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Naming Opportunities – Sensory Arts Garden

The Sensory Arts Garden - Donate to Become a Part of the CenterThe Foundation realizes that people with autism spectrum disorder may have sensory processing challenges. Nature offers children and adults with autism wonderful opportunities for adventure, exploration, and engagement. When individuals with autism engage with nature, they develop not only a special interest in birds, animals or plants, but also opportunities to develop their social skills.  Become a part of this tranquil place that allows visitors to engage with nature in their own way, on their own terms, and at their own pace.

The Sensory Arts Garden naming opportunities include:


Trellis Patron
(Quantity 1)


Sensory Room Patrons
(Quantity 5)



Places Away Patrons
(Quantity 4)


Tree Patrons
(Quantity 40)


Patrons of the Garden



Friends of the Garden


Become a part of the Sensory Arts Garden

The Foundation reserves the right to substitute comparable items for those pictured and described.

Icons: The Noun Project


Naming Opportunties – The Els Center of Excellence

The Els Center of Excellence - Donate to Become a Part of the CenterMany spaces at The Els Center of Excellence can be dedicated in honor of your family. The naming opportunities across the campus range from classrooms, the new gymnasium, pavilion and swimming pool to name just a few. For information on availability:

Contact: Pam Minelli, Director of Development
Phone: 561-320-9528


Commemorative Brick Program

The Commemorative Brick Program - Donate to Become a Part of the CenterHelp us “Pave the Way” by having your name, message and/or child’s drawing set in stone on The Els Center of Excellence campus.  Whether you are making a gift as a birthday present, in memory or in honor of someone special, or simply to express your support, these brick pavers are a wonderful way to express a personalized and unique message that will become a permanent feature at The Center.


We offer four brick options:

  • 4″ x 8″ Brick with 1-3 line message ($250)
  • 8″ x 8″ Brick with 1-6 line message ($450)
  • 8″ x 8″ Els Art Brick with 1-2 line message ($550)
  • 8″ x 8″ Child Art Brick with 1-2 line message ($550)

The proceeds from the Commemorative Brick Program will help to build and sustain The Els Center of Excellence.

If you have questions, would like more information contact:

Contact: Paige Scollard, Events Coordinator
Phone: 561-320-9532

Download the brick brochure to order by mail

Brick paver design and location subject to change. Brick paver orders are commemorative. Naming is subject to availability and approval.


Auditorium Seats

Auditorium Seats - Donate to Become a Part of the CenterBecome part of our future by naming an auditorium seat in The Els Center of Excellence. The Auditorium is a critical element of the new Els Center of Excellence. The state-of-the-art Auditorium is not only used for school-related performances and events but is at the heart of The Center’s global outreach programs. The Auditorium provides a hub for ASD professionals to disseminate and gather applied research findings, share best practices and connect to the global autism community via lectures and video-conference Whether you are making a gift as a birthday present, in memory or in honor of someone special, or simply to show your support, your donation will help create a lasting landmark at The Els Center of Excellence.

VIP Gold Section: $5,000/seat Blue Section: $1,000/seat
Select your seat!

If you have questions, would like more information contact:
Julia Book, Events and Marketing Coordinator
Phone: 561-320-9484


Plan Your Greatest Legacy

Planned Giving is a way to make charitable gifts, enabling you to arrange philanthropic contributions in ways that maximize your personal objectives. By establishing a planned gift, you can secure the Foundation’s mission, not for just one year or generation, but in perpetuity. While you plan your legacy, help improve the future of people with ASD at the same time. The Foundation’s development staff is here to help you consider strategies to meet your financial needs while making a lasting impact.

Please contact Pam Minelli, Director of Development, at 561-320-9528 or


Wish List

At the Els for Autism Foundation, we diligently prioritize how we spend fundraising dollars and are continually trying to generate a game-changing environment for our clients and students at The Els Center of Excellence.  Our Wish List is comprised of items that are all practical and needed, yet unfunded.  Please help us fill the budget gap for one of the Therapy, Adult Services, Research or Recreation programs. We WHOLEHEARTEDLY thank you for your support.

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Els for Autism Foundation Wish List

Sponsor A Child For A CADI (Collaborative Autism Diagnosis & Intervention Program) Screening
$2,000 per child screening

Sponsor A Family For RUBI Parent Training
$1,500 per family

Outfit One Classroom Where Therapy Across Disciplines (ABA, Speech & Language) Can Be Provided
$5,000 for furniture and therapeutic materials
$250 for classroom games, toys, bean bag, and a sound machine

Sponsor An Adult For 18 Weeks Of The Work Experience Program
$10,000 per adult

Support the SALSA (Special Adults Life Skills Academy) Cooking And Fitness Program
$1,200 each for a fitness and cooking instructor
$1,000 for food and grocery delivery service covering 16 classes $900 for a Registered Behavior Technician  
$250 to sponsor an adult for 16 weeks of SALSA classes
$200 for a set of kitchen utensils and supplies

Help Fund The Community Access Training Program
14 outings per session
$100 for one grocery shopping outing

Help Fund The Cooking Respite Classes For Parents
12 classes per year
$50 for each class

Diagnostic Testing Materials To Support Els for Autism Research Projects And Clinical Services
$1,500 for one set of testing materials

Purchase Golf Facility Shading
$7,500 per donor, 10 donors needed

Help Fund An After-School Golf Coach
$5,000 per coach

Sponsor A Child
$1,200 per child for 3 weeks of Summer Camp
$60 per child for 6 weeks of Ernie Els #GameON Autism TM Golf
$150 for 6 weeks of Group Music Therapy

Support the Movin’ & Groovin’ Summer Camp
$1,500 to fund a scholarship providing one to one aides for campers with complex behavior and communication needs
$750 covering one ‘Water Day’ blow-up water slide and bounce house, 3 donors needed

$600 to fund one summer camp field trip for 40 campers

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Els for Autism a US public charity (EIN #26-3520396), recognized by the IRS as exempt from Federal tax under Section 501(c)(3) of the tax code. Donors should consult their tax advisor to determine whether they are eligible to claim a deduction associated with their donation.