ASHF Trustee Takes Philanthropy to New Heights Angie Singh—American Speech-Language-Hearing Foundation trustee, Plural Publishing chief executive officer, and generous philanthropist—will open her California home, high above the Pacific Ocean in the La Jolla hills, to ASHFoundation supporters on Thursday evening, Nov. 17. A beautiful setting awaits guests at the ASHFoundation’s “Elegant Oceanside Charity Event” on Nov. ... ASHA News
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ASHA News  |   August 01, 2011
ASHF Trustee Takes Philanthropy to New Heights
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  • Nancy J. Minghetti, executive director of the ASHFoundation, can be reached at nminghetti@asha.org.
    Nancy J. Minghetti, executive director of the ASHFoundation, can be reached at nminghetti@asha.org.×
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ASHA News   |   August 01, 2011
ASHF Trustee Takes Philanthropy to New Heights
The ASHA Leader, August 2011, Vol. 16, 24. doi:10.1044/leader.AN3.16082011.24
The ASHA Leader, August 2011, Vol. 16, 24. doi:10.1044/leader.AN3.16082011.24
Angie Singh—American Speech-Language-Hearing Foundation trustee, Plural Publishing chief executive officer, and generous philanthropist—will open her California home, high above the Pacific Ocean in the La Jolla hills, to ASHFoundation supporters on Thursday evening, Nov. 17.
A beautiful setting awaits guests at the ASHFoundation’s “Elegant Oceanside Charity Event” on Nov. 17.
The Singh family’s terraced hillside overlooks an expansive view—a fitting backdrop for the fundraising event, which will support the goal of the ASHFoundation to soar to new heights to fund the great ideas and big dreams in communication sciences and disorders (CSD).
Singh is not new to dreams. She shared a vision of service to the CSD field with her late husband and noted publisher, Sadanand Singh, through their business and philanthropic commitments.
As an ASHFoundation trustee for four years, Singh knows how far the organization has come. In little more than a decade, the ASHFoundation’s Kala Singh Memorial Fund alone has funded scholarships for 25 international CSD students in the United States. With net assets of more than $7 million, the foundation disburses $350,000–$400,000 annually to the discipline’s new generation of scholars.
Singh supports the ASHFoundation’s continued growth so it can one day fund research at a level sufficient to accelerate new discoveries that will more quickly reach clinicians and the 49 million Americans with communication disorders.
To that end, Singh will open her residence for the ASHFoundation’s “Elegant Oceanside Charity Event” in conjunction with the 2011 ASHA Convention. Guests will be transported from downtown San Diego, along the curving Pacific coastline and ocean bluffs, to scenic La Jolla.
The evening will feature a full reception and dinner of Indian cuisine and fine wines. Proceeds will be directed to the ASHFoundation’s innovative research grant and student scholarship programs, a cause dear to Angie and Sadanand Singh, both champions of the ASHFoundation.
The event will take place Nov. 17 from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Space is limited; guests are encouraged to sign up for the special evening as soon as possible on the convention registration form. Tickets, including bus transportation, are $200.
One of Sadanand Singh’s favorite quotes was an ancient Hindu proverb: “He does not live in vain who employs his wealth, his thought, and his speech to advance the good of others.” Angie Singh clearly carries forth this spirit.
ASHF Awards Conference Stipends

The American Speech-Language-Hearing Foundation awarded research travel stipends to five participants in ASHA’s April 2011 Lessons for Success conference.

The five participants were:

  • Gary Martin, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

  • Rital Patel, University of Kentucky

  • Beate Peter, University of Washington

  • Jason Sanchez, University of Washington

  • Lauryn Zipse, MGH Institute of Health Professions

Board of Trustees Gathers at Annual Spring Meeting

The American Speech-Language-Hearing Foundation Board of Trustees held its annual spring meeting at the ASHA national office in Rockville, Md., in May. The Board works to carry out the ASHFoundation’s vision to promote a better quality of life for all children and adults with communication disorders and to advance knowledge about the causes and treatment of hearing, speech, and language disorders. The Board raises funds to support research grants, graduate student scholarships, and clinical recognition awards. Since its inception, the ASHFoundation has awarded $5,339,620 to more than 1,680 doctoral and post-doctoral researchers, graduate students, and leaders in the field. Jon Miller, ASHFoundation president, said, “I am most grateful for the dedication of the giants in our field who serve on our Board of Trustees. Their vision and leadership enable the ASHFoundation’s legacy as a catalyst for new directions and bright futures for our professions.”

Pictured are trustees (front row, from left) Shelly Chabon, Jon Miller (president), Tom Campbell, Angie Singh, and Lee Ann Golper; (back row, from left) Lisa Lucks Mendel, Nancy Creaghead, Rick Talbott, Howard Goldstein, Bill Brottmiller, Alex Johnson, and Nancy Minghetti (ASHFoundation executive director). Not pictured: Judy LeDuc and Arlene Pietranton, ASHA executive director.

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