JUNE 16, 2018

2017 Beneficiaries

We are thrilled to be teaming up with Hartford Jet Center, the operators of Hartford-Brainard Airport, to launch a new scholarship fund called the Pegasus Wings Program – Pilot Training Fund, created specifically to enable inner city high school students, and/or those living below certain income levels, to launch a career in aviation.  The Pegasus Wings Program Pilot Training Fund will start students on this path with flying lessons geared towards earning a pilot’s license, with the plan of securing this license by the recipients’ high school graduation date.

MARC Community Resources is an affiliated chapter of The Arc, the largest national volunteer-based organization devoted solely to advocacy on issues pertaining to individuals with I/DD (intellectual and developmental disabilities) and their families.  MARC is also proud and grateful to be the recipients of a Middlesex United Way grant that supports their Adult Leisure Program and outreach and advocacy efforts.

This year, the 8th Annual Rib Off Contest’s goal is to raise at least $25,000.  We plan to select five high school students to participate in the Pilot Training Fund, enabling them to fulfill their dreams of becoming pilots.  Additonally, we will host the adults living at the MARC Group home at the Hartford Rib Off, so that they can enjoy bbq and great music, and also will send them to have a day out with the Hartford Yard Goats at the stadium.

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Prior Year Beneficiaries:

2016 – Heroes In Transition

2015 – ALS Association – CT Chapter

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