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For Immediate Release

Elbrecht Chosen for The Arc of Indiana President's Award

Fort Wayne, Indiana, November 13, 2020

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Janet Schutte
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The Arc of Indiana honored Donna Elbrecht, Easterseals Arc of Northeast Indiana president and CEO, with its 2020 President’s Award today.

Donna Elbrecht seated at a table with orange striped, flame shaped glass award in front of The President’s Award is selected each year by the president of The Arc of Indiana board of directors to recognize an individual or organization for making an impact in the lives of people with intellectual/developmental disabilities and their families that goes “above and beyond.” This year, Mike Foddrill selected Elbrecht to recognize her outstanding leadership in guiding Easterseals Arc through the challenge of the COVID-19 pandemic. 

“This award was completely unexpected, and I am very honored to receive it,” Elbrecht said. “I am proud of the way Easterseals Arc has responded throughout this crisis, but the credit really goes to our entire team. Leadership only succeeds when you can empower and trust the people around you to work together toward a shared purpose.”

Elbrecht has been president and CEO of Easterseals Arc since 2011.

“For the last 10 years, Donna has been a tremendous advocate for people with disabilities, but this year Donna and her team at Easterseals Arc have gone above and beyond in supporting the people we care about through the pandemic and the other challenges that this year has presented to us,” Foddrill said during a virtual announcement of The Arc of Indiana’s annual Impact Awards.

Easterseals Arc is one of 43 local chapters of The Arc of Indiana, which is affiliated with The Arc of The United States.

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