Mary Morton Parsons Foundation supports UVa-Wise with challenge grant
directors of the Mary Morton Parsons Foundation have approved a challenge grant
of $100,000 to The University of Virginia’s College at Wise for capital needs
in its new Health and Wellness Center.
gift from Richard and Leslie Gilliam will fund the construction of the Health
and Wellness Center, and the challenge grant from The Mary Morton Parsons
Foundation will provide the college with the opportunity to secure additional private
funds to outfit the facility with state-of-the-art equipment.
am delighted that the directors of The Mary Morton Parsons Foundation have issued
this challenge grant to the College,” said Tami Ely, Vice Chancellor for
Development and College Relations.
“Creation of this new center not only exemplifies the College’s
commitment to a liberal arts education, but reflects a deep commitment to a
healthy citizenry in southwestern Virginia.”
Mary Morton Parsons Foundation was founded in Richmond in 1988 by Mrs. Mary
Morton Parsons as a private, non-operating foundation to support the capital
needs of charitable organizations. To
date, the foundation has awarded approximately $73 million to qualified
terms of the challenge grant stipulate that the college must raise the required
$100,000 match prior to May 2013.
funds raised through this challenge will assist with the purchase of such
equipment as adaptive motion trainers, ellipticals, treadmills, recumbent
bikes, upright bikes, climbers, stretch trainers, rowers, strength equipment
and benches and racks.
For more information, contact Kathy Still, Director of News & Media Relations, at (276) 376-1027.