Autism Speaks (Philadelphia, PA)


  • Name:Mrs. Melanie McComb
  • Title:Team Medco Health Coordinator

Organization Address

  • Organization Name:Autism Speaks
  • Address:2745 Elbridge Street
    Philadelphia, PA 19149
    United States

Organization Phone

  • Main phone:2672350422

User Phone

  • Direct phone:2672350422
  • Home phone:2677311725

User Email


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  • Mission:
  • I am writing to request a Donation for my Fundraiser I am holding for my son Dylan and Autism Speaks at the Walk on Saturday September 15, 2012. I can provide a Personal Letter from me and my husband and a Letter from Autism Speaks explaining what we are doing and what we need the donation for. I can also provide a copy of the Tax Exemption 501 (c) (3) Form.

    If there is anymore you need, please do not hesitate to contact me by either e-mail or phone (267-235-0422).

    Thank you for your Support!

    Melanie McComb
    Team Medco Health Coordinator
    2745 Elbridge Street
    Philadelphia, PA 19149

  • History:
  • As you may know, recently the rate of Autism has risen to 1 case in every 88 children and like us, you know or interact, whether you realize it or not, with someone inflicted with this disorder. Our youngest of 4 children, Dylan, was born with a form of Autism called PDD-NOS (Pervasive Developmental Disorder). We were fortunate; PDD is one of the more high functioning forms of Autism and in our effort to recognize how lucky we were and how much harder it is for millions of families dealing with Autism; we tirelessly promote Autism Awareness and contribute to fundraising efforts annually.

    For the past 4 years we have partnered with various organizations to raise money and awareness with regard to “Autism Spectrum Disorder(s)”; the largest organization being, “Autism Speaks”. Melanie and I began our fundraising effort as team, “Dyl’s Pickles” but realized we were not able to raise awareness out to, or funding in from, the amount of people that we felt could really make a noticeable wave in a very large Autism ocean, so last year I appealed to my place of employment and received the backing of Medco Health, which immediate afforded us the opportunity to promote and raise awareness to 25,000 people worldwide (2,200 of which is in the local PA/NJ area).

    What Melanie and I are requesting from you is; a donation, something that you can give as support to our cause and that we can use in our fundraising efforts for 2012. For us it is contribution that will allow us to make the biggest possible financial impact toward Autism Research and for you it is advertising to, at a minimum, 2,200 local consumers but potentially it is worldwide recognition of 25,000 Medco employees (and their families).

    Melanie and I will be creating a flyer/brochure to honor all of our sponsors and contributors which we will hand out during the “Walk Now for Autism Speaks”. The walk is an annual “Autism Speaks” event and averages 14,000 walkers and supporters; this year’s PHILADELPHIA walk is scheduled for September 15th @ Citizen’s Bank Park. All proceeds collected from our fundraising efforts will go directly to Autism Speaks via Team Medco Health. We managed to raise about $10,000 last year; we ask that you help up in creating an even more successful year for Team Medco Health in 2012!

    Fun Fact: In 2011 the walk raised almost $900,000 in Philadelphia. This is significant because Philadelphia is the only city, where a walk occurs, that ALL of the money raised stays in Philadelphia to support the local research organizations; Children’s Hospital, Drexel University, Center for Autism Research Etc. Philadelphia is in the Top 10 most Autism friendly cities in the world.

  • Year established:
  • Endowment:Unknown


  • Organization type:Grantseeker
  • Country of registration:United States
  • Tax Determination Letter:Received Determination Letter
  • IRS Section:501(c)(3)
  • IRS Subsection:Operating
  • Tax ID:20-2329938

IRS Business Master File Information

  • EIN:202329938
  • Organization Name:AUTISM SPEAKS INC
  • Sort (Secondary) Name:
  • Care Of Name:
  • Organization Address:1 E 33RD ST 4TH FLR
  • Organization City:NEW YORK
  • Organization State:NY
  • Organization Zip:10016-5011
  • Group Exemption Number:5840
  • Subsection Code:03
  • Classification Code(s):1
  • Subsection/Classification Desc.:Charitable Organization
  • Affiliation Code:6
  • Ruling Date:May, 2011
  • Deductibility Code:1
  • Foundation Code:15
  • Foundation Code Desc.:Organization which receives a substantial part of its support from a governmental unit or the general public 170(b)(1)(A)(vi)
  • Activity Code(s):
  • Activity Code Desc.(s):
  • Organization Code:1 (Corporation)
  • Exempt Org. Status Code:01 (Unconditional Exemption)
  • Tax Period:December, 2016
  • Filing Requirement Category:01 (990 (all other) or 990EZ return)
  • Accounting Period:December
  • NTEE Code:G128
  • Asset Amount:$15,392,508
  • Asset Code:8 ($10,000,000 - $49,999,999)
  • Income Amount:$50,105,563
  • Income Code:9 ($50,000,000+)
  • 990 Revenue Amount:$47,556,499
  • Last Updated:2/21/2018 9:21:21 am

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