Show your support for The Center for Discovery by attending or sponsoring one of our special events held annually. Your participation will offer you a unique way to experience The Center, while helping to ensure that we advance our mission of providing innovative educational, clinical, residential and social and creative arts experiences designed to enrich the lives of individuals with a range of complex conditions.

As a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization, proceeds from these events enable The Center to continue to provide innovative care and conduct research while contributing to the long-term sustainability through The Center’s Endowment.

Special Events

Evening of Discovery
May 1, 2019

The Evening of Discovery is the signature fundraising event for The Center for Discovery that includes strong representation from The Center’s families, friends and supporters, valued business partners, the community, government officials and other supporters. This year, The Center is incredibly proud to honor Ellen Alemany, Chairwoman and Chief Executive Officer of CIT Group.


Discovery Golf and Tennis Invitational
July 29th, 2019

The Discovery Golf and Tennis Invitational is an annual fundraising event held at the exclusive Tuxedo Club in Tuxedo, NY. Golfers and tennis players enjoy a day that starts with breakfast and registration. At the shotgun start the golfers are sent off onto the course as bagpipes play from the clubhouse. The tennis players are whisked away through the gated community to the tennis courts for the day. All return to the clubhouse for cocktails, golf games, dinner, auctions and raffles, and of course, the presentation of awards.

Discovery Sessions Conferences
2019 Date TBA

The Center for Discovery hosts regular academic and research conferences that engage a variety of audiences, including board members, key government stakeholders, leading foundations, and potential donors. These conferences highlight The Center’s current and ongoing research initiatives and innovations.

Michael Ritchie Big Barn Event
October 19, 2019

The Michael Ritchie Big Barn Event for a Sustainable Future is the signature fall fundraising event for The Center for Discovery – bringing together family members, prominent friends and supporters. The proceeds of this event will be directed to The Center’s comprehensive research initiatives to provide enhanced scientific understanding and treatment to individuals with a range of complex conditions.

Harvest Festival
October 20, 2019

The Annual Harvest Festival is a celebration of new discoveries, old and new friends and a bountiful harvest. An Autumn Harvest Buffet features the seasonal bounty of The Center’s Thanksgiving Farm, CSA, for invited guests to share.

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