2023 Dinner Dance Information

The 2023 dinner dance will be held on Friday, October 20 at North Hills Country Club in Manhasset, NY!  Festivities will start at 7:00 pm.

We hope you can join us at this year’s Dinner-Dance. Even if you are unable to join us, you can still support our mission. Feel free to review the Donation Form for details about ways you can help the autistic community directly. We hope you can help “angels for autism” this year to continue our shared quest. Thank you for your generosity, your friendship and your continued support.

The Jack Fanning Memorial Foundation is a 501(C)3 Charitable Organization. All contributions are tax deductible.

Since its inception in 2001, the Jack Fanning Memorial Foundation has donated over $1.2 million to needy organizations to advance the lives of those with autism.  The following list includes some of the programs that have benefited from the generosity of our supporters and we are eternally grateful for their support:

Walk for NAAR
Long Island, NY and Charlotte, NC Chapters

3rd Annual Organization for Autism Research Conference
Washington, DC Event Sponsor


The Center for Discovery Ball
New York, NY Journal Ad Sponsor

AHRC Nassau
Camp Loyaltown Putt Putt Golf Course

Respite Programs

Get Fresh Health and Wellness Program
NSSA – Nassau/Suffolk Services for Autism

  • Capital School Building Campaign
  • Annual Dinner Dance Sponsor
  • Annual Golf Outing Sponsor
  • Annual Wine Tasting Sponsor

Deer Park Union School, NY
Special Needs After School Program

Learning Together – Best Buddies of NC
Preschool Program

Developmental Disabilities Institute
Project Grow – Horticulture Vocational Program

St. Mary’s Healthcare System for Children – Bayside, NY
Kids at Play Saturday Respite Program

Distinctive Dental Services of New York
Sedation dentistry for autistic children

FREE – Family Residences and Essential Enterprises
Peer mentoring program

Queens Services for the Autistic Community
Respite Services for Parent-Teacher meetings

SCO Family of Services
Individual Residential programming

Joshua’s Farm Therapeutic Riding Program
Charlotte, NC

Voyage for Autism Sponsor

Lighthouse Guild

East End Disability Associates

Little Flower Children and Family Services of New York


Autism Society of North Carolina

First Responder Training

Catholic Charities of Staten Island

Wellness Program

Spectrum Designs

Occupational Program; Spectrum Suds Program


Therapeutic Riding

Mercy Home

Computer Equipment

The Bridges to Adelphi Program

Vocational Program

Eden II