When Mark and his wife, Kathy, learned that their son, Nicholas, was autistic, it was challenging. Resources and support were limited, so they had to feel their way through the process, collecting information along the way. This inspired them to start the Our Nicholas Foundation–they didn’t want others to have to go through the same painstaking process that they had to. The beginnings were simple: offer information and fundraise to provide more resources for their community.
Over the past 10 years, Our Nicholas Foundation has grown to promote acceptance, build awareness, and develop understanding and opportunity for the autistic community. This is done by providing financial support for social and sports programs, community outreach in the schools and local government, and looking ahead to the future of the adult autistic community.
Mark earned Honorable Mention for the 2015 Community Leadership Awards.
President, Anselmo Investment Management
Our Nicholas Foundation