The Phoenix Center (TPC) has been a member of the educational community for the past 30+ years and would appreciate your support. Although TPC receives tuition from sending school districts who place students here, it is not enough to cover the rising costs of extra-curricular, technology, community-based instruction, and other special programs. Therefore, we rely on the generosity of corporations, local businesses, foundations and private individuals like you.

There are many different ways to support The Phoenix Center…  

You can make a one-time donation or a recurring donation (monthly, quarterly or annually). If you are interested in donating to a specific project or fundraising effort, please contact Carolyn Sharaway at or (973) 542-0743 ext. 403.

Annual Giving

In keeping with TPC’s Fish Philosophy, our giving wall—called Contribution Cove—is a beautiful painting of an underwater ocean scene that will be filled with various fish as a way to commemorate and memorialize the generosity of those who have helped build our school and those who continue to help realize our mission for many years to come.

Those who fall in to any of the giving categories listed on the Donate Now page will have their name inscribed on a beautiful fish and added to TPC’s Contribution Cove. This new addition is proudly displayed in the main entrance of our school. Please download the annual giving form here for more information.

Planned Giving

With this option, you can create a significant legacy by putting TPC in your will and/or following a planned giving strategy. A planned gift is pledged now and gifted at a later date. There are various ways to make a planned gift at no cost to you — such as retirement assets, life insurance, charitable gift annuities, and much more. Some options can give you income now while benefiting TPC today from your intentional philanthropy. Visit our Planned Giving page to learn more.  

Donor Advised Funds

You can also leverage various donor advised funds, which is a type of giving program that allows you to combine the most favorable tax benefits with the flexibility to easily support your favorite charities. If you have a donor advised fund, DAF Direct enables you to recommend grants to this nonprofit directly from your DAF (as long as your DAF’s sponsoring organization is participating). You can easily make your contribution now.

Corporate Giving

It is always helpful for TPC to be introduced to decision-makers at corporations and foundations who value our commitment and dedication to serving students with disabilities. If you are in a position to make such an introduction, please contact Carolyn Sharaway at or (973) 542-0743 ext. 403.

Payment Options

  1. You can make a gift online now through our secured online form.
  2. Make your gift over the phone —  we are always available to talk with you about what way works best for you. Please feel free to contact Carolyn Sharaway at or (973) 542-0743 ext. 403.
  3. If you would prefer to mail a donation, please make your check payable to:
    • Friends of The Phoenix Center Foundation, Inc.
      16 Monsignor Owens Place
      Nutley, NJ 07110

Thank You

We are grateful to you for supporting students of The Phoenix Center and making them a charitable priority in your life.