The 2021 Arc Gala


The 2021 Arc Gala is now over, but you can still help us reach our goal!


We’ve raised $685,000 and we are only $15,000 from making our goal of $700,000. You can still help us reach our goal by making a contribution to the 2021 Arc Gala Fund-A-Need.

This year’s Fund-A-Need will go towards organizational changes that honor the rich lived experience of our communities and are designed to respectfully support people of all backgrounds. The Arc Minnesota is working toward a future where people with intellectual and developmental disabilities live a life they choose with hope, confidence, and belonging.

Gala Co-Chairs John & Julie Peirson

Meet Our Gala Co-Chairs!

We are so honored to chair the 2021 Arc Gala. These are unprecedented times; so what better opportunity to have this year’s event chairs be unique to the role? We have five grown children. Although none have an intellectual or developmental disability, we have proudly supported The Arc Minnesota for over 10 years. Our good friends and John’s colleague at Deloitte & Touche, whose son utilized The Arc Minnesota’s services, introduced us to The Arc Minnesota.

Your participation will support the vision of an inclusive society, where everyone has opportunity to create the life they choose!

Thank you for joining us on March 6, 2021.

John & Julie Peirson