Virtual Gala 2021



We are thrilled to announce that this year’s Virtual Gala “Growing and Gathering” raised $290,000 to support our new athletic complex. With another extremely generous lead gift from the Teamsters Local 25 Autism Fund this was the most successful year since we began our Gala seven years ago. We cannot thank our sponsors, families and many friends for their continued generosity.


Initial planning for the Gala involved a return to Granite Links Golf Club for an opportunity to gather in person and celebrate the many victories from the past year. As the date loomed closer we realized this was not to be. With help from our friend Tom Dodge, CEO of NewView.Media and our own Taylor Lynch we were able to put together a compelling and meaningful program. Coupled with an outstanding presentation from parent, Jeff Crouth the video was a huge success, being viewed by over 1800 people.


Many thanks to our many unheralded staff for their willingness to participate, share their stories, and speak to the challenges of the past 18 months. New staff and older staff alike, from all corners of our campus stepped up and shared the Higashi spirit that makes us so special. Thank you all for your honesty and candid commentary!


Hope to see everyone back at Granite Links on Thursday, October 13, 2022