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Major Donor Testimonials

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Autism Speaks Major Donor Cindi Cross, Marion Moore Foundation:

"It was important to our family foundation that we make a difference to families dealing with autism on a daily basis because we know there are endless challenges and obstacles that they have to face. The family services community grants help families dealing with autism across the nation in a way that no other not for profit does.

We believe the support that our family foundation provides to Autism Speaks makes a profound and positive difference in the daily lives of the kids and families with autism."


Autism Speaks Major Donors Peter Emch and Merope Pavlides:

"Autism Speaks, and the predecessor organizations which merged with it, were all created by parents and grandparents of people with autism.  These people were trying to make a positive difference in the quality of life that could be realized by all families challenged by autism. 

Autism Speaks has become a visible champion for research, family services and advocacy that support the autism community and we are proud to be one of its donors."


Autism Speaks Major Donors Ellen and Jonah Zimiles:

"We have been proud donors to Autism Speaks since its inception. The impact of its awareness campaign has had a profound impact on our son's ability to experience his community and has made life easier for our entire family.  We continue to believe that the cutting edge research sponsored by Autism Speaks will yield medical treatments that will help our son and others affected by autism."



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For more information on becoming a Major Donor please contact Melissa Halbridge, National Director of Major Giving at (646) 385-8590 or