PHOENIX - The Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona Foundation for Community & Health Advancement (the Foundation) awarded the Cartwright School District as the inaugural recipient of the Thiru Family Trust Momentum Maker Grant. The district is set to receive $75,000 in resources to directly address mental health and well-being challenges for students, teachers, and staff at their schools.
The Thiru Family Trust Momentum Maker Grant is multi-dimensional and includes:
“Mental health remains a pressing topic in our community,” said Dr. Christine Bracamonte Wiggs, President and Board Chair of the Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona Foundation for Community & Health Advancement. “With the support of the Thiru Family Trust, the Foundation is able to provide Cartwright School District the much-needed resources and tools to help foster well-being in every classroom.”
Located in the heart of Maryvale, Cartwright School District serves 14,000 students from PreK-8thgrade across 20 schools. The district hopes to utilize the Thiru Family Trust Momentum Maker Grant to continue its efforts to prioritize mental health support for its students and employees. The district is committed to ensuring all learning spaces within their schools produce both a real and a felt sense of safety and belonging.
“We are grateful for this generous grant,” said Cartwright Superintendent Dr. LeeAnn Aguilar-Lawlor. “These funds and resources will address one of the district’s top priorities – the health and well-being of our students and staff."
Thiru Thangarathinam, CEO – Salesforce Business Unit at Mastek added, “This donation holds immense significance for us. Giving back is integral to our family values, and we’re honored to contribute to enhancing mental health in our communities.”
The Thiru Family Trust Momentum Maker Grant underscores the Foundation’s dedication to addressing mental health in Arizona. Each year, this grant will identify a specific area of mental health-related need and provide resources and funding valued at $75,000 to address this need.
To learn more about the Thiru Family Trust Momentum Maker Grant and other Foundation grant opportunities, please visit:https://www.azbluefoundation.org/grants/thiru-family-trust-momentum-maker-grant.
ABOUT THE BLUE CROSS BLUE SHIELD OF ARIZONA FOUNDATION FOR COMMUNITY & HEALTH ADVANCEMENT
The Blue Cross® Blue Shield® of Arizona Foundation for Community & Health Advancement invests in the health of Arizona by tackling mental health, substance use disorder, chronic health conditions, and health equity. A 501(c)(3) private, non-operating foundation, the Foundation works in service of the public good through grant funding for programs and applied research that align with its focus areas. The Foundation is an independent licensee of the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association. For more information, visit: azbluefoundation.org.