Circle of Friends

Connecting the Circles

To effectively provide programs and services for our community, Arc Herkimer seeks collaborations and partnerships. Among those historically crucial support streams is the Circle of Friends, a philanthropic group who share in their commitment to the mission of Arc Herkimer. Circle members, through thoughtful engagement with the agency, become ambassadors, representing Arc Herkimer in many networks throughout our community. Circle members are an extension of the agency’s voice, sharing our mission and values with others.

Supporting the Mission

The generosity of the Circle of Friends members allows Arc Herkimer to fulfill its mission proudly and without compromise. All funds raised through Arc Herkimer’s Circle of Friends are directed toward the Arc Herkimer Endowment Fund. These resources allow Arc Herkimer to maintain the highest professional standards and guarantee that those we serve are provided quality, person-centered services they deserve.It’s about IMPACT: Individuals Making Partnerships, Achieving Community Together.

Benefits of Membership

As a Circle of Friends member you will feel positive about supporting an agency and a mission you care about AND, you get to have fun doing it!

  • Annual Arc Herkimer Membership: We advocate for critical state legislative issues affecting people with disabilities. Our voice is stronger, having a greater chance for impact

    with more members.

  • February: Life is Beautiful Lunch and Learn

  • April: Spring Sipping Wine Event

  • September: 24th annual New York International Wine Auction (NYIWA) - New York’s premier wine auction, offers several opportunities to Circle members:

  • Receipt of Epicure, the official NYIWA newsletter

  • Early access to the live auction catalog

  • Friday, September 27 - VIP Reception

  • Saturday, September 28 - tasting and silent auction

  • Preferential seating at dinner and live auction

  • A personal proxy bidder to act on your behalf if you cannot attend

  • October: Experience wildlife with a Circle cocktail party at the Utica Zoo

Creating the Circle

Joining the Circle of Friends is easy. There are no long-term commitments as renewal takes place annually. You simply let us know you want to be part of our Circle, and we will arrange your annual dues contribution in the schedule and form that is best for you. Membership can be paid all at once, monthly or anything in between with cash, check or credit card. Your membership is what matters, not the how.

Platinum Circle
Gifts at the $2,000 level

Four Individuals Included
Gold Circle

Gifts at the $1,000 level
Two Individuals Included
Bronze Circle
Gifts at the $500 level
One Individual Included

To join Circle of Friends and to pay online: click here! For business membership opportunities, please call (315) 574-7000.


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