The Arc Northern Chesapeake Region will receive the largest planned gift in its history, the organization announced recently.
Cecil County residents Anna and James Lambdin have named The Arc NCR the beneficiary of a $3 million endowment to assist the Family Support Services program. It will be renamed The Anna and James Lambdin Family Support Institute.
For more than two decades, Lambdins have been generous with their time and contributions to The Arc NCR, according to the organization. Anna Lambdin was previously employed with The Arc NCR’s development department. She initiated and launched the annual After d’Arc Gala, the agency’s signature fundraiser.
Anna Lambdin said she and her husband are “humbled” to be able to make the gift. “It is something we hope will be lasting and beneficial to the entire Arc community in both Harford and Cecil Counties for many years to come,” she said in a statement from the organization.
Jim Lambdin previously served on The Arc NCR Foundation Board. He is president and CEO of the Lambdin Development Co., a commercial and residential real estate development firm in Harford and Cecil counties. His company helped develop The Arc NCR headquarters building in Aberdeen and surrounding properties. The couple lives in Fair Hill.
“I’ve seen up close what a difference The Arc has made over the decades to those with needs in our community,” James Lambdin said in a statement from the organization. “The folks here are true heroes. We are so happy to do our part to help them in their mission.”
The gift will continue to grow, as donors can contribute to the endowment and support the Family Support Services program.
“It’s a fitting tribute for a couple who has given so much of their time to our mission,” The Arc NCR CEO Shawn Kros said. “Their generosity inspires all of us. We are very grateful for the direct impact this gift will have on people with differing abilities and their families in our community.”
The Arc NCR is celebrating its 70th anniversary of providing services designed to empower families and individuals with differing abilities in Harford and Cecil counties. Among those services are: a resource guide and lending library; Camp Sp’Arc, an inclusive summer camp; caregiver and support training; and employment and networking opportunities.