Founder: Dave Stynchula
Valerie and I were involved with a family that found their child was afflicted with Autism. Having two healthy children of our own, we were never exposed to what some families go through that we did not. We decided to turn a company event into a fundraiser to help children and families afflicted with Autism.
Since the inception of our efforts in 1999, we have raised over $115,000.00 for the Intensive Behavioral Intervention Program at the Autism Center of Nationwide Children’s Hospital in Columbus, Ohio.
After the 2008 event, my children asked to take a more active role in our efforts. Their wish is to continue and grow this foundation for many years to come. As they have their own families they will have the opportunity to help children they feel need assistance. Not only did our kids get involved. Mom & Dad and the brother and sisters of Dave’s family, are and have been, involved with our events. This is a true “Family Foundation”.
Stynchula Family Foundation is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization with a mission of continuing to raise funds to support the treatment and research for children with autism, as well as to expand into supporting other causes that could enhance children’s lives.