Posted December 14, 2016 in Articles
Milestones Autism Resources paid tribute to three couples, all parents of children who have autism, at its annual benefit Oct. 29 at Landerhaven in Mayfield Heights.
Honorees were Carol and Scott Burg of Beachwood, Barb and Lev Gonick of Beachwood and Gen Bauer and Bill Carson of Severna Park, Md.
“These honorees have supported Milestones in a foundational way and have led by example for the larger autism community. Their philosophy has helped establish the principles of Milestones and the reasons for its founding,” said Ilana Hoffer-Skoff, Milestones’ executive director.
Highlighting the evening were three young men, who have autism and made artistic contributions to the evening, including Aaron Danielpour. Aaron Greene and Eli Manos provided musical entertainment, while David Reed’s original acrylic paintings were presented as gifts to honorary trustees Phil Wasserstrom, Sally Wertheim and Donna Yanowitz. The 348 guests all received packets of notecards printed with Reed’s artwork.
The event was on the night of Game 4 of the World Series between the Cleveland Indians and the Chicago Cubs.
“We had large screens up and showed the game. It added an additional sense of excitement throughout the night and we won,” Skoff said.
The event raised more than $280,000.