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QSAC Teams Up with Macy*s

July 26, 2011 7:35 pm Published by


Shop For A Cause is QSAC’s way of giving our supporters something in return for helping us. On Saturday, August 27, 2011, QSAC supporters who purchased a shop for a cause ticket, will be able to shop at any Macy’s in the country or on – and receive 25% off* on regular, sale and clearance merchandise, including the designer brands you love. (*10% off furniture, mattresses, and area rugs.)

Every person who buys a ticket from QSAC has a chance to WIN a $500 gift card!

QSAC will send you a special shopping ticket in exchange for every $5 donation made on this page. We keep 100% of the proceeds.


Buy as many tickets as you want, you can fill in the form below and mail it to us, you can call 718-7-AUTISM, ext. 2059, or you can get tickets by emailing Perry Brown at

Tickets can be purchased up until the day of the event. 25% off is a big savings by itself, add it to an item already on sale and you save even more! QSAC and the children/families we serve benefit from every ticket purchased so please buy a lot of them and give them as gifts to your friends and family.

QSAC Welcomes New Development Director

July 18, 2011 3:00 pm Published by
Today, QSAC is excited to announce the appointment of Daniel Connolly, MBA as their new Director of Development. Connolly has extensive experience in fundraising combined with strong skills in strategic marketing, management and communications. In past positions he tripled foundation giving for the National Black Leadership Commission on AIDS and doubled revenue in 2 years for the Latino Commission on AIDS. 
Gary A. Maffei, QSAC Executive Director states “we are excited to welcome Daniel to our organization. Connolly is perfect for us at this time; his enthusiasm and fresh ideas are very welcomed. We are hoping he can help us change fundraising direction, grow and better market our agency to meet the coming future head on”. 
Daniel is a very strong, results driven professional who has an MBA from George Washington University. He began his career as a Legislative Aide for a US Congressman and then worked with the US Agency for International Development as Assistant to the Director for Food and Agriculture, as a Business Consultant to the Agricultural Coop. Development International (Republic of Georgia) and as a volunteer with the Peace Corps (Uruguay). Daniel was recognized by the President in 1990 and 1991 with the “1,000 Points of Light Award” for founding homeless food assistance programs in NYC and Washington, DC. 
Today, the number of children diagnosed with autism is staggering. The fact that 1 in every 110 children born is autistic means that services for the autism community are constantly needed by families. This increased demand during times of economic stress only forces non-profits to come up with new and innovative fundraising models that can allow them to successfully compete with other agencies. QSAC, a 33 year-old, award winning, 501(c) (3) nonprofit stands at the ready to meet these needs. 

For information on autism and the services offered through QSAC or to make a donation in support of children with disabilities please visit or call Perry Brown at 718-7-AUTISM, ext. 2059.


QSAC is a New York City and Long Island based nonprofit that supports children and adults with autism, together with their families, in achieving greater independence, realizing their future potential, and contributing to their communities in a meaningful way by offering person-centered services.

QSAC pursues this mission through direct services that provide a supportive and individualized setting for children and adults with autism to improve their communication, socialization, academic, and functional skills.