High Hopes Development Center received a disbursement grant from Governor Bill Lee’s discretionary budget during a special check presentation on Friday, Aug. 16.
The grant, which totaled $25,000, will help further High Hopes’ mission to provide education, therapeutic services and loving support to children with and without disabilities.
“High Hopes remains committed to serving children of all abilities throughout the state of Tennessee,” High Hopes Executive Director Gail Powell said. “We’re grateful for the support of our governor and state legislators who are actively making a difference in the lives of these children.”
Representatives from High Hopes were joined by Brad Turner, commissioner of intellectual and developmental disabilities for the state of Tennessee; Rep. Sam Whitson (R-Franklin); and Rep. Brandon Ogles (R-Franklin). Although unable to attend, Rep. Glen Casada (R-Franklin) and State Sen. Jack Johnson were instrumental in securing the donation.
“Not only does High Hopes provide top-notch education to their children, they do so while promoting an inclusive and welcoming environment for kids to learn and grow,” Turner said. “Because of this, we’re honored to provide this grant to High Hopes as they continue to serve children throughout our state.”
Currently, High Hopes serves 850 children, spanning more than 22 counties in Tennessee. For more information, visit highhopesforkids.org.