COVID-19 Strategy Update (9/1/2021)

A Message from our CEO, Wendy Sullivan

Dear Friends,

I hope this message finds you and your family healthy and well. As we kick off back to school season and leave the heat of the summer behind, I’m excited to share some big updates with you from all of us here at Easterseals.

First, this year's Virtual Autism Conference will take place November 4th & 5th. For many years, our autism conference series has offered families, teachers, and autism professionals an opportunity to gather to learn and share their experiences. This year, the virtual event promises to be our biggest yet! We have lined up a number of incredible speakers, including noted scientist and author Temple Grandin, and author Tim Miles.

The full schedule and registration will be available soon, but in the meantime, learn more about our amazing speakers on the conference website.

Golf Tournament Update - New Location & More

We have been closely watching the news on COVID this summer, particularly in regard to our events. Events are traditionally a very important part of our fundraising each year, accounting for almost half of our annual goal. Our hope had been to return to in-person fundraisers this fall.

Unfortunately, a number of circumstances related to COVID have led us to make some big changes to our Par-Tee Dinner Auction and Tee-It-Up Golf Tournament. We’ve canceled the dinner portion of the event, and moved the tournament scheduled for September 20th from Meadowbrook Country Club to Topgolf Chesterfield.

The event will feature a tournament-style play for all ages and skill levels, a silent auction, raffle, buffet and beverages, golfer gift bags, and more!

The auction will still feature a fabulous selection of items at all price points as well as a raffle, and it will run entirely online so you can bid from anywhere! Registration for the auction is free and open to all, and you can register at We hope you’ll be able to join us. Please share the auction widely so we can continue to raise funds to support our incredible programs!

Until next time, thank you for all that you do.


Wendy Sullivan
Chief Executive Officer

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