Today, philanthropic support is critical to ensuring our students have the resources needed to reach their full potential

Make Your Difference

As the cost of educating a child with autism continues to skyrocket, we must now look to parents, family members, staff, friends, foundations and corporate partners in an effort to maintain our mission and make sure our students receive the high quality education they deserve.

Charitable support has a direct impact on our students’ lives by filling their immediate needs and ensuring the ongoing availability of the resources they require to continue to grow and prosper.

Whether you make a donation or increase awareness of our work by hosting an event on our behalf, everyone has the opportunity to Make a Difference in the life of a child with autism.

League School of Greater Boston is a recognized 501c3 non-profit organization. Maximize your charitable deduction and deliver immediate benefits by sending a gift made payable to League School or by making a secure gift online by clicking HERE.

If you consider our Monthly Giving Program, you can make a larger commitment by spreading your support out over the course of the year.

Double your impact by checking to see if your employer offers a “charitable match” where they will match the contributions of their employees.

Honoring a loved one through a charitable gift is an especially meaningful way of paying tribute to someone special.

Gifts may commemorate a special event in your family’s, or friends’ lives, such as birthdays, anniversaries, weddings, or retirements. A tribute gift can also be an appropriate memorial for someone who has passed away. 

There are a number of non-traditional ways to make a donation in support of League School as well. Gifting stock or securities is simple and offers a number of valuable financial benefits to the donor. Or a planned gift ensures the needed support while simultaneously providing substantial tax savings.

A Gift-In-Kind is a contribution of goods or services that can be used to advance our mission, or can be readily converted to cash and may qualify as a charitable deduction for the person(s) making the gift.

Create a legacy today with a gift that links your name to the very important mission of helping children with autism reach their full potential.

By choosing to name a space at the League School of Greater Boston you are linking your name, or that of a loved one, to innovative and meaningful learning experiences that take place every day. Naming and funding opportunities are available at many levels.

Both fundraising and cultivation events provide League School with opportunities to promote our mission to various constituencies in the community at large, to encourage a social rapport among our families and friends, and to raise significant financial support for our highly specialized programs and services. By hosting an event on our behalf you will be helping extend our network in a manner that is of interest to you.

League to recognize our Champions on May 2nd

On Wednesday, May 2nd, League School of Greater Boston will come together to recognize those who have made an impact in our community and beyond. Join us in honoring our Champions while supporting increased social, educational and employment opportunities for students with autism.

League School is proud to recognize this year’s honorees:

The Vetstein AwardGreg Susco, Telamon Insurance

Community Leadership AwardDedham Institution for Savings

The Director’s AwardJames V. Major, maaps


CLICK HERE to be a part of this event. With questions or for more information, please contact Tim McCabe, Head of Development, at 508-850-3900, ext. 313; or


Throughout the year, a number of needs arise for our students and teachers. We’ve compiled a list of those needs and with your support we can fill them. Check out the list and see where your donation can make the largest impact.

League School of Greater Boston Holds Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony

League School of Greater Boston Holds Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony

Introduces Its New Building as Part of Its $10M Enhancement Program

Officials from League School of Greater Boston welcomed over 120 guests to its Ribbon-Cutting ceremony this past Sunday as it officially opened the doors to its updated facilities.

The brief program that preceded the official ribbon-cutting featured comments from League School Executive Director, Dr. Frank Gagliardi, the school’s Chairman of its Board of Directors, Roger Lockwood, and a parent of a student at the school, Laura Davis.

Dr. Gagliardi explained “this addition provides us with much-needed additional classroom and office space including tutorial rooms, a computer center, a library along with expanded space for music and art. These improved facilities will measurably enhance our educational environment, enabling our faculty and staff to provide an even better learning experience to our students.”

Mr. Lockwood followed with some startling facts that underscored the need for the school’s enhancements: “It is unfortunate and astonishing that autism now affects one in 68 children. Autism is the fastest growing serious developmental disability in the United States. To illustrate the pace at which autism diagnosis is growing, just two years ago when we had the groundbreaking for this building, the ratio that is now one in 68 was then one in 88! That statistic alone underscores the need for a facility such as this. We are now so much better able to meet our goal of having the very best place autistic children can live and learn, whether as day students or as residents.”

Mrs. Davis closed the talks with a heartfelt revelation about how much the League School has meant to her family through its efforts with her son, Patrick. She stated unequivocally that “League School is the key ingredient in Patrick’s success….I cannot express my gratitude enough for the League School and all its teachers and staff members who care for my child as if he were their own.”

The ceremony concluded with the school’s founder, Dr. Arnold Vetstein, joining Dr. Gagliardi and Mr. Lockwood for the official ribbon-cutting.

After the ceremony, guests were given tours of the new school, enabling them to see first-hand the new facilities, and enjoyed light refreshments.

League School would like to thank both Wegmans and Whole Foods for their generous donations of food and money for the event. It is assistance from corporate benefactors like these that enables the School to devote even more of its financial resources to taking care of its students.

Finally, the school would also like to thank staff members (who helped set up and provide tours), family members, and friends for taking time out of their busy schedule to attend this ceremony and make it the memorable event that it was.


League School of Greater Boston Founder, Dr. Arnold Vetstein, flanked by the school’s executive director, Dr. Frank Gagliardi, and the chairman of its board of directors, Roger Lockwood, cuts the ribbon signifying the official opening of the school’s new facilities.

League School of Greater Boston Founder, Dr. Arnold Vetstein, flanked by the school’s executive director, Dr. Frank Gagliardi, and the chairman of its board of directors, Roger Lockwood, cuts the ribbon signifying the official opening of the school’s new facilities.