LinguiSystems Donates $100,000 to ASHFoundation Researchers and students in communications sciences and disorders (CSD) will benefit from a large corporate donation to the American Speech-Language-Hearing Foundation. LinguiSystems, a leading publisher of materials for speech-language pathologists, recently donated $100,000 to the ASHFoundation’s annual fund. SLPs Linda Bowers and Rosemary Huisingh indicated they intend to provide this ... ASHA News
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ASHA News  |   October 01, 2010
LinguiSystems Donates $100,000 to ASHFoundation
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  • Nancy J. Minghetti, ASHFoundation executive director, can be reached at nminghetti@asha.org.
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ASHA News   |   October 01, 2010
LinguiSystems Donates $100,000 to ASHFoundation
The ASHA Leader, October 2010, Vol. 15, 27. doi:10.1044/leader.AN3.15122010.27
The ASHA Leader, October 2010, Vol. 15, 27. doi:10.1044/leader.AN3.15122010.27
Researchers and students in communications sciences and disorders (CSD) will benefit from a large corporate donation to the American Speech-Language-Hearing Foundation.
LinguiSystems, a leading publisher of materials for speech-language pathologists, recently donated $100,000 to the ASHFoundation’s annual fund. SLPs Linda Bowers and Rosemary Huisingh indicated they intend to provide this amount of financial support every year.
Members Linda Bowers (left) and Rosemary Huisingh, LinguiSystems co-owners and founders, have long supported ASHA researchers Through the ASHFoundation.
In a joint statement, Bowers and Huisingh said, “We hope that our gift will help grow the number of advanced scholars and expand cutting-edge research in communication sciences and disorders. More PhDs are needed to develop the groundbreaking research that advances the professions and directly informs clinical practice.”
LinguiSystems has donated regularly to the ASHFoundation for more than 20 years, supporting the foundation’s annual scholarship and research programs and special initiatives, such as the “Dreams and Possibilities” campaign and the annual golf benefit.
LinguiSystems publishes resources, reproducible activities, games, assessments, and treatment kits for students and adults with a variety of speech and language disorders. Bowers and Huisingh have been recognized for their volunteerism with United Way and Junior Achievement, and Bowers served two terms as an ASHFoundation trustee and as board president in 2002 and 2003.
“We are grateful to LinguiSystems for this significant donation and for its generosity over the past 22 years,” said Nancy Creaghead, ASHFoundation president.
“Linda and Rosemary are driven by a passionate desire to encourage students to enter our professions and to advance the discipline,” she said. “With LinguiSystems’ donation, the ASHFoundation looks forward to supporting many aspiring audiologists, speech-language pathologists, and speech-language-hearing scientists into the future. We hope their generous action serves to inspire others.”
Inspiring donations has been key to the ASHFoundation’s success. Since its 1946 inception, the ASHFoundation has awarded almost $5 million to more than 1,600 scholars, researchers, and professional leaders in the field, helping CSD professionals launch their careers, engage in critical priorities of the field, leverage additional funding sources, and access mentoring and networking opportunities.
The ASHFoundation’s future focus is on significant expansion in funding of research, scholarships, and innovative projects, including high-risk, high-yield topics that support evidence for clinical practice; pioneering research to address emerging needs; collaborative industry partnerships; emphasis on teacher-investigator careers; and advancing the CSD body of knowledge. This expansion depends on the investment of ASHFoundation donors committed to accelerating the foundation’s fundraising growth.
Invest in the Future: Donate to ASHF

The ASHFoundation plans to award more than $250,000 this year to support promising researchers, students, and professionals.

To make an investment in the ASHFoundation’s transformational work, donate online or call 301-296-8704.

Or support the ASHFoundation’s upcoming events:

  • Nov. 18—Fine Art and Fundraising reception at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, in conjunction with the ASHA convention in Philadelphia.

  • Jan. 29–30, 2011—Golf Benefit Classic, ChampionsGate, Orlando, Fla.

For more information about the ASHFoundation or these events, visit ASHFoundation’s website or contact Beverly Ryan, annual fundraising manager, at bryan@asha.org or 301-296-8704.

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