Make a difference. Give to Eden.

Research on causes and cures for autism is vital and will make for a better future, but services for those with autism are essential today. Help Eden continue its work with children and adults who need support each and every day.

The mission of the Eden Autism Foundation is to support Eden’s outstanding education, employment, residential and outreach services.  Whether teaching a toddler fundamentals such as making eye contact; consulting to public schools; working with families to learn techniques employed in their child’s classroom or group home; or educating professionals like first responders about autism and its impact on their community members, Eden is an invaluable resource for families, educators, and others who care about individuals with autism.

The cost of educating and caring for children and adults with autism far exceeds the ability for any one entity to pay for it.  A 501 (c) (3) not-for-profit organization, Eden engages its families, corporate and foundation friends, and other caring individuals to help provide a range of community-based services to meet the needs of our participants throughout the lifespan. The Foundation also plans and carries out advancement activities for Eden Autism.  These activities build awareness of Eden’s outstanding programs and develop understanding and support among Eden’s multiple programs and constituencies.

On behalf of the Eden Community, thank you!

Recent donations supported these amazing projects and events.

Ways to Give

Donate Online/Mail

To make your gift or pledge securely online, please click here.
You can also send a check payable to Eden Autism Foundation:

Development Office
Eden Autism Foundation
2 Merwick Road
Princeton, NJ  08540

For more information about ways to give or to make your donation by phone with a credit card, please contact the Development Office at 609-987-0099 x3510.

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It takes many hands to carry out the work of the Eden Autism Foundation.  From helping to plan and execute fundraising events to working on special projects to introducing Eden to prospective donors, volunteers and advocates are essential to our success.  Please let us know that you wish to get involved in Eden’s fundraising efforts by contacting the Foundation at 609-987-0099 x3510 or email the Foundation.

Sponsorship Opportunities

We welcome inquiries from businesses and corporate neighbors who are interested in becoming sponsors for our annual major events.

  • Eden Dreams
  • Eden Autism 5k
  • Eden Golf Outing
  • Eden Princeton Lecture Series

Other Ways to Give

Noonan Legacy Society

The Noonan Legacy Society was established as the Eden Legacy Society in 1997 to recognize those individuals who have made a bequest or other planned gift to Eden Autism. In 2007, the Legacy Society was renamed to honor the memory of its inaugural chairman, Bill Noonan.

Eden is deeply grateful for the growing number of parents, trustees, staff and community members whose foresight and generosity ensures that future generations of children and adults with autism will benefit from Eden’s mission.

An Invitation to Join the Noonan Legacy Society

Members of the Noonan Legacy Society have expressed their commitment to Eden through a very special and important form of financial support.

These donors have named Eden as the ultimate beneficiary of a planned gift. Such gifts might include a bequest and/or charitable income gifts, such as charitable gift annuities, charitable remainder unitrusts, charitable remainder annuity trusts, or gifts of life insurance.

Once you complete your estate plans, please fill out our member profile form to let us know. We would like to thank you for your generosity by including you in the William J. Noonan Legacy Society.

Membership Benefits

Your membership involves no dues, obligations, or solicitations, but it does allow us to thank you and recognize you for the plans you have made, and it may inspire generosity in others.

Benefits of membership in the Noonan Legacy Society also include annual luncheons, invitations to special events and seminars and a subscription to our newsletter.

The most important benefit, however, you will receive from joining the Noonan Legacy Society is the satisfaction derived from making a lasting contribution to our long-term prosperity.

Gifts of Stock

Gifts of Appreciated Securities can provide you with a way to  support Eden and realize  tax advantages. A donation of appreciated securities gives you two types of tax savings.

1) A tax deduction for the full fair market value of the stock on the date of gift;

2) Avoidance of capital gains tax on the increase in value of your stock.

For stock gift instructions for your broker, please click here.

After requesting transfer, it is very important to call Melinda McAleer (609-987-0099, ext. 3513) with the specifics of the securities being transferred (stock name, share quantity, as well as the date of instruction to your broker). This will enable us to track the stock once it is put into our account and to properly acknowledge your gift.

Contact the Foundation Office:

Eden Autism Services Foundation
2 Merwick Road
Princeton, NJ  08540
609-987-0099 ext. 3510

Meet the Development Team

Melinda Gorny McAleer CFRE
ext. 3513
Chief Development Officer

Jennifer DaCunha
ext. 3512
Assistant Director of Fundraising

Laura Pollack
ext. 3515
Communications Coordinator

Financial Reports

Eden comprises two related but separately incorporated 501 (c) (3) organizations – Eden Autism Services, Inc. (school, adult services, outreach services) and Eden Autism Services Foundation, Inc. (fundraising, community relations, endowment management). To offer a complete financial picture of the organization, the most recent fiscal year audit reports for both corporations may be viewed here: