Morris Nichols Donation Supports The Arc of Delaware

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Morris Nichols is pleased to announce its $20,000 donation to The Arc of Delaware in support of its efforts to promote and protect the human rights of people with intellectual/developmental disabilities.

“This holiday season, we embrace the spirit of giving,” said Bill Lafferty, chair of Morris Nichols’ executive committee. “The Arc’s advocacy and service to Delawareans with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families is truly inspiring.”

“We are so thankful to Morris Nichols for this very generous donation,” said Susannah Eaton-Ryan, executive director of The Arc of Delaware. “While federal and state funding typically cover our housing and employment programs, we are dependent on grants and donations to provide outreach help with education, systems navigation, case management and social opportunities, along with advocacy to protect rights and promote inclusion in the community. Such strong support from Morris Nichols will have a huge impact on our ability to meet the growing demand for these services in fulfillment of our mission.”

The Arc of Delaware and its network works to ensure access and inclusion so that people with disabilities can live, work, and socialize in their communities of choice throughout their lifetimes. The organization actively provides members with collaborative strength, support, and knowledge to meet the evolving needs and issues faced by people with IDD.

“The Arc is a wonderful organization and well deserving of the Firms’ support,” remarked retired Morris Nichols partner Don Isken, who has served on the Board of Directors of the organization for nearly 30 years. “Over the years, they have constructed more than 80 group homes located throughout the State of Delaware for adult individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities to live in with a resident counselor. That is just one way that The Arc assists members of the IDD community and their families.”

Learn more about The Arc of Delaware’s impactful service in our community.

ABOUT The Arc of Delaware

The Arc is a national network born more than 70 years ago from a grassroots movement of families working vigilantly to create services for children and adults who were being denied day care, education, work and other opportunities in the community. The Arc of the United States is the world’s largest national community-based organization of and for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, with more than 140,000 members affiliated through more than 700 state and local chapters across the United States.

The Arc of Delaware was started by a group of Delaware families in 1953 as an affiliated chapter of the national network. Since then, we have been vocal leaders and catalysts for change in inclusive education, community residences, meaningful employment and recreation.


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