Your financial support enables us to fulfil our mission to help children and adults with developmental disabilities, brain injury and epilepsy realize their potential and live the life of their choice. Your gift of any amount, big or small, matters.

We need your support to enhance our residential homes with the things that make life worth living such as outdoor recreational spaces; to provide scholarships to our camp & teen weekend programs; to provide additional training to staff; and to increase the access of both staff and person supported to technology.

Donate Online

Click here to donate! Make a one-time gift or set up a recurring weekly, bi-weekly, monthly, quarterly, semi-annual, or annual gift. You may also make a donation in honor or in memory of a loved one.

Special Events

EPI holds several fundraising events during the year. Our events enable us to raise awareness about our work, to bring together our supporters and community, to recognize our supporters. Our signature event is our annual Chocolate Ball. To learn more about our fundraising events and how to get involved, contact our Development Office at (585) 442-6420 or

Circle of Empowerment

Individual and corporate philanthropy through the Circle of Empowerment provides supplemental funding for critical agency programs. Gifts made through membership in this annual leadership giving society allow EPI to augment current offerings, fund new programs, and provide more certainty for year-over-year planning.

Planned Giving

You can make a lasting difference in the lives of people we serve by including EPI in your will or designating us as a beneficiary. If you are considering a legacy donation, please feel free to contact our Development Office at 585-442-6420 for bequest language or for information to assist you or your attorney in the process.

Major Gifts

Individual donors, grant-making trusts and foundations play a critical role in supporting our work. If you are a funding organization or would personally like to make a difference in the lives of people with developmental disabilities, brain injuries or epilepsy in our community, please partner with us for your charitable giving. Your donation will make a lasting impact. Please feel free to contact our Development Office at 585-442-6420 for information.

Organize A Fundraiser

If you have creativity and enthusiasm and love doing things your way, we encourage you to organize a fundraiser to benefit EPI. It can be as simple as a Facebook birthday fundraiser or as complex as a golf tournament or certified 5K run! Many of our dedicated supporters have created fundraisers to benefit EPI in memory or honor of a loved one. Download EPI Fundraising Tool Kit for ideas and templates to get you started. If you have questions, do not hesitate to contact the Development Office at 585-442-6420 or

United Way

You may support EPI through your donation to United Way. Choose donor option #2215 (EPI) and your gift will help support our programs and services for individuals with epilepsy, developmental disabilities, and brain injuries.

Matching Gifts

A matching gift is terrific way to increase the value of your support. Check if your company or workplace has a matching gift program. Please do not hesitate to contact us, we can provide all documentation necessary to your company,

Vehicles for Charity

If you have an older car you would like to get rid of, please consider donating it to EPI. We have a partnership with Vehicles for Charity. We receive 80% of the proceeds of the sale of your vehicle to help us continue providing services and supports to individuals with disabilities in our communities. We can coordinate -the pick-up of the car. Contact us at (585) 442-6420 if you would like to arrange a donation or if you have any questions. You may also complete your vehicle donation online.

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Privacy Statement

EPI is committed to respecting the privacy of our donors and will not share donor information with any third party.

Use of Information: EPI uses donor information to understand their needs and provide them with better service. Specifically, we use donor information to help complete any transaction, communicate back to the donor, and update the donor on agency happenings. Credit card numbers are used only for donation or payment processing and are not retained for other purposes. We use the comments the donor offers to provide them with information requested, and we take seriously each recommendation as to how we might improve communication.

No Sharing of Personal Information: EPI will not sell, rent, or lease personal information of donors to other organizations. We assure the donor that the contact information of all our donors will be kept confidential. Donor identity is release via our annual report [link to publication page] and includes only the listing of the donor’s name and category of giving. Donors may choose at any time to be listed as anonymous by contacting us at Use of donor information will be limited to the internal purposes of EPI and only to further agency activities and mission of EPI.

It is our desire to not send unwanted mail to our donors. Donors will be removed from our mailing list upon request. To remove your name from our mailing list, please contact EPI at (585) 442-6420 or send an e-mail to


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