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Brehon Institute Is Beaming

Archibald Foundation donates $20,000

January 18, 2006

(Tallahassee, Fla.) - It comes as no surprise - the faces of those at Brehon Institute for Family Services, Inc. are all smiles today. Having just received a donation of $20,000 from the Archibald Foundation, Brehon Institute is ecstatic about the opportunities that lie ahead.

The majority of this monetary gift will be used for the general operating expenses of Brehon House, a maternity home for homeless, pregnant women. One-fourth of the monies will go toward the establishment of the Brehon Institute Endowment Fund. Brehon has selected the Community Foundation of North Florida to manage this fund.

"We are extremely grateful to Archibald Foundation for their kindness and generosity," said Jackie Malone, M.M, Executive Director of Brehon Institute. "These funds will strengthen our strides to serve the community in greater volumes for many years to come."

Once instated, the endowment fund will create a smooth donations process for those interested in contributing to the future of Brehon Institute. Individuals who wish to contribute can contact the Community Foundation directly.

"We are pleased to help Brehon Institute with the administration of their endowment fund, which will support their mission for generations," said Joy Watkins, President of the Community Foundation. "We applaud Brehon Institute for their leadership and foresight in planning for the future financial security of their organization."

About Brehon

Brehon Institute is a non-profit organization established in 1978. Their mission is to provide integral services that aid in producing healthy babies, as well as the prevention of child abuse and neglect. Since 1992 they have housed over 300 homeless, pregnant women and their children. Brehon also provides educational services, job training and child care instruction to these families and others in need. Their work is performed in Gadsden, Leon, Madison and Taylor counties. For more information, please call (850) 656-7110 or visit www.brehoninstitute.org.

About Community Foundation

The Community foundation is a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit, public charity whose primary mission is to build permanent charitable assets for the benefit of nonprofit organizations in North Florida. Since its inception in 1997, the Community Foundation has received more than $12 million contributions resulting in over 80 charitable funds. These charitable funds have generated more than $2 million in grants to over 230 nonprofit organizations. The Community Foundation serves Leon, Franklin, Gadsden, Gulf, Jackson, Jefferson, Liberty, Madison, Taylor and Wakulla Counties. For more information, Please call (850) 222-2899 or visit www.cfnf.org.

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