Spaulding Academy & Family Services


2023 Goals:

For more than 150 years, Spaulding Academy & Family Services has supported children with special needs and their families. As a leading provider of educational, residential, therapeutic, and foster care programs and services for children and youth with neurological, emotional, behavioral, learning or developmental challenges ­— including autism spectrum disorder — and those who have experienced significant trauma, abuse or neglect, we continually work toward delivering high-quality care and a culture based on kindness. We plan to advance our services and staff opportunities in the year ahead.

Fundraising Events:

In addition to participating in Giving Tuesday, NH Gives and AmazonSmile, Spaulding Academy & Family Services actively identifies ways to connect with individuals and companies who wish to support the children and families we serve. These opportunities include our ongoing fundraising appeal to contribute to the creation of one of New England’s largest adaptive playgrounds (currently in progress on-campus), complete with sensory-friendly equipment that will allow children of all abilities to share in cooperative play, build friendships and make memories. An exciting addition to Spaulding Academy is also underway. The campus kitchen and dining room will move to the school, and more classrooms, meeting spaces, offices, and a technology and innovation space are being constructed.

Giving Opportunities:

As public funding covers 90% of essential living, clinical and educational expenses, every dollar donated to Spaulding Academy & Family Services has a profound impact on each child we serve. Private donation opportunities include unrestricted or restricted gifts, gifts of goods and services, matching gifts, stock, tribute or memorial gifts and lifetime gift planning. We welcome opportunities to design custom packages to support professional or personal giving goals. In addition, our website includes the ability to donate securely and conveniently online.

Volunteer Opportunities:

We cherish volunteers who would like to give the gift of time and service to our children. Volunteer opportunities are abundant both on the Spaulding Academy & Family Services campus and in our community. We welcome discussions about your ideas and personal interests to develop a custom opportunity that achieves your personal or professional volunteer goals. Whether you have a personal talent, a community connection, a corporate service day, or wish to dedicate time toward charitable activities, we look forward to providing a rewarding volunteer opportunity for you.

Board Officers / Board Members

Michael F. Ventura
Independence Financial Advisors

Hali B. Dearborn
Vice Chair

Ronald L. Magoon
Franklin Savings Bank

Daniel S. Kaplan
Associated Grocers of New England

Michael D. Bourbeau
Northeast Delta Dental

Michael L. Flaherty
Taylor Community

Suzanne H. Gottling

Scott D. McGuffin, Esq.
McGuffin Law Firm

Robert N. Snelling

Marcus S. Weeks
Meredith Village Savings Bank

Peter C. White

Categories: Charitable Giving Guide