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United Way

Annual Report
FY 2011

About Us

Mission Statement

To advance the total well-being, dignity, individual potential, and rights of persons with intellectual and related developmental disabilities and their families.

Vision Statement
The Arc of Cedar Valley believes that individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilties deserve inclusion and the right to participate and contribute in all aspects of life.  We will be recognized as a leader and the "voice" for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.


We can provide information on services that are available in your community and how to access them. We can connect you with parents who have worked through similar medical and behavioral issues, and other challenges that you may be experiencing. We can assist you with inclusion efforts at schools, employment, and housing. We can help you locate recreational opportunities that develop skills and offer enjoyable activities. We also offer limited funds for recreational opportunities such as camp, respite care, and other items and situations related to a disability.

The Gophers and Gopherettes repair clothing and do home repairs for individuals in need.


The Arc Cedar Valley is affiliated with the state and national organization making it the largest nonprofit, volunteer organization committed to improving the lives of people with disabilities.

The Arc Cedar Valley is volunteer-driven in policy and governed by a board of directors. Funding is received from families, community groups, the Cedar Valley United Way, the Community Foundation, grants and other donations.

2017-2018 Board of Directors

Bret/Ronda Eick, Co-Presidents
Dolly Fortier, Vice President
Gene Anderson, Treasurer
Lonnie Polok, Secretary

Shirley Fogleman
Kay Lemmon
Mary McCalley
Marie Nitzschke
Vicki Schueler
Ben Snyder
Karolyn Zbornik


Founded in 1954, The Arc Cedar Valley has a consistent history of providing a strong voice for people with intellectual and related developmental disabilities and their families.