2020 CPARC Celebration
Mar 28, 2020
The CPARC Celebration is an event to honor the individuals we serve and the volunteers who provide untold hours of caring and support to the agency and its mission.
The Laurel F. Jacobs Achievement Award, Luther S. Beers Distinguished Service Award, Corporate Citizenship Award, The Vincent ‘Jim’ Gurreri Legacy Award, and the CPARC employee service awards will be distributed at the annual CPARC Celebration on Saturday, March 28, 2020 at the Otterbein United Methodist Church in Carlisle.
Laurel F. Jacobs Achievement Award: is given in honor of former CPARC consumer, Laurel Jacobs, a vivacious woman who had a tremendous impact on CPARC and all those who knew her. Nominees should be a person (no groups please) who has met challenges, overcome difficulties, and gone on to lead a life that inspires others. Nominees should be consumers of CPARC’s services. A maximum of four (4) winners will be selected.
Luther S. Beers Distinguished Service Award: is given annually to a deserving volunteer. Mr. Beers was one of the founders of CPARC, and was the first President of what is now known as the S. Wilson Pollock Center for Industrial Training. As a volunteer, Mr. Beers worked tirelessly for the rights of individuals with intellectual disabilities. Upon his death, CPARC established the Luther S. Beers Distinguished Service Award in recognition of his many years of outstanding service. Nominees should be individuals who have given unselfishly of their time and talents in furthering the rights of individuals with special needs, and who exemplify volunteerism. Nominees do not need to be volunteers of CPARC.
The Corporate Citizen Award: is given to a company or businesses whose philosophy of giving has made a significant impact on the lives of people with intellectual disabilities. To be considered for The Corporate Citizenship Award, a company must demonstrate commitment to individuals with intellectual disabilities either through employment, volunteer or social opportunities, or through the creation of innovative programs benefiting people with disabilities.
Vincent ‘Jim’ Gurreri Legacy Award: is given in honor of a former CPARC Executive Director, Jim Gurreri, who dedicated 37 years of service to the lagency. Throughout his outstanding career, CPARC flourished under his guidance, enthusiasm and tireless efforts to enhance the lives of individuals with intellectual disabilities. Nominees should be a CPARC direct support professional or first level supervisor who displays strong leadership, passion, dedication and commitment to CPARC’s vision of empowering, inspiring and educating individuals with intellectual disabilities. They should actively demonstrate the ability to assist individuals in creating a meaningful life, advocate on behalf of individuals, display creativity with individualized supports, demonstrate proficiency on the job or display a level of commitment and dedication to being a direct support professional. Nominees should be a CPARC employee for a minimum of 6 months.
CPARC Employee Service Awards: Employees from all of CPARC’s departments who have been with the agency for 5, 10, 15, 20, 25, 30, and 35 years are honored at the CPARC Celebration for their hard work and dedication to the mission of CPARC!
Award recipients were invited to attend the CPARC Celebration at no cost. The CPARC Celebration is a family-style event, complete buffet dinner and with special recognition for the award recipients.