Spectrum360 is committed to providing a level of service that exceeds and sometimes is simply not allowable by tuition, NJ Division of Developmental Disability (DDD), Medicaid, and NJ Department of Vocational Rehabilitation funding. As a result of this commitment, we actively fundraise for programmatic priorities, capital campaigns and our endowment.
Ways to Help
There are lots of ways you can help support Spectrum360. Please consider one or more of the following ways:
Make a Donation
To mail your donation, please click here to download our offline donation form. Checks may be made payable to Spectrum360 and can be mailed to The Development Office, Spectrum360, 414 Eagle Rock Avenue, Suite 200B, West Orange, NJ 07052.
Online donations are the fastest and most effective way to contribute to Spectrum360. You can make one-time, monthly, honorary or memorial donations by clicking here.
Participating in our fundraising events:
Spectrum360 Walk For A Lifetime has something for everyone who wants to get involved. Start a team, join a team, be part of the planning committee, volunteer on the day of the event – if you’re not sure what’s right for you, just give the Spectrum360 Development Department a call and we’ll help you to find a good fit!
Spectrum360 Fore the Kids Golf Tournament
The Fore the Kids Golf Tournament is held each autumn at one of NJ’s many beautiful golf courses. Whether you’re an ace or a beginner, you’ll appreciate this fun-filled opportunity to make a BIG difference in the lives of some very special children and adults by purchasing one of our Spectrum360 Fore the Kids Golf Sponsorship Packages or signing up to play.
Spectrum360 Hall of Fame Dinner
The Spectrum360 Hall of Fame Dinner is held each November. Honoring corporate and humanitarian honorees, The Hall of Fame Dinner is a fun and food-filled evening, celebrating those who have made an impact on the Spectrum360 community and raising funds for the programs for students and adults with autism and related disabilities.
Start Your Own Fundraiser
Visit our DIY Fundraiser site for information on how you can set up your DIY campaign or event. Here we make it easy to create and promote your own personal fundraising pages, or to support our other community members with their DIY fundraisers now. The site provides info on existing DIY fundraisers and is a handy tool for starting your own.
Matching gifts occur when participating companies match the amount given by employees or retirees. The donor must make his/her gift and complete the company’s matching gift form. Some companies double or triple gift amounts. To find out if your employer matches gifts to Spectrum360, contact your Human Resources Department or ask the Spectrum360 Development Department to assist you.
Spectrum360 recognizes donors who have generously provided, or plan to provide, a gift through bequests, trusts and other life income gifts. Planned gifts allow you to make an impact on Spectrum360’s future and often provide retirement planning, estate, and substantial tax benefits. Spectrum360 welcomes gifts with a deferred benefit such as remainder and lead trusts, gifts of life insurance, or bequests in a donor’s last will and testament. Please contact the Spectrum 360 Development Department if you would like more information or to discuss such a gift.
Gifts of Securities
Transferring a gift of securities is an effective way to make a charitable contribution to Spectrum360. You can donate appreciated securities, receive a full charitable contribution deduction for the full value of the securities and not pay capital gains on the appreciated value.*
To transfer securities, please contact the Spectrum360 Development Office to request the account information for the transfer. If possible, please let us know the date the stock will be sent, the stock name and number of shares, along with any special instructions. Prior notification guarantees that your gift is processed, credited and acknowledged properly and promptly.
*We are not providing accounting or tax advice.
Gifts-in-kind are non-monetary contributions given for use at Spectrum360. The Development Office assigns no dollar value to these gifts but does furnish a gift receipt. It is the responsibility of the donor and his/her tax advisor to assign a value to this gift for tax purposes. A certified appraisal is usually required for items with values over $5,000.
Volunteer Your Time and Talents
The Development Department at Spectrum360 is only successful with the support of volunteers, including those who help with our special events, those on our Development Committee, and those who help us with various projects in the office and at home. If you’re interested in volunteering with the Development Department, please contact Laura Jennings at ljennings@Spectrum360.org or 973.509.3050 ext. 332.