The Stuttering Foundation announces its 2011 Awards for Excellence in Journalism.
“Thanks to The King’s Speech, the sheer volume of articles and interviews on stuttering made this year’s choice very difficult,” said Jane Fraser, president of the Foundation. “This film has raised awareness of stuttering beyond any level we could ever have imagined and, in turn, was the force behind all other entries.”
The following remarks were given by Jane Fraser at the Stuttering Foundation’s first-ever New York City Gala.
This incredible movie and its superb portrayal of King George VI by Colin Firth have truly turned our world upside down.
So tonight, we honor this exceptional film that has brought so much help to so many.
Editor’s Note: The new DVD Stuttering and the Big Cats featuring Alan Rabinowitz was unveiled during the New York gala.
Gifts totaling more than $92,000 were received this year from the estates of two exceptional donors, Charles A. Wunder and Louise Cook Holmes.
The Stuttering Foundation has recognized the song You Ain’t Seen Nothing Yet, a 1974 number one hit by Bachman-Turner Overdrive, as being the most unique of the many rock songs featuring stuttering vocals.
MEMPHIS, Tenn. — The nonprofit Stuttering Foundation is the recipient of eight Parent to Parent Awards for its Website, www.StutteringHelp.org, which attracts millions of visitors each month from around the world. The Website offers free resources for those who stutter, their families, and professionals working with those who stutter.
Joe Fulcher plays a valuable role in the smooth operations and financial excellence of the Stuttering Foundation. Since 1984 he has served in the roles of Vice President, and Assistant Secretary and Treasurer. He also serves on the annual Audit Committee.
His dedication to his work with SFA is an example to the entire board and staff.
The Stuttering Foundation is this year’s recipient of the student-led fundraising campaign organized each year by the National Student Speech Language Hearing Association. See donations below.
By Joan Warner
Like David Seidler said in his Oscar acceptance speech for The King’s Speech - “We have a voice. We have been heard”- Stuttering Foundation friend, patron, and unofficial Public Library Ambassador Leon ‘Jigger’ Sirois has been espousing that sentiment for years. Tirelessly working with his late-in-life found fluency on behalf of the Stuttering Foundation and all people who stutter, he too says we can be heard.