On Saturday, April 14th, over one hundred children and adults walked, strolled and ran in the 2nd Annual Stroud Foundation 5k. The late Dr. Frank Stroud’s wife Kandy Stroud greeted the gathered runners and presented Dr. Nathaniel Beers with a gift of $5,000 to Early Stages to support the identification and support of young children between the ages of 2-5 with learning disabilities. The ran began at the K Street entrance to the Capital Crescent trail at 8am and by 9am all walkers and runners had completed the 5k route between the C+O Canal and the Potomac River. “It is a scenic, bucolic spot to contemplate the work Dr. Stroud did for kids with learning issues while doing something that is healthy for you and help kids in our community,” said Brooke Stroud Carnot, President of the Stroud Foundation.
This year the Stroud Foundation hosted the first annual walk/run and joined with the DC Public Education Fund to a year-long series of educational tours of DC schools.
The First Annual 5K Walk, Run and Roll!
Despite the early hour and the chill, over one hundred and fifty people registered for the first annual Stroud Foundation 5K Walk, Run and Roll on April 9th. Notable runners included NBC’s Barbara Harrison, 5-time National marathon champion, Michael Wardian, and Congresswoman Lois Capps (D-CA). Mike Wardian came in first among the adults and Jackson Powell took the cup in the youth category. We are grateful to all who supported us that day especially our terrific sponsors: Madlax, Sassanova, Georgetown Events and the Bullpen. In February, we will send a SAVE the DATE for the 2nd annual run.
The Stroud Foundation partnered with CityBridge Foundation and the DC Public Education Fund to sponsor the 2011-12 Edutours of select DC Public Schools to highlight the outstanding work being done in key areas including school leadership, effective teachers and technology based learning among others. These tours are made available to the DC philanthropic community as a glimpse into our best schools. The tours allow the schools’ achievements speak for themselves and allow the participants to walk through the corridors, attend class in session, and meet the principal and leadership of a school to experience the exemplary school culture first-hand.
THE KINGSBURY SCHOOL
When school started in September, Kingsbury began teaching their first youngsters in the newly opened Kingsbury Early Education Program (KEEP) for under-fours, dedicated to the memory of Dr. Stroud. The Center focuses on early identification and treatment of children with learning disabilities and creates a customized learning plan for each child.
We thank you again for your interest in Dr. Stroud’s lifelong devotion to kids with learning differences. We thank you for your generosity and ask your help to continue the mission of the foundation. With your support we can make it possible for all children to reach their potential. Please consider the Stroud Foundation in your end-of-year-giving.
All the Best Wishes for a Beautiful Holiday Season,
Your Friends at The Stroud Foundation
Holiday greetings from the Franklin L. Stroud MD Foundation for Learning Disabilities. The foundation has been very active this year. We have appointed new members to our board; explored the great work being done in the field of learning differences; familiarized ourselves with the greatest areas of need in the District and offered our support. We are pleased to share our activities in our first newsletter.
We thank you again for your support of Dr. Stroud’s lifelong dedication to kids with learning differences and for your help to continue the mission of the foundation begun in his memory. With your support we can make it possible for these special children to reach their potential in life and to achieve their very best. Please consider the Stroud Foundation in your end-of-year-giving.
All the Best Wishes for a Beautiful Holiday Season,
The Stroud Family
New appointments to the FLS Foundation Board
Thom Hartmann, author, radio host and political commentator is a leading authority on ADD and ADHD. His books on the subject include The Edison Gene: ADHD and the Gift of the Hunter Child (Park Street Press, 2005); Attention Deficit Disorder : A Different Perception (Underwood Books, 1997) Healing ADD : Simple Exercises That Will Change Your Daily Life (Underwood-Miller, 1998) The Healing Power of Neurofeedback (Healing Arts Press, 2006); Think Fast: The ADD Experience; ADHD Secrets of Success: Coaching Yourself to Fulfillment in the Business World; Beyond ADD: Hunting for Reasons in the Past and Present; and Thom Hartmann’s Complete Guide to ADHD: Help for Your Family at Home, School and Work.
In 1978, he and his wife Louise opened the New England Salem Children’s Village (NESCV), a residential treatment facility for children on one hundred and thirty-two wooded acres on Stinson Lake in New Hampshire. In 1998, NESCV opened The Hunter School, a residential school for ADD/ADHD children. Thom is the father of three adult children and he and Louise live in Washington.
Brendan D. Delany is an associate in the law firm of McDermott Will & Emery LLP and is based in the firm’s Washington, D.C. office. He focuses his practice on public and private business enterprises in corporate, finance and real estate transactions. McDermott Will & Emery provide legal counsel to the FLS Foundation. Brendan also serves on The Connelly Foundation as a Member of the Board of Trustees and on the Washington Jesuit Academy Auxiliary as a member of the Board of Directors.
Brendan is the father of three and lives in Washington, DC with his wife Celine.
2010 Beneficiaries of the FLS Foundation
The Kingsbury Center
The FLS Foundation offered support to create The Kingsbury Early Education Program (KEEP). This program delivers a high-quality full-day pre-school program in a
“On Saturday morning, the 1st Annual Stroud Foundation 5K Walk, Run, ‘N Roll took place on the Capital Crescent Trail in Georgetown. Over a hundred Washingtonians, including NBC’s Barbara Harrison, 5-time National marathon champion Michael Wardian, Congresswoman Louis Capps (D-CA) and Clear Channel’s Tyler Suiters, took part in this ground-breaking event to remember an incredible DC physician and his life’s work.”
The Stroud Foundation inaugural 5k Run, Walk, & Roll was recently featured in Bisnow. Read an excerpt of the article below or click on the link for the full feature.
“When well-loved pediatrician Frank Stroud died suddenly, his family wanted to establish something he was passionate about. The Stroud Foundation for Learning Disabilities is a non-profit to support research in developmental disabilities, focusing on ADD/ADHD. Last Saturday, it held the inaugural 5k Run Walk and Roll.”