ICON raises $35,000 for Autism programs and services

ICON Digital Productions, a visual communications company founded in 1995 and headquartered in Toronto, hosted a fundraising dinner on Thursday, April 5, 2018 at The School Fine Dining in Markham, Ontario. At the end of the event, it raised a total of $35,000 for Toronto-based Geneva Centre for Autism (GCA) programs and services. The contribution was a milestone in ICON’s dedication to fighting Autism through support, understanding and inclusion for Autism sufferers across the Greater Toronto community. The ICON Dinner Party for GCA brought together over 100 business leaders, philanthropists, community members and autism advocates from across Toronto. Keynote speaker Alex Shifrin, Managing Partner at LP/AD, engaged with the audience on the need for diversity and inclusion in the workplace and society as a whole. The evening ended with an impromptu live auction that got the crowd on their feet, while helping raise more funds.

Abe Evreniadis.
Abe Evreniadis.

“At every turn the team at ICON seeks an opportunity to support our mission, and because of this, the Geneva Centre for Autism is able to further our mission of community inclusion, greater specialized support, and answering the diverse needs of our community,” said Abe Evreniadis, Chief Executive Officer of the Geneva Centre for Autism. “The Geneva Centre for Autism is extremely grateful for the generous support of ICON, who has quickly become a burgeoning champion of Autism awareness and inclusion.”

ICON, initially specializing in large-format printing and display graphic solutions, became a leader in the Canadian printing industry by transforming spaces in the retail and consumer packaged goods (CPG) industries. In 2009, it acquired Gridcast Media, adding a division that specializes in digital signage, to its service offerings. In 2017, ICON acquired Toronto Trade Printers (TTP) and Asterisk Media Group – companies that specialize in commercial printing and video production, respectively. Today, ICON has four divisions – ICON Visual, ICON Media (formerly Gridcast), ICON Print (formerly TTP), and ICON Motion (formerly Asterisk). It serves a wide variety of industries including retail, CPG, fragrance & cosmetics, transportation, education, financial, automotive, and sports and entertainment.

The Geneva Centre for Autism is an international leader in the development and delivery of clinical intervention services and training for those suffering with Autism. As a full-service agency, the Geneva Centre for Autism offers personalized, strength-based programming for over 3,000 individuals and families throughout Toronto. It’s Training Institute and International Autism Symposium build professional capacity worldwide to empower all individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) to reach their full potential.

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Tony Curcio is the editor of Graphic Arts Magazine.