Thanks a Million to Greenwich Autism Alliance

October 04, 2019

Members of GAA with check

In 2007, organizers from the Greenwich Autism Alliance were seeking ways to help support families and individuals with autism, particularly in the underserved areas of Warren County. They decided to hold a golf outing as a fundraiser and hoped it would become an annual event. Years later, it’s not just an annual event, but a million-dollar one.

This year, the 13th Annual Greenwich Autism Alliance Golf Outing on September 30 at Colonia Country Club in Colonia crossed the million-dollar mark in its history, with about half of the money going to Autism New Jersey, and the rest going to other various organizations supporting children with special needs, including schools and teachers in Warren County.

“Greenwich Autism Alliance foundation is so proud, and blessed, to have the opportunity to support Autism New Jersey and autism programs, teachers, and families in New Jersey,” said Kelly Milazzo, president of Greenwich Autism Alliance foundation and board president of Autism New Jersey. “We never envisioned 13 years nor dreamed we’d grant over a million dollars to benefit individuals with autism. We’re sincerely grateful to all GAA sponsors that come and donate and support us year after year!”

The highlight of the day was keynote speaker Alex Corson, a 19-year-old surfer, entrepreneur, and autism advocate who discussed how surfing has helped him find his true identity and helped shape his life.

Milazzo also stressed the importance of the hard work done each year by the members of the Greenwich Autism Alliance Board, specifically Bob Milazzo, Sean McShane, Joe Perez, and volunteers.

Autism New Jersey is extremely grateful for all of GAA’s hard work and commitment to supporting our mission. We wish you 13 more years of success!