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You can create opportunities.

Every giftno matter the sizemakes an impact.
Together, we EMPOWER individuals to live their best lives.

Bancroft is a charitable, nonprofit organization supporting children and adults with autism, intellectual and developmental disabilities and brain injuries. Philanthropic contributions are vital to fueling Bancroft’s mission and providing transformative care.

Your support makes change possible for over 2,200 individuals who live, learn and grow at Bancroft through a variety of programs and services like:

  • Art, music, equine and horticultural programs
  • Enrichment activities and community outings
  • Transitional programs and vocational training
  • Assistive technology for individuals experiencing financial need
  • Outdoor recreation and sensory play equipment
  • And much, much more!

As the need for support services continues to rise, your generosity helps advance our mission to profoundly impact and empower each person to realize their full potential. 

There are many ways to help impact the lives of the individuals we support:

Bancroft welcomes your support through a variety of initiatives that help make an impact today and into the future.

Corporate and foundation organizations can engage with Bancroft in many ways: event sponsorship, matching employee gifts and grants are just a few ways community partners can help advance our mission. 

Leave a lasting legacy by including Bancroft in your estate planning.

Help empower the individuals supported by Bancroft! Attend one or more of our signature fundraising events which are held each year. 

Philanthropy Report

A philanthropic overview of the past year, this report also shares stories of success, inspiration and growth!


“Dan feels safe, respected, empowered and cared for each and every day. He has been loved and listened to by each member of the staff, who have always demonstrated compassion for him and the other residents. Bancroft has changed Dan’s life and ours! I cannot begin to thank you for making Dan’s life so fulfilling and changing his outlook on life. We are so very grateful to you all.”
– Mary Lewia, Dan’s Sister


“We are ever so thankful to all those who care for Liz each day. To know that she is loved and respected and in a caring and safe environment is immeasurable. Bancroft has been such a blessing to our family. We are filled with gratitude to know that she is in the best hands and are so happy to call Bancroft her home.”
– Paul Tropea, Liz’s Brother


“Chris is our only child and means the world to us. It was an incredible challenge to send him so far from home but it is one of the best decisions we could have made for him. The Bancroft team gives us peace of mind knowing he is loved and cared for. They have meant the world to our family as they have made all of our lives better.”
– Joanne and Joe Notare, Chris’ Parents

Your gift is fully tax-deductible to the extent the law allows.

Meet the Development Team:

Susan Piergallini, Chief Development Officer

Tess Tebaldi, Associate Vice President of Development

Kathryn Myers, Director of Foundation & Corporate Philanthropy


Lauren Malazita, Manager of Donor Relations

Natalie Ragazzo, Coordinator of Events

Emily Devenney, Grants Coordinator            

Patrick Gallagher, Development Associate

with Bancroft

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