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Honor your friends this holiday season!

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This holiday season, show your friends how much they mean to you! Honor a friend with a $25 donation to the Friendship Fund! For each donation: Your friend will receive a notification of your gift in their honor (including a personal message from you!) We will share a photo of you and your friend together in our 2016 Friendship […]


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This Thanksgiving we thank you ALL for your support and advocacy of inclusion. Below is a thank you note one of our partners received. Read, enjoy and know that YOU helped make it possible to include her son this summer. THANK YOU! “My son David loved being a part of Camp again this summer! He was able […]

Bubel/Aiken Founders’ Award

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Bubel/Aiken Founders’ Award Annually, our co-founders Clay Aiken and Diane Bubel select a volunteer to recognize with their Bubel/Aiken Founders’ Award. Together, they select someone from our wonderful volunteers and supporters who truly embraces our mission and embodies the nature of a champion of inclusion. This year we’d like to congratulate Meryle Gitto for receiving […]

Online Silent Auction and Raffle Tickets Now Available!

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Bid ONLINE! For the first time in a long time, we’ve taken a portion of our silent auction ONLINE! The auction includes items exclusively available online and a few items that will start online and continue at the Champions Gala. (There will also be some amazing items available only at the live event in Charlotte, […]

Join the Inclusion Exchange!

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You asked for it, and we’re giving it to you. The National Inclusion Project is so excited to announce a new way to connect with others who care about inclusion as much as you do! The Inclusion Exchange is the FREE online meeting place for practitioners, coaches, camp counselors, and teachers who are working to […]

Discover the Science of Friendship!

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Friendship might look like an inspired moment, but there’s a science to planting the seeds that encourage connections to bloom. The National Inclusion Project has created a model that builds inclusive friendships for all children, called the Science of Friendship. This is a step-by-step guide we have been developing since 2003, which helps adults connect […]

Champions Gala Labor Day Special

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Who’s says you can only celebrate Labor Day for 1 day? We’re celebrating ALL week!!       One-Week Labor Day Special! $100 Champions Gala Registration through Monday, Sept 12th We’re celebrating Labor Day (and the unofficial end of Summer) ALL week! Register between now and Monday, Sept 12th at 11:59pm ET and get your reserved seat* […]

Champions Gala Live Auction Items Announced!

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This year we’re bringing the Live Auction of Clay Experiences back to the Champions Gala stage! We’ve got more items so more bidders can be involved AND it’s happening at the main event where everyone can be part of the fun! Available Experiences: Game Night with Clay for 10 Dinner at Faye’s with Clay, Faye […]

Thank you Zak!

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Zak Fathi retiring from the Board of Directors Dr. Zak Fathi joined the board of the National Inclusion Project (NIP) in November 2011 and provided thoughtful guidance and analysis in all areas of our operations for the past 5 years. Dr. Fathi acted as project lead on numerous strategic efforts and served on the Governance […]