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.
Evening of Discovery
NEW DATE! April 27, 2022
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, we will honor Bob Wright, with a lifetime achievement award for his transformative work from NBC, NBCUniversal, General Electric and the world of non-profits.
Integrated Arts Virtual Seminar Series
The Center for Discovery® is thrilled to host a series of 30 minute virtual seminars led by The Center for Discovery’s Integrated Arts professionals on creative therapeutic programs for individuals with complex disabilities.
Each seminar will highlight The Center’s highly individualized programs in the areas of Music Therapy, Dance Therapy, Creative and Dramatic Arts, Recreation Therapy, and more – all of which are designed to radically enhance personal achievement, unlock hidden potential, and enable individuals to engage more fully in a variety of community and professional activities.
Discovery Sessions Conferences
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
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. By invitation only.
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.