July 3, 2013 | News
As the Edyth Bush Charitable Foundation celebrates 40 years of philanthropy in the Central Florida community, longtime partner BETA Center reminds us of just how far nearly 40 years of partnership can go.
Since 1976, BETA Center in Orlando has been providing Central Florida teenage mothers and at-risk families the support and services they need to lead successful and healthy lives. More than 17,000 people a year benefit from BETA’s multiple support programs that help families overcome obstacles and grow together.
In 1977, BETA Center approached the Edyth Bush Charitable Foundation to apply for its first grant since opening. That November, BETA Center was awarded a $7,000 grant from the Foundation to provide the much needed funding to help children and families in distress. With the Foundation’s support, BETA Center was able to begin its residential and parenting programs that continue to help families today.
A lot has changed since 1977, and since then BETA Center has grown to be an integral part of the Central Florida community. Ruth Patrick, president and CEO of BETA Center thanks the Edyth Bush Charitable Foundation for contributing to that success.
“Thank you Edyth Bush Charitable Foundation for the generosity of financial support, the sincerity of your encouragement and counsel, and your friendship to BETA Center. We are a better organization and a stronger community partner because of the Edyth Bush Charitable Foundation.”