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Contact: Hanah Ehrenreich, Development Director Email: [email protected] Phone: 315-445-4010 x203

Donations to the school can be made in one of five ways:

  • to the Jowonio School Agency Fund which provides financial sustainability for the next 50 years and beyond, 
  • to our general fund as unrestricted funds for school operations, 
  • to one of our established, named restricted funds or scholarships
  • to create a new restricted fund or scholarship, or to name a school classroom or therapy center
  • as a designated recipient of NYSEFA or United Way
Jowonio School Agency Fund: an Agency Fund is similar to an endowment, established to ensure the organization has a permanent source of income to meet future needs. The Jowonio School Agency Fund is managed by the CNY Community Foundation. Donations to the Jowonio School Agency Fund are made payable to the CNY Community Foundation with “Jowonio School Agency Fund” in the memo line. Central New York Community Foundation, 431 East Fayette Street, Suite 100, Syracuse, NY 13202


HEROs Fund: Launched by the Jowonio School Board of Directors, this fund addresses recruitment and retention of our highly skilled and talented staff through competitive compensation initiatives.

Albert F. & Susan Antonini Fund: To benefit current low-income or disabled students in need for the purchase of medical equipment. 

Becca’s Dragonfly Fund: In memory of Jowonio alum Becca Priest Kiritsis, this fund provides assistance to families when a child has a disability.

Hank Klueber Adaptive Communication Fund: The fund will be used to provide access to alternative communication approaches for children with special needs. Funds will be used to support access to communication in school, at home, and in the community.

Marc Wilett-Zan Currin Fund: In memory of Jowonio alum Marc Wilett and his friend and teacher, Zan Currin, to support high quality services for students with physical needs.


Brooks Family Scholarship: In honor of the Brooks Family, this scholarship is awarded annually to a family who needs tuition assistance and whose child needs Jowonio services.

Ellen Barnes Scholarship: In honor of Jowonio’s first families and named for founding Director Ellen Barnes, this fund was established to provide Jowonio School with financial assistance for special projects.

Jeanine M. Stables Fund: In honor of former Jowonio teacher Jeanine M. Stables, this scholarship supports children with special education needs.

Michele Torrisi Scholarship Fund: In memory of beloved Jowonio teacher Michele Torrisi, this fund provides scholarships to children who might not otherwise be able to attend the school.

While you can make a gift to the school’s greatest need, you may also specify an addition to one of the funds begun by family members in honor of Jowonio staff or alumni. You may also talk with us at (315) 445-4010 x203  about setting up a fund.

The Jowonio School Board is comprised of volunteers with a strong interest in the school, who support the mission of Jowonio. We welcome participation in specific committees (Board Development, Building, Finance, Fund Development, Personnel, Program, and Technology). In addition to Board membership, we also appreciate individuals who support a variety of classroom and school-wide community events.

Celebrate Jowonio is our annual fundraiser held in the spring. Sponsorships are always welcomed!

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