William Carey gets $20,000 in grant money from Community Foundation

HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) - Two programs at William Carey University are the beneficiary of a grant thanks to the Greater Pine Belt Community Foundation's Ann Morris Memorial Fund.

The universitY'S, Quality of Life project received $10,000. This program pairs students with adults with intellectual disabilities. Another $10,000 was given to the Harnessing Adults with Intellectual Disabilities Full Potential through Music Therapy program. The money will be used to support recreational and educational projects.

The community foundation exists to strengthen communities by connecting charitably minded people to causes that matter for them.

"The Greater Pine Belt Community Foundation now manages over 100-funds," said Theresa Erickson, Executive Director, Pine Belt Community Foundation. "These funds are set up by donors who want to leave a legacy or in honor of somebody that they love. All funds that are set up are set up by what the donors wish to support and for generations to come."

The foundation has been in existence since 1997.

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