ELS For Autism

The Els for Autism Foundation was established in 2009 by Liezl and Ernie Els. The Els’ son Ben is impacted by the disorder which affects 1 in 68 children in the U.S. The world-class pro golfer and his wife have devoted their efforts to a catalytic philanthropic project—The Els Center of Excellence.

The Els Center of Excellence is a world-class facility hosting leading-edge programs and services. Based in Jupiter, Florida, the Foundation opened the first two buildings of its 26-acre campus in August 2015 and is on track to be a game-changing resource in the field of autism and a leading example of what can be available to individuals on the spectrum.

We are excited to consider Els for Autism as an important partner in our vision to support local youth including those with disorders such as autism.


Having all the essential components on one campus, with integrated programming and the continuity of service this allows, is not only a game-changer for the local autism community, but makes the campus the perfect hub for a variety of global outreach activities. This ensures The Els Center of Excellence’s positive influence is felt far beyond the boundaries of its walls.