Richard M. Spooner (d. June 18, 2019) was instrumental in the growth of The Arc Baltimore after his daughter was born with Down Syndrome in the 50’s. The desire to protect the human rights of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and support their full inclusion and participation in the community was one that Mr. Spooner passed down throughout his family.

Separated by distance, connected by mission and a strong family tie, Mr. Spooner’s granddaughter is Katrina Spooner, Chief Administrative Officer of The Arc Macon. While Richard M. Spooner is greatly missed, Katrina continues his great works with dignity and passion at The Arc Macon.