Help us put the pieces of the puzzle together for Autism

We did it! 

Daytime Stars and Strikes 2023

We are so excited to announce our 19th Annual Daytime Stars and Strikes event weekend raised $37,000.00 for the Autism Society of America and the Jerry verDorn Scholarship Fund, which sends individuals on the spectrum to theatre camps! A heartfelt “Thank you” to all who donated, sponsored, purchased, rallied, attended events in New York City and supported us throughout the entire year. A big shout out to Alan Locher who not only tirelessly promoted us all year long, but he also rolled up his sleeves and helped us at each of our events – thank you!!! A big warm heartfelt hug and thank you to Liz Keifer and Beth verDorn who came together and made our bowling event a major success in honor of Jerry. Thank you to Bradley Cole, Kim Zimmer, Ron Raines, Elsa Onsoult and Robert Newman for the amazing concert with funds raised going directly to Jerry’s Scholarship Fund. Thanks, Trent Dawson for the wonderful Play Reading to kick off our weekend! Thanks so much to all our actor friends who donated items and who ATTENDED all our events and brought us together for a very special weekend. A big round of applause for Jerry’s Elves: Sundi, Suzette, Terry, Bill, and Vernell who worked their magic in front and behind the scenes and kept me sane all year long when I doubted, we could bring it back to New York City after a global pandemic! We did it! And we raised more funds this year than ever before! Bravo to all!
We are working behind the scenes for a magical 20th Daytime Stars and Strikes weekend in New York City! Actor friends – want to do a play reading, meet and greet, concert to benefit Autism and Jerry’s Scholarship Fund – reach out to me and we can make the 20th our biggest one yet. Thanks again, ~Wendy, Founder, Daytime Stars and Strikes for Autism.