Continuing its long philanthropic relationship with Beacon College, the James T. Lee Foundation Inc. recently awarded the Leesburg, Fla. school a $25,000 grant.
Since 2008, Beacon College — the first college or university accredited to award bachelor’s degrees primarily to students with learning disabilities, ADHD, and other learning differences — has received at least a $15,000 grant from the James T. Lee Foundation. The New York-based nonprofit primarily supports higher and other education causes, the arts, health organizations and specialized hospitals, and children, youth and social services, including a guide-dog program for the blind.
“We continue to be indebted for the charitable work of the James T. Lee Foundation,” said Beacon President George Hagerty. “The Foundation’s latest gift is testimony to the group’s dedication to doing good for causes that make a meaningful difference in the lives of unserved and underserved citizens.”
The 2008 Lee Foundation grant, for instance, helped subsidize the College’s digital-media lab. The money helped bolster Beacon’s computer information systems program and enhanced comprehensive training in digital and graphic design, website creation, and digital video.
This year’s grant, announced late last month, will help defray continuing improvements in college programming and services most demanded by Beacon students.
As President Hagerty put it, “The precious resources of the James T. Lee Foundation have allowed Beacon College to create a sustaining undergraduate environment for students who learn differently.”