Growth and Development Services (GDS) relies primarily on generous, tax-deductible, donations to provide therapeutic, recreational and educational support services to marginalized youth and their families in Northern Manhattan & beyond. 
The Excel Program is a program of Growth and Development Services (GDS).  All donations should be made payable to GDS.  
GDS is a 501(c)3, a nonprofit organization. 

There are other ways to make a tax-deductible donation:

  • Mail a personal check to Growth and Development Services Inc., P.O. Box 803 South Salem, NY 10590

  • Contact Executive Director Dr. Gary Altheim at with questions or to discuss other giving opportunities.


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