Support COSAC

In order to provide services to family members of individuals with autism and professionals in the field, Autism New Jersey/COSAC relies on the support of its members and other concerned individuals both within and outside the autism community. The diagnosis of autism is on the rise.  Financial support allows the agency to maintain, improve upon and expand its ability to meet the community’s growing needs.   To donate now, click here. Thank you to the following for their contributions to and efforts in support of Autism New Jersey: The Autism New Jersey Fund (formerly “The COSAC Fund”), our annual fund raising drive launched each fall, helps support operating programs and services to families and professionals in the field of autism.  Announcing our 2008-09 Fund Family:  The Valiant Family of Jamesburg, NJ.  Download a copy of their story  or click here to donate to the fund.  

2008 — The Valiant Family
Middlesex County, NJ
2007 — The Hilliard/Harper Family
Hudson County, NJ
2006 — The Wells Family
Burlington County, NJ
2005 — The Fisher Family
Union County, NJ
2004 — The Scanlon Family
Gloucester County, NJ
2003 — The Fay Family
Union County, NJ

Payroll Deduction Programs Sometimes it is more convenient for donors to contribute through a payroll deduction plan offered through some employers.   For private companies, these programs are sometimes administered by third parties such as United Way (COSAC’s # is 014177) or America’s Charities, or by companies themselves.   Public Employees can donate to COSAC via the Combined Federal Campaign, the NJ State Employees Charitable Campaign (COSAC’s # is 6558) or Public Employees Charitable Campaigns (for county employees). These plans may also allow donors to increase their level of support because the contributions are made monthly rather than in one lump sum.  Ask your employer for more details. Matching Gifts In addition, it is also important to consider approaching your or your spouse’s employer to find out if the company can match your gift to COSAC. Some companies even make contributions that are twice as much as your individual donation!   When thinking of making a contribution, the first thought most of us have is to make a cash contribution. An outright gift of cash is always appreciated, but there are also other ways of making the most significant impact that you can: appreciated securities, real estate, closely held stock, bequests, charitable trusts, insurance, a work of art, or any other asset that carries no unusual liability. Products or Gifts in Kind help, too.  Perhaps you have a service or business where you can donate items (e.g. tickets to events, art work, electronics or just about anything) for our fund-raising auctions, for our members or directly for COSAC (e.g. design work, printing, copying, etc.). In-kind support makes a big difference too! To discuss ways to give to COSAC, contact Ellen Schisler, Director of Development at [email protected].