Committees

Committees

THE ARC OF NORTHERN VIRGINIA COMMITTEES

Much of the important work of The Arc of Northern Virginia is done through committees, which involve the active participation of the Board, staff, members, and interested citizens and professionals.

To join a committee please email the staff liaison for that committee. The staff liaison will be contacting you with further information.

Advocacy Committee

Goal: To coordinate and support advocacy efforts at the local, state and national levels on behalf of and with people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families

Responsibilities:

Develop a strategy for grassroots advocacy efforts
Develop and review advocacy materials (i.e., action alerts, budget priorities, etc.)
Provide training and support to advocates and self-advocates
Distribute materials dealing with critical policy and advocacy issues
Monitor and lead advocacy efforts related to the Department of Justice settlement agreement
Chair: Rebecca Lake, Board Member
Staff liaison: Lucy Beadnell, Director of Advocacy

Arctoberfest Committee

Goal: To oversee coordination and implementation of the Arctoberfest Halloween Dance & Fundraiser as a signature friend-raising and fund-raising event of The Arc of Northern Virginia held every other year

Responsibilities:

Establish a plan and specific fund-raising goals for Arctoberfest
Organize all aspects of Arctoberfest
Implement Arctoberfest
Chair: Phil Pedlikin, Former Board Member
Staff liaison: Howard Stregack, Director of Development

Communications Committee

Goal: To develop and implement a comprehensive communications, marketing and outreach program to support the mission of The Arc of Northern Virginia

Responsibilities:

Develop a strategic communications plan to deliver messages to targeted audiences
Expand public relations and outreach efforts to increase awareness and understanding of the mission and work of The Arc of Northern Virginia
Develop and review communications materials (i.e., brochures, press releases, etc.)
Recommend content and provide input to enhance the website
Enhance The Arc of Northern Virginia’s social media presence
Chair: Susan Pollack, Board Member
Staff liaison: Lynn Ruiz, Director of Community Relations

Development Committee

Goal: To help The Arc of Northern Virginia establish a sound financial base and ensure future financial security

Responsibilities:

Establish a development plan and specific fund-raising goals for The Arc of Northern Virginia
Identify potential sources of corporate and grant funding
Identify potential fund-raising and sponsorship opportunities and strategies
Lead board participation in donor identification, cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship
Help support fund-raising and sponsorship efforts related to the Patriots’ Cup 5K
Help support fund-raising and sponsorship efforts related to the Gala
Help support fund-raising and sponsorship efforts related to Arctoberfest
Chair: Doug Church, Board Member

Staff liaison: Howard Stregack, Director of Development

Gala Committee

Goal: To oversee coordination and implementation of a Gala as the signature fund-raising event of The Arc of Northern Virginia held every other year

Responsibilities:

Establish a plan and specific fund-raising goals for the Gala
Organize all aspects of the Gala
Implement the Gala
Chair: TO BE DETERMINED FOR THE OCTOBER 2016 GALA
Staff liaison: Howard Stregack, Director of Development

Membership Committee

Goal: To increase membership in The Arc of Northern Virginia

Responsibilities:

Develop a membership recruitment and retention plan and specific goals for increasing members
Review and develop membership categories for various target audiences
Outline membership benefits
Focus attention on recruitment of organization and corporate members
Generate opportunities for active membership involvement
Co-Chairs: Michael Toobin and Marcie Goldstein, Board Members
Staff liaison: Rikki Epstein, Executive Director

Team Challenge Committee

Goal: To oversee coordination and implementation of the  Corporate and Community Team Challenge 8K as one of the signature fund-raising events of The Arc of Northern Virginia

Responsibilities:

Establish a plan and specific fund-raising goals for the Patriots’ Cup
Organize all aspects of the Patriots’ Cup
Implement the Patriots’ Cup
Chair: Alan Harbitter. Board Member
Staff liaison: Diane Monnig, Race Coordinator

Services Committee

Goal: To support the services and programs that The Arc of Northern Virginia provides

Responsibilities:

Review current services and programs
Review problematic areas and assist with resolutions
Provide input on internal policy-procedure related areas
Provide input regarding the need and potential for service expansion
Chair: Matt Leland, Board Member
Staff liaison: Cheryl Johnson, Director of Services

Transition POINTS Committee

Goal: To develop and implement the Transition POINTS program

Responsibilities:

Develop a plan for the implementation of the Transition POINTS program
Oversee several working groups on various transition points topics (i.e., Early Intervention, Education, Housing, Employment, Aging with a Disability)
Generate opportunities for active membership involvement and engagement through the working groups and other activities
Chair: Stephanie Sampson, Board Member
Staff liaison: Diane Monnig, Race Coordinator