The Good Works ….forever
“Teamwork is the ability to work together toward a common vision. The ability to direct individual accomplishments toward organizational objectives. It is the fuel that allow common people to attain uncommon results”- Andrew Carnegie
We at the ALD Foundation have established a footprint of sending people around the world thru World Missions, by students achieving and pushing themselves in the classrooms to be a leader and the athlete who lays it all on the field of competition for his team’s success.
In 2020, we have already started the planning to send two nursing students to Ecuador along with two nursing students to Zimbabwe. We will receive the applications and select the individuals so they can attend the ALD Foundation Luncheon on April 24, 2020 at Compassion Christian Church in Savannah, GA
In 2019, the ALD Foundation sent its first Medical Missions to Ecuador. We worked along with The Nurses For the Nations to impact the basic needs of many families in this region of Ecuador. We sponsored 6 student-nurses chosen form the 85 different medical schools in the state of Georgia. They came from Georgia Southern University, Truett McConnell University, Dalton State University, Valdosta University and Reinhardt University. The 10 day hands on experience of what they had learned in the classroom was being put to the test in very poor conditions.
Our World Missions, along with Compassion Christian Church in Savannah, GA have opened up the impossible to become possible. In 2018, we funded and built a building that enabled women rescued from human trafficking a skill that being “artisans”. The ministry thru Skipping Stones, co-founders Greg and Abhineeta Matney in India helped those in vulnerable positions find hope through vocational training centers.
The ALD Foundation has awarded since 2017 a total of 15 scholarships for the Nursing program at Georgia Southern University and the Kinesiology Department at the University of Georgia. These students have excelled in the classroom and many of them have been additional scholarships for their academics and leadership performance.
The School of Nursing at GSU aspires to develop professional nurses who emulate a culture of caring, engage in scholarly inquiry, transform health care, and serve others through health promotion and the alleviation of suffering. The nursing programs incorporate high academic and ethical standards within a caring learning environment consistent with the mission and objectives of the university. Both the undergraduate and graduate curricula have innovative virtual and on-campus classrooms. Clinical and community experiences prepare students to promote the health of all populations.
The School of Nursing holds accreditation with the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges and is approved by the Georgia Board of Nursing.
The Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) is one of the most reputable and competitive majors at GSU. Admission requirements are based on an outstanding academic record. All students must attain a minimum GPA of 3.0 and score exceptionally well on a nationally normed admission acceptance examination. The average acceptance rate of applications to the program is 40 percent.
The School of Kinesiology at UGA create and disseminate new knowledge related to physical activity, sports and education. We prepare scholars and researchers, physical education teachers, and sports specialists to deliver education, sport, and rehabilitative services for all segments of society. This includes special populations such as children, the elderly, athletes, and persons with disability, injury and disease.
We offer degree programs at both the undergraduate and graduate level in exercise science, physical education and sports management. These programs will apply knowledge, principles,and methods from the behavioral, biological, medical, and physical sciences to the study ofphysical activity and sport. The Department of Kinesiology is a member of the American Kinesiology Association.
The student-athlete is very close to my heart. I know as a former high school and college football coach the amount of time they have to devote to each of their sports. This along with being a full time student.
We provided scholarships for six student-athletes in 2019. Three for females and three for males. Two of the recipients were from Savannah Christian Preparatory School. Two were from Savannah State College and two from Georgia Southern University. We covered a lot of different types of sports: golf, football, volleyball and softball.
I read this article from Vicky Law about what sports teaches you about life:
Sports isn’t just entertainment. Here are a few of my favorite lessons I am reminded of when I watch a sports game or involved myself in one.
- You’re Not Always going to Win, so Move on
- Hard Work Does Yield Results
- If You Don’t Take a Chance, You Wouldn’t Fail..or Win
- Success is Sweetest When There’s Someone to Cheer You on and to Share it with
- You must be Listening to Someone
- Trusting others is Great
As the ALD Foundation evolves from its beginning in 2017, we will continue to celebrate the life of Abbie and what she showed the world what it could become. Life is full of adventure, mistakes, joy, happiness, and also of sad times.
We will commit to you as a partner with the Abbie DeLoach Foundation that we will serve others through World Missions, provide future leaders-students with the resources to give them a helping hand in their endeavor to seek a quality education and life, to guide the student-athlete in his quest to contribute as a player for their team’s success.