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Naming Opportunities – The Els Center of Excellence

The Els Center of Excellence - Donate to Become a Part of the CenterMany spaces on The Els Center of Excellence campus can be dedicated in honor of your family. The naming opportunities across the campus include classrooms, the gymnasium, pavilion, adult services building, and swimming pool to name just a few. Bricks and seats are available for engraving. Sponsors for in-kind donations are also available for many of these facilities.

Please view some of the options below.

For more information, contact:

Dr. Marlene Sotelo
Executive Director

Naming and In-Kind Donation Opportunities  – The Stoops Family Foundation Adult Services building

The vision for a building to support the needs of adults with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is finally being realized on The Els Center of Excellence campus, with the ground breaking event  completed on April 4, 2022. The building is expected to be finished in 2023.

The Stoops Family Foundation Adult Services building will be a place where adults can find guidance and direction as they navigate their future. It will be a space where they can continue to develop friendships and receive specialized support, while pursuing their dreams and aspirations.

View naming opportunities

Would you or someone you know be interested in making an in-kind donation to our new Adult Services building? View the list of opportunities below and please contact Dr. Marlene Sotelo at to be a part of this leading-edge facility for adults with ASD.


The Adult Services building is looking for in-kind donations for:

Full Service Café
Food Service Equipment, Indoor & Outdoor Furniture

Golf Pro Shop 
Store Inventory & Equipment, Furniture

Business Center
Technology Equipment, Furniture

Grocery Store
Merchandising Equipment, Store Inventory

Hotel Room


Naming Opportunities – Sensory Arts Garden

The Sensory Arts Garden - Donate to Become a Part of the CenterThe Els for Autism 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 special interests 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

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.


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 Center

Become 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!


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.