New Fund Established to Support Autism Center
ST. MARYS (February 21, 2011) Dickinson Center, Inc. recently established an endowment fund with the Elk County Community Foundation. The Autism Program for Children with Dickinson Center, Inc. Fund was established to provide for the program’s future financial security.
Currently 1 in 150 children is diagnosed with autism. While there is no known cure or one single effective treatment, autism is treatable. People with autism are capable of making significant progress through individualized interventions and therapy. With these services in place, many can and do lead meaningful and productive lives. Dickinson’s Possibilities Autism Center was established in 2010 to assure that families in our service region have ready access to diagnostic and treatment services to support their children living with autism. Possibilities has already gained significant prominence as a regional autism provider unparalleled in rural Pennsylvania. As a result, the center has received referrals from throughout Western and Central Pennsylvania.
Donations are a valuable resource to the Autism Center, and an investment in its program and services will guarantee its future success. Gifts to the Autism Program Fund, held at the Elk County Community Foundation, can be made in any number of ways:
- Make a direct financial contribution in any amount.
Make a planned gift, such as naming the Autism Program for Children with Dickinson Center, Inc. in your will.
Make a donation to the fund, held at the Elk County Community Foundation in memory or in honor of someone. (An acknowledgement will be sent to a designated recipient)
Name the Autism Program for Children with Dickinson Center, Inc., held at the Elk County Community Foundation as a beneficiary of a life insurance policy.
All contributions to the Fund have the maximum tax deductibility. To learn about Possiblities Autism Center phone 814.772.2005 x 1. For more information about making contributions to the Autism Fund contact the Elk County Community Foundation at 814.834.2125.
The mission of the Elk County Community Foundation is to strengthen our region through development, stewardship and grant making as donors achieve their philanthropic goals. Its vision is to connect people who care with causes that matter.