Tonja Myles, Executive Director of Set Free Indeed, extends heartfelt appreciation to the Huntsman Family Foundation for their extraordinary generosity and commitment to eradicating mental health stigma.
On Monday. October 16th, 2023, the day unfolded with remarkable moments as the Huntsman Family Foundation's investment in education and well-being became a beacon of hope for our entire city.
The day commenced with an exclusive VIP Tour of LSU Tiger Stadium and Sports Training Facilities, graciously hosted by the LSU Athletic Foundation. Ms. Myles expressed gratitude to Janice Gautreau, Matt Borman (President & Chief Executive Officer at Tiger Athletic Foundation), and Dr. Damon Arnold (Assistant Athletic Director of Player Development and Engagement LSU Football) for their dedication to enhancing the mental and physical health of the students.
The journey continued to Southern University, where the delegation was warmly welcomed by Dennis Shields, Southern University President, and Dr. John Pierre, Souther University Chancellor. Tonja Myles expressed deep gratitude for their hospitality and collaboration. The Southern Human Jukebox Band received a transformative gift of $100,000 from the Huntsman Family Foundation, accompanied by Dr. Rodney Cohn (HBCU Partnership Manager, University of Utah), earmarked for scholarships and student support. In addition to the financial support, students were presented with branded *988" Southern Jukebox Logo hoodies, courtesy of H and E Equipment Services, along with essential mental health resource materials from The Bridge Center for Hope, No Judgment No Stigma, and When You Are Ready Br. The day was made even more memorable through the contributions of key individuals and organizations.