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Grateful Families Announce $50K Challenge to Establish $100K Endowed Scholarship

ATLANTA — Earlier this year, a group of 10 families joined together to contribute $50,000 toward an endowed scholarship fund, with a goal of challenging other alumni families to match their support and establish a $100,000 named fund. This endowment will exist in perpetuity and will provide critical financial assistance to eligible patients, helping to ensure that future generations have access to quality mental health services for years to come.  

Randy Avent, an alumni parent and early supporter of the initiative said, “For many, the cost of services remain a barrier to accessing and completing mental health treatment. As a Grateful Family, we wanted to do what we could to help alleviate the burden that other families may face when considering effective treatment options for their loved ones. We are proud to be part of the Skyland Trail community and hope that our gift will inspire others to make contributions of their own.”

To bolster the families’ fundraising campaign, the Skyland Trail Board of Directors voted this fall to contribute $25,000 toward the scholarship. Now with nearly two-thirds of the funds raised, they are well on their way to reaching their $100,000 goal and establishing the inaugural Alumni Family Endowed Scholarship at Skyland Trail.

Thank you to the families whose early contributions made this initiative possible. We are grateful to you and the entire Alumni Family community for all of the many ways that you support this organization.

Scholarship Challenge Donors:

  • Terri and Randy Avent
  • Susan Lare Baumgartel
  • Janine and Rob Brugh
  • Lisa and Cove Geary
  • Ellen and David Herold
  • Patricia Toy Johnson
  • Meredith and Harry Lamberton
  • Shauna and Jim Muhl
  • Beth and Jerry Shaifer
  • Lynn and Peter Valentino

To donate to the Alumni Family Endowed Scholarship, follow the link below. In the Designation section, select “Other” from the dropdown menu and enter Alumni Family Endowed Scholarship to ensure funds go to this program.

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