Margaret Linder Southern Endowment Fund
The Margaret Linder Southern Endowment Fund was established in 2013 with an $8.4 million bequest from Margaret Southern. This fund makes annual distributions to benefit early childhood education, special education for children and youth, and the Greenville Humane Society.
Honoring Margaret Linder Southern’s special interests, this year’s distributions will benefit our community through the work of the following organizations:
A Child’s Haven – $40,000
A Child’s Haven treats children with developmental delays as a result of limited resources, abuse or neglect by providing support and education for both the child and their families. These funds will support the addition of a new Bilingual Therapeutic Provider Floater position that will allow the organization to better serve Spanish speaking children and families.
Center for Developmental Services – $34,000
The Center for Developmental Services makes the process of caring for a child with special needs easier, simpler and more effective by providing a place where families can find multiple community services in one place. These funds will be used to update the organization’s phone and computer security systems, which are critical for the safety of the children and families they serve.
Greenville Humane Society – $150,000
Greenville Humane Society is one of the largest no-kill facilities in the Southeast. Funding will go towards helping to fulfill their mission to preserve the lives and enhance the well-being of animals.
Meyer Center – $50,000
The Meyer Center provides critical educational and therapeutic assistance to special needs children, enriching their lives so that they may reach their full potential. Funding will be used to support capital improvements necessary for the organization to expand services and increase student enrollment.
Project Hope – $30,000
Project Hope provides a lifespan of services for the autism community through programs that help families, open minds, promote inclusion and expand potential. Funding will be used to purchase technology to track the performance of more than 100 students, ages 3 to 18, in their individualized educational programs.
St Anthony of Padua Catholic School – $25,000
Offering a Franciscan education for children in grades K3-6, St. Anthony of Padua Catholic School educates and inspires students to be lifelong learners and prepares them for lives of leadership and service. Funds will be used to create three early childhood classrooms to better serve the needs of three and four-year-old students.