Autism Speaks’ Co-Founders Named to Palm Beach Elite Top 100 Philanthropists List
Autism Speaks’ Co-Founders, Bob and Suzanne Wright, have been named to the Palm Beach Elite Top 100 Philanthropists List.
BOB AND SUZANNE WRIGHTWhy: Before Bob and Suzanne, families of autistic children had no advocates. The Wrights changed that when they founded Autism Speaks, the first organization to address what is now a widespread affliction of children. In addition, Bob has worked with the Archdiocese of New York to raise money for inner-city Catholic schools and is active with the Damon Runyon Cancer Center, New York-Presbyterian Hospital, and the Society of New York Hospital Inc. Suzanne’s other past charitable interests included the Make-a-Wish Foundation, the Laura Pels Foundation, the Inner-City Foundation for Charity and Education, and the Champions of caring Project. In 2008, the couple was named to the Time 100 list.
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