American Speech-Language-Hearing Association

LinguiSystems Donates $100,000 to the ASHFoundation

(Rockville, MD - August 4, 2010)  

The American Speech-Language-Hearing Foundation received its largest 2010 corporate donation when LinguiSystems presented a $100,000 donation to the Foundation's Annual Fund.

LinguiSystems' co-founders and co-owners, Linda Bowers, SLP, and Rosemary Huisingh, SLP, expressed their intention to continue this level of donation annually. LinguiSystems has been a regular and committed donor supporting the ASHFoundation annual scholarship and research programs and special initiatives, such as the Dreams and Possibilities capital campaign and the annual Golf Benefit Classic.

"We hope that our gift, in small part, will help sustain and grow the number of advanced scholars and cutting-edge research in our field," said Linda Bowers and Rosemary Huisingh in a joint statement. "We hope this commitment not only raises the number of PhDs in the professions, but that these scientists will develop groundbreaking research that advances the fields of speech-language pathology and audiology to directly inform clinical practice."

LinguiSystems' support will help the ASHFoundation continue its vision and mission to advance knowledge about the causes and treatment of hearing, speech, and language problems.

"We are so grateful to LinguiSystems for this significant donation and for their continuous generosity over the past 22 years," says ASHFoundation President Nancy Creaghead, PhD, CCC-SLP. "Linda and Rosemary are driven by a passionate desire to encourage students to enter the professions and to advance the field. With LinguiSystems' support, the ASHFoundation looks forward to building the professions of audiology and speech-language pathology with even greater financial resources that will encourage many deserving and aspiring audiologists, speech-language pathologists, and speech-language-hearing scientists well into the future. We hope their generous action serves to inspire others!" 

For more information about the ASHFoundation, visit www.ashfoundation.org or contact Beverly Ryan, Annual Fundraising Manager, at bryan@asha.org or 301-296-8704.

About the ASHFoundation

The ASHFoundation is a charitable organization that promotes a better quality of life for children and adults with communication disorders. Its mission is to advance knowledge about the causes and treatment of hearing, speech, and language problems. The ASHFoundation also raises funds from individuals, corporations, and organizations to support research, graduate education, and special projects that foster discovery and innovation in the field of communication sciences.

The ASHFoundation is affiliated with the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA), the national professional, scientific, and credentialing association for more than 140,000 audiologists, speech-language pathologists, and speech, language, and hearing scientists. Audiologists specialize in preventing and assessing hearing and balance disorders as well as providing audiologic treatment including hearing aids. Speech-language pathologists identify, assess, and treat speech and language problems including swallowing disorders.

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