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Our son, Kilian, recently diagnosed with Asperger Syndrome, has been attending social skills classes at Spectrum Services Clinic… The small group gives him a wonderful opportunity to learn and extend his abilities in dealing with others and respecting social norms in a safe environment.Julianna and Christian
Parents of Kilian
Our Endowment Fund

Our goal is sustainable growth, so that we’re ready to pivot when new discoveries in autism are made, or new teaching methods discovered. In order to grow our programming over the decades ahead, and to quickly maneuver the school to handle the many changes that are sure to come, we’ll need your help to secure that future, by donating to the Center for Spectrum Services Endowment Fund. Future children with autism are counting on you.

Donate to the Endowment Fund
Your donation matters to a child with autism. By securing Center for Spectrum Services' future, you’re making sure we’ll be there to provide the best in programming for children with autism for years to come.

Click Here to Donate with your credit card directly to the Community Foundations “Spectrum Services Endowment” Fund.
Click Here to Donate by printing our Spectrum Services Endowment fund mail-in form.

Gifts of Stock, Bonds and Mutual Funds
Gifts of appreciated stocks, bonds and mutual funds often provide important tax advantages to you, the donor. Please consult your professional advisor regarding your specific situation.

We’ll even make it easy for you! Click Here to download or print the transfer form to submit to your broker. This way, the appreciated securities are directly placed in the Spectrum Services Endowment Fund, which is overseen by the Community Foundations of the Hudson Valley.

Once you’ve completed the Stock Transfer Letter and have given it to your broker, please also send a copy to the Community Foundation by fax to 845-452-3083. If you have any questions, please contact Sally Cross at the Community Foundations of the Hudson Valley, 845-452-3077.

Other Ways to Support Spectrum Services

Bequests
Consider naming Center for Spectrum Services to receive all or a portion of your estate through your will. In doing so, you may reduce estate taxes while supporting future children with autism. You may stipulate a specific amount or a percentage of your estate, or name a specific asset.

Real Estate
Whether it is a home, building or land, you can turn this asset into a charitable gift. If held for more than one year, real estate usually provides the same tax benefits as gifts of securities.

Retirement Funds
Double taxation on retirement plan withdrawals could decrease the value of the asset for your heirs. By naming the Community Foundation as the beneficiary of your retirement funds, you can avoid taxes and preserve your hard-earned assets for the good of your community forever.

Life Insurance
Perhaps you would like to contribute the proceeds of a life insurance policy to help Spectrum Service, but you are not yet ready to give up ownership of the policy. By naming Center for Spectrum Services Endowment Fund as beneficiary, you retain ownership of the policy and have access to the cash value as well as the right to change the beneficiary. This enables you to make a contribution that may not have been possible otherwise.

More Information
If you have any questions, or need more information on how you can support Spectrum Services, and make sure we’re here to support the next generation of children with autism, please contact David Juhren in our Development office at 845-336-2616, extension 165.