LOUISVILLE, Ky. (Oct. 24, 2012) — The University of Louisville has received nearly $600,000 in grant funding this year from the WHAS Crusade for Children. Crusade and UofL officials announced the gift today.
The Crusade has given $594,165 to support programs throughout the university. Nearly half of the funding supports the Weisskopf Child Evaluation Center (WCEC). WCEC will use it to treat children with autism and those in the WHAS Crusade for Children Learning Disorder Clinic as well as to purchase equipment required to study the structure of chromosomes.
“The WHAS Crusade for Children has been very generous to the University of Louisville, giving more than $19 million to the university since the Crusade was founded in 1954,” said UofL President James R. Ramsey. “Their support helps make it possible for us to provide care for our patients with special needs. We cannot express our thanks to the Crusade often enough.”
Crusade President and CEO Dawn Lee credited and thanked the people of Kentuckiana whose donations allow the organization to support area agencies.