September 2, 2014  

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Butler Snow Foundation Presents Check to Southern Miss Children’s Center

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Butler Snow Foundation representative Lucien Bourgeois, right, presents a check for $25,751 to Southern Miss President Martha D. Saunders. (University Communications photo by Van Arnold)

Representatives from the Butler, Snow, O’Mara, Stevens & Cannada (Butler Snow) Foundation presented a check for $25,751 to The University of Southern Mississippi Children’s Center for Communication and Development on Monday, April 23 to be used for its project focusing on Early Intervention, Literacy and School Readiness for Young Children with Significant Disabilities.

“We are grateful to the Butler Snow Foundation for this generous gift,” said Southern Miss President Martha D. Saunders. “Their contribution will enable The Children’s Center for Communication and Development to continue to make a difference in the lives of children and their families.”  

The funds provided by Butler Snow will be used in part to purchase a variety of high-tech therapy and classroom devices to support language development, fine and gross motor skills and to support behavioral and social development. In addition to technology devices, funds will be used to purchase valuable testing and assessment tools.

Foundation member Lucien Bourgeois made the official check presentation to Saunders. “We’re a small foundation with limited resources, so we try to be very selective with our grant recipients,” said Bourgeois. “Over time we came to realize that The Children’s Center is exactly the kind of program our foundation supports by providing service and training that will benefit children and their families for many years to come.”

For more information about The Children’s Center for Communication and Development, call 601.266.5222 or visit: http://www.usm.edu/childrenscenter/