When you make a gift to Special Olympics New Jersey to honor someone special in your life, you’re expressing your love, admiration, and gratitude in a very meaningful way. Your gift today ensures a legacy that extends far into the future.

Memorial Gifts: A memorial gift is a wonderful way to celebrate the life and memory of someone recently deceased, often in lieu of sending flowers and at the request of the family. They may also be given to commemorate the anniversary of the death of a loved one as a meaningful way to support friends or family during a difficult time.

Tribute Gifts: Tribute gifts celebrate a friend or family member, whether in honor of a birthday, marriage, anniversary, holiday, or any special life event. Tribute giving is also an excellent way for businesses to acknowledge a valued relationship with a customer.

Memorial/tribute gifts to Special Olympics New Jersey are tax-deductible.

If you provide us with the name and address of the honoree or their family, we will send a note to notify them of your thoughtfulness and generosity.

There are two ways to make a memorial or tribute gift:

  1. Call Jeanene Leppert at 609-896-8000 ext. 258
  2. Mail a check to Special Olympics New Jersey
    1 Eunice Kennedy Shriver Way
    Lawrenceville, NJ 08648

    If you have access to a printer, please complete this printable form. It will help us direct the funds and acknowledge your gift correctly.

Mail-In Donation Form

Request gifts in memory of a loved one
In lieu of gifts or flowers for a celebration or memorial service, some families instead ask for gifts to be made to Special Olympics New Jersey. Please call Jeanene Leppert to confirm your wishes at (609)896-8000 ext. 258.

Suggested language for obituaries and other printed materials is as follows:

As an expression of sympathy, donations may be directed to Special Olympics New Jersey, 1 Eunice Kennedy Shriver Way, Lawrenceville, NJ 08648; 609-896-8000. Please make checks payable to “Special Olympics NJ” and indicate that your gift is in memory of [name of loved one].


You can also create a lasting memory for your honoree by purchasing a brick, stone, or plaque for the Tribute Patio. Located at the Special Olympics New Jersey Sports Complex in Lawrenceville, the 5,000-square-foot Tribute Patio serves as a beautiful place to honor an athlete or volunteer, say thank you to a coach, pay tribute to a team, showcase an accomplishment or simply share your name and become a part of our future.

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