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Tis a Prime Season for Giving Back

Tis a Prime Season for Giving Back

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One of the main ways Smith & Wollensky is giving back this year is by offering a special holiday ornament, with proceeds raised from sales being donated to the Doug Flutie Jr. Foundation for Autism. Ornaments are available at all company locations or online between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Day.

Ornament.jpg“The Doug Flutie Jr. Foundation for Autism is very grateful to Smith & Wollensky for their kindness in donating to our organization in September at the grand opening of their newest restaurant (Boston on the historic Atlantic Wharf),” said Doug Flutie. “Since then, our partnership has continued to grow. We are especially excited about the holiday season.”

SWRG will also host appreciation dinners for support staff, families and friends impacted by autism at all nine company locations. Nominate deserving individuals or couples who have shown great commitment and dedication to raising awareness of autism spectrum disorder, or have made a significant impact in the lives of individuals with autism. The nominee(s) can be a parent, teacher, advocate, adult with autism spectrum disorder or someone who has made a significant difference in the autism community. 

Nominate Those who Make a Difference.

To make a nomination, send an email to provide the following detailed information to before December 31st.  Include the nominee’s name and city of residence, your name and email address, phone number and city of residence. You must list the Smith & Wollensky city where the dinner would be hosted. This offer does not include the New York location.

  • Describe why you believe your nominee should be rewarded, including how they have raised awareness and specifically made an impact on the lives of individuals or affected families. Your admiration and reason, needs to be completed in no more than 250 words.
  • Should your nominee be chosen, please advise how many guests might be included in the party. This can include you and the nominee and their immediate family or close friends up to 10 guests per party.
  • If all information is not submitted the submittal will not be considered. Selection will be made by the Smith & Wollensky Restaurant Group and the Doug Flutie Jr. Foundation. All selections will be made in January are considered final. Recipient must be willing to have their name and group photo used in promotional materials and featured on the Smith & Wollensky website.  Winners will be announced after the New Year. Dinners will take place during January 2012.

    For more information on the Doug Flutie Jr. Foundation for Autism grants and programs, please visit