Ronald Siegel, partner with the law firm of Brinkley Morgan and president of the board of directors of Jewish Association for Residential Care (JARC), was honored at the Israel Elwyn Tribute to Friends of JARC for his support of both organizations. The event, held at the Boca Raton Museum of Art, honored the three people who have been most involved in both organizations: Mr. Siegel, JARC Executive Director Dr. Debra Hallow and Evelyn Solomon, board member of both of both JARC and American Friends of Israel Elwyn. The event also sought to raise awareness of both organizations in South Florida.
JARC is a non-profit, non-sectarian organization that currently operates ten group homes for adults with developmental disabilities. The homes are located in the Boca Raton/Delray Beach area. JARC also offers apartment living for those who do not require 24-hour supervision and vocational training in its own learning and training center.
Similarly, Israel Elwyn currently serves more than 2,700 children and adults with disabilities throughout Israel. Israel Elwyn's goal is to provide individuals with tools enabling them to make decisions about their own lives and to gain more independence for living and working in the community.
"This award is especially meaningful to me because I was able to contribute to the advancement and connection of these two great organizations. I am very proud of the way this relationship has grown," said Siegel, who is credited with introducing the two organizations to each other, leading to an exchange program of first staff and then residents at both facilities.
JARC Executive Director Dr. Debra Hallow said, "Ron Siegel's commitment as an advocate to people with disabilities both here at JARC and with the Israel Elwyn program demonstrates his exemplary humanitarianism and compassion. He is extremely deserving of this honor and we are fortunate to have him in our community."