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Platinum Sponsors
The Beatrice and Samuel A. Seaver Foundation
Carol and Harvey Eisenberg
Feil Family Foundation
Richard and Stephanie Goldman
Linda Hyatt
Patricia McGinley
MindWorks
Genie and Donald Rice
Michael Schamroth Family
Alison and Dan Singer

Gold Sponsors
Adams & Company Real Estate Inc.
D'Amato Family Charitable Fund
Genie and Jamie Egerton-Warburton
Mount Sinai South Nassau
Signature Bank


Silver Sponsors
ADNP Kids Research Foundation
Joseph Fennessy
Libby and Terry Fitzgerald
Georgia and Don Gogel
Steel Equities
Alison and James von Klemperer

Bronze Sponsors
Association FOXP1 FRANCE
Breitstone & Co. LTD.
Loretta and John Cameron
First Nationwide Title
Christopher and Susan George
Steven and Terri Gold
Wayne and Karen Lipton
Sondra and David S. Mack
Linda and Jerry Marsden
Steven Napolitano and Lisa Carcaterra
NGL Group LLC.
George D. Schwab, PhD
Stephen Siegel
Squad Security, Inc.
Waldner's Business Environments, Inc.
Karl and Annie Whitney
Vanessa and John Wilcox
Butch Yamali, of the Dover Group

Patron Sponsors
Sue Ellen and Warren Appleman
David and Diane Bonagura
Certilman Balin, Attorneys
The Goldman Family
Gould Investors L.P.
Louis Obando
Erik and Jennifer Oken
United Asset Strategies


Seaver Champions
Amy and Tyler Bradley
Deborah Carter
Collemi Consulting & Advisory Services LLC.
Helene and Arnold Dubinsky
The Goldman Family
Henricksen
Alastair and Polly Hunt
Nancy Koopersmith
Steve and Charla Lerman
Alice and Allan Marx
Alison Meade
Alison and Will Pappas
TPG Architecture


*sponsors confirmed as of 11.4.21

About this Event
This annual celebration provides significant funding for the Seaver Autism Center’s mission to enhance the diagnosis of autism and related disorders, discover the biological causes of those disorders, and develop and disseminate breakthrough treatments.

About the Video
Get introduced to our honorees, Tony and Mary Lou Cancellieri and meet some of the remarkable families who participate in our research. Go behind the scenes and see what a day in the life is like for families impacted by profound autism and ADNP Syndrome, a leading single gene cause of autism. Check-in with the Director of the Seaver Center, Joseph D. Buxbaum, PhD and the Clinical Director, Alexander Kolevzon, MD, for research updates and an outlook for what lies ahead.

About the Honorees
We are recognizing the Cancellieris for their tremendous support in the autism community and commendable efforts to inspire action to truly impact the lives of individuals with autism. Grandparents to a child with autism, they were motivated to start their own non-profit organization, RVC Blue Speaks. The mission of their organization is to, (a) promote awareness and acceptance of those affected by autism so that their quality of life is enhanced and their potential is fulfilled; (b) raise funds for genetic research, support programs, and community initiatives that directly serve families in need; (c) to change the conversation about autism into action and progress.

In addition to serving as Associates Board Members of the Seaver Autism Center, the Cancellieris play an active role in leadership throughout the local community. Tony is the Co-Chair of the Board for Mount Sinai South Nassau, and Member of the Mount Sinai Health System Board of Trustees, while Mary Lou is a member of the NY Governor’s Autism Spectrum Disorders Advisory Board.

Together, they have a vision of improving medical care for individuals with autism. Our Center worked closely with Tony to design and build an autism-friendly space at the South Nassau Emergency Department, and to develop training videos for health professionals to work with individuals on the spectrum.


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