Catalyst for Change Awards

Each year during the State Convention, The Arc of Virginia recognizes exceptional advocacy through two award categories:

Howard Cullum ALLY Advocacy Award

The membership of The Arc of Virginia established this award in 2015, to acknowledge a community member who embodies leadership, courage, commitment, passion and perseverance in advocacy.

2018 Recipient:  Jamie Liban

Catalyst for Change Award

These awards are given annually to community members or organizations whose actions have sparked significant advancements in the developmental disability civil rights movement.  We recognize advocates, educators, employers, media or anyone working to create change and make significant impacts in our community.  

2018 Recipients:  

  • Brian & Blake Kelmar
  • Marybeth, Charles and Anne Meacham
  • Heather Norton
  • Delegate Luke Torian
  • Kelly Walsh-Hill