Thank you for your interest in supporting Ark Regional Services!
Through the Ark Memorial Foundation, you can make a contribution to help ensure that people receiving services from Ark enjoy the highest level of independence possible and participate in all life has to offer.
There are many ways for individuals, foundations, or businesses to support Ark. Please take a moment to look at some of the opportunities available. Your involvement is essential to our success!
Ark Regional Services - General Operations
Ark Regional Services has facilitated opportunities for individuals to live, learn, work and play in the Laramie community since 1963.
Ark provides services to 125 individuals with developmental and intellectual disabilities 24 hours per day, seven days a week. In order to provide these important services, Ark employs 240 staff. Owning, operating, and maintaining residential group homes, supported living environments, administrative buildings, and providing staff with competitive wages is costly.
By supporting Ark’s general operations, you are helping to ensure that staff receive fair pay for the important work they perform, Ark property remains in good condition, and the organization is able to fulfill it’s vision and mission.
The vision of Ark Regional Services is that all people have the opportunity to experience the world in which we all live. Your donation will help make this vision a reality.
The Cooper Center for Creative Arts
The Cooper Center for Creative Arts offers a variety of classes in visual and performing arts, music, and literacy. By working alongside trained professionals, students have the opportunity to develop technical skills in the arts while developing their creativity. Whether it’s studying Monet, reading Shakespeare, or exploring modern dance, the Cooper Center is changing art, changing minds, and changing lives.
Donations to the Cooper Center will help cover the costs associated with general operating expenses, maintenance of the facility, and costs associated with acquiring art supplies, theatre props, musical instruments, and books. Donations help ensure that all students, regardless of ability, can experience the arts without boundaries and without limits.
The Equestrian Center at Ark Regional Services
Ark Regional Services owns and operates a 10,000 square foot, heated and fully accessible, indoor riding arena that houses twelve therapeutic horses. Working with professionals and utilizing equine assisted activities and therapies, Ark provides basic stable management classes and therapeutic riding.
Donations to the Equestrian Center will help cover the costs associated with general operating expenses, costs associated with the feed and care of each horse, and maintenance of the facility. Donations help ensure that each of our horses has everything they need to stay healthy and happy.
Memorial donations are a wonderful way to honor and remember the deceased. You can honor a friend or a loved one by making a contribution to the Ark Memorial Foundation in their name. This is a thoughtful way to pay tribute to someone in your life while also supporting Ark Regional Services.
All memorial donations will be recognized on the Ark Memorial Foundation plaques located in the lobby of our Headquarters building.
Property Gifts and Planned Giving
Gifts come in many shapes and sizes. At Ark Regional Services we will graciously accept any gift that supports our vision and mission. We believe that everyone should have the opportunity to experience the world in which we all live. Your gift will help make this vision a reality.
Please contact us if you would like to give a gift that will help preserve the future of our organization:
· Bequests and Estate Planned gifts
· Gifts from a retirement plan
· Gifts of stock, real estate, property, and life insurance
· Charitable, deferred, and flexible annuity gifts
· Charitable trusts and unitrusts
· Charitable bargain sales
· Retained life estate
Cash, Checks, and Contact Information
If you would like to make a donation by check, please make it payable to Ark Memorial Foundation and mail it to:
Ark Regional Services
1150 N 3rd St.
Laramie, WY 82072
For cash donations, visit us at the address noted above.
If you would like the donation designated to a specific program area, please indicate accordingly.
If you have questions about making a contribution to the Ark Memorial Foundation please contact:
Ark Regional Services
307-421-4296 - Mobile
307-742-6641 - Office
Contributions to Ark Memorial Foundation are tax deductible to the extent allowable by law.