Eagle Hill receives $62k grant check

From left, David Wasch, Wendy Salisbury, Eagle School head Marjorie Castro, Michael Morris, Lydia Soifer and Pam Fortin were all on hand for the presentation of a grant check of $62,630 to Eagle Hill School.

From left, David Wasch, Wendy Salisbury, Eagle School head Marjorie Castro, Michael Morris, Lydia Soifer and Pam Fortin were all on hand for the presentation of a grant check of $62,630 to Eagle Hill School.

Eagle Hill School recently received a sizable check of $62,630 from Connecticut Health and Educational Facilities Authority (CHEFA), which will go towards better understanding language.

CHEFA has awarded $1 million in grants to 13 of its nonprofit client agencies throughout the state and Eagle Hill was the first independent school to be recognized in this way. Since Eagle Hill is a school for children with language-based learning disabilities, school officials said the grant is recognition of the school’s ability to effectively use the grant to further enhance its programming.

CHEFA was created to help Connecticut-based non-profit organizations raise the funds they need to meet their goals of improving the health and education of the citizens of this state.

On Feb. 28, Michael Morris, director of new business, and David Wasch, Legislative Liaison, of CHEFA, presented the grant check to Marjorie E. Castro, head of Eagle Hill School-Greenwich.

Prior to the check presentation, Mr. Morris and Mr. Wasch toured the school and its historic grounds, and met with Lydia Soifer, director of the Soifer Center, and a speech and language expert working with the faculty on a long-term professional development program.

CHEFA is a quasi-public agency created by the state legislature and is self-sustaining and receives no taxpayer funds. For more information, visit Chefa.com.

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