Thank You Mohawk Valley Lunch Club

Thank You Mohawk Valley Lunch Club

Thank you to the Mohawk Valley Lunch Club for their recent donation of $3,000 to the Kelberman Center. The mission of the Mohawk Valley Lunch Club, a local philanthropic club which began as a group of car enthusiasts who met over lunch to talk about cars, is to raise money throughout the year and donate all of those funds to local charities. Thank you for choosing the Kelberman Center and for your support of our families and our community!

Partnership with Cliff’s Local Market

Partnership with Cliff’s Local Market

Cliff’s Local Market and The Kelberman Center are teaming up for the month of October to spread awareness and raise funds for autism within our community. Beginning October 1 and lasting throughout the month, all Cliff’s Local Markets will be offering autism awareness puzzle pieces for purchase at their registers, as a charitable retail fundraising event for the Kelberman Center.When customers purchase a paper puzzle piece, they are helping local children and adults with autism reach their fullest potential.

Tara Costello, Kelberman Center Executive Director, thanked representatives from Cliff’s Local Market for their partnership and commitment to helping families in our community. Costello stated, “Community partnerships are vital to sustaining programs and services at the Kelberman Center. This commitment to helping children and adults and their families is a gift that will allow families to be connected with life-changing autism services now and for years to come. Thank you to Cliff’s Local Market and to the Clifford Family for making our friends, neighbors and family members with autism feel truly included and celebrated.”

Subaru and Carbone Auto Group Donate to the Kelberman Center

Subaru and Carbone Auto Group Donate to the Kelberman Center

Representatives from the Kelberman Center and Carbone Auto Group recently gathered for a check presentation of over $26,000 to the Kelberman Center. The donation was the result of the annual Subaru Share the Love event. Over the last 12 years, through the Share the Love Event, Subaru of America and its participating retailers have donated more than $176 million to charity, with customers choosing between four national and over 1,200 hometown charities. The Kelberman Center is the local charity selected by Carbone Subaru as part of this national campaign.

City Dwellers Motorcycle Club Ride Benefits Kelberman Center

City Dwellers Motorcycle Club Ride Benefits Kelberman Center

The City Dwellers Motorcycle Club recently donated $5,500 to The Kelberman Center to support programs and services for children and adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder. The money was raised through a motorcycle ride and event where over 150 people participated. The City Dwellers Motorcycle Club prides itself on commitment to their families, club and good work throughout the community. Thank you to Controlled Waste Systems, Inc. (CWSI) who also contributed significantly to this fundraiser, and Full Throttle BBQ in Yorkville who provided lunch that day. Riders – Mark your calendars for July 2021 for the Annual Ride for Autism.

Humpf Family Gives Back to the Kelberman Center

Humpf Family Gives Back to the Kelberman Center

The Humpf family of Holland Patent recently raised over $4,000 through a bottle and can drive to support programs and services at The Kelberman Center. Their drive collected a record number of over 68,000 bottles and cans! The Humpfs have been long-time supporters of The Kelberman Center and have expressed that the Kelberman Center has provided them with opportunities which have helped their entire family navigate through the challenges of Autism Spectrum Disorder.

Officer Tom Medlin and Rome Police Department Support The Kelberman Center

Officer Tom Medlin and Rome Police Department  Support The Kelberman Center

Officers Tom Medlin and Jeff Buckley of the Rome Police Department recently presented a check to The Kelberman Center in the amount of $4,055. The gift was in support of programs and services for children and adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder and their families. Officer Medlin in particular has been a friend and past supporter of the Kelberman Center, raising autism awareness and support in the Rome community through yearly sale of Rome Police Department autism awareness patches. Officers Medlin and Buckley also participated in the Kelberman Center’s 2020 virtual Walk for Autism which occurred throughout June, helping Team Rome Police Department in its fundraising efforts in support of the Kelberman Center.

Pictured left to right: Officer Jeff Buckley of the Rome Police Department; Kelly Carinci, Chief Development Officer at the Kelberman Center; Tara Costello, Kelberman Center Executive Director and Officer Tom Medlin of the Rome Police Department.

The Kelberman Center Announces New Executive Director: Tara Costello, MSW

The Kelberman Center Announces New Executive Director: Tara Costello, MSW

Tara Costello, MSW, has recently been selected as the Executive Director of The Kelberman Center. Mrs. Costello brings extensive non-profit and health care management experience to the agency. In her new role, she will provide leadership through oversight of the operations, programs, development strategies, special projects and clinical services. She will begin her tenure atContinue reading →