Honoree Bruce Willis explained that his dedication to AIS began when he attended a past gala and heard the power of the AIS young speakers’ speeches. He spoke of his own experiences as a child stuttering and advised that no one should ever feel that they are an outcast, because “you are not an outcast.”
Aaron Graff of Ferring Pharmaceuticals receives the Catherine Montgomery Advocacy Award for his dedication and personal contributions to the lives of people who stutter.
Yael shared her touching story, first as an AIS client working on her own stuttering, and then as the mother of two children who stutter.
The American Institute for Stuttering (AIS) is dedicated to providing universally affordable stuttering therapy for people of all ages. Here you can learn about AIS’s financial assistance program.
June 8th, 2015 – The Annual Freeing Voices Changing Lives Benefit Gala was held by the American Institute for Stuttering. Emily Blunt was the mistress of ceremonies, while Ed Sheeran was our honoree. The gala was co chaired by Arthur Blank and Jack Welch.