The WGAF serves families in our community who have autistic children or adults in the home and financially struggle with providing vital services such as autism treatment, counseling, equine therapy, and many others.



Raising money to financially support carefully vetted families



Promoting awareness about autism and its impact on our community.



Educating the public about what autism is and is not. Education destroys the ignorance and stigma associated with autism.

Friends of the Foundation

This group of local and nationally known public figures has agreed to support, endorse, and increase awareness. While the list is growing, a couple of the friends include Retired General Gary Harrell (commander of the Black Hawk, the helicopter in the true story and movie “Black Hawk Down.”) and Duane Allen; lead singer of the Oak Ridge Boys. We expect this number to continue to grow.

Full List of friends

Board of Directors

Executive Board

Jason W. Swindle Sr.

Harry Nelson
Chairman of the Board and Treasurer

Scott Jones
Vice President

Becky Nelson

Linda McWhorter

Additional Board Members

Jenn Toney
Peggy Robinson
Haven Morgan
Dr. Katy Green
Dale Jackson
Beth Deets
Beth Berzsenyi
Norris Lewis
Paige Colpini
Charles Cauble
Stephen Davenport
Mac Pilgrim
CB Cole
Gin Moore
Anthony Smith
Adam Wilkins


Media/Public/Governmental Relations
Jason Swindle -

General Fundraising
Harry Nelson -

Grant Acquisition
Harry Nelson -

Social Media/Website Committee
Jenn Toney -

Financial Request Vetting/Disbursement
Becky Nelson -


Title Sponsors

Merchant and Gould
Swindle Law Group
Your Great Events
Pilgram Law Group

Blue Sponsors

Hart Family Foundation
Jason Templeton State Farm
West Georgia Ambulance