Leigh & Madison

Time and Permission to Focus on Yourself

We decided to support the new scholarship at Skyland Trail because we wanted clients to know that all they have to worry about right now is getting better – that they have the time and permission to focus on caring for themselves. We will always be grateful for the care and support Skyland Trail has provided to our family, and we hope others are able to find the same outcomes with the help of the scholarship.

Leigh Scott, alumni parent
Madison Scott, alumna

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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.