Support Us

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!

Meet the individuals you impact!

A young boy wearing a basketball jersey and smiling at the camera

Corey

“Before coming to Bancroft, Corey could not attend his school or function in our community; he was in and out of several children’s psychiatric wards and was heavily medicated to prevent him from injuring himself or others. Thanks to the Lindens and Campus programs, Corey is now medication-free, happy, calm and productive at school.”
– Raven and Steve Adams, Corey’s parents

A young adult girl sitting in a pink chair wearing a sleeveless blut top. She is smiling at the camera

Casey

“Living at Bancroft’s Lakeside campus has opened up a level of independence for Casey that we could not have provided. She is growing into her own person.”
– Mitch and Dolly Kowal, Casey’s parents

An adult male wearing a blue long sleeve button down shirt smiling at the camera. He is standing in a library holding a book.

Johan

“After my accident and brain injury, everything was so hard; there was so much I couldn’t do. Bancroft NeuroRehab has helped me do so much, and now I’m proud to be taking college classes and living in supported housing – I’ve gained so much independence.”
– Johan McHugh, Bancroft Neurorehab patient

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

Meet the Development Team:

Susan Piergallini, Chief Development Officer
susan.piergallini@bancroft.org

Tess Tebaldi, Senior Director of Development
tess.tebaldi@bancroft.org

Kathryn Myers, Director of Foundation & Corporate Philanthropy
kathryn.myers@bancroft.org

Katie Bampfield, Director of Events and Stewardship
kathleen.bampfield@bancroft.org

Suzanne Viggiano, Development Operations Manager
suzanne.viggiano@bancroft.org

Lauren Malazita, Coordinator of Events and Stewardship
lauren.malazita@bancroft.org

Natalie Ragazzo, Development Associate
natalie.ragazzo@bancroft.org