Truman Receives $10,000 Grant

Truman Receives $10,000 Grant

July 2, 2015

The Truman State University Foundation has received a grant of $10,000 from the National Council for Behavioral Health.

The foundation was selected as the nonprofit of choice by Preferred Family Healthcare of Kirksville after the organization received the 2015 “Excellence in Addictions Treatment Innovation Award” at a recent conference of the National Council for Behavioral Health.

The prestigious award recognizes behavioral health organizations for excellence in delivering treatment and support in the community to persons with mental illnesses and addiction disorders. It also honors passionate, committed and outstanding behavioral health leaders. Part of the award included the opportunity to contribute $10,000 to a nonprofit of the recipient’s choice.

The $10,000 grant will be added to the endowment of the Preferred Family Healthcare Scholarship at the Truman State University Foundation. The scholarship, established in 2004, provides support to Truman students who are psychology majors, residents of Missouri, are in good academic standing and have compiled a record of service to community and civic organizations. Preference is given to employees or dependents of employees of Preferred Family Healthcare.

The grant will boost the endowment value of the Preferred Family Healthcare Scholarship to more than $85,000. Since its origination, a total of $9,200 has been awarded to 14 students from the fund.

Troy Paino and Michael Schwend

Michael Schwend (right), president and chief executive officer of Preferred Family Healthcare, presents a check for $10,000 to Truman State University President Troy Paino (left). The donation will support the Preferred Family Healthcare Scholarship, which is awarded to Truman students through the Truman State University Foundation.

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