Unicorn Establishes Educational Endowment with Estate Gift (June 5, 2008)
Boca Raton, FL – June 5, 2008 – The Unicorn Children’s Foundation (UCF), an international children’s charity based in Boca Raton, FL has announced that the foundation has received a substantial gift from the estate of Agnes S. Nolan. “We are extremely grateful to have received such a generous bequest from the estate of Mrs. Nolan,” said Valeria Rosenbloom, co-president of UCF.
Mrs. Nolan, who was in her early 90’s when she died, had no children of her own but doted on her step-grandson and his family. After an illustrious management career in the insurance industry, Mrs. Nolan retired in the late 1970’s and enjoyed her home in South Florida. As her health declined, she spent her last few years residing in Stuart, FL, to be closer to family. According to her attorney, Larry Witte of Witte & Craig, P.A. in Pompano Beach, “Mrs. Nolan’s legacy was to help children, and by selecting the Unicorn Children’s Foundation as one of her charities of choice, she will continue doing so.”
This gift of more than $400,000 will be used to create an endowment fund which will support the UCF’s educational programs related to children with learning and communication challenges, such as ADHD, autism, Aspergers, dyslexia and other general learning disorders. “Statistics suggest that nearly 1 of every 5 children is affected by some form of learning or communication challenge and the number is continuing to grow with no established cause or cure” according to UCF’s Executive Director, Sharon Alexander.
The UCF, founded in 1995, conducts educational conferences on best practice approaches for parents and professionals, sponsors treatment-oriented research, and raises awareness of the challenges that impact children affected by learning and communication challenges. “We strive to assure that children affected are identified as early as possible so that they have every opportunity to reach their full potential,” explained Mrs. Rosenbloom. “We are very grateful to Mrs. Nolan for her generosity.”