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January 2022

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Would you like to learn how to express your commitment to the goals of The Arc of Fort Bend County? You could do this through a planned gift. Once you have provided for loved ones in your will, you may want to include a gift of money, stock or property to The Arc. Your gift will be a lasting tribute to your concern for the advocacy, services and programs The Arc provides, while guaranteeing our long-term future.

Did you know that annually, individuals 70.5 and older can transfer up to $100,000 as a Qualified Charitable Distribution (QCD) from their traditional IRA* to a qualified charity such as The Arc of Fort Bend County?

Laura LaVigne,


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Mary A Arnold

Ben Bono

Karen J Cabeen

Michael Casey

Bob Ewing

Fort Bend County Fair Association

Paul Horak

Jared Jameson

Gary R Johnson

Ann Johnston

Jeff A Kappes

Sherry Kerbow

Kenneth & Karen Lemelle

Judy Lewis

Linda M Loup

Mary Lou & Laurie Mays

Jacqueline McFarlane

Dan I Michaels

Jules Morris

Dr. Audrey Powell

Preactive IT Solutions

Barbara Rister

Selesky Pest Control

Ann Smith

Terry J Spencer

Diann M Whisennaud

D F & Nadine Wilkerson

David Wilkins

Debra Wingard

Bridget Yeung

Harvey Zinn

DeLynn & Jeff Bostick

Benjamin Colvin

Madison Dunlap

Tonya, Douglas & Donald Gaines

Danijsa, Kenneth Sr., Kenneth Jr., & Danijsa Galentine

Good Home Community Living & Gail Cunningham

Nathan Kidane

Alisa & Karl Laddie & Averill & Ashton Lee

Anthony Luster

Kaylie McMillan

Michelle Morgan

Jessica & Pierson Roberts

Jessica Rodriguez & Diego Macias

Teresa, Shahram & Zachary Sazedj

Melanie, Brandon & Christopher Tanguay

Leroy Williams, III

Terry Williams, II

Debra Wingard

Dongmei Annie Zheng

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The Arc's office has re-opened and is staffed each day Monday through Friday. We continue to take precautions against the spread of the COVID virus and are asking that everyone entering our building wear a mask. If you want to meet with a staff member, please call, in advance, to schedule a time convenient for both of you. Thank you for your cooperation.


Laura LaVigne, CEO

Dear Friends:

Happy New Year! We are very excited to begin 2022 with great news! Thanks to our wonderful volunteers, loyal sponsors, and supporters for making the 2021 Best in the West a tremendous success.

Due to the generosity of people like you, the 2021 Best in the West raised over $­­­292,600.00 with a net income exceeding $265,100.00.

What a difference you made for our special needs community through The Arc of Fort Bend County! Your efforts have ensured continuing support of The Arc’s many programs benefitting Fort Bend County’s individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities. We offer a sincere “thank you” to each one of you who supported us, attended, and participated, as you once again, gave from your heart.

We also offer a heartfelt “thank you” to the dedicated committee members who worked diligently to organize the event, the generous underwriters who covered the entire cost for hosting the event, and to our volunteers, who serve in every imaginable capacity, from planning to clean up.

Please mark your new 2022 calendars now for the Saturday before Thanksgiving, reserving November 19,2022, for the 2022 Best in the West! We hope you will follow The Arc throughout the year on Twitter, Facebook and on our website,


James Patterson, Ann Smith & Jenny Gortney

Event Chairs, 2021 Best in the West


Mr. Costas Georghiou won the

Barbeque pit and donated it back to

The Arc of Fort Bend.

Thank you, Costas!


The Arc of Fort Bend extends a heartfelt thank you to the following organizations for their donations to support our Best in the West fundraiser!

C & M Favre Foundation

Harriet & Clarence Grier

Fred & Mabel R Parks Foundation

Sugar Land Rotary

Also, we wish to thank these wonderful people and organizations who donated to The Arc. These funds will be used to support the many programs and services that we provide!

Wynn & Mary Geiger Foundation

John Grzywa

Katrina Power Fund/Jo Ann Power

John H. and Bridget Yeung Foundation


Visit us on YouTube for videos and special education information and resources.

Click here to go directly to our page!

Join Virtual Teen/Tween Social &

Youth Group for

Family Movie Night "Frozen II"

Friday, February 4, 2022, 6 - 8 p.m.

Register here!

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Moms of Kids with Autism (M.O.K.A.)

A support group in Sugar Land for moms of

kids with autism where they can connect and

let it all out.


Next M.O.K.A meeting is scheduled for

February 8, 2022

Register here!

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Thinking about trading in your old car?

Donate it to help The Arc of Fort Bend instead! Visit for donation form and additional information. Remember to select "Arc of Fort Bend" as your favorite charity!

Adult Social Recreation, Special Olympics and TwentySomethings Events 


RSVP's are mandatory for all events.


All in-person programs and activities have been suspended and are being held virtually.

If you would like to be added to the email list for the adult programs, a membership is required as well as registration with one of the adult programs. You can join The Arc of Fort Bend County online at

Contact Nancy Dobert at or 281-494-5926 for a registration packet and more information on the requirements for the Adult Social Recreation program. New 2022 registration packets will be available soon.

If interested in joining Special Olympics or the TwentySomethings group, please contact Pam Hollaway at or 281-494-5928.

Virtual Winter BINGO


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If any athlete's medical form has expired (3 years after submission date), please go to the link below and have another one completed by your doctor's office:

Athlete Medical Form

The Arc of Fort Bend County

123 Brooks St

Sugar Land, TX 77478

Phone: 281-494-5959

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