Align Credit Union supports the Arc’s Candlelight Ball

LOWELL, MA (June 9, 2014) — Align Credit Union proudly supported the Arc of Greater Haverhill-Newburyport’s 52nd Annual Candlelight Ball held on May 2, 2014.

The Arc of Greater Haverhill-Newburyport is a grassroots 501(c)(3) nonprofit which was founded in 1962.  The heart of the organization is to advocate with and for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families throughout the Merrimack Valley and seacoast communities. For the past 52 years, the Arc has customized services to nurture the development and self-discovery of those with developmental disabilities.  One of their main events is the Candlelight Ball.  This year over 200 people were in attendance celebrating with a meal, inspiring speeches and a night of dancing.  The Candlelight Ball serves as a main fundraiser for the organization.

“We are pleased to support the Arc of Greater Haverhill-Newburyport.  This innovative organization recognizes and supports every person’s unique gifts and talents and encourages them to pursue their dreams,” said Align President and CEO Ken Del Rossi. “Align is proud to be involved with such a dedicated organization.”

Photo Caption:  Pictured are self advocates, families, staff, volunteers, board members and friends of the Arc.

First Row, Left to Right: Pat Campbell, Colin Campbell (supported by Arc), Ali Lucey (supported by Arc), Kelley Contarino (Align Credit Union Haverhill Branch Manager), Woody Gaw (supported by Arc) and Laurie Knowles (Arc Accounting Manager).

Second Row, Left to Right: Andria Kapp, Steven Kapp (Arc Board of Directors), Sarah Ovalle (Arc Support Advisor), Gabrielle Dahne (Arc Shared Living Support Advisor), Luis Bachman (Arc CEO), Kim Bachman (Arc Fundraising Assistant), Buddy Bostick (Arc Chief Program Officer) and Dana Marks (Arc Board of Director, Treasurer).

About Align Credit Union

Since 1922, Align Credit Union has provided customized banking solutions to individuals and families throughout Northeastern Massachusetts and Southern New Hampshire. Align offers a full suite of products and services including Personal and Business Banking, Mortgages, Financial Planning and Insurance. Founded as the Northern Massachusetts Telephone Workers Credit Union (NMTW), the Credit Union changed its name to Align in 2013. Membership is open to anyone who lives, works or attends school in many communities throughout Eastern Massachusetts and Southern New Hampshire. For additional information, stop by one of their six branches in Amesbury, Danvers, Framingham, Haverhill and Lowell or visit


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