Generous Grant to Help Children
September 5th, 2017
A $150,000 matching grant from the Schulze Family Foundation, their second large gift in as many years, will help complete our children’s outpatient center.
For the second straight year, the Richard M. Schulze Family Foundation has provided David Lawrence Center with a generous matching challenge grant to help local children in need.
In 2016, the foundation gave a $100,000 matching grant to help expand the children’s crisis stabilization unit. And just recently, the foundation awarded DLC with a $150,000 matching grant designated for the children’s outpatient center.
Mary Beth Geier, region coordinator for the foundation, said the two DLC grants “came about as a result of looking at the community for various organizations who were continually doing great work in their field.”
Geier added that the foundation and its board “understand the value of mental health services and believe that it is worthwhile to fund agencies that are doing great work in that area. The foundation and board understand the challenges that people (especially children and their families) with mental health issues face, and are looking to help the community offer services that can make a positive impact in the lives of people who are affected by mental health challenges.
“We believe David Lawrence Center works diligently and carefully to live out their mission and vision to help those who are suffering with mental health issues. We are proud of our relationship with DLC and the opportunity we have, via that relationship, to help both DLC and the community grow stronger.”