2022 Annual Report

2022 annual report

2022 Annual Report



Kathleen McNally Durkin

Chief Executive Officer

Erik Daly


In 2020, COVID dealt a blow to all of us, including The Arc Baltimore. Early last year, we started to climb out, but the impact continued. Even as the world returned to more normalcy, The Arc still followed strict protocols for most of the year including quarantines, staggered in-office schedules, masking, and virtual meetings.

Despite it all, the organization achieved many goals in the strategic plan and celebrated numerous noteworthy moments throughout 2022. Art in the Round returned in person.  We launched a diversity, equity, and inclusion program, and a new recognition program for staff. We revamped our orientation process for new employees, expanded professional development opportunities for our direct support staff, and offered new training for all supervisors.

Standout moments include a 20% increase in pay for our DSPs as well as tenure adjustments. In addition, we distributed over $60,000 in grants through our Family Fund as part of our Bring Back Summer campaign to fund camps and recreation.

Additionally, our staff trained and placed nearly 50 more people in internships and jobs, and coached hundreds of others already employed. Day programs were fully engaged in activities across Baltimore. Life went on at home as friends and family enjoyed meals prepared together with their support staff.

This year’s annual report focuses on three stories of people who are living their lives on their own terms, plain and simple. Nothing inspirational. Nothing extraordinary. Just people making the most of life. We invite you to read them as these are the stories that don’t always get told but are vital to the daily realization of our mission – a life well lived.


of supported employees have
been in their job for
3+ Years
people participate in
Day Activities
with friends who
have similar interests
people with disabilities
and received support
from our job coaches
from our DSPs at
their home or
family home
adults with disabilities
received support to
in their neighborhoods


Tori Gerstley is new to Sinai Hospital but knows healthcare from her internship with The Arc’s Project SEARCH program at Union Memorial Hospital in 2017, then as an activity coordinator at a senior living community.

Feeling called to a hospital setting, Tori interviewed for and took a general assistant position at Sinai in a step-down unit from the ICU. Her experience and her eagerness to be part of the team set her apart.

Although she primarily works behind the scenes maintaining the equipment room and restocking medical supplies throughout the 37-bed unit during her morning rounds, she truly shines when interacting with the patients.

Part of her role is responding to patient call lights connecting them with a nurse, getting them a drink, and helping in emergencies. Recently, she answered a call from a room where the patient was in distress, and Tori rushed to the room to find them choking. She called the nurse immediately, and they saved the patient’s life.

Yes, my job is hectic, but I feel that I am part of a team that truly cares for the patients on our unit. I hope to make the nurses’ and doctors’ jobs a bit easier and the patients’ time with us as comfortable as possible.


New and old friends meet up early each day at our Towson Day location ready for favorite outings and are always open to trying something new with Charles, their direct support staff, who keeps them on the move.

From sightseeing atop Federal Hill to spending quiet time throughout the Walters Art Museum to sampling potato chips on the Herr’s Snack Factory Tour, each day is a new adventure.

Because the group comprises older gentleman, Charles wanted to instill his love of fitness in the group and helps them stay active in ways that interest them. At the Cahill Fitness Center, Steve hits the weights, Will takes a few laps on the stationary bike, and Doug and Anthony shoot hoops in the gym. No matter what, each day involves some level of physical activity to keep their hearts pumping.

Charles challenges the men to get out of their comfort zone and exposes them to the world around them.

My hope is that at the end of the day, the guys say ‘Today was a good day.’ Then, my job is done.


For the last 15 years, friends Paul, David, and Michael have made a home together in Catonsville. Despite their limited verbal communication, their house manager, Joseph, ensures they have what they want and need. Once inside, comfortable recliners fill a cozy living room for favorite movies together, and each gentleman’s bedroom reflects their personal hobbies.

Michael greets visitors warmly – maybe even a hug if one is lucky. He always keeps a music player at the ready, and his bedroom walls show musician cutouts and vintage guitars. Paul’s love of cars is evident as his collection of model cars is always nearby to show off, and his bedroom has a checkered flag race theme and classic car images. David, who loves horses and has them all around his room, is always ready for a trip to the horse farm and dinner at his favorite spot, KFC.

After nearly 10 years with the men, Joseph is always where he needs to be. He understands their subtle communications and can read their needs and interests.  He is devoted to their well-being.

I want to be there for them.



President Erik P. Daly Fulton Bank

Vice President Tiana D. Wynn SB & Company, LLC

Treasurer Gregory J. Hogan SC&H Group

Secretary Jill M. Vocci, O.D. Pediatric Eye Care of Maryland

Immediate Past President Thomas Sand Ernst & Young LLP


Marianne Bishoff Carter Machinery Company, Inc.

Darrin Brown McClung-Logan Equipment Co.

Larry Burley, Jr. BGE

Ericka N. Covington Coppin State University

Melissa Dabrowski Constellation

Gail Garland Heart of Life Services

Erik Moore Moore Wealth

Alicia Morgan-Cooper, M.D. Village Pediatrics

Paris Price MD Brand / Self-Advocate

Chris Schantz Northrup Grumman

Robbie Thompson Ernst & Young

Tracy Voelker Self-advocate

Rico Winston Urban Development Group / Parent Advocate

Matthew Yancisin Alterwood Health, Inc.


Statement of financial positionJUNE 30, 2022
Cash / Receivables$20,931.4
Property and equipment (net)8,130.7
Other assets5,606.6
Total asset$34,668.7
Total liabilities$12,652.1
Net Assets
Without Donor Restrictions21,538.3
With Donor Restrictions478.3
Total net assets22,016.6
Total liabilities and net assets$34,668.7
Our Donors
Major Gift ($10,000 and above)

Baltimore Civic Fund
The Baltimore Community Foundation
Mr. and Mrs. Chris Brandenburg
Mr. Michael J. Conelius
Developmental Disabilities Administration
Greenspring Advisors
The Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Foundation

Mr. and Mrs. Donald Himelfarb
Mr. and Mrs. Earle P. Hurley
Mr. and Mrs. Anthony Moag
Safeway Foundation
Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Sand
Scientific Plant Service, Inc.

* Deceased

Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of this list. If you feel there is an error, please contact our Development Office at 410.296.2272 x5220


The Arc Baltimore supports people with developmental disabilities to lead fulfilling lives with a sense of belonging, purpose, and meaningful relationships.
A world where all people are valued, their voices are heard, and their impact is felt.

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