Beta Chi Makes Generous Donation to Autism Speaks at National Convention
The Beta Chi sorority designated Autism Speaks as its charity of choice for 2009-2010. Pat Kemp, Autism Speaks EVP of Marketing, Corporate Relations and Development accepted the generous check of $37,000, designated for autism research, at Beta Chi’s National Convention held in Grand Rapids, Michigan on June 12. “Nothing is more important than our children. They are our future. Beta Chi hopes this money helps in some small way to ensure a bright future for children with autism,” said Beta Chi President, Paula Ternet. Pat addressed the attendees and shared some of the recent scientific achievements that Autism Speaks has been at the forefront of, in leading the autism community in moving from hope to discovery. When Pat asked the group to raise their hands if they had an immediate family member with autism, more than half of the room raised their hands. “Autism is everywhere,” Kemp said, “If you don’t know someone with autism today, you soon will.” On behalf of Autism Speaks and families with autism, we thank Beta Chi for their generosity.