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Special Events


Action for Autism Gala

The Art for Autism Gala has been The Faison Center's signature event and was one of the area's most high profile fundraising functions. Since 2001 the Art for Autism Gala has raised millions of dollars necessary to support the programs at The Faison Center. Over the years the Gala has expanded beyond art and after our 20th anniversary, we decided it was time to have a new Gala theme. For 2020 we are excited to announce our first annual Action for Autism Gala which will be hosted in our brand new event space, The Flo and Tony Guzman Community Center. This event will still have our well-known live auction featuring world-class art as well as exceptional travel experiences. Reynolds Gallery, a valued partner, curates our art offerings from locally and nationally recognized artists and collectors.


Our 1st annual Action for Autism Gala will be held on Saturday, April 18th, 2020. This is a fun night where our guests enjoy cocktails, delicious food, and a silent and live auction.

For more information, to become a sponsor or to purchase tickets for Action for Autism, click below.

Endless Summer

The Faison Center's Endless Summer Party will be held in September, 2020 at Tredegar on the hill.  This "White Haute" event is hosted by the Junior Board of The Faison Center and features drinks, food, music, lawn games and auction items. 


The Endless Summer Party is hosted by the Junior Board of The Faison Center and all funds raised go directly to support the life-span of services that Faison provides for individuals with autism and related challenges.  Faison is proud to offer services for children as young as 16 months through adulthood.  Over the last year, we have expanded our services in Richmond and in Newport News. We now serve children from 36 jurisdictions. With one in 59 children now diagnosed on the spectrum, the need for Faison's service continues to grow.

For more information, to become a sponsor or to purchase tickets for Endless Summer, click below.


Peninsula School Annual Breakfast

The 8th Annual Breakfast to benefit Peninsula School at The Faison Center will be held in April, 2020. It is a wonderful way to show support during Autism Awareness Month! 


Please join us to learn more about Peninsula School and our plans for the coming year.

For more information on the Annual Breakfast, please email our Development Coordinator, Julie Engel, at jengel@faisoncenter.org  



Our 9th annual ACES FOR AUTISM Golf Tournament to be held at James River Country Club in September, 2020. A sit-down dinner and awards will immediately follow play. It is all about fun and there will be lots of hole and shot awards as well as raffle prizes. Players can sign up with a full 4-person team or a partial team that will be filled by the tournament committee. 

For more information on ACES FOR AUTISM, click here or email our Development Coordinator, Julie Engel, at jengel@faisoncenter.org. For more information or to become a sponsor for ACES FOR AUTISM, click below.

If you would like more information about The Faison Center's special events, please contact Cassandra Wildberger, Special Events Manager, at 804-612-1223 or cwildberger@faisoncenter.org.


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1701 Byrd Avenue

Richmond, VA 23230

The Faison Center is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, creed, or gender.

The Faison School is accredited by CABAS® and VAISEF, whose accreditation process has been approved by the Virginia Council for Private Education as authorized by the Virginia State Board of Education. The School is licensed by the Virginia Department of Education. The Behavioral Health Clinic and Adult and Residential Services are licensed by the Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services.

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