High Hopes is once again a proud and grateful beneficiary of a grant from the Westbrook Foundation. Due to the generosity of all of our donors, we are able to subsidize the cost of therapeutic horseback riding services by over 75%. This grant will help us continue to ensure that participants from the Westbrook, CT area, are supported with funding and scholarships up to 100% of the true cost of our services, depending on financial need.
The Westbrook Foundation was formed in 1984 with a modest donation from Barbara Spencer. Following the death of her father, Elliot Spencer, a gifted businessman and investor, Barbara decided to establish a scholarship in his memory for a Westbrook High School senior. Instead of a one-time scholarship, Barbara was counseled by civic leaders and friends, to form a foundation which would be able to help students on a yearly basis by investing a principal amount and using the growth on those investments towards the scholarship. Barbara passed away in 1993 and bequeathed a sizeable portion of her estate to the residents of Westbrook. Using Barbara’s bequest and the generous donations of many others, the Westbrook Foundation has distributed over a million dollars in scholarships and grants for the betterment of the lives of Westbrook’s students and citizens.
To find out more about the Westbrook Foundation please go to: http://westbrookfoundation.org/about/