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.
Gifts at the $2,000 level
Four Individuals Included
Gifts at the $1,000 level
Two Individuals Included
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.