2024

Andrew

In Honor of the Lori Knannlein Archer

Andrew is using funding for sensory products as well as dental needs. Lori has been a volunteer for nearly a decade and has consistently taken on leadership roles in making our events successful. Without the help of people like Lori, our events would not run as beautifully as they do ensuring we can raise money for our iAm family, which now includes Andrew!

Tymofii

In Honor of the The Stein Foundation

Tymofii is using his funding for the Capable Kids Summer Program! The Stein Foundation was introduced to us by local music supporter Marty and his family. Over the last several years, their funding has helped us distribute scholarships to children like Tymofii because of their generosity!

Oliver

In Honor of the Wow Factor

Oliver is using funding for New Horizon’s summer program. The Wow Factor is a group of very fun musicians who have been a part of Acoustics for Autism for nearly a decade. Always willing to show support for our organization, these great guys give their time and lots of energy to bring a great show to our supporters year after year!

Yaliett

In Honor of Allen Spencer

Yaliett will be attending the GOAL Summer Program in 2024.  Since the first Acoustics for Autism, Allen has lent his musical and sound engineering talents to our events. His consistent contributions in time and effort to Project iAm allows us to continue to fund children like Yaliett!

J’Khobi

In Honor of The Whitehead Family

J’Khobi is using funding for the GOAL Summer Program.  The Whitehead Family has been in the music scene for decades, starting with dad Danny and down to his sons, including Johnny. Both have contributed their time and energy helping run sound and volunteering their time at Acoustics for Autism. Thanks to people like The Whitehead’s, our events are hugely successful and raise money to help children like J’Khobi!

Samuel

Renewal in Honor of Kyle Smithers

Samuel returns to us this year and will be attending the GOAL summer program!  

We are so lucky to have the musical talent in Toledo that we have, and Kyle Smithers is a household staple.  Kyle not only lends his time to Project iAm at Acoustics for Autism, but he is always there to help in any way that we need.  Because of the volunteers we have, like Kyle, we are able to continue to help fund children like Samuel!

Braeden

Renewal in Honor of Torie Thorne

Braeden is using funds for Bittersweet Farms!

Alivia

In Honor of Scott Biddle

Alivia is using her funding at the GOAL summer program.  The creative master artist and musician. Scott has been a long-time designer of many of our Acoustics for Autism merchandise and lends his musical and sound engineering talents to our events. His consistent contributions in time and effort to Project iAm allows us to continue to fund children like Alivia!

Jonathan

Renewal in Honor of Shannon Mohr

Jonathan comes back to us after a hiatus and is using funding at Bittersweet Farms. Shannon has continued to be a powerhouse volunteer for Acoustics for Autism for over a decade! Because of her commitment to us, we are able to continuously support children like Jonathan!

Brandon

In Honor of Reese Dailey

Brandon is new to the iAm family and using funding for the GOAL Summer Program. Reese has been a Toledo Staple in the music community for dozens of years. He is always one of the first people to donate his time and energy to helping Project iAm make Acoustics for Autism the success that it is. It is because of the musicians in our community that we are able to raise money to support children like Brandon!

Latina

In Honor of Brandon Loboschefski

Latina is using funding this year for the GOAL Summer Program! The Chief of the Maumee Fire Department has had his hands full with our annual Acoustics for Autism event for the last 17 years! It’s safe to say that we would not be the success that we are without the constant support from the City of Maumee and its wonderful fire department.  Brandon has gone above and beyond, year after year, to help us bring our vision safely to fruition. It is because of people like Brandon, that we can do what we do for children like Latina!

Aiden

In Honor of Josh Sprow

Aiden is using funding toward the GOAL Summer Program. The Chief of the Maumee Police Department has had his hands full with our annual Acoustics for Autism event for the last 17 years! It’s safe to say that we would not be the success that we are without the constant support from the City of Maumee and its wonderful police department.  Josh has gone above and beyond, year after year, to help us bring our vision safely to fruition. It is because of people like Josh, that we can do what we do for children like Aiden!

Sean

In Honor of Scotty Noonan

Sean is a new iAm kid and using funding for the GOAL summer program. The energetic City Council Member has been a newer addition to Acoustics for Autism. It’s safe to say that we would not be the success that we are without the constant support from the Scotty and all he has done to advance the betterment of our wonderful event.  Not only does he go above and beyond behind the scenes, you’ll find him doing anything we need help with the day of the event. Without the unwavering support of people like Scotty, we could not support children like Sea

Samuel

In Honor of Aaron Konwinski

Samuel is using his funding for the GOAL summer program.  As you should know, Acoustics for Autism is considered the largest free music event in the country. Aaron has been an avid supporter of our event and has donated his talents and time to us for over a decade. It is musicians like Aaron who have allowed us to create this wonderful event to raise money for children like Samuel.

Myah

In Honor of Anthony Beck

Myah is new to Project iAm and using funding for the GOAL summer program.  Since the first Acoustics for Autism, Anthony has lent his musical and sound engineering talents to our events. His consistent contributions in time and effort to Project iAm allows us to continue to fund children like Myah!

Dylan

In Honor of DJ Frankie Jaye

Dylan is using his funding for the GOAL summer program.  Franki presents a very unique volunteer for Project iAm as not only does he donate his time and efforts as a DJ at our annual Acoustics for Autism event, but he is also the father of one of our iAm kids!  Franki knows what it means to give back and pay it forward to other families like yours. Without his consistent volunteering, we could not continue to fund children like Dylan!

Jayden

In Honor of Johnny Rodriguez

Jayden is new to the iAm family and using his funding toward the GOAL Summer Program.  If you know music in
Toledo, you know Johnny Rodriguez!  He is the master of all things guitar. His fantastic skills and incredible memory makes him one of the most kind and talented musicians in town. We are so lucky that he always donates his time to helping Project iAm!

Miles

Renewal in Honor of Gary Wagner

Dear Gary Wagner,

Thank you so much for your hard work and dedication to the cause of Acoustics for Autism. Families like ours are truly thankful that people like you are out there and are willing to donate your time and skills to put on an event like this. Autism comes with many challenges and expenses and the money raised from this event helps our family as well as so many others breath a sigh of relief knowing we can get some assistance towards the many expenses we face.

Miles is our 6 year old son who was diagnosed with Autism when he was 3.5 years old. He goes to a school named New Horizons Academy and they are doing a great job with him and helping him improve in all areas. Miles is using this scholarship to go towards his summer school program that is not covered by his Autism Scholarship. This program helps him keep a consistent, familiar schedule in the summer and helps ease the transition back into his full-time school schedule in the fall.

Thank you again for your knowledge and expertise in the Toledo Music Scene and I’m sure Project I Am is very grateful to have you! We will forever be thankful to all the wonderful volunteers who help this cause!

Thank you! Miles Csehi & Family

Zion

Renewal in Honor of Jeff Stewart

 Zion is also using his funding for a return to the GOAL Summer program.  Jeff continues to be one of the most recognizable voices in Toledo, always willing to share a smile and a hand when we need it. We are so lucky to have people like Jeff in our family!

Amira

Renewal in Honor of Megan Lesle

Amira is thriving in her programming with GOAL.  Megan continues to be in a class of her own with her rock star status and big heart! Megan is always willing to offer her talents when we need them and is so happy to support families like Amira!

Anne

In Honor of Local 351

Anne is using her funding toward optometry needs.  Local 351 is one of the biggest and most community oriented labor unions in our area.  Not only do they help with sponsorships, but you will always find them helping with the tough tear down work at the end of the night. These wonderful people  help make Project iAm what it is today!

Annabellel

In Honor of Ramona Collins

Annabelle is using her funding for the GOAL summer program.   Ramona is a staple in the Toledo Music Community. We are so blessed to have such a great music scene in our area and Ramona is at the top of the game! This local jazz legend selfless volunteers her time and efforts to help make Acoustics for Autism the success it is.  Without friends like Ramona, our events could not fund children like Annabelle!

Mason

Renewal in Honor of Cari Langenderfer

Mason will again be using his funding at the GOAL summer program. Mason’s I mom appreciates that the GOAL summer program will allow him to keep a consistent schedule and follow his routine. Cari is the best of the best. Always lending her musical talents, she also brings some muscle to the group by always being there to help with our backstage needs!

Dennis

Renewal in Honor of Jake Pilewski

Dennis is again using his funding for the 2024 GOAL summer program.  Jake continues to go above and beyond helping Project iAm, not only with his musical and sound engineering talents, but with promotion and individual fundraising for our scholarship fund. We are so lucky to have Jake as a member of our iAm family!

Theodore

Renewal in Honor of Char Patterson

Theodore is continue to make great strides at Monark ABA Therapy!  Char continues to come to us as one of our most loyal volunteers and friends. Being a grandmother of an ASD child herself, she understands the importance that her volunteer work does to help other children, like Teddy. Char is always the first to jump to volunteer for 12 hour shifts at all of our events and we are so lucky to have her!

Braxton

In Honor of Local 33

Braxton is a new part of our iAm family and will be using funding toward Safe Splash Swim School!  Local 33 in our area does more than just produce hard working men and women in labor—they are avid community supporters!  We are so lucky that they have consistently given their resources to support Project iAm so we can continue to help children like Braxton.

The Ridoutt Family

Renewal in Honor of John LaPrarie

The Ridoutt Family continues to make great progress at the UT Speech and Hearing clinic! John continues to be one of the most kind and giving donors and volunteers we are lucky enough to have. His vivacious, energy and constant kindness is what helps make us who we are!

Lincoln

Renewal in Honor of Micki Smith

 Lincoln continues to progress with his music lessons and is becoming quite the drummer! Maybe we will see him on stage at AFA in the future!  We lost our wonderful Micki in 2023, but her spirit lives on at Acoustics for Autism with her daughter trying to fill those HUGE shoes.  Micki is forever missed and never replaced!

Shelby

Renewal in Honor of Katie and Zeke Meyers

Shelby has been with the iAm family for quite a few years now and is excelling at her music lessons, dog training, and swim lessons provided by Project iAm!  Katie and Zeke are more than just the owners of Buster Browns; they are an intricate part of the success of Acoustics for Autism. Katie’s joyous zest for life and willingness to do whatever makes things better and easier help us continue to grow as an organization!

Olive

In Honor of Reggie Keel

Olive is new to the iAm family and is starting therapy at Brain Bright this year in addition to swim lessons through Safe Splash. Reggie is one of our longest running volunteers. He has been helping out in any capacity for over a decade. Always willing to help and be the guy to do what needs to be done, we are so grateful to Reggie for always being there for us!

Jack

Renewal in Honor of The Wagner Boys

Jack is using his funding for a Neurofeed device. It’s so nice to see some of our original iAm kids back after such a long time. Jack was one of our first recipients and The Wagner Boys, all grown now, were out there living their best lives slinging raffle tickets and selling baked goods at our first events. All of these wonderful people are full grown adults now and we are so happy to see the progress that Jack has made over the last 15 years!

Henry

Renewal in Honor of Ken Casey

Henry is using his funding for various sensory items for continued at home progress.  Ken is the sound engineer and stage manager for our Silent Auction stage and has been such a great addition to the iAm family.  Thanks to his generosity of time and energy, we are able to continue to bring you a top rated show and a great Acoustics for Autism!

Thomas

Renewal in Honor of Cheryl Dillin

Tommy is doing great with his treatment and therapies at Rehab Dynamics!  If you were at Acoustics for Autism 2024, you saw our girl Cheryl slinging those beer tickets in the middle of Conant St. Cheryl is just one of those volunteers who can and will do anything to help out. Always reliable, Cheryl is one of our most loyal supporters and we are so appreciative of her efforts!

Bennett

Renewal in Honor of Erie Homes

Bennett will again be attending the Rehab Dynamics Summer Program!
Erie Homes was a huge support of AFA in 2023 not only being a premier sponsor, but hosting a contest amongst all of its offices to raise moire money for our scholarship fund!  Without such great support, Bennett would not be getting the funding he is!

Ronan

Renewal in Honor of The Horrigan Family

Ronan is once again spending his summer with the Rehab Dynamics Summer Program!  The Horrigan family continues to support us in important ways, allowing our volunteers the space we need to protect the iAm funds!  Without their generosity and allowance to “take over” every year, it would impossible to continue this event where we do! We are so grateful to Dean and Kerry!

Henry

Renewal in Honor of John McAfee

Henry continues to make strides at Wood County Hospital’s Speech Therapy Program!  John, once again, saved Acoustics for Autism from high cost and energy when running the Conant Street Stage in 2024.  If you were there, you saw the crowd!  John timely, and with vigor, brings his A game to make the production a fantastic time for everyone!

Claire

In Honor of Phil Barone

Claire is new to our iAm family and using her funding for private tutoring and toward Rehab Dynamics.  We all know Phil as the Lizard King of Toledo, but did you know that other than performing with his band Phil Barone and the Cruisers and donating great stuff from his restaurants, you can find Phil doing the heavy lifting at Acoustics for Autism?  As soon as he gets out of character, you see him lending any helping hand he can from breaking down tables and chairs to setting up the Silent Auction.  Phil’s generosity matches his talent and we are so lucky to have him!

Noah

Renewal in Honor of The Denny Schaffer Show

Noah is again using funding for Toledo Pediatric Speech services.  As you know, the press we get from the media outlets is a huge resource for our success at Acoustics for Autism. Thanks to the gang at The Denny Schaffer Show, we are able to continuously have fun and get the word out to our loyal followers about all of our upcoming events-this is so important to our fundraising goals for our children!

Michael

In Honor of The Twenty Fives

Michael is using his funding for Broadie and Wargo Sensory Therapy.  The Twenty-Fives have been in the music industries for longer than their namesake.  They are always willing to pitch in and help when Project iAm is in need.  Thanks to all the musicians who help us put on Acoustics for Autism, we are able to continue to do what we do!

Joseph

In Honor of Carmen Miller

Joseph is using his funding for Broadie and Wargo Sensory Therapy. Carmen is known in our area for having a ton of soul and energy and brings it with every performance. Carmen doesn’t just volunteer her time singing though, you will also see her signing up to help at all of our events no matter what the job. It is this kind of wonderful volunteer that makes us who we are!

Dakota

Renewal in Honor of Rob and Michelle Fairchild

I wanted to send a quick update on Dakota. He is making so many strides! Dakota is speaking 50% of his communication and working very hard on learning how to express his feelings wants and needs. Music Therapy has been absolutely amazing for him. He asks almost every day to do to the ” drum shop” and lights up from ear to ear when he sees us heading that way. Not only has his communication gotten a lot better, but he is also engaging in play with his sister and able to follow multiple step directions at home. He is doing great at school and his other therapies as well. We want to thank Project iAm and all their supporters for making this possible for Dakota!!

Jaxson

Renewal in Honor of The Andersons

Jaxson is excelling in a new program that involves cooking classes! We are so happy that he is continuing to prosper and find new things to help with his ASD needs!

Waverly

In Honor of Dave Stella

Waverly is new to Project iAm and using her funding for swim and communication lessons! Dave is a one of a kind staple in the Toledo music scene as the frontman for none other than The Grape Smugglers. His passion to give back to not only Project iAm, but his own foundation for childhood cancer makes him someone we are proud to call a friend!

2023

Conner

Renewal in Honor of The Mettler Family

Conner has made amazing progress since first becoming a Project iAm kid in 2016! He is thriving with Speech and other therapies as well as using funding for Agility Angels and music lessons. Conner and his family have become close with their scholarship namesakes (The Mettler Family) and continue to update them on his great progress! We are so grateful for our iAm families!

Jimena

In Honor of BCAN

Jimena is a new iAm family member and is using funding toward her progress at Hopebridge.  BCAN is known for bringing Arts and Entertainment to our area.  But they are known to us and the company who helps us bring Acoustics for Autism to you!  Always eager and willing to participate, they provide live streaming and tv viewing for our supporters who can’t make the event in person.  We are so thankful for this media exposure and for all they do for Project iAm

Gabriel

Renewal in Honor of TJ Stratton

We love getting updated from Gabriel and his mother about all the wonderful things he is doing with his Project iAm scholarship funding!

Theodore

In Honor of Char and Kelsey

Theodore will be using his funding for ABA therapy.  Char and Kelsey are avid volunteers at all of our events.  You can find them ALL DAY LONG helping us sell tickets and they never ask for anything in return (except an occasional gluten free beverage:) These dedicated volunteers allow us the opportunity to focus our attention on a smoothly run event and continue to raise money for children like Theodore!

Benjamin

In Honor of Grafing Productions

Benjamin is new to the iAm family and using his funding for at home care.  What can we say about Grafing Productions other than they single-handedly make the Elks stage run smoothly all day!  Their time and energy put into Acoustics for Autism helps us direct our funding to kids like Benjamin. Without the support of such wonderful people, we could not continue to bring you the best event in town!

The Ridoutt Family

In Honor of John LaPrairie

The Ridoutt Family is using their funding for Speech Therapy through the University of Toledo.  Arguably the nicest guy in rock and roll, John LaPrairie has been in the Toledo music scene for decades. His dedication to helping various causes and offering his time and help to everyone is unmatched!  John has helped us in our performance and sound tech needs for years and is always willing to spread joy throughout the community!

Tyler had the “Kyle White” scholarship renewed to continue his musical journeys

Tyler

Renewal in Honor of Kyle White Lay

Tyler has been thriving in his music lessons and therapy and been part of our iAm family for ten years!  We know how happy Musician Kyle White Lay always is to get updates on Tyler and his great progress through out the years.  Keep it up Tyler and we will see you on stage in no time!

Henry

In Honor of Ken Casey

Henry is a new member of the iAm family and is using funds for various sensory products for at home use.  Ken came to us last year with a willingness to help at Acoustics for Autism. His generosity allowed us to provide the Micki Smith stage and all of it’s sound needs for the country’s biggest free music event. The time and effort that Ken donates to Project iAm allows us to continue to support children like Henry!

Teddy

In Honor Of Chad Sin

Teddy is a new iAm family member and will be using funding at Safe Splash School for Kids! Chad is a regular volunteer at Acoustics for Autism donating his musical talents and his equipment to us on the big stage. We know that most of you could not possibly understand what kind of help this is to us and how much time and money that consideration allows us to put money where it needs to go—to children like Teddy!

Caue

In Honor of Corey “Big C” Coley

Caue will be using his funding for various activities and sensory supplies this summer! Big C, as we all know him, is the most kind and gentle giant! He has given so much time and musical ability to Project iAm over the last ten years that he’s always a vivacious “yes” when you ask him to help. We are so excited for Caue to grow because of contributions of talent from people like Big C.

Amira

In Honor of Megan Lesle

Amira is also using her funding for the G.O.A.L. Summer Program. Megan continues to influence our youth and help the attain the musician ambitions as a teacher at TSA. But we are more grateful to her for all of her constant hard work and dedication to Acoustics for Autism and Project iAm.

Zion

In Honor of Jeff Stewart

Zion is using his funding for the G.O.A.L. Summer Program this year. Jeff has been a familiar name in our area for nearly 4 decades. Aside from his brilliant musical ability, he has consistently been a supporter of our mission and goals for children in our area.

Mason

In Honor of Cari Langenderfer

Mason is a new iAm family member and using his funding for the GOAL summer program! Cari has been a musician in the community for nearly 20 years and her dedication to Project iAm and Acoustics for Autism is second to none. Always giving her time and energy to performances and other volunteer capabilities, we are so glad that Cari is ours!

Dennis

In Honor of Jake Pilewski

Dennis is a new iAm family member and will be using his funding for the G.O.A.L. Summer Program!  Who doesn’t know and love Jake Pilewski?  Between bringing his musical talents to Acoustics for Autism, he’s also lent his voice and video skills to our promotional materials.  Jake is such an asset to the community and to us at Project iAm!

Austin

Renewal in Honor of our Chicago volunteers

Austin was one of our FIRST scholarship recipients ever in 2008!  Here’s an update from mom:

“I’m writing this letter in appreciation for the generous scholarship money my son was awarded. He has aged out of the Ohio Autism Scholarship as of today. The process is very long to beginning receiving help from LCBDD for his adult day programming in which they will teach him living skills and take him into the community to learn hands on work skills as well. This money will help bridge that gap as “school” is his favorite place to be and not being able to attend for several months would have made Austin very unhappy. His school (GOAL) loves him and would really miss him as well. He’s doing great these days with GOAL’s help and is also working weekends as a greeter at Olive Garden. We are incredibly thankful for all the work your program and volunteers do. We’ve attended events so that we can contribute in our own way as well. Thanks!”

Mara

Renewal in Honor of Rachel Southworth

Mara is an adult now and thriving in the world! Project iAm financed a chicken coop for her sensory needs!  Rachel is still supporting Project iAm in various ways, even while on tour and across the country.  We are so grateful for the support of Rachel and all of Skid Row over all these years!

Samuel

In Honor of Kyle Smithers

Samuel is using his funding for the G.O.A.L. Summer Program this year! Who doesn’t know and love Kyle Smithers? Kyle not only donates his talents to Acoustics for Autism, but he has helped behind the scene for years. It is our musical community that helps us provide funding for children like Samuel!

Michael : In Honor of M. Todd Smith

Michael

In Honor of M. Todd Smith

Michael is using his funds for the GOAL Summer Program. M.Todd Smith has been a staple in the music community for over thirty years! Not only does he show up to entertain us at Acoustics for Autism, but he shows up for set up and tear down of all of our events. Thank you Todd for always volunteering and being there for us!

Alexander : In Honor of Aaron Krott

Alexander

In Honor of Aaron Krott

Alexander is using his funds for the Rehab Dynamics Summer Program.  Aaron is a newer volunteer to the Project iAm Family.  Lending his musical talents as well as sound engineering capabilities for the betterment of Acoustics for Autism, the time and effort he puts into our event allows us to continue to support children like Alexander!

Anthony : In Honor of “I Love My 419”

Anthony

In Honor of “I Love My 419”

Anthony is using his funding for sensory items!  The crew at the program “ I Love My 419” is always looking for ways to support the local community through their advertising and special appearances.  We are so lucky to have Andre, Steve and the rest of the gang support and love Acoustics for Autism for the last 8+ years!

Noah : in Honor of "The Denny Schaffer Morning Show”

Noah

in Honor of "The Denny Schaffer Morning Show”

Noah is using his funding for continued services at Hopebridge Academy.  You know and love the gang at the Denny Schaffer Morning show and we could not help all of our kids without them!  The publicity and fun we have promoting Acoustics for Autism, and our other events, is only possible because of the kindness and generosity of people like Denny, Paul, and Suzie.  We are so grateful for our partnership with Cumulus Media and all of their radio personalities!
Miles : In Honor of Gary Wagner

Miles

In Honor of Gary Wagner

Miles is a new iAm Family member and is using his funding for enrollment in the New Horizon’s Summer Program!  Gary Wagner has been running sound and donating his abilities, equipment, and talent to Acoustics for Autism for the last 5 years.  Gary is a remarkable friend to the charity and helps us with the long hours that go into putting on this event.  Without the help of people like Gary, we would not be able to bring you the Buster Browns Stage at AFA!

Brody : In Honor of Shaun and Meredith

Brody

In Honor of Shaun and Meredith

Brody is using his funding for an assistance dog through The Ability Center.  Shaun and Meredith come to us as social media guru’s, always volunteering their time to help Project iAm.  They publicize and promote the events we do better than anyone around and helped to put Acoustics for Autism on a national map!  We are so glad to have them in our corner.

Pranav : In Honor of Fred LeFebvre

Pranav

In Honor of Fred LeFebvre

Pranav is using his funding for therapy at The Wood County Hospital. 

Fred has consistently helped promote Acoustics for Autism and Project iAm on his radio show for various years as well as being a sponsor!  Fred’s dedication to helping the Northwest Ohio community as a whole is unmatched and we are so lucky to have him on our side. Without the free support of people like Fred, our organization could not do the things we do for children like Pranav!

Colson : Renewal in honor of Bill Robison/Great Lakes Sound

Colson

Renewal in honor of Bill Robison/Great Lakes Sound

Colson is using his renewal scholarship at Sara’s Garden this summer.  As we all know, we could NOT throw a tent party without the wonderful assistance of our friends at Great Lakes Sound!  Their contribution to the success of Acoustics for Autism is second to none!  We are honored to have them in our corner!

Liam : In Honor of Scott Sands

Liam

In Honor of Scott Sands

Liam is new to the iAm family and using his funding for the Hopebridge Program. Scott has consistently helped promote Acoustics for Autism and Project iAm on his radio show for various years.  He also is party of our “cash grab” team and helps us fundraise during the event. Without the free support of people like Scott, our organization could not do the things we do for children like Liam!

Henry : in Honor of Tiffany and Patrick Caligiuri

Henry

in Honor of Tiffany and Patrick Caligiuri

Henry is using his funds for continued treatment at Wood County Hospital. While they are “newer” volunteers to Acoustics for Autism, there is one thing that sets this family apart from others. As you know, we have hundreds of musicians who donate their time and effort to Acoustics for Autism—but Patrick not only plays music for us, he and Tiffany spend all day Saturday and Sunday helping us volunteer and set up the event in addition to that musical donation. Without their dedication to the cause with their time and energy, we could not do what we do, which is help children like Henry!

Ronan : In Honor of The Horrigan Family

Ronan

In Honor of The Horrigan Family

Ronan is new to the iAm family and will be using his funding for the New Horizon’s Summer Program!  Dean and Kerry came to us in 2022 with the willingness to allow us the use of their property for our “office space” at Acoustics for Autism.  Thanks to their kindness, we have been able to make them part of the Project iAm Family with their volunteering time and resources to host a successful event. Without volunteers like the Horrigan’s, we would not be able to grant scholarships for children like Ronan!

Henry : In Honor of John McAfee

Henry

In Honor of John McAfee

Henry is new to the iAm family and is using his funding for therapy at Wood County Hospital. John has been a staple in the Toledo Music Scene for decades. He has recently become involved with Acoustics for Autism, not only as a musician but also as our sound director for our most recent Conant Street Stage. Our sound engineers donate their time, equipment, and energy all day on the first Sunday in March and do so brilliantly. These resources are imperative to the success of a 90-band music festival. Without volunteers like John, we could not exist the way that we do!

Brandon : Renewal in Honor of Brandon Morris

Brandon

Renewal in Honor of Brandon Morris

Brandon used his funding for the Capable Kids program.  Brandon Morris hase been an active volunteer behind the scenes and at events for the last several years and with his recent employment is our new sponsored Printer of choice.  Brandon puts in countless hours on all computer and technical related Project iAm issues, which would normally cost the charity money that, instead, we can award to children like Brandon.  Without Mr. Morris and his dedication to Project iAm, we would not be able to exist!

Thomas : In honor of Cheryl Dillin

Thomas

In honor of Cheryl Dillin

Thomas is new to the Project iAm Family and will be using his funds for Rehab Dynamics. There’s way to much to say about this energetic powerhouse of a woman—there’s no way we could fit it into one paragraph,  Cheryl’s energy, determination, and organization help Acoustics for Autism in more ways than you could ever imagine.  Without her leadership and volunteering (all the way from Dayton, by the way), we could not pull off this huge event with the success we do!

2022

Grace : In honor of the Kunzler Family

Grace

In honor of the Kunzler Family

Grace is using her funding for ABA therapy and is new to the iAm family! The Kunzler’s started off as mere volunteers for Acoustics for Autism and have become an integral part of our organization in the last three years spending countless hours making our events run smoothly. Without the help of reliable volunteers like Becky, Scott and their whole family, we would not be where we are today!

Kinsley : In Honor of Kurt Nielsen

Kinsley

In Honor of Kurt Nielsen

Kinsley has used her scholarship money for various sensory friendly items required by her therapy instructor. You know Kurt from around town always at the big events with his cool photo booth and taking pictures! He and his team have been avid supporters of Project iAm for the last several years and have donated all of their proceeds to our scholarship fund. Because of people like Kurt and his company, children like Kinsley can get the support they need!

Cayden : In Honor of Tony Bishop

Cayden

In Honor of Tony Bishop

Cayden is using his funding for Sara’s Garden Summer Program. We could not put on Acoustics for Autism without the help of our sponsors. Tony Bishop and his company were the very first full event sponsors that we ever had! They have continued to be the premier sponsor of Acoustics for Autism and their team shows so much pride being involved with such a great event. We are so lucky to have loyal people like Tony and Clearview Tinting behind us 100% of the way!

Fynnegan : In Honor of Marty Goff

Fynnegan

In Honor of Marty Goff

Fynnegan is a new member of our iAm family and is using his scholarship for the New Horizon’s Summer Program. You can catch Marty at just about every music event in town, but his loyalty to Project iAm is unwavering. Marty’s family has been an avid sponsor of our organization for the last several years and without their support, much of our overhead would be spent on putting on our event instead of helping children!

Tyler : Renewal in Honor of Kyle White Lay

Tyler

Renewal in Honor of Kyle White Lay

Tyler is using his funding toward drum lessons and tutoring lessons! Kyle has been a musician with us at Acoustics for Autism since day one. She has followed Tyler’s journey and is going to be so excited ed to see that he is following in the iAm way of thinking that music transforms us all. We are so lucky to have Kyle as a volunteer, musician, and friend of Project iAm.

Raekwon : In Honor of Local 500

Raekwon

In Honor of Local 500

Raekwon is getting much needed safety improvements at his home with his scholarship funding. Local 500 has been a recent donor and sponsor of Acoustics for Autism helping us with our overhead costs. Without such important and devoted sponsors, we would not be able to dedicate all of our proceeds to help children like Raekwon!

Gabriella : In Honor of Carol Dailey

Gabriella

In Honor of Carol Dailey

Gabriella is using her therapy for ongoing treatment at Defying Odd’s Therapy. Carol has been a staple at Acoustics for Autism since day one! Her volunteer time has increased over the last ten years always helping with pre-event work and slinging that merchandise the day of! Without the consistency of volunteers like Carol, we would not have the great team of volunteers we do!

Cayden : In Honor of Dan Cummins

Cayden

In Honor of Dan Cummins

Cayden is using his funding for attendance in the Goldman Union Camp Institute Summer Program. You all know Dan from WTOL, but did you know he and his family have been avid supporters of Acoustics for Autism for many years? Aside from their constant volunteering, Dan has also made sure to help us with promotion at WTOL with interviews and commercials so that we can put all our earned funds to good use, like we did for Cayden!

Mason : In Honor of Anne Eckhardt

Mason

In Honor of Anne Eckhardt

Mason is using his funding to go to the Capable Kids Summer Program. Anne joined us several years ago and has been one of our team leaders behind our bars at all of our events. Without her time and dedication to volunteering, we would not be able to help Mason like we have! Thank you Anne!

Jayden : Renewal in Honor of Small Box Music

Jayden

Renewal in Honor of Small Box Music

Jayden is using his scholarship renewal for Sara’s Garden’s summer program. As you all know Small Box Music has become an ever-faithful venue for Acoustics for Autism and has only grown in the last couple of years! We are so happy that John continues to be a part of this amazing event

Alex : In Honor of Synchronicity

Alex

In Honor of Synchronicity

Alex is a first-time recipient of a Project iAm scholarship and will be using his funds for Agility Angels. Synchronicity has been an active part of our media and branding for the last several years now. As you see all the time and effort that goes into making the Project iAm/Acoustics for Autism promo videos, remember that saving that money due to their generosity, is why we can fund scholarship's for people like Alex!

Colson : In Honor of Bill Robison

Colson

In Honor of Bill Robison

Colson will be attending the New Horizon’s summer program this summer and is new to our iAm family.  We are so sad to announce the passing of Great Lakes Sound founder, Bill Robison.  It is his kindness and appreciation for charities like Project iAm that allows for us to fund scholarships for children like Colson.  We are so proud to continue to honor his legacy and to keep Colson “dancing to the sounds” of Bill’s vision through Great Lakes Sound.

 

Ryker : Renewal in Honor of Hayley Posner

Ryker

Renewal in Honor of Hayley Posner

Ryker is using his renewal scholarship for New Horizons Academy.  Hayley has been around for quite a few years helping Acoustics for Autism, but in 2022, she took on a much bigger role in helping with the organization and solicitation of donors.  Without the dedication of people like Hayley, we could not do what we do!

2021

Dakota : Renewal in Honor of Rob and Michelle Fairchild

Dakota

Renewal in Honor of Rob and Michelle Fairchild

Dakota is using his renewal funding for swim lessons!  The Fairchild’s continue to be the primary logistical force behind Acoustics for Autism….we don’t create a labyrinth of tents on that cold day in March without them!  Dakota’s family and the Fairchild’s have formed a bond over the issuance of this scholarship and they continue to love to watch his strides in his journey!

Michael : Renewal in Honor of TJ Short

Michael

Renewal in Honor of TJ Short

Michael is using his renewal funding for specialized transportation to schooling.
Devin : Renewal in honor of Dani Herrera

Devin

Renewal in honor of Dani Herrera

Devin is using his funding this year for YMCA camp to help with his equestrian therapy. Throughout any problems she and her family may have on their own, Dani has consistently been supportive of the community and Acoustics for Autism. We are so happy that she has remained a friend of Project iAm and loves to hear about Devin’s progress as he grows!

Devan : Renewal in Honor of Shelley Nytray

Devan

Renewal in Honor of Shelley Nytray

Devan comes back to us as one of our very first scholarship recipients! He will be attending treatment at Brain Balance. Shelley, although living in Chicago, has stayed a constant factor and volunteer with Project iAm. Because of that faith in our charity when we began, we have been able to become the great organization we are today! Thank you Shelley for your constant faith in us!

Jaxson : renewal in Honor of The Andersons

Jaxson

renewal in Honor of The Andersons

We appreciate the support of Project iAm as well as the generosity from the Anderson Family for our son Jaxson. The continuous support has allowed for therapists to assist Jaxson and encourage him to participate in every day activities and how to be included in our community; functions we take for granted. Jaxson is learning to better interact and participate outside of home and school life.

 

 

Ryker : In Honor of Hayley Posner

Ryker

In Honor of Hayley Posner

Ryker is new to the iAm family and is using funding to go to summer camp at the New Horizon’s Academy this year!  Hayley has been around for the last several years, primarily as the “vault girl” at Acoustics for Autism.  She’s stepped up her volunteering significantly is the last year and is the reason we are able to help more children, like Ryker!

Sydney : Renewal in Honor of Ed Beczynsk

Sydney

Renewal in Honor of Ed Beczynsk

Sydney is using her renewal money for the New Horizon’s Summer Program in 2021.  Sydney does so well with consistent programming, and with a full-day summer program for the whole month of July ,which will keep her skills sharp and help with her continued success.

Kennedy : In Honor of Gary Geer

Kennedy

In Honor of Gary Geer

Kennedy is using her funding for ABA therapy at Mercy Health. Gary is simply the guy who says “what can I do for you now?”  Even while battling his own health issues, he has been one of our “go to” people for all of our events including running around the city for us collecting donations and supplies.  The dedication to our cause and to volunteering for Project iAm is exactly what our organization is about
Eloise : In Honor of Ken Koleszar

Eloise

In Honor of Ken Koleszar

Eloise is a new addition to our Project iAm Family and will be using her funding to have ABA therapy at home while waiting for programs to open up!  Kenny is a familiar face at all of our Project iAm events.  You will see him doing everything from carrying ice and beverages, to being security, running silent auction items, to selling raffle tickets. Kenny has been a part of Project iAm since we started in 2008, simply because he loves the organization and what we stand for. Thank you Kenny for all your years of service!

Tyler :

Tyler

We used funds from volunteering for Acoustics for Autism to get an exercise bike for Tyler, age 11. Tyler and his sister Liv are doing all remote classes during the pandemic. Mom, Lauren, is immunocompromised from Lyme disease. Homeschooling is very challenging and often the instructor will ask Ty to run around to get the wiggles out. Lauren thought a bike might help. Lauren purchased an app to take you on an excursion while you ride. So far there is lots of enthusiasm! Thank you! Such a great organization!

2020

Gabriel : Renewal in honor of TJ Stratton

Gabriel

Renewal in honor of TJ Stratton

Thank you Project iAm from Gabriel

Sam : Renewal in Honor of The City of Maumee

Sam

Renewal in Honor of The City of Maumee

 Sam is continuing to use his funding for Innate Chiropractic for his ASD needs.  The City of Maumee is and will continue to be our home for Acoustics for Autism.  Without the generosity of the city and the willingness to help us at every turn our biggest fundraiser for our scholarship fund, would not be able to occur!
Landon : Renewal in Honor of Kim Kohl

Landon

Renewal in Honor of Kim Kohl

Landon will be attending the summer program at Sara’s Garden.  Kim’s memory is forever eternalized with this scholarship given in her name to Landon. We miss her smiling face and wonderful dedication to our cause and volunteering!

Michael and Emily : In Honor of TJ Short

Michael and Emily

In Honor of TJ Short

Michael and Emily are new to the iAm Family and will be using their funds for the Bright Horizons Consulting and Advocacy therapy.  TJ has been a long time supporter, but a newer volunteer for Acoustics for Autism.  He has become a huge asset for the charity by helping us with electrical needs, constant running, and helping with sponsorships.  Thanks to people like TJ, we can continue to fund children like Michael and Emily

Luke : In Honor of Tam and Jaramie Brescol

Luke

In Honor of Tam and Jaramie Brescol

Luke is using his funds toward the Toledo Speech Therapy Center. Tam and Jaramie have been a staple for Project iAm and Acoustics for Autism since we began so many years ago. They are consistently volunteering at events and helping promote, which saves us funds so that we can distribute they to children like Lucas. Without the help of people like Tam and Jaramie, we would not exist the way we do today!

Sidney : Renewal in honor of Ed Beczynski

Sidney

Renewal in honor of Ed Beczynski

From Sidney mom: "Project iAM has been such a blessing to our family. They have enabled us to give our special girl the extra support that she needs to succeed and live her best life. We will forever be grateful for the hard work and dedication of the Project iAm team and extremely generous sponsors".  

Dominic : Renewal in Honor of Tracy Lindsay

Dominic

Renewal in Honor of Tracy Lindsay

"Through the generosity of Project I Am, Dominic has received Vision Therapy which has allowed him to hit and catch a ball now, and assist him with his reading. Dominic has also been blessed to have in home Speech Therapy, which has advanced his ability to speak and express himself more effectively.

He is currently being treated by an Integrative Medicine Doctor whom insurance does not cover, and has helped him feel much more healthy inside and out.

Our family is forever grateful for Project I Am and the generosity it has shown our family. Thank you so much for all the help you do for others!"

—Dominic’s family

Devin : in Honor of Dani Herrera

Devin

in Honor of Dani Herrera

Renewal in honor of our beloved artist Dani Herrera who has continuously donated her time and craft to Project iAm for nearly ten years.  Dani loves hearing updates from Devin's family as to his progress and happiness through the years!

Nathan :

Nathan

Kolden Thank You Video :

Kolden Thank You Video

Tyler Thank You Video :

Tyler Thank You Video

Jaxson : renewal in Honor of The Andersons

Jaxson

renewal in Honor of The Andersons

Jaxson is going to be attending the Sara’s Garden Summer program as well as ABA at home therapy during the current pandemic.  The Andersons continue to active in both the Maumee community and with Project iAm.  As they have consistently supported our ventures, we are able to continue to renew scholarships for children like Jaxson!
Jacob : renewal in Honor of Kim Steinbock and Jenny Reese

Jacob

renewal in Honor of Kim Steinbock and Jenny Reese

Jacob is using his funds for treatment at Wood County Hospital as well as the Maumee ROW Clinic. Jenny and Kim continue to outdo themselves and everything they do for Project iAm. Our kids area at Acoustics for Autism was the biggest and best ever this year thanks to these hard working teachers!

Kolden : in Honor of Laura Kutzli

Kolden

in Honor of Laura Kutzli

Kolden will be using his funds for his participation in the Sara’s Garden Summer Program.  You might find Laura around town helping promote and support the local music scene. At Acoustics for Autism, not only does she sign up to volunteer, but she promotes the event and spends all day taking pictures and videos for us to capture the magic of the day. Social media promotion costs companies a great deal of money—but because of volunteers like Laura, that money can be put to better use, like providing funding for Kaiden!

Aithan : in Honor of Rita Seferian

Aithan

in Honor of Rita Seferian

Aithan is using his funding for Sara’s Garden Summer Program. Rita has been a part of the iAm family for years, although you may not see her often as she is stuck in the back of our events in charge of organizing and counting all of the proceeds we received.  You might think this is an easy job, but it takes hours, even days, to make sure the accounting is correctly tallied.  Having people like Rita volunteer her time to perform these important tasks, allows us the ability to give funds to children like Aithan—we don’t have to spend our funds on hiring firms or employees, and all the funding can go where we promise it will—to our iAm kids!

Brennan : in Honor of Roberta Koralewski

Brennan

in Honor of Roberta Koralewski

Brennan will continue using his scholarship at the Wood County Hospital for Speech Therapy.  A note from the family:

"This scholarship helps Brennan to be able to continue with the therapists who he knows and trusts and assists us with affording the higher frequency of sessions that can help him prepare for Kindergarten. We appreciate all of your support for the Autistic community and families like ours. Thank you so much for all you do."

Brandon : Renewal in Honor of Lisa McGowan

Brandon

Renewal in Honor of Lisa McGowan

 Brandon is again attending speech therapy at UT and taking piano lessons with his scholarship money. Brandon and his mom continue to be active volunteers with Project iAm right along side Judge Lisa McGowan. We are so fortunate to have such great families and friends help this organization pay it forward to other families!
Gabriel : Renewal in Honor of TJ Stratton

Gabriel

Renewal in Honor of TJ Stratton

"I wanted to share with you Gabriel’s amazing achievement last week at the UT preschool:

During play time, he came up to a peer who was playing with some magnets on the wall and asked him “Be my friend?” and then started playing nicely next to him. This is the first time ever that Gabriel tries to make a new friend!!! His teacher was able to capture this moment in picture (see below)." --Tatiana, Mother

2019

Landon : In Honor of Kim Kohl

Landon

In Honor of Kim Kohl

Landon has been using his renewal scholarship for his third year of a Summer Reading Program.  We were saddened and shocked to lose Kim Kohl in 2017, our faithful and fun volunteer.  We are proud to continue to honor her family with funding for Landon.

Drake :

Drake

Our 2019 Holidays had a great surprise from our own Secret Angel! Tyler loved his pop up tent for ASD privacy while Drake enjoyed software to help with his ASD needs!

Alex : In Honor of Michael Glabicki

Alex

In Honor of Michael Glabicki

Alex has been an iAm kid for the last ten years. We are so happy that his mom Lauren is still volunteering at our events and making iAm the success it is today. Michael Glabicki, Rusted Root Frontman, is always one of the first musicians in line to come and put on a great show for our cause. Michael was the first national concert we ever had and continuously remains close to our cause.

Gabriel : In honor of TJ Stratton

Gabriel

In honor of TJ Stratton

Gabriel is using his renewal scholarship for funding for all different kinds of sensory items.  Since his therapy has been doing him wonders, Gabriel's aide believes that having additional resources at home, will help him continue to progress!

Jayden : In Honor of Small Box Music

Jayden

In Honor of Small Box Music

Jayden is using funding for the Rehab Dynamic Summer Program.  Small Box Music is a new addition to the Acoustics for Autism event and allowed us to add a quiet, 7th stage!  This was a huge hit in 2019 and can’t wait to continue working with Allison and John at Small Box!

Devin : Renewal in Honor of Dani Herrera

Devin

Renewal in Honor of Dani Herrera

Devin is no stranger to the Project iAm Scholarship fund.  He continues to use swimming as a great ASD activity which is highly recommended by his family and doctors!  We all know and love Dani and her dedication to the arts and to our Project iAm Family.  Without her constant assistance and kindness, Devin would not benefit the way he does!  We are so happy to see you continue to excel, Devin!

Jaxson : Renewal in Honor of The Anderson’s

Jaxson

Renewal in Honor of The Anderson’s

Jaxson is using his funding for The Hopebridge Center.  The Anderson’s has been a staple in Northwest Ohio for as long as any of us can remember.  They have always supported Project iAm and all of our events since we began.  With their help, Jaxson is able to continue receiving support at Hopebridge!

Terren : In Honor of the Maumee Mason Lodge, Northern Light #40

Terren

In Honor of the Maumee Mason Lodge, Northern Light #40

Terren is using his scholarship money for various ASD sensory needs to help with his growth!  Four years ago, the Maumee Mason Lodge became home to our kid's area at Acoustics for Autism. This gave us a warm, safe, alcohol free place for children to do crafts, listen to music, and have all those baked goods!  Thanks to the generosity of the Mason's we have continued to grow and raise funds for children like Terren!

Jacob : In Honor of Jenny Reese and Kim Steinbock

Jacob

In Honor of Jenny Reese and Kim Steinbock

Jacob is using his funds for treatment and therapy at Wood County Hospital. Over the last 5 years, you’ve definitely seen Kim and Jenny bring our kid’s area to life at Acoustics for Autism! These two amazing TPS teachers have given us a safe and fun area for all of the kids, both ASD and non, to enjoy all that this magical day brings. Without them, we would not be as successful as we are today!

Brandon : In Honor of Lisa McGowan

Brandon

In Honor of Lisa McGowan

Brandon will be continuing to use his funds for the Wolf Creek YMCA swimming lessons and piano lessons.  We were so excited when Brandon got to meet his scholarship namesake, Lisa at this year’s volunteer thank you party. Brandon’s mom has seen so much progress with this fine young man.  We are so proud to have them in the iAm family!
Gabriel : In Honor of TJ Stratton

Gabriel

In Honor of TJ Stratton

Gabriel will be using his funding for the Serenity Farm. TJ is long time member of the Maumee Elks and came to us in 2018 with an idea that would change our wonderful Acoustics for Autism!  The Elk's became our 6th stage in 2018 allowing us the the opportunity to expand our great event as well as raise more money for kid's like Gabriel!

Pippa : In Honor of Anne Eckhardt

Pippa

In Honor of Anne Eckhardt

Pippa is using her funding for the Rehab Dynamics Summer Program.  Anne has been a recent volunteer of Project iAm who has thrown herself into the dedication we need to continue to fulfill our mission.  Without the time and energy that Anne puts into our events, children like Pippa would not be able to receive the great funding that she has!

Caden : In Honor of Chelsey Dearing

Caden

In Honor of Chelsey Dearing

Caden will be using his funding for special ASD tools.  Chelsey has been such a great energy for all of us at Project iAm and has always been one to step up and do whatever we need with our events.  Thanks to volunteers like Chelsey, Caden can get the funding he needs to continue to prosper!

Sydney : Renewal in Honor of Ed Beczynski

Sydney

Renewal in Honor of Ed Beczynski

Since beginning therapy at the Finegan Family Autism Center in Toledo, Sydney has made leaps and bounds. We are so grateful that she is able to continue with their program for another year (with their acceptance of her beyond age 6) and of course your contribution to help with the costs of her tuition.

Brennan : In Honor of Roberta Koralewski

Brennan

In Honor of Roberta Koralewski

"With the help of this scholarship Brennan will be able to continue with the therapists who have helped so much this last year and assists us with affording an increase to the frequency he goes so he can continue to develop and grow. We appreciate all of (Roberta’s) support for the Autistic community and families like ours. Thank you for all you do."

Marshall : In Honor of the Turner Family

Marshall

In Honor of the Turner Family

Marshall is using his funding for the Innate Health Chiropractic Services. The Turner’s not only volunteer their time to Project iAm, but they handle those pesky little things, we call taxes. Using their craft to help the charity, we are able to save hundreds of dollars so children like Marshall can receive the funding that he needs. Without volunteers like the Turner family, we would not exist today!

Conner : In Honor of The Mettler Family

Conner

In Honor of The Mettler Family

Conner will be using his renewal forms for the Promedica Early Autism program and has shown great progress since he first began! As always, the Mettler family has continued to provide for Project iAm and Acoustics for Autism.  As you know, monetary donations alone are not what fund this charity.  Instead we have a family, with to ASD ties, that consistently give their time, their restaurant establishment, and their loyalty to the volunteers and children of Project iAm.  Without all of this, Conner could not continue to receive the benefits he does. We hope this year, we are able to introduce you to the Mettler’s at Acoustics for Autism!

2018

Kaly : In honor of Rachel Dannenbarger

Kaly

In honor of Rachel Dannenbarger

Kaly (in honor of Rachel Dannenbarger):  Kaly is new to the Project iAm Family and will be using her funds toward treatment at the  ProMedica Early Autism Center.  Rachel has volunteered for every event that Project iAm has hosted since 2013.  Her friendly attitude and willingness to give her time to the charity has helped us raise thousands of dollars for children like Kaly.  Without Rachel, we could not succeed the way we do today!
Brady : In Honor of Dave and Mary Brownell

Brady

In Honor of Dave and Mary Brownell

Brady (in Honor of Dave and Mary Brownell).  Brady will be using his funding for the Early Autism Program at Mercy.  Dave and Mary are staples in Project iAm family.  They have consistently donated goods, their time, and their fun loving attitude to our events.  Without this kind of volunteering and donating, Project iAm would not be able to help children like Brady!
Alex :

Alex

Chloe :

Chloe

6.27.18

 

Dear Project Iam,

 

     I am writing to say thank you for the scholarship that your organization was kind and generous enough to give to me. Now I can continue to receive speech services at home and work on executive functioning skills with Ms. Katie from Exceeding Expectations. You have no idea how much I appreciate it, and how much it means to my family and I. Words will never be enough to do it justice. Project Iam means so much to me. I love your mission and what you do. Receiving this scholarship was a huge relief for me. It made me so happy because I still get to learn and grow through therapy! I love to do those things! I live life believing progress is always possible and thanks to you I can continue to learn new skills. Executive functioning skills are very hard for me. I have struggled with this challenge for years. My family and I have tried multiple things over the years and nothing worked for long until I started therapy at Exceeding Expectations. My bedroom is totally neat and transformed now and I have you to thank! I am learning so many important skills. Thanks for helping me be the best me I can be. Thank you for positively impacting my family and so many others! You are truly an amazing asset to our community. You make a difference.

 

My best,

Chloe Rothschild

Devin Palacio :

Devin Palacio

Brandon : Renewal In honor of Lisa McGowan

Brandon

Renewal In honor of Lisa McGowan

Brandon has continued to exceed expectations at the UT program. Lisa has consistently been an active member of the Project iAm family. Because of her constant contribution of time, she has brought an amazing, fun presence to all our events!

Adam : Renewal in Honor of Jim Tressel

Adam

Renewal in Honor of Jim Tressel

Adam is thriving in his therapy and once again going to the Rehab Dynamics summer program.  We are so happy that he has continued to advance and look forward to his summer program and that we can be a part of that progress.

Brennan : In Honor of Roberta Koralewski

Brennan

In Honor of Roberta Koralewski

Brennan is using his resources from Project iAm for services at the Wood County Rehab Program. Roberta is a staple in Project iAm family. She is the first person to offer her time and effort to help make Acoustics for Autism, and every event, a special and efficient one. Roberta’s kind heart and attitude allows us to provide events that raise funding for Children like Brennan.

Ryan : in Honor of Chad Turner

Ryan

in Honor of Chad Turner

Ryan is attending the Rehab Dynamics Summer Program in 2018. Chad has been actively involved in Project iAm for the last several years, helping us organize, promote and focus on the mission of the charity. Without Chad, we would not be able to direct our funding to children like Ryan!

 

Parker : In Honor of Chuck Rippenhoff

Parker

In Honor of Chuck Rippenhoff

Parker had his scholarship renewed for his progression and treatment at Promedica’s Early Autism Program. As you know, our organization would not be possible without the love and support of the musicians who encompass it. As we started to branch out and expand Acoustics for Autism, we thought if was only fitting for our dear friend Chuck and his pop rock band The Wow Factor to continue to play our event in our bigger areas to draw more people. Without people like Chuck and his band, we would not be able to raise the money we do for children like Parker!

Sydney : In Honor of Ed Beczynski

Sydney

In Honor of Ed Beczynski

Sydney is using her funding toward the Promedica Early Autism Program.  Ed is not only a local restaurant entrepreneur in Toledo, but he is selfless when it comes to charity.  No matter what the event or the task, he is one of the many people who have made it so much easier to be able to fund scholarships for children like Sydney. No matter how busy his schedule, he has been so willing to give up not only goods and services to Project iAm, but also volunteer time so that we can continue to do what we do best!

Connor : In Honor of The Mettler Family

Connor

In Honor of The Mettler Family

Connor continues to excel in his treatment at Promedica’s early Autism Program with the help of the Project iAm Scholarship Fund.  The Mettler family has continuously been one of the biggest supporters of our endeavor.  They have volunteered their time and efforts to every event of which we have ever been involved and have loved watching Connor’s success!

2017

Brandon : In Honor of Lisa McGowan

Brandon

In Honor of Lisa McGowan

Brandon is using his funding for the UT PMO program.  Lisa is always the first person to volunteer her time to Project iAm and bring a group of fun loving friends with her.  No matter what the event or the task, her physical contributions made have given us the opportunity to be able to fund scholarships for children like Brandon. No matter how busy her schedule, she has been so willing to give up her time and energy to help us continue with our mission and help so many children in the area.

Shelby Reardon : Thank you - Shelby Reardon

Shelby Reardon

Thank you - Shelby Reardon

June 22, 2017

 

Project iAm

3818 Frampton Dr.

Toledo, OH 43614

 

Dear Project iAm and Buster Browns,

Thank you so much for renewing our scholarship for another year. Our daughter, Shelby, has been attending Promedica’s Autism Early Learning Program since she was three years old and received her Autism Diagnosis. This program has been amazing for her! With the help of the Buster Brown scholarship, we were able to send her to the full day program and now she will be able to continue this program for another year.

This past year, we have watched Shelby grow in so many ways. She has learned how to communicate her wants and needs by using pictures and one word requests and labels. She is learning colors, letters, and numbers, as well as identifying people she is familiar with. Seeing Shelby look at a picture of her brother, sister, her dad and myself and call us by our names has been amazing. One of the biggest highlights of this past school year has been that Shelby has become fully potty trained! I had no idea how I was going to teach this task to my child who was almost completely non-verbal, but with the support of the staff at the AELP, we were able to teach her successfully. These are only a few of the many things Shelby has been learning during her time at this program.

If it was not for scholarships and grants like Project iAm and the people in the community that help keep this organization alive, she would not be able to learn and grow in the ways I know she can. Being able to be a part of an organization that truly cares about kids like Shelby who live right here in our community has been life changing.

 

Thank you again for all you do.

 

The Reardon Family   

Ben : In Honor of Alysha Martin

Ben

In Honor of Alysha Martin

Ben received a renewal for services due to his constant progress with his programs!  There is never enough that can be said about Alysha.  She started out as a volunteer and has become one of the core members of our organization. Always willing and dependable, we’ve been able to grow as a group because of Alysha.
Kasam : In honor of the great City of Maumee

Kasam

In honor of the great City of Maumee

Kasam had his scholarship renewed in honor of the great City of Maumee.  Maumee has continuously been the home to our premiere event, Acoustics for Autism, and has become part of the Project iAm family.  Kasam’s family has been contributing time to whatever events they are able by volunteering and paying it forward to new iAm families.

Jaxson : In honor of The Andersons

Jaxson

In honor of The Andersons

Jaxson Will be using his funding for ABA therapy. The Anderson's has consistently been a part of the Project iAm family and has saved us thousands of dollars by being our official ticket vendor as well as always donating to our events. Because of the kindness and support of this wonderful corporation, we've been able to provide scholarships to children like Jaxson.

Braeden : In honor of Torie Thorne

Braeden

In honor of Torie Thorne

Braeden’s scholarship to the ASNO summer program was renewed in honor of Torie Thorne.  Torie has continued her selfless effort to assist in all Project iAm events and has become an important part of our volunteers.  Braeden’s family has also become a new addition to the volunteering efforts of our organization and has continued to grow in his treatment and therapy.

Landon : In Honor of The Kim Kohl

Landon

In Honor of The Kim Kohl

Landon will be using his funds toward the Lindamood-Bell Center. With a smile on her face, Kim was always one of the first people to volunteer her time to Project iAm.  No matter what the event or the task, she and her friends always enjoyed the events and the wonderful contribution they made to them have given us the opportunity to be able to fund scholarships for children like Landon.  Very sadly, Kim just passed away unexpectedly, and we hope that the news of Landon’s progress can bring some joy to the Kohl family, just as she did to ours.

Jaidyn : In Honor of Michael Miller

Jaidyn

In Honor of Michael Miller

Jaidyn applied for and received a renewal of his scholarship at Serenity Farm for his Equestrian therapy.  His grandmother states, "The saddest day was when Vail Meadows closed their doors for good. I had found Serenity Farm and visited their facility it is so wonderful there, but unfortunately we could not afford the therapy there. For nearly a year and a half now whenever we drive anywhere near a route toward the Horse Ranch Jai Jai says “ Nana Horse, look this way,. Nana Horse Please”. And now because of your compassion, hard work and vigilance Jaidyn can resume what he is Passionate about and he will gain more words.  … 
Parker : In Honor of The Wannabees Band

Parker

In Honor of The Wannabees Band

Parker will be using his funds for the Promedica Early Autism Program.  Our organization would not be possible without the love and support of the musicians who encompass it.  As we started to branch out and expand Acoustics for Autism, we found there were more and more children bands in the area who wanted to help.  Our dear friend Chuck and his band The Wannabees have faithfully played our event for several years bringing entertainment to the hundreds of patrons and children.  Without people like Chuck and his band, we would not be able to raise the money we do for children like Parker!

Addison : In Honor of Wilson Lake and The Rock Bass

Addison

In Honor of Wilson Lake and The Rock Bass

Addison will use her funding for the Bay Park Community program.  Tom Jackson has been an avid volunteer for Project iAm since our first Acoustics for Autism.  His kid friendly band has performed at every event and we look forward to seeing them again for their 10th year in a row.  Without the musicians we have supporting us, Addison would not be able to receive the funding that she has been awarded!

2016

Derick : In Honor of Judge Byers

Derick

In Honor of Judge Byers

Derick is using his funds for the Promedica Early Autism Program. Judge has been a staple in the Maumee community for decades and is very active with music and young children in our area. He has been a fantastic fit for our children’s area at Acoustics for Autism, and amidst his busy schedule, he has always found the time to entertain at our annual event and add the “family friendly fun” element to a huge all day concert. Because of musicians like Judge Byers, Project iAm is able to donated money to children like Derick.

Kruze : In Honor of Joe Woods

Kruze

In Honor of Joe Woods

Kruze is attending the Mercy Early Autism Program. Joe is a musician in the Toledo area that has supported Project iAm from its very first Acoustics for Autism. We are fortunate to have some of the best musicians in the country right here in our hometown, and amidst their hectic schedules, Joe is always willing to play our events and help promote in any way he can. Because of the time our musicians dedicate to Acoustics for Autism, we are able to put on the greatest rock event in our area and grant money to children like Kruze.

Antonio : In Honor of the Leister Family

Antonio

In Honor of the Leister Family

Antonio is using his funds for the Promedica Autism Program. The Leister Family. Julie and Linda have consistently supported Project iAm through events and their business Ye Olde Durty Bird, in addition to volunteering their time and efforts. Their late Father, Reg, was an avid supporter of our project and mission, often offering to provide transportation when needed, offer financial support, and donate items to Acoustics for Autism. We can think of no better way to honor Reg and his daughters, than to give Antonio a scholarship in their name.

Conner : In honor of the Mettler Family

Conner

In honor of the Mettler Family

Conner is attending the Early Autism Program at Promedica.  There are not enough words to describe the generosity of the Mettler family.  Dad, Jim is the all around handy man that creates, fixes, and tweaks any need of Project iAm so that our events run smoothly.  Sarah volunteers at all of our events and secures donations for everything we do.  Danny has played music at Acoustics for Autism for the last 5 years.  This family donates their time, energy, and love to Project iAm so that we can save our overhead and distribute money to children like Conner for his continued progress.

Michael : In Honor of Tony Parasiliti

Michael

In Honor of Tony Parasiliti

Michael will be using his funding for the Capable Kids Summer Program.  There are not enough words to describe the benefit Tony has brought to Project iAm.  Most people don’t understand the huge costs associated with putting on events.  Tony has saved our organization thousands of dollars by securing goods that we need to run a smooth event—this is how we are able to give money to children like Michael.  Without Tony, we could not be who we are.

Devin : In honor of Dani Herrera

Devin

In honor of Dani Herrera

Devin is using his funding for the YMCA Summer Program.   Dani has come to the charity in the last couple years, not only as a donor of her beautiful and creative artwork in order to raise funds for our charity, but also as a friend and volunteer.  Her amazing artwork has raised hundreds of dollars for Project iAm, so that we can continue to put all of our efforts and funding directly to families like Devin's.

Joey : An Update on Joey (From Susan and Greg Silloway)

Joey

An Update on Joey (From Susan and Greg Silloway)

A BIG thank you for the support Project iAm provided Joey.  He is enjoying piano lessons.  He had a recital in May and totally rocked it.   I attached a picture.  Wish I could send a video but it would be too large. Maybe he can join Arctic Clam one day!!

Thank you again for the support you and Project iAm provided!!

Susan and Greg Silloway

Ian : In Honor of John Grafing

Ian

In Honor of John Grafing

Ian is using his Project iAm funds for summer camp through Camp Courageous.To put on a musical extravaganza, like Acoustics for Autism, Project iAm relies on the generosity of time and donations in an effort to raise as much money as possible.  John has dedicated his time, equipment, and patience to us for the last three years by commandeering our party tent and music area.  His professionalism and kindness make it possible to save the costs associated with an all day event and his willingness to do so is the reason Ian can receive the funding he has.

Jonathan : In Honor of Shannon Mohr

Jonathan

In Honor of Shannon Mohr

Jonathan will be using his funding for the Promedica Early Autism Full Time Program.  Shannon came to Project iAm as a manager of a local restaurant who wanted to volunteer for events, and eventually has lent financial support in the form of donations and sponsorships in order to have events cost the charity as little as possible.  She is always willing to help, fundraise, and solicit assistance for Project iAm so that we can continue to give money to our ASD kids!

Emily : One of our Camp NUHOP Contest Winners 2016

Emily

One of our Camp NUHOP Contest Winners 2016

One of our Camp NUHOP Contest Winners 2016

Adrian : In Honor of PricePro.co

Adrian

In Honor of PricePro.co

In January, just at the crux of our planning period for Acoustics for Autism, our home headquarters fell victim to a break in. Although there wasn’t a huge loss, Price Pro.co stepped up to the plate and funded a security system for Project iAm, in an effort to help with our mission statement and keep our costs low. Without this kind gesture, Project iAm would have had to invest money that would have taken from our kids, like Adrian. Now, because of their generosity, Adrian has an opportunity to continue with his treatment choices throughout the summer.

Benjamin : In Honor of Alysha Martin

Benjamin

In Honor of Alysha Martin

Ben is using his funds for the Promedica Early Autism Program. Alysha has been actively supportive of Project iAm for the past several years. However, in the last year, she has stepped up to the plate above and beyond anything anyone could have imagined and it has given our team a sense of security and lack of anxiety knowing we have been able to trust Alysha with such important duties. Without volunteers like Alysha, Project iAm would not be able to continue with the mission statement that we have strived so hard to protect and adhere to and children like Benjamin would not be benefitted from the program.

Shelby : in Honor of Buster Brown's

Shelby

in Honor of Buster Brown's

Shelby will be using her funding toward the Promedica Early Autism Program.  Little did we know in 2008, that Project iAm would grow and earn the respect it has over the last 9 years.  Acoustics for Autism started out as a little event and has grown into something we never expected.  If it weren’t for the businesses in Uptown Maumee and their graciousness, we could not stay loyal to our home and allow this event to grow.  Katie and Zeke from Buster Browns have opened their doors to us and allowed us to provide additional venues for our musical extravaganza.  

Braeden : In Honor of Torie Thorne

Braeden

In Honor of Torie Thorne

Braeden will be using his funding for the ASNO summer program.  Torie has given so much of her time to Project iAm that she has become one of our go to people for anything we need.  At our events, we have pure love and chaos and Torie is able to problem solve and bring much needed light heartedness to the everyone involved in making our events a success.  Without people like Torie, Braeden would not be able to receive funding, as our events would be nothing without Ms. Thorne!

Ryan : In Honor of Chad Turner

Ryan

In Honor of Chad Turner

Ryan is using his funding for the Promedica Early Autism Program.  Chad has been actively supportive of Project iAm since we started.  However, in the last year, he has stepped up to the plate above and beyond anything anyone could have imagined and it has saved Project iAm thousands of dollars in web services.  Chad’s willingness and desire to help the Foundation has been an asset for which we could never thank him enough and because of Chad, Ryan is able to receive funding to help with his treatment.

Joshua and Nathan : In Honor of Gayle Ashbridge

Joshua and Nathan

In Honor of Gayle Ashbridge

Joshua and Nathan are using their funding for Allen's Martial Arts. Gayle has devoted countless hours to Project iAm and all of our events.  There’s never a time we have to ask her for anything, she simply reaches out and says “put me where you need me”.  She has been an avid supporter of this organization in every way that is necessary to succeed.  Having the loyalty and support from people like Gayle, make it possible for Nathan and Joshua to receive funding from Project iAm.

Winter 2015

Hadi : In Honor of Jeff Birdsell

Hadi

In Honor of Jeff Birdsell

Hadi is involved with services in the Promedica Early Autism Program.  Jeff Birdsell came to us originally as a beer representative and has become so much more to our organization.  Jeff has spent countless hours offering his assistance, donating goods, and spending extra time to publicize and make sure our events run smoothly.  Having an organization that is 100% volunteer run, can only work with people like Jeff a part of it!

Lincoln : In Honor of Micki Smith

Lincoln

In Honor of Micki Smith

Lincoln is using his funding for Speech Therapy.  Mrs. Smith came to us in the last couple years and is one of the most faithful and hardworking volunteers we have ever had.  Ms. Smith has consistently volunteered at every event before, during, and after she was needed.  Her dedication and time to Project iAm has allowed us to raise the funds to help children like Lincoln!

Fall 2015

Karys and Kai : In Honor of Bruce Boerst

Karys and Kai

In Honor of Bruce Boerst

Kai and Karys are using their funding for continued therapy at the Firelands Medical Center.  Bruce has been a right hand man of Project iAm for several years now.  He singlehandedly rallies the troops and provides several volunteers for all of our events.  He is trustworthy and loyal and takes time away from his job and his many responsibilities in order to help all of the children that Project iAm seeks to fund.  Without his tireless volunteering, Karys and Kai would not have been able to have the funding available to them that they are.

Mackenzie : In Honor of Brandon Saba

Mackenzie

In Honor of Brandon Saba

Mackenzie used her treatment funding for the SAIL program.  Brandon is a manager and Bar 145 and has been actively involved in Project iAm for the last few years.  Brandon comes to us when there is an event that needs some special Project iAm attention and has earned thousands of dollars for our organization by allowing us to be involved.  He is an avid fan of this charity and supports us personally and professionally. Without Brandon, we would not have the funds we have to help Mae and all of our Project iAm children!

Summer 2015

Muhaimin : In Honor of Micki Smith

Muhaimin

In Honor of Micki Smith

Muhaimin used his funding for his treatment received from the Promedica Early Autism Program.  Mrs. Smith came to us in the last couple years and is one of the most faithful and hardworking volunteers we have ever had.  Ms. Smith has consistently volunteered at every event both before, during, and after she was needed.  Her dedication and time to Project iAm has allowed us to raise the funds to help children like Muhaimin.

Trevor : In Honor of Kristi Marie

Trevor

In Honor of Kristi Marie

Trevor is using his funding for the Early Autism Program at Promedica.  Krisi’s vibrant and cheerful attitude toward life and love came to us a few years back as she volunteered not only as a musician, but also as a hard working team member for Project iAm.  She is always promoting, donating time and money, and spreading the word of our organization and what it stands for.

Ethan and Mara : In Honor of Rachel Southworth

Ethan and Mara

In Honor of Rachel Southworth

Ethan and Mara will be using their scholarship for Hyperbaric Oxygen Treatments.  Mr. Southworth has continuously supported Project iAm, even from Atlanta, Georgia.  Rachel and all the Skid Row guys have used social media to introduce Project iAm to fans across the world.  In addition to the donations they have given, the mere idea that these busy rock stars would take the time to support a local charity in Toledo, Ohio, has meant more to us than they will ever know.  Without the continuous support of Mr. Southworth, Mara and Ethan would not be able to receive a renewal of this scholarship.

Oliver : In Honor of David Baker

Oliver

In Honor of David Baker

Mr. Baker  came to us in the last couple years and is one of the most faithful and hardworking volunteers we have ever had.  Mr. Baker was never a person who said “maybe” but instead just a simple, “you know I’ll do whatever you need”.  His full time career as an attorney and his avid community involvement, especially with children, made him one of the most respected young men in our area.  Much to our devastation, Mr. Baker suddenly passed away a couple weeks ago, just as our committee had decided we wanted to honor him for his dedication to Project iAm.  It is very regretful that we could not share our gratitude with him personally, but we hope this scholarship will give his family comfort and inspiration as to the great young man they raised..  His dedication and time to Project iAm has allowed us to raise the funds to help children like Oliver.

Cedric : In Honor of Alan Mueller

Cedric

In Honor of Alan Mueller

Cedric will be using his funding toward his summer program.  Mr. Mueller came to us in the last couple years and was one of the most faithful and hardworking volunteers we ever had.  Mr. Mueller didn’t come from much, often had to borrow money for transportation to events, and never complained about a thing.  He offered his time during all hours of every event and was so grateful to be a part of this organization.  It is because of him, that Cedric is able to receive funding today.

Preston : In Honor of Jeremy Fitzgerald

Preston

In Honor of Jeremy Fitzgerald

Preston will be using his funding for the Early Autism Program at Promedica. Jeremy is the owner of Bar 145 and has been actively involved in Project iAm for the last few years. Jeremy has allowed our organization an opportunity to host fun events filled with music, which stays true to our mission. Because of his support, we have raised thousands of dollars for the Project iAm Scholarship fund and are able to help Preston in some way.

Hagan : In Honor of Katie Howard

Hagan

In Honor of Katie Howard

Hagan is receiving treatment through Mercy Health Care for ABA therapy.  Katie came to us in 2012 with our involvement with The Shops at Fallen Timbers and Regis Hair Salon.  Not only was she involved through her employer, but she then became one of the most integral parts of our organization.  Ms. Howard has consistently volunteered at every event both before, during, and after she was needed.  Her dedication and time to Project iAm has allowed us to raise the funds to help children like Hagan.

Spring 2015

Brandon : In Honor of Julie Stevens

Brandon

In Honor of Julie Stevens

Brandon's scholarship money will be used for his family for a seminar teaching the family and Brandon how to interact with one another.  Julie has been a part of Project iAm since the beginning, both through her employment at Georgette’s and for simply being a volunteer.  Julie’s willingness to help and make the efficiency of Acoustics for Autism a smoothly running success, is beyond compare.  Without Julie, Brandon, and our other Project iAm children, would not receive the funding they do.         

Isaiah and Jeremiah : In Honor of Jeremy Thomas

Isaiah and Jeremiah

In Honor of Jeremy Thomas

Isaiah and Jeremiah will be using their scholarship money for treatment at Rochelle Allen's Special Ninja's.  Jeremy is a selfless volunteer who has donated countless hours to Project iAm and Acoustics for Autism.  He has been a part of this organization for over 5 years and you’ll see him doing everything from running merchandise to putting up snow fencing.  Is the quintessential “yes man” and takes his responsibilities very seriously.  Jeremy’s heart and soul belong to this charity and we are so grateful for him!

Drake : Renewal In Honor of Sid Marious

Drake

Renewal In Honor of Sid Marious

Drake will be using his scholarship renewal for his summer at the Capable Kids Program.  Drake will be using his renewal scholarship for services at Mercy Autism Center. Sid Marious continues to be a huge support of Project iAm and spends countless hours at our events helping to make it special for everyone.

Chloe : In Honor of Mike Toth

Chloe

In Honor of Mike Toth

Chloe will be using her funding at the Promedica Autism program.  Being a drummer isn’t easy.  Being a drummer that let’s other drummers use your drums is really not easy.  Michael has selflessly donated his drums and his artistic ability to Project iAm for various projects, including our upcoming Joan Jett Concert.  Michael has been a loyal fan and supporter of Acoustics for Autism and has continued to give tirelessly to this organization so that Chloe, and our other ASD kids, can get the help and treatment they deserve!

Winter 2014

Marisa : In Honor of Daryl Robinson.

Marisa

In Honor of Daryl Robinson.

Marisa used her scholarship funding at the Promedica Autism Program. 
Not only is Daryl selfless in his time dedication to Project iAm and Acoustics for Autism, but he has continuously helped this event and all the drummers by the use of his drums and assistance with the bands.  Mr. Robinson is an asset to this charity and the community and it is our pleasure to honor him with this scholarship named after him.

Fall 2014

Gabe : In Honor of Paul Accetola

Gabe

In Honor of Paul Accetola

Gabe will be using his funding from Project iAm for his continued therapy at Wood County Family Resources. Paul Accetola was a friend, contributor, and volunteer for Project iAm, known for his constant generosity. Paul would dedicate hours, not only at events, but also by making our "Vault keys" by the hundreds for our events. Unfortunately, Paul lost his battle with cancer just before Gabe was awarded this scholarship. We hope he feels the gratefulness from up above.

Joseph : In Honor of Mike Dibling

Joseph

In Honor of Mike Dibling

Joseph is using his scholarship money for the Mercy Autism Program.  Mr. Dibling is new to the Project iAm family, but his generosity has allowed our Acoustics for Autism event in March to grow, while still allowing us to attain our mission.  Allowing his property for our event, at no cost to us, has greatly contributed to our goal of raising money for our scholarship fund, while keeping our overhead low.  Mr. Dibling is an amazing person and we are so thankful for his contributions to this organization!

Spring 2014

Jovan : In Honor of Sean McMahon

Jovan

In Honor of Sean McMahon

Jovan has been using his funding at Toledo Children's Hospital.  Sean has not only actively volunteered though music, but he also has constantly spread the word and awareness of Project iAm.  Without his help and enthusiasm, we would not be able to have the successful events we do!

Spring 2013

James : In honor of Mick Mason

James

In honor of Mick Mason

James is using his funding for ABA therapy with Jenna Vendemo.  Mick has volunteered at every event as a musician as well as works with children with ASD through guitar lessons.  He has always made time for Project iAm and the children we support!

Summer 2014 Contest Winners

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1.) Karalyn (in Honor of Allen Spencer and Anthony Beck): Karalyn was awarded a scholarship to attend therapeutic horse riding at Serenity Farms. Anthony and Allen have been gracing Project iAm since its first Acoustics for Autism in 2008. They have continuously provided music, volunteers, publicity, and assistance of all kinds to the charity.

2.) Adam(in honor of Jim Tressel): Adam was renewed the Jim Tressel Scholarship, which he will be using for his treatment at Rehab Dynamics. Mr. Tressel has been supportive of Project iAm from day one and continues to send memorabilia for our auctions and raffles every year. Mr. Tressel has always shown us such generosity and class in his giving; we are proud to have been able to even remotely returned your generosity by naming this scholarship for Adam after you.

3.) Tori (in Honor of Greg Dumas and John Utrup): Tori is using her scholarship funding for her treatment at the Sensory Learning Center. Greg and John, although living in Chicago, have traveled hours to be a part of Project iAm events and volunteer every chance they get. They have been generous in their donations to the silent auctions and with their time. Our out of town support means more than you could imagine!

4.) Ayden (in Honor of Kristen Reinbolt): Ayden will be using his scholarship money for the Mercy Autism Program. Kristen Reinbolt is the reason Project iAm has brought this area one of the biggest musical events to date, Acoustics for Autism…Plugged in! As one of the managers of The Shops at Fallen Timbers, she has been our key person in bringing these fun concerts for everyone to enjoy. Kristen is the reason we have our concerts to share with our community!

5.) Drake (in Honor of Sid Marious): Drake will be using his renewal scholarship for services at Mercy Autism Center. Sid Marious continues to be a huge support of Project iAm and spends countless hours at our events helping to make it special for everyone.

6.) Kamden (in Honor of Kristin Kinney): Kamden is just starting ABA therapy with Jenna Vendemo and has made strides in his few short sessions! Kristin is an avid volunteer, promoter, and dance floor fluffer for Project iAm and all our events. Willing to do anything the charity needs, you will find Kristin gathering donations, selling raffle tickets, and anything else in between!

7.) Alex (in Honor of Michael Glabicki): Alex is very excited to participate in the Summer Camp at the NUHOP Program this year with his scholarship money. Michael Glabicki again surprised the community when he brought himself, along with his entire band Rusted Root, for an impromptu, last minute performance which benefitted Project iAm. This fun night brought together Michael and Alex’s mother for a first time face to face meeting and a heartfelt thank you.

8.) Nikolas (in Honor of Scott Hayes). Nikolas will be attending the Ann Arbor Center with his renewal of the Scott Hayes Scholarship. Mr. Hayes has been an overly active volunteer and promoter for the charity since 2009. He has brought us countless sponsors and introduced Project iAm to a new kind of publicity that we otherwise would not have had. He has also volunteered both as a worker and a musician at every event we have had.

9.) Mekhi (in Honor of The Shops at Fallen Timbers): Mekhi received at home health care from Williams Homes, LLC. The Shops at Fallen Timbers has been our host to Acoustics for Autism…Plugged in! year after year. Their generosity and willingness to accommodate the charity in every way allows us to provide a family fun, inexpensive musical experience for everyone!

10 ) Kasam (in Honor of The City of Maumee):  Kasam will be receiving his continued therapy with Dr. Baker-Bowen.  The City of Maumee is home to Project iAm and its events.  Without question, they have given us every opportunity to allow Acoustics for Autism to expand while keeping in its home of Uptown Maumee.  

Spring 2014

2014_spring

Danny (in Honor of Steven Knurek): Danny was able to continue his therapy with Serenity Farms with his scholarship money. Stevie has been a musician at every music event we have had for Project iAm. He has also selflessly given his time at other events as a hardworking volunteer. Danny made Stevie a lovely art piece to show his appreciation for his dedication to Project iAm.

Holiday 2013

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Project iAm had its first Holiday contest this year completely controlled by our fans on Facebook and Twitter! Congratulations to the winners. Please check out their stories below and visit our Facebook page for future contests.

Fall 2013

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Bryar (In Honor Of McLaughlin Family): Brian and Trey McLaughlin have been supporting Project iAm events both through volunteer work and with music with Trey’s young band, Bulletproof snow, since 2009. This family hails from over two hours away, but continues to promote, attend, and spread awareness of our cause. Without supporters like the McLaughlin family, Project iAm would not have become the success it is today.

Drake(In Honor Of Sid Marious): Sid Marious was the first person to offer his time to Project iAm at Acoustics for Autism in 2008. He is the official DJ of our charity…which to some may not seem like much. But, what people don’t think about, is that Sid is there from the start of the event until the bitter end every year after year, donating his time and energy for the kids of Project iAm. Sid’s selflessness does not go unrecognized, but will never be properly repoaid. Without supporters like Sid, Project iAm would not have become the success it is today.

Andrew(In Honor Of 815’s): Andrew is currently receiving treatment at the CHIPS program through Mercy Health Partners. The 815’s are a band that have been on the rise for the last two years now. Aside from the fact that they continue to be a part of Acoustics for Autism every year, they have been huge supporters of Project iAm in the community as well as behind the scenes for many events. Always selfless, the 815’s bring a sense of music camaraderie to the stage and in Northwest Ohio.

Spring 2013

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Nickolas(In Honor Of Scott Hayes): Nickolas is continuing his ASD treatment at Rehab Dynamics. Scott Hayes has donated countless hours to Project iAm not only through music, but also by being the primary solicitor of sponsors for our cause. Through his reputation for philanthropy in our area, Mr. Hayes has been able to seek out funding for Acoustics for Autism…Plugged in, for the last four years. Without this support, Project iAm could not bring our fun, family friendly, cost effective events to the area.

Jaidyn(In Honor Of Michael Miller): Jaidyn is using his scholarship money for treatment at the Promedica Autism Program. Michael Miller is not just the editor of the Toledo Free Press, but he is one of the most philanthropic people our city has. Though publicity and volunteering, Mr. Miller has continued to make Project iAm one of the most recognized, and loved charities in Northwest Ohio.

Fall 2012

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Joshua Anderson(In Honor Of Brian Bocian): Joshua will be receiving funds for his ongoing treatment at the CHIPS program. Brian Bocian is a kind and generous soul who has graciously given to Project iAm since its inaugural Acoustics for Autism. Brian has consistently and selflessly given back to this charity so that we can continue to raise funds for families like Joshua’s.

Spring 2012

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Constance (in honor of Bobby May and Jonathan Barile): Constance received a scholarship for the Nova Mind Software. Barile/May have been performing all over for well over two decades. Although certainly some of the most popular and busy musicians in our area, they are also two of the most selfless. They always find a way to perform at our benefits even if they are coming from one show and running to another. It is because of their selfless dedication to Project iAm that Constance was able to receive this funding!

Tyler (in honor of Kyle White Lay): Tyler has received funding for his therapy at the Toledo Hearing and Speech Center. Kyle White is a constant presence in the Toledo are music scene. Well respected and always playing, she has played every Project iAm benefit no matter what her schedule allows. Kyle has also volunteered for Project iAm and donated items to our various auctions and raffles from her homemade jewelry line. Kyle’s musical ability and thoughtful giving has made it possible for Tyler to receive this scholarship!

Fall 2011

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Mason (in honor of The Schiedel Foundation): Mason received a scholarship for his involvement with the Capable Kids program. Mason’s scholarhip was named in honor of The Schiedel Foundation who has been supporting various charities over the last couple of years. The Schiedel was behind the merging of Project iAm and Habitat for Humanity for a fundraiser and raised money for both charities through supporting each other.

Spring 2011

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Ben (in honor of Lenny Sniegocki): Ben received a scholarship for his involvement with the Capable Kids program. Ben’s scholarhip was named in honor of our go to guy Lenny for all of his hard work at ALL of the Project iAm events. You can either catch Lenny stapling, hanging, inflating, pounding, or duct taping something to help our events be the best they can. Lenny is a true hero and volunteer for Project iAm…and now for Ben.

Michael (in honor of Lexi Staples): Michael received funding toward his CHIP program costs. Michael’s scholarship namesake, Lexi, is the artistic queen of Project iAm. Whether you ask her to whip up a small painting or help with a flier, within hours, we have a beautiful masterpiece to help make our events special. Lexi is also the founder of the Toledo Pride festival which uses Project iAm as it’s only charity for donations as well as for volunteers. Lexi is a truly a special woman and Michael is lucky to have a scholarship honoring her!

Adam (in honor of Jim Tressel): Adam is the lucky winner of the Jim Tressel Scholarship, which he will be using for his treatment at the CHIP program. Mr. Tressel has been supportive of Project iAm from day one and continues to send memorabilia for our auctions and raffles every year. Mr. Tressel has always shown us such generosity and class in his giving and we are so very sad to see him go. All the best for you Coach Tressel…we are proud to have been able to even remotely returned your generosity by naming this scholarship for Adam after you.

Devan (in honor of Shelly Nyitray): Devan will be using his scholarship money to fund his Capable Kid’s summer program. Shelly Nyitray has been a long time supporter of Project iAm since our first event. The thing is however, she volunteers and helps us all the way from Chicago! Shelly is so excited and has such enthusiasm when it comes to obtaining gifts for our auctions and raffles and does all of this work without ever having been able to attend an event. Shelly is a true giver and we are proud to honor her in this way.

Fall 2010

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Aiden: In Honor of Joe Loeffler. Aiden is the lucky recipient of a scholarship and is using it for the CHIPS program. Joe Loeffler is one of our faithful volunteers who has dedicated his time and finances to Project iAm since our inception. Through all of his own tribulations, Joe has always been there for us no matter what physical pain he was enduring. Joe and his dedication to our charity will be greatly missed. Joseph Loeffler, March 8, 1961-January 30, 2011.

Spring 2010

2010_springNoah: In Honor of Jim Beeson. Noah is using his scholarship at the Rehab Dynamics Summer Camp. Jim Beeson was one of our first supporters and helped at our premiere event by allowing Project iAm to accept funding through the Collingwood Center Aquatics program. Jim has helped children with Autism express themselves inside and out of the pool and has been an avid volunteer and friend.

Ryan: In Honor of Ronnie Sayyah. Ryan is using his funding toward a communication device. Mr. Sayyah has been an avid supporter of Project iAm from the beginning…even though he lives in New Smyrna Beach, Florida! His graphic arts design has been the face for many of our posters, web materials, and merchandise. Ronnie even flew into town to volunteer for Acoustics for Autism…Plugged In!

Grace: In Honor of Maumee Quickprint. Grace is using her scholarship money at the Toledo Hearing and Speech Center. Maumee Quickprint has been a great local business in uptown Maumee for years. They have shown so much generosity to us for our events that is has enabled us to save money and give it to children like Grace instead of using it for business expenses! Due to their dedication and hard work, we were able to successfully present Acoustics for Autism…Plugged In!

Aidan: In Mickey Thompson. Aidan is using his funding at the University of Toledo Kinesiotherapy Center. Mickey Thompson is a special little boy in New Jersey who is living with ASD just like Aidan. Mickey’s father has selflessly devoted time to Project iAm in honor of his son, including donating an amazing one of a kind item to Acoustics for Autism so that we can raise money to distribute to the children in our area, like Aidan. Thanks to Mickey and his struggles and accomplishments, we our spreading the good Project iAm name from coast to coast!

Joselyn: In Honor of The Lord Grizzly Brown. Joselyn is using her scholarship toward treatment at the Kaufman Clinic. If you listen to WIOT, you know who Grizzly Brown is…but if you’ve ever been to a Project iAm musical event, you know how much he supports us. Grizzly is one of Toledo’s most beloved radio deejay’s and we are fortunate enough to have him give Project iAm immense plugs whenever he can! Without his support and enthusiasm for our foundation, we would not have had the great success with our musical events that we have had. We love you Griz and keep Toledo rockin!

Fall 2009

2009_fallShamus: In Honor of Dave Carpenter. Shamus will be using his funds for the ASNO program. Project iAm was initially formed for a benefit; the name, Acoustics for Autism, was created one night while Nicole and Dave were talking music and helping children. Dave is the musical organizer behind Acoustics for Autism and has donated his time and energy to making it a success. Always a performer at all our events, Dave and his wife Rebecca have given Project iAm more than one could ever imagine.

Scholarship Recipients

Ethan and Mara: In Honor of Rachel Bolan Southworth. Ethan and Mara are twins using their funding toward biomedical treatments with the Biometrical Energy Center Program. Mr. Southworth, better known as the bassist and songwriter for National Recording Artists, Skid Row, helped make our dream this fall a reality. When asked if Skid Row would come and support Project iAm, without hesitation, Mr. Southworth agreed and did everything possible to promote our event. Because of the national notoriety of Skid Row, Project iAm was able to attract supporters from all over and gain attention in places we normally could not have.

Luke and Lily: In Honor of Mike Crompton. Luke and Lily are twins and using their funds toward the CHIP’s Program. Mr. Crompton has continuously supported Project iAm with his Wendy’s franchise by not only financial means, but also by helping get us national exposure. Due to all his dedication and hard work, we were able to successfully present Acoustics for Autism…Plugged In! and we have new ventures for the future

Mason and Maddox: In Honor of Napoleon Harley-Davidson. Mason and Maddox are twins and using their funds toward their treatment at Toledo Hearing and Speech Center. Napoleon Harley-Davidson and Karen Huss have supported us from day one without any asking on our part. Always willing to help promote, they also sponsored a Harley run for Project iAm at this year’s Acoustics for Autism…Plugged In!

Alex: In Honor of Michael Glabicki. Alex is using his scholarship money toward the CHIP program. Michael Glabicki, the lead singer and genius behind the band Rusted Root, has been an avid supporter of Project iAm since our beginning. Michael has played two concerts for Project iAm, the second at his request. Because of his influence on the music world, he has brought national attention to Project iAm and helped bring people who would have never given us a second look to our events.

Spring 2009

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Brian: In Honor of Zak Ward: Brian is our second quarter recipient of the Toledo Hearing and Speech program scholarship. Zak Ward is our wonderful web designer who has donated a plethora of hours to making our websites what they are today! Zak also gets thrown into all the “roadie” positions at all our shows. Thank you so much for everything you do.

Cahill: In Honor of Chuck Foreman. Cahill is our second quarter recipient of the HOPE program scholarship. Chuck Foreman is known as the wristband man at all of our events! He has donated countless hours selling wristbands and supporting us in any way he can!

Zade and Faris: In Honor of Moussa Salloukh and Jeff Gase. Zade and Faris are our second quarter recipients of our Spotlight Family Scholarship and are using funds toward two communication devices. Namesakes Moussa and Jeff have supported Project iAm by naming us their charities for the Fat Tuesday, St. Patrick’s Day, and Cinco de Mayo parties. Due to their faith in Project iAm, we have also been chosen as the charity for Red White and Kaboom at Promenade Park for July 3 & 4. 2009

Jack: In Honor of The Wagner Boys. Jack is our second quarter recipient who is using funds toward the use of an HBOT machine. The Wagner boys (Sam, Teddy, and John Paul) saved $200 toward buying a Wii this year. When they won the Wii at Acoustics for Autism, they donated all their hard earned money back to Project iAm!

Zane: In Honor of Brian and Nancy Sniegocki. Zane is our first quarter recipient of the HOPE program scholarship. Brian and Nancy have not only selfless given and volunteered to Project iAm, but are solely responsible for our being chosen as the charity for the 2008 and 2009 Lucas County Rib Off!

Aidan: In Honor of Tom Sullivan and Nikki & John Schafer. Aidan is our second quarter recipient of the ASNO summer program. Tom “Sully” Sullivan and the Shafers have always kindly provided a home for Project iAm through The Village Idiot. Without question or hesitation, these fine people allow us to have our meetings, benefits, and concerts at their establishment. Thank you for continuously supporting Project iAm and our recipients!

Lydia: In Honor of Linda Wilker. Lydia is our second quarter recipient of the CHIPS program scholarship. Linda Wilker has been a constant supporter of Project iAm since our debut. Her faith and support of us allows us to continue providing funds to our families!

Austin: In Honor of our Chicago Volunteers. Austin is our second quarter recipient of the SAIL program scholarship. Nina Elliot, Allison Parasiliti, and Shelley Nyitray. We are so lucky to have supporters in cities outside of Toledo. Our faithful friends in Chicago not only get us amazing prizes for raffles at our events, but also have driven countless hours to volunteer for us. We thank you for not only helping us, but for getting those great Chicagoans to wear our wristbands!!

2008

2008

Ashley: In Honor of Pam Myers: Ashley is our first quarter recipient of the Toledo Hearing and Speech program scholarship. Pam Myers, and all of the people at Toledo Hearing and Speech, have supported Project iAm from before day one. Through volunteering, countless information, and willingness to help us with anything we need, Pam has been one of the people who have kept us going from the start!