Skyland Trail Receives $150,000 Gift to Support Adolescent Treatment
Atlanta, GA – Skyland Trail, a nationally recognized nonprofit mental health treatment organization for adults and adolescents, has been awarded a $150,000 Commemorative Gift from the Zeist Foundation. Funds from the gift will support the Skyland Trail adolescent psychiatric treatment programs for teens ages 14 to 17.
“This generous gift will help struggling teens and their families access needed mental health treatment,” said Beth Finnerty, President and CEO of Skyland Trail. “Early access to evidence-based treatment can improve long-term outcomes for patients and their families and prepare teens for a healthy future.”
Skyland Trail was one of ten Atlanta-area nonprofit organizations that serve children and youth that were selected by the Zeist Foundation Board to receive a Commemorative Gift in 2023. Other organizations receiving grants include the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra; Breakthrough Atlanta; Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta; Georgia Appleseed; Georgia Early Education Alliance for Ready Students; Habitat for Humanity Atlanta; High Museum of Art; Emory University: PARTNERS for Equity in Child and Adolescent Health; and Whitefoord, Inc.
The Commemorative Gift from the Zeist Foundation is in honor of Jean and George Brumley and the family members who carry on their legacy today. Twenty years ago, a tragic plane crash in Kenya claimed the lives of three generations of the Brumley family, including Jean and George. Among the individuals onboard that plane were Beth Brumley Love, daughter of Jean and George, who served on the Skyland Trail Advisory Board from 1995 to 1999, and Richard Morrell, son-in-law of Jean and George, who also served on the Skyland Trail Advisory Board in 2002.
In 2004, the Beth Brumley Love – Richard W. Morrell Scholarship Fund was established through a grant from the Zeist Foundation and other memorial gifts in conjunction with the wishes of the families of Beth and Richard. The Fund provides needs-based financial assistance to Skyland Trail qualifying clients and families who have exhausted their resources before completing the recommended psychiatric treatment. Skyland Trail is privileged to maintain the Love-Morrell Scholarship Fund as a lasting tribute in memory of Beth and Richard.