For her decades of supporting and working on behalf of individuals with developmental and intellectual disabilities, Julie Price has been named the 2013 recipient of The Jim Moran Foundation Award.
With this honor, Julie received a $50,000 unrestricted grant for ARC Broward — the nonprofit of her choice — and a bronze award created by South Florida artist and sculptor George Gadson of an open book with a child climbing a ladder supported by an outstretched hand.
"Julie is a thoughtful leader who treats each person she encounters by the 'Golden Rule' — one of my husband's guiding philosophies," said Jan Moran, chairman and president of The Jim Moran Foundation. "Throughout the classrooms and walkways of ARC Broward, you can see smiling faces, courageous spirits and encouraged hearts — you can see Julie and the difference she makes in the lives of those she serves every day."
Julie has dedicated more than 27 years to ARC Broward (ARC), an organization that provides thousands of individuals with disabilities and other life challenges in Broward County opportunities to realize their full potential. She began her career as a direct service aide while in college and returned soon after graduation as a case manager. Believing ARC's clients teach her something new each day about perseverance and overcoming life's obstacles, she has spent more than half of her life learning from them. Presently, Julie is vice president of programs, overseeing ARC's many initiatives and successful social enterprises.
"I am humbled and honored to be the recipient of this award," said Julie Price. "It has been a privilege to serve the children, adults and families at ARC Broward. Certainly I feel that I've received much more than I've ever given."
The Jim Moran Foundation established this annual award in 2003 to acknowledge those who have a history of giving back to their community through active service and personal commitment. The individual must exemplify the characteristics of the mission of The Foundation, reflect proven accomplishments that address real community needs and/or concerns, and inspire others to embrace civic and charitable responsibility in meeting the needs of their community.