Anderson Foundation grants $50K to THINC
Published 12:00 am Tuesday, November 3, 2015
LaGRANGE — The Ray C. Anderson Foundation presented a $50,000 grant to the THINC College and Career Academy at 10 a.m. Monday in the THINC campus.
“We are excited to be able to provide monetary support and inspiration to these students who are emerging as the next generation of leaders in Troup County and beyond,” said Harriet Langford, foundation trustee, in a written statement. “The timing for this partnership between the foundation and the academy could not come at a better time, as we find ourselves on the edge of the next phase of moving forward with ‘The Ray,’ the sustainable highway of the future.
She added that the foundation looks forward to “the creative innovation, technical expertise and futuristic thinking that these students can bring to that process.” She stressed the work is important to drive toward a collaborative future for the community and “create a better world for tomorrow’s child.”
“Having seen THINC mature from an embryo to a vital, growing, future world-class model for college and career academy endeavors, I find it an honor to serve in this position and to be a part of such an awesome project,” said Kathy Carlisle, CEO of THINC. “Presently, we are thrilled to have earned endorsement from the (Ray C. Anderson) Foundation, which ensures the ability to accomplish our vision.
“Our students come to us with dreams for their futures, and our mission is to provide them with the tools for making their dreams realities. Our students having the opportunity to be influenced by such great leaders as those from the Ray C. Anderson Foundation is the power behind our success — their mission and our mission are the same.”
The Ray C. Anderson Foundation is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization that seeks to promote a sustainable society by supporting and funding educational and project-based initiatives that advance knowledge and innovation in sustainability. http://www.raycandersonfoundation.org.