This past Saturday, June 7th, Plural President and CEO Angie Singh hosted a “Bollywood”-themed fundraiser at her home in La Jolla, CA, with proceeds benefiting the ASHFoundation. Created in 1946 by a visionary leader in the field of communication sciences, Wendell Johnson, the ASHFoundation is a charitable organization that supports the advancement of knowledge in this field and seeks to improve the lives of people with speech, language, or hearing disorders.
Guests were invited to dress in traditional Indian attire and come prepared to eat and dance. Famous for her cooking and her hospitality, Angie did not disappoint in either case and a good time was had by all. After a moving speech by the hostess on the work done by the ASHFoundation and her commitment to its cause, guests also heard the first-hand experience of guest and SLP, Jannet Jacobson, who spoke about the ways people are impacted by communication disorders and how the profession touches lives. Hearing this personal account from an SLP really helped illustrate the importance of the work done by the ASHFoundation and the need for continued support for the profession. To date, the ASHFoundation awarded $6,686,289 to 1,855 doctoral and post-doctoral researchers, graduate students, and leaders in the field. Learn how you can support the ASHFoundation or email Angie Singh find out how you can host your own ASHFoundation fundraising event.