Spirit of L'Arche
Once a year, L'Arche Chicago honors friends of our community who have believed in our mission and have taken action to partner with us and make a difference. The Spirit Of L'Arche Award is presented to people who have assisted L'Arche to grow and develop into the community we have today.
You are invited to join us in celebration of this year's awardees, Katie Arnold and Richard Moreau & Jon Stanner at Hawthorn Country Club on July 10, 2017 at 5:00 pm.
Katie Arnold was one of the first live-in assistants of L’Arche Chicago in 2001. Katie has kept her connection with L'Arche and its mission of making known the gifts of persons with intellectual disabilities and building a more human society–after leaving L'Arche she began work on her PhD from the University of Illinois at Chicago in Disability Studies where she is currently the Director of Community Education for the Institute on Disability and Human Development. She is cofounder of the Sibling Leadership Network, an organization for siblings of persons with intellectual disabilities, having been inspired by her sister Patrice. She and her husband are very involved and active in promoting disability rights through events like the annual Disability Pride Parade in Chicago.
Richard Moreau, former COO, Strategic Hotels and Jon Stanner, former CEO Strategic Hotels, will be honored because their support for the L’Arche Golf Classic Tournaments the last three years, which have been the catalyst for two new homes for L’Arche and the welcoming of two new core members into lifelong homes in the community.
The Spirit of L'Arche Awards Dinner will serve as the final event of our 4th annual, 2017 L'Arche Chicago Golf Classic. Cocktails, Dinner, and our Live Auction all being at 5:00 pm. Please join us for an evening of celebration and joy as we honor these outstanding friends of L'Arche Chicago!
All proceeds from the Golf Classic and Awards Dinner will provide housing and care the core members (persons with developmental/intellectual disabilities) living in our L'Arche community.