Congratulations Tom Allen on Receiving the Sparky Anderson Youth in Philanthropy Award

Congratulations to Tom Allen, the university liaison for AAoM’s Young Professional Board. Tom directed and coordinated the Alpha Sigma Phi Winterfest event last February for his fraternity, raising $40,000 for AAoM to support scholarships to conferences and GPS devices to families with wandering children. He is being honored November 12th, with the Sparky Anderson Youth in Philanthropy award at the National Philanthropy Day celebration. Great job, Tom! The staff, board, and Michigan families living with autism thank you for selfless efforts to raise awareness on the UM college campus and moving the AAoM mission forward!

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Tom Allen is a member of Autism Alliance of Michigan’s Young Professionals Board. This group of 12 young professionals was nominated by AAoM staff and board members to help engage the community, its young professionals and the organization through:

  • Community awareness
  • Volunteer efforts
  • Innovative fundraising

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