Debisettee                 Michael & Carol Long                Joan & Alfred Vecchioni
Doug & Angie DeMoreland           Merle Maffei                        Barbara Vercelli
Richard and Daniella Derhammer    Cheryl Malone                       Elain Ward
Angie & Mel Dey                   Marty’s Bag Works                   Robert Wilson, Sr.
Nancy Dicus                       Maryland Physicians Care            Ed & Pat Worff
Betsy & Francis Dolard            Kathleen McGlew                     David & Trish Wynkoop
John & Doni Dondero               Merrill Lynch                       Phil & Judy Zadrozny
H.W. Duckworth                    Thomas Middleton                    Thomas & Janine Zlockie
James & Evelyn Dunne              Penny Miller
Kay Elwood                        John & Shirley Mohr                 2004/5 American
Jack Evans                        Frederick & Olive Moochler          Charities
Fishback Associates               Jo Dawn Myers                       James Allen
Karen & Bob Fitzgerald            Naditch Law Firm
William & Mary Fortin             Lena Nebel
Dan & Linda Fox                   Leon Odachowski
                                                                      2005 Combined Federal
Fusco Family                      Office Movers
John Gadd                         Charles Pastore                     Patrick Barry
Hazel Garland                     Patriotis Family                    Louis Biondi
Glen Burnie Civitans              Debbie & Frank Patti                Michael Buchet
Carol & Bob Goldbert              Algerina Perna                      Howard Danley
Shirley Grante                    Petra Contractors, Inc.             Bradley Gross
Bettye Grantham                   James & Cecelia Petro               Janet Idelson
William & Nancy Grubbs            Mr. & Mrs. Pollock                  Kathy Kase
Carmen Guadalupe                  Prudential Carruther Realtors       Leslie Lehrkinder
George & Nancy Guthrie            Steven Renshaw                      Peter McGraw
Eugene & Mildred Harvey           Richard J. Princinsky & Assoc.      Thomas Pierotti
Roy Hayes                         Mr. & Mrs. Rossbach                 Susan Ragland
Cathy Herndon                     Cynthia Ruby                        Margaret Reitzel
Jean Herndon                      Edward & Cheryl Rucker              Donna Rhodes
Shirley Hill                      Sams Club                           Nancy Russell
Rich & Lisa Hillman               Ron & Carol Sams                    Charles Zoltak
2005 Maryland Charity   Tina Kruger                    Corbi Pizza
Campaign                Darr McCloud                   Crown Theaters
                        Maryann Montgomery             Faders of Annapolis
Janice Batzold
                        Stephen Morgan                 Gallo Wines
Karen Crawley
                        Nancy Mozal                    Harley Davidson
Darlene Eide
                        Sue Nealis                     Health thru Touch
Diane McComb
                        Robert Neall                   Esther Hoffman
                        Michale Osborn                 Jasper’s
2005 United Way of      Michael Painz                  Jerry’s Seafood
Central Maryland        Robert Parker                  Kent Island Elks
                        Robert Phillips                Liu Liu Salon
Johnson Adegboye
                        Sarah Rogers                   Cristy Marchand
Sandra Aran
                        Kathleen Rollason              Kristin Nichols
Patty Arrington
                        Raymond Schneider              Northrup Grumman
Timothy Bailer
                        Laurie Scible                  Parkwood UM Church
Catherine Bellarin
                        Joan Smith                     Peralynna Manor
Heidi Berlin
                        Diana Stratton                 Dave Pick
Stephanie Boblitt
                        Kadijat Sulaimon               Walter Pisarski
Wayne Bonn
                        Arthur Taylor                  Lori Platek
Melvine Brown
                        Ralph Thomas                   Power Boat Show
Rick Callahan
                        Cynthia Trimmer                Radisson Hotel
Vicki Callahan
                        Ronald Turley                  Redskins
Bernard Carpenter
                        Karen Vassar                   Ritz Camera
Douglas Carter
                        John Vitchock                  Robert Andrew Salon
Thomas Christopulos
                        Debra Watkins                  Sail Boat Show
Sondra Claggett
                        Susan Weisgerber               Sam’s Club
Terri Cluney
                        David Wroten                   Severna Park Bowling
Harriet Cooperman
                                                       Severna Park Elks
Evelynne Corbi
                                                       St. Bernadette’s Parish
Cynthia Darnell
Allison Davis
                        In-Kind Contributors           Kim Starrett
                        Admiral Cleaners               Chris Studnicky
Connie Davis
                        Ahh, Coffee                    Studnicky Financial
Angie DeMoreland
                        Allister & Ruby                Sun Dun
Doug DeMoreland
                        Annapolis Film Festival        Wine Cellars of Annapolis
Jessica Dicus
Dennis Diligent         Annapolis Seafood
Christina Donoho        Annapolis Symphony Orchestra
Tiffany Estep           Baltimore Orioles
Kathleen Flahive        Baltimore Symphony Orchestra
Sharon Flowers          Bay Area Disposal
Janine French           Bay Theatre Company
Dennis Fretz            Ed Berkman
Ronna Gotthainer        Berrywine Plantations
Dr. Jeffrey Gray        Boaters World
Lee Hartman             Maureen Boulier
Elizabeth Hines         Calvary Chapel
Darrell Hunt            Canaan Valley
Michael Janis           Chesapeake Children’s Museum
                               Annual Report Summaries
                          For the Period Ended June 30, 2006
                         The Arc of Anne Arundel County, Inc.

 Support and Revenue
                       State Government and Agencies . . . . . $ 8,775,180
                       Program Fees . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 389,564
                       Grants, Subsidy & Other Revenue . . . . . . . 615,133
                       Public Support. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 167,711
                   Total Support and Revenue . . . . . . . . . . . . . $9,947,588

                       Program Services. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $ 8,951,811
                       Management and General . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 803,928
                       Fundraising . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23,325
                   Total Expenses . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $9,779,064

                   Change in Net Assets . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (168,524)
                   Net Assets—Beginning of Year . . . . . . . . . . . $2,202,162
                   Net Assets—End of Year. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $2,370,686

 How Funds Are Used
              Support Services/Other–4.3%
             Youth & Respite Services–6.4%
                                                                                   Living Services

  Audited Financial Statements available at The Arc of Anne Arundel Offices.
Anne Arundel County has many stories
and notable facts to share. In the history
books we can recount the lives of Lady
Anne Arundell, the county’s namesake;
Johns Hopkins, one of the county’s most
notable residents; and the stalwart
Chesapeake Bay Watermen. We want to
share with you the stories often
overlooked and untold. The stories of
individuals and families, changing minds
and changing lives in Anne Arundel
County in much the same way as the
heroes of our history.
Angel and her grandparents, Ethel and
Bill, Valerie and Sharon, Susie and
Sarah Whitaker are touching and
changing lives. What they have in
common – besides being a part of this
rich county—is they are part of The Arc
of Anne Arundel.
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Phone: 410.269.1883, 410.268.8085
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