Annual Awards Banquet

Please join us at this year’s Annual Awards Banquet on September 28th as we celebrate “Courageous Connections”.  This evening will allow us to honor our volunteers as well as those in the community who help make a difference in the lives of people with developmental disabilities.

Camp Courageous and the Arc of NW Ohio strives to connect those we serve to their community through education, advocacy, and programming.

Click here for individual tickets or contact our office for sponsorship information and event details. 419-882-0941

Honorary Speaker Melissa Voetsch

Camp Courageous and the Arc of Northwest Ohio, Inc. have the privilege of having Melissa Voetsch speak at this year’s Annual Awards Banquet & Fundraiser. Melissa has had the honor to work in television news in Toledo for over 20 years and loves what shedoes! Telling the stories of the people living in Northwest, Ohio. Outside work, she cherishes time with her 3 beautiful children, Madeline, Cole and Gabrielle. Melisa is the co-founder of a volunteer organization called Agility Angels, who use trained therapy/agility dogs to help children with Autism develop social skills and self-esteem. She also sits on the board of trustees of the Great Lakes Collaborative for Autism and is a co-founder of Give Autism the Boot.

Outstanding Self-Advocate -Bethany Wissler
Outstanding Self-Advocate- Conor Smenner
Outstanding Community Service- Ebony Construction Co.
Outstanding Professional- Wendi Fisher-Lingohr
Outstanding Philanthropist- Nicole Khoury
Please join us to honor those that have gone above and beyond for those with special needs and their families!



A special THANK YOU to our generous sponsors

Presenting Sponsor:

Lucas County Board DD

Gold Sponsors:


Table Sponsors:


Contributing Sponsors:


William & Judith Reber
Rose Thomson
Paul & Pamela Hollenbeck
Charles & Gail Abood
Roger Fortener
Joseph Stanford

Friend Sponsors:

Edward Kelly & Sons
All Saints Lutheran Church
Timothy Perna
John Abood
James & Katheryn Bennett