New York Life Supports Adults with Disabilities at The Arc of San Diego

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San Diego, CALIF- New York Life presented a check for $10,000 to benefit individuals with disabilities at The Arc of San Diego. This gift was made possible by employees of New York Life who participated in a virtual walk to support The Arc of San Diego. This contribution was provided in recognition of National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM). Held each October, NDEAM is a national campaign that raises awareness about disability employment issues and celebrates the contributions of America's workers with disabilities.

The Arc of San Diego provides employment support, from vocational training to job placement, to more than 600 adults with disabilities annually. The funding from New York Life will assist with these services and other programs at The Arc of San Diego.

Alex Tenorio receives employment support from The Arc of San Diego for her job at AMC 20 Theaters in Mission Valley.

“I enjoy working because it gives me independence,” said Alex. “Earning a paycheck allows me to do things with my friends and family.”

“We are grateful to New York Life for their generous support of our organization,” said Anthony J. DeSalis, Esq., President & CEO of The Arc of San Diego. “National Disability Employment Awareness Month is a time to celebrate not only the valuable contributions made by individuals with disabilities, but the community partners that promote inclusion in the workplace.”

"New York Life is committed to supporting organizations in the community that assist people with disabilities. We are very proud make this contribution to The Arc of San Diego, said Jameson Bauman, Partner - New York Life General Office Las Vegas. "It is important that all members of our community have the opportunity to work. Thank you to The Arc of San Diego for making that possible."

For more information on The Arc of San Diego’s Employment Services and NDEAM, visit

From left to right: Trish Juco Bauman and Jameson Bauman, New York Life Las Vegas General Office, Jennifer Navarra, Vice President of Marketing & Development for The Arc of San Diego, Anthony J. DeSalis, President & CEO, The Arc of San Diego, and Alex Tenorio, Client at The Arc of San Diego