Attorney Daniel Rossi Donates $50K to Rich Autism Center

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Attorney Daniel L. Rossi donated $50,000 to the Rich Center for Autism to fund improvements at the center.

Rossi, along with his children and members of the Rossi Family, presented the check to YSU president Jim Tressel, Rich Center executive director Dr. Gregory Boerio, co-founder Phyllis Ricchiuti, along with Rich Center staff.

The donation will be used for technology needs and enhancements at the center. The Rich Center Children’s Resource Library on the first floor will now be named the Attorney Daniel L. Rossi Resource Library.

“As we continue to advance on our mission and vision, centered around the treatment, education, and research of autism spectrum disorder (ASD), we are deeply grateful for today’s donation,” Boerio said. “Thanks to the generosity of Attorney Rossi and family, The Rich Center for Autism’s Children’s Resource Library, along with curricula and technology supports, will allow The Center to provide evidence-based practices for students with ASD.”

Tressel noted how appreciative the university community is of the continued support of Attorney Rossi and family in the “education of our young people.” He said that thanks to his generosity, YSU can continue the excellent program at The Rich Center and on campus in support of educating students at the center and university.

Attorney Daniel L. Rossi noted his love of the Youngstown community as a lifelong resident of 95 years and commitment to supporting the education of children with autism. He and his family are deeply invested in the success of YSU and The Rich Center and the impact to be made to literacy and education via technology enhancements and utilization of The Attorney Daniel L. Rossi Resource Library.

From left: Daniel Rossi’s daughters Nina Melfi and Lisa Fitzpatrick, Rich Center executive director Dr. Gregory Boerio, Attorney Daniel L. Rossi, Attorney Gregg Rossi, Deanna Rossi, Rich Center co-founder and parent Jacqueline Marchionda, Rich Center co-founder Phyllis Ricchiuti and YSU president Jim Tressel.

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