There are many different ways that you can give to the AANE community, to support programs and services that improve lives every day. Tailor your gift to suit your personal needs and wishes. You can give anonymously. You can give a gift in somebody's memory, to celebrate or commemorate a special occasion, or to honor somebody. We appreciate every single contribution, knowing that each helps to bring our shared vision of acceptance, support, and connection into this world.
Other Ways to Donate
The Fund to Support The Elsa Abele Training Center
AANE will honor the legacy of educator and thought leader Elsa Abele by dedicating its training space to her. Support this project by making a donation online with your credit card, call AANE and donate with your credit card, or send in a check to: AANE, 51 Water Street, Suite 206, Watertown, MA 02472.
Employee Matched Gifts
Daniel W. Rosenn Endowment Fund
Make a tax-free gift from your IRA to AANE
President Obama signed a bill late in 2015, permanently allowing you to make a tax-free gift to AANE directly from your Individual Retirement Account (IRA). This transfer qualifies for the Required Minimum Distribution (RMD) each year. To make your gift under the new charitable IRA legislation, you need to:
- Be age 70 1/2 or older.
- Give any amount up to $100,000 from your IRA.
- Transfer funds directly from a traditional or rollover IRA.
Transfer the gift outright to AANE (Note that roll-overs to a gift annuity or charitable remainder trust are not eligible under this legislation.)
If you are making an ongoing charitable contribution through the United Way, please consider writing in AANE as the donor recipient. While direct contributions are the optimal choice, AANE is thankful for any contribution that can be made through agencies like this.
Combined Federal Campaign
If you are a federal employee, you may donate to the Combined Federal Campaign by designating Asperger-Autism Network Inc., CFC#12115.
Targeted scholarship donations are used to pay for registration fees for people who would otherwise be unable to attend our events.
Planned Giving to AANE
Many people want to make charitable gifts but want to do so in a way that meets their personal, family, and financial needs. Planned gifts to AANE can give you options that may allow you to make larger tax deductible charitable gifts, increase your current income, and leave a charitable legacy for future generations, among other things. For more information, visit our page on Planned Giving to AANE.
Donate Your Used Car
AANE is collaborating with Donation Line as a tertiary fundraising partner. Any used cars, trucks, boats, motorcycles, etc. you donate can provide AANE with additional funding. Make sure to include AANE as a benefiting charity on the Car Donation Form (listed under "Disease Education/Research/Support").
Shop to Benefit AANE
One of the easiest (and fastest) ways to support AANE is through the online shopping you already do on Amazon. Please consider supporting AANE by using the links below each time you make a purchase on Amazon. It doesn’t take any additional time and it doesn’t cost you a cent!
There are two ways give to AANE with each Amazon transaction:
- Navigate to Amazon from the AANE website. You must use this link every time you shop at Amazon.
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- Go to AmazonSmile and sign-up to benefit AANE. By designating AANE as the beneficiary of your shopping, the AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the price of eligible purchases to AANE. You must start your shopping at AmazonSmile each time you shop.
Please help us improve our office space, and by extension our services, by donating any of the following items:
- Office chair
- Laptops in working condition
- iPad (for off-site registration)
Host a Fundraising Event
Host a fundraising event of your own to benefit the AANE community. Past events have included golf tournaments, walks, lemonade stands, food/wine tastings, yoga and spin classes, benefit concerts, and “dress down” work days.
AANE is extremely grateful to anyone who puts in the time and energy to raise much needed funds for us. We will gladly offer our guidance in the event planning process.
To learn more, please download our Fundraising Events Guide:
If you have questions or are interested in organizing an event, please contact Erica Remi, Director of Development, at (617) 393-3824 x47 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you!
Learn about the Plank4autism fundraiser