Thanks to the generous donations from family and friends of our students, The Ascent School was able to provide the appropriate education to our children with autism last year. On behalf of our children, we thank you.
Each year the Ascent Funding Organization, the parent led not-for-profit, is tasked with raising $500,000 to bridge the gap between the cost of educating the students and the reimbursement from the NYS Department of Education. In the past we have held our annual Gala to raise funds. Last year we had many students graduate and, therefore, have many new families with a few more still transitioning as we write this letter. To that end, we have decided to post pone the Gala at this time.
In lieu of the Gala, we are having a year-end fund raising campaign. Every $ donated is 100% tax deductible and will be used to support Ascent: A School for Individuals with Autism.
Because of your generous donations, students have been given a chance to develop skills that will enable them to lead happy and productive lives and most importantly, be part of the community, our community.