2020 Sponsorship Opportunities

photo of Neena and Joanna doing money and mathFrom providing residential supports, to robust employment services, to summer camp and recreational programming and beyond, The Arc of Dutchess works tirelessly to provide choice, create community, and build an inclusive tomorrow for everyone we support.

2020 has proven to be a difficult year for us and many of our friends in the nonprofit and social services sectors. We had to cancel favorite events – like our Partners at Work Breakfast – and reimagine our final signature event of the year, turning Celebration of Stars into a digital media campaign. This meant less opportunities for sponsors to partner with The Arc of Dutchess’ mission and programming.

2020 also mobilized us. We saw the very best of our Direct Support Professionals – our essential workers – as they battled the coronavirus on the frontlines of our agency. Their diligence, hard work, and dedication kept our individuals safe and healthy. To try and ease their workload, and to show our enduring gratitude for their commitment to the individuals we support, we created the Wishes & Wants Fund, which provides hot meals and activities to our programs. 100% of support of this Fund goes to the individuals and staff in these programs, helping our agency weather COVID as it continues to assail our community.

YOU can support our Wishes & Wants Fund, and in doing so, directly help individuals we support and men and women on the frontlines that are often unrecognized for their bravery. You can also support our last signature event of the year, which recognizes many individuals that have demonstrated true strength of character through the COVID-19 crisis.

To show our appreciation of your support, we offer unique opportunities to engage customers. We’ve built promotional opportunities that align your brand with our vision and values while advancing our combined mission of “respecting and supporting what matters to people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, and promoting their right to achieve full inclusion and participation in the community.”

Thank you for your continued support! Together, we will get through this!

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The newly established Wishes & Wants Fund aims to provide direct assistance to the front-line workers and individuals supported in our residential programs through two initiatives. The MEAL FUND provides fresh, delivered meals from local restaurants to help assist front-line staff at busy mealtimes and provide excitement and bonding during meals. The ACTIVITY FUND seeks to fund the purchases of items on programs’ “Wish-lists” to help develop robust, innovative, and exciting activities within the residences (as people continue to receive community-based supports at home). Some examples include outdoor activities, arts and crafts supplies, gardens and gardening projects (like the plants pictured at our Upton Lake program), and even butterfly gardens! These purchases directly relate to the goals and plans of individuals supported and impact the entire program.



  • Logo on all promotional materials related to Wishes & Wants.
  • Social media Tagging on purchases made using donated funds.
  • Recognition on website

* Sponsorship opportunities ongoing.


The only signature event we’re holding this year, and the last event we will hold as The Arc of Dutchess (before we legally merge with The Arc Sullivan-Orange), Celebration of Stars honors individuals in our agency and wider community that uphold the values of our organization’s founders and mission. This year, rather than hold an in-person event in the midst of a pandemic, we will solicit nominations and announce winners through a digital media campaign – with one winner revealed every week starting on 9/21. Once all award winners have been announced digitally, we will mail a printed announcement, which will highlight our sponsors, to all of our constituents. There are still opportunities to support this final signature event of The Arc of Dutchess, and be a part of the history of our organization as we start a brand new story in 2021.

Individual Award Sponsorship begins at $500

Signature Sponsorship begins at $1,000 



$ 500 Award Sponsorship:

· Logo on nominator video

· Logo on awardee video

· Logo on eblast announcing winner

· Logo next to Award information in mailing

$1,000+ Event Sponsorship: 

· Logo on all promotional materials related to Celebration of Stars.

· Logo on your choice of nominator and awardee video and eblast.

· Logo on final mailing.

* Award selections available on a first come, first served basis.