The seventh annual Freeing Voices, Changing Lives Benefit Gala for the American Institute for Stuttering was an enormous success! We are so thankful to our many generous supporters! We will post many more photos and videos from last night's gala in the coming weeks, but here is a taste of our tremendous event. Below are [...]
The 6th Annual Benefit Gala was an exciting evening, celebrating the hope, perseverance, and courage of people who stutter. Sam Waterson, a friend of the Institute since its founding days, served as Master of Ceremonies. John Glenn and Annie Glenn were this year’s Honorary Chairs along with AIS Board member Emily Blunt, who sent a [...]
The 5th Annual Benefit Gala for the American Institute for Stuttering was held Tuesday night, and it was a marvelous evening that celebrated people who stutter and raised funds that will help change lives. We would like to thank a multitude of friends for making the event a smashing success, including honorees Arthur M. Blank [...]
ARTHUR M. BLANK At the gala, we will honor Arthur M. Blank, Co-Founder of The Home Depot and Owner of the NFL's Atlanta Falcons. Growing up in Queens, Blank dealt with stuttering throughout his childhood. He graduated from Babson College and started his career at Handy Dan Hardware. He rose through the ranks at Handy [...]
Our 4th Annual Fundraiser Gala was held Monday night, and it was a phenomenal evening. Catherine was lovingly remembered, our honorees energized the crowd, and our clients touched the hearts of everyone in the room. A full write-up is in the works. In the meantime, here are two articles relating to the gala: Clarence Page [...]
At last year's Freeing Voices, Changing Lives gala, Jodriann talked about his progress after several months of therapy here.
At last year's benefit gala for the American Institute for Stuttering, Kieran spoke about his struggles with stuttering and how taking an intensive program changed everything.
AIS client Derek faced his fears and 300 curious and supportive listeners when he stepped up to the podium at last year's gala. Here is his inspiring speech.
We continue to post the speeches from last year's gala. Next up is TD Ameritrade chairman Joe Moglia! We are thrilled to share Joe's rousing speech. [embedded video below] Many thanks to Joe for sharing his story last year and his continued support of AIS!
The 4th Annual Freeing Voices, Changing Lives gala is less than a month away! To celebrate the coming gala, we will start posting the honorees' and clients' speeches from last year's event. We lead with the first honoree of the evening, the beloved British actress, Emily Blunt! [embedded video below] Last year's gala made such [...]