GENESEO, N.Y. --  Coast Professional, Inc. (Coast) presented a check for $14,610.00 to AutismUp at the company’s Geneseo, NY office on 10/18/2018. Coast’s donation is a result of the company’s dress down for charity program in which employees donate $20 or more for the option to wear jeans and business casual attire for the month. The donations include the employee contributions from Coast’s Geneseo, NY office and the company match of up to $500 per office per month.

The employees of Coast selected AutismUp to be the recipient of the charity dress down program for the months of August and September as a result of the impact that this organization has for families in the local community. The employees vote bimonthly for the charity that will receive the donations raised through the program for the upcoming period.

The proceeds from the donation will benefit AutismUp and will help the organization provide the very best in autism support programs and services in the Greater Rochester and surrounding areas, and aims to support peak performance at every age and ability. AutismUp believes that “every great climb begins with a step up.” The organization provides services to increase autism awareness, provide a facility for individual development, and support services for people and families living with autism.

“We appreciate AutismUp’s determination to improve the lives of those living with autism in our local area and the support they provide to families,” stated Michele Malczewski, Chief Human Resources Officer at Coast. “Coast created the dress down program as an outlet for our staff to give back to organizations in our community that they care about. We’re honored to be able to provide this outstanding organization with these contributions.”


About AutismUp

Today, 1 in 59 children is diagnosed with autism.  AutismUp (formerly known as UNYFEAT) is the leading 501(c)3 autism support organization in the Greater Rochester and surrounding areas. Founded in 2004, by a small group of parents of children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), AutismUp has grown to include more than 2,300 family and professional member households.  AutismUp is dedicated to supporting individuals with autism, and their families, by expanding and enhancing opportunities to improve quality of life. AutismUp is a lead partner organization collaborating to build the new Golisano Autism Center, which will further coordinate autism services for more than 10,000 people diagnosed with autism locally.  The AutismUp Multi-Sensory Learning Environment is located at 855 Publishers Parkway, Webster, NY, 14580. To learn about programs, services and events, visit, call (585) 248-9011, or email Donations to AutismUp remain local to support customized programs and services."

About Coast Professional, Inc.:

Coast Professional, Inc. is an accounts receivable management company, dedicated to the respectful and ethical collection of higher education and government debt. Coast provides professional collection services to over 200 campus based colleges, universities, and government clients. Coast is a five time honoree on the Inc. 5000 list for American’s Fastest-Growing Private Companies provided by Inc. Magazine and in 2016, was recognized for the third consecutive year as one of the “Best Places to Work In Collections” by and Best Companies Group. Since 1976, Coast has worked closely with clients to increase recoveries by assisting consumers in resolving their financial obligations. Coast’s success is exemplified by exceptional recoveries, superior service, and dedication to the highest levels of compliance. More information about Coast can be found at

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