The Connecticut Speech-Hearing Foundation

Connecticut Speech and Hearing Foundation


The Connecticut Speech-Language-Hearing Foundation was established in 1978 for the purpose of promoting, developing and maintaining charitable, scientific, and educational programs to improve the quality of life for individuals who experience speech, language, or hearing impairment. Money raised by the foundation supports a wide variety of professional and consumer activities including educational workshops on topics related to family and consumer advocacy as well as professional development in the areas of speech-language pathology and audiology. The foundation awards scholarships on a yearly basis to graduate students in speech-language pathology and audiology at Southern Connecticut State University, the University of Connecticut and Sacred Heart University.

2017 – 2018 Executive Board:

JoAnn Forman, President

Kevin McNamara, Vice President

Andrew Lees, Treasurer

Barbara Cook, Secretary

Board of Trustees

Sherry Ellis
Jean McCarthy
Rhea Paul
Jen Rucci

Please consider an annual or legacy contribution to the Foundation so that it may continue its important work. All of the money donated supports our scholarships and mini-grant programs. By contributing generously to the Foundation, you are showing that you not only value our profession but also support our young people entering the field. In other words, 100% of the monetary gift you give translates directly into the future of our profession.We strongly hope you will consider making a donation today. All donations are tax deductible.

Mail your donation to:
Andrew Lees, Treasurer
231 Snow Owl Drive
Southington, CT 06489

Contributions may also be made electronically by clicking the button below.

Connecticut Speech and Hearing Foundation Scholarships

Recent Scholarship Recipients



Margaret Bergin
Christopher Briody
Kelly Casey
Meg Ryan
Tracie Tuss
Lindsay Young


Michelle Aristizabal
Samantha Hershfield
Edna Jo Piccrillo
Maria Yorgakaros

Sacred Heart University

Linsay Droney
Jamie-Marie Erickson
Julia Poole



Mia Archambault
Stephen Graham
Hilary Maxim
Lindsay Young


Taylor Bird
Christina Lasto
Lauren Varholak

Sacred Heart University

Marina Cella
Lianne Khoo
Alexandra Nelson
Stephanie Ridge



Casey Borstel
Alyssa Fazzino
Emily Fiorey
Jenna Malysako


Amy Fischl
Angela Flanagan
Katelyn Wentz

Sacred Heart University

Ansley Gouck
Hillary Maxim
Jill McCann

2017-2018 Foundation Mini-Grant Recipients

Amy Jagoda
Caryn McAllister
Karen Poggi