Carol DeMoulin of The Arc Foundation of Monroe Announces Transition to Retirement

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Carol DeMoulin, the Executive Director of The Arc Foundation of Monroe, recently announced her plan to start a transition to retirement.

Since starting her role as Executive Director in November of 2018, The Arc Foundation of Monroe has raised nearly $1.5 million to help fulfill The Arc’s mission and uphold its core values. Leading this charge, she acknowledges the “strong and mighty” team from the Foundation and Marketing department who have helped drive this success.

“The Arc Foundation is solid and stable,” said Tracy Petrichick, CFO and acting CEO, The Arc of Monroe. “We had great success in 2020 despite a difficult year navigating through the pandemic. The Arc Foundation of Monroe is in a position of strength, and I feel confident that things will continue to thrive.”

“The Arc Foundation of Monroe thrived under Carol’s leadership,” said Ann Costello, executive director of the Golisano Foundation. “Carol brought years of experience and a solid track record of successful fundraising. She stayed mission-focused on improving quality of life for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities with several creative initiatives.”

During her 38-year career, Carol has served as President/Executive Director at local organizations such as The Ronald McDonald House Charities of Rochester, The Arthritis Foundation of Upstate New York, The National Kidney Foundation of Upstate New York and The Leukemia Society of America. Growth in program expansion, community awareness and significant increased revenue at these and other agencies have left an impact on the Rochester community.

As she heads toward retirement, she looks forward to having access to more leisure time, traveling with her husband, and dabbling in consulting work. She will be trading Zoom calls for more face-time with her family. But she won’t be completely leaving The Arc in the rear-view mirror.

“I will be working hard with The Arc Foundation for the next several months as the search committee is formed and my replacement is hired,” she said. “My transition to retirement will allow time to ensure the next Foundation leader is a perfect fit for the important work we do at The Arc. The person who fills this spot must care whole-heartedly about the people we support and doing the absolute best job for them. I love The Arc of Monroe, and feel passionately about finding a person to fill this roll who feels the same way.”

“We expect Carol’s retirement to take place within a three-month’s time period,” said Lisa Powers, The Arc Foundation of Monroe Board Chair. “A search committee is being formed to find her replacement. We wish her very well and are so grateful for her service to The Arc of Monroe.”