Mercyhealth Development Foundation Receives $10K Grant for Autism Support Fund

JANESVILLE, Wisconsin—The Mercyhealth Development Foundation is pleased to announce it received $10,000 from NEXT for AUTISM for its Autism Support Fund (ASF). ASF, a program that provides financial help for families who live with or care for children with autism, has been made possible through a grant from NEXT for AUTISM from the proceeds of Night of Too Many Stars benefit.

Hosted by Jon Stewart and broadcast on HBO, NEXT for AUTISM’s Night of Too Many Stars benefit raises funds to support programs across America for individuals and families living with autism. The Grants Committee funds organizations that improve outcomes in educational, vocational, social and community-based services for individuals with autism spectrum disorders and their families.

NEXT for AUTISM (formerly New York Collaborates for Autism) is a non-profit organization that strategically designs and launches innovative programs to improve the lives of people living with autism spectrum disorders. Goals are to create and support high-quality programs that maximize the potential of people with autism at every life stage; ensure individuals with autism and their families are integrated into their communities; and expand system-wide capacity to serve people with autism by coordinating services across agencies and disciplines.

Mercyhealth Development Foundation’s mission is to inspire positive change and healing through philanthropic giving. Gifts and donations support community outreach programs, certain capital improvements, technological advancements and other programs integral to the mission of Mercyhealth.

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