Maryhurst Newsletter - Winter, 2013
MARYHURST RECEIVES $25K GRANT FROM THE UPS FOUNDATION
Donation Will Help Fund Technology Upgrades And System Backup Programs
Louisville, KY – December 3, 2012 – Maryhurst has been awarded a $25,000 grant from The UPS Foundation to help provide technology upgrades and critical system backup programs.
The purpose of the grant is to upgrade Maryhurst’s current computer technology systems used for documentation of reports and therapies, correspondence with social workers, medical professionals, and other providers, and for day-to-day administrative work. The grant provided by The UPS Foundation will also provide technology backup programs critical to data maintenance, storage and security.
"We are deeply grateful to The UPS Foundation for this gift. Our energies and efforts at Maryhurst are directed toward helping traumatized children heal and find hope again. To do our work well, though, we need technology that allows us to write reports, document therapy, correspond with social workers, and complete many other daily tasks,” says Judy Lambeth, Maryhurst President and CEO. “This gift from The UPS Foundation will help ensure that our electronic records are secure and prevent unexpected data loss."
Established in 1951 and based in Atlanta, GA, The UPS Foundation identifies specific areas where its backing clearly impacts social issues. In support of this strategic approach, The UPS Foundation has identified the following focus areas for giving: nonprofit effectiveness, encouraging diversity, community safety and environmental sustainability.
In 2011, The UPS Foundation distributed more than $45.3 million worldwide through grants tat benefit organizations or programs such as Maryhurst and provide support for building stronger communities. “The UPS Foundation is committed to funding impactful programs that make a meaningful difference in our communities - so we are proud to support Maryhurst’s efforts to upgrade and provide back up support for their technology systems,” said Ken Sternad president of The UPS Foundation.
For the past six years the Sisters of the Good Shepherd have explored innovative ways to build a stronger network of Good Shepherd agencies and programs across North America. Their ultimate desire is to ensure that the special commitment and values behind Good Shepherd mission endures as a lasting legacy. They partner, where they can, to strengthen the resolve of the lay professionals to manage and lead the agencies established by the Sisters of the Good Shepherd. Please visit their website to learn more!
Maryhurst has been awarded an $80,000 grant from the Anthem Foundation to help improve the health and wellness of the children served by the local children's home and foster care agency. Click here to learn more.