Ginny & Mark

Waking Up and Enjoying a Day

Thank you Skyland Trail and all who work and volunteer to support these wonderful people who so desperately need help. We credit you with saving our son’s life – perhaps not his physical life, but definitely his life – the one that most of us take for granted each day – waking up and enjoying a day, being able to meet challenges without being completely derailed, simply being able to sleep and to get up each day.

We are contributing to the Alumni Family Endowed Scholarship in the hope that many alumni families will also contribute generously so that there are several scholarships available.

We were so blessed that our insurance paid for most of our son’s stay, and with your wonderful help he was able to turn around quickly. No one should be limited because they are not similarly blessed.

Ginny and Mark, alumni parents

As published in the 2020 Annual Report

In spring 2020, a group of 10 alumni families joined together with the goal of raising $100,000 to establish a financial aid endowment. Collectively, the 10 families contributed $50,000 and challenged other alumni families to match their gifts. In fall 2020, the Skyland Trail Board of Directors voted to contribute $25,000 to the scholarship fund. By the end of 2020, thanks to the generous contributions of 65 families, $150,000 was raised —50 percent more than the original goal of $100,000 — and the Alumni Family Endowed Scholarship was established.

The 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. Donations in any amount are welcome throughout the year from Grateful Families.