Dan Salonis and Adam Dickert of Progress Realty Partners have been making a significant impact on Spectrum360 since 2022. The generosity of these dedicated supporters extends far beyond financial contributions, and their involvement demonstrates a true commitment to the organization’s mission.

Progress Realty’s relationship with Spectrum360 began when the firm purchased the Whippany building currently housing the Independence360 adult program. Having experience with individuals with special needs, they were impressed by the program’s work with adults with autism and related disabilities. From Day One, Dan and Adam made it clear to Program Director Kim Rushmore that they wanted to be more than just landlords to Spectrum360.

Dan and Adam’s enthusiastic participation in events such as the Annual Walk for a Lifetime and the Fore the Kids Golf Tournament has enriched Spectrum360’s unrestricted funds, money which can be used to address the nonprofit’s most pressing needs, and in the last few years has been allocated towards Independence360 operating expenses such as staffing, communication devices, computers, transportation expenses, food for cooking classes, and materials for the industrial arts room. In addition to participating in S360 events, Progress Realty hosted a Do It Yourself (DIY) fundraiser this past October, a tailgate party at Metlife Stadium which raised over $5000 for Spectrum360.

Progress Realty’s partnership with Spectrum360 has provided the organization with financial support, and it also has provided Dan and Adam with valuable insights. According to Dan, their involvement has opened their eyes to the scarcity of resources available to adults on the spectrum. He shares, “Spectrum360’s dedication to fostering independence and life skills has undoubtedly heightened our awareness ofthe impactful work being done.”Progress Realty Partners’ hopes to grow their involvement in Spectrum360 through future donations and volunteering. Their support is a great example of how community partnerships can make a real difference in the lives of those they serve.