Posts Tagged ‘Grousbeck Family Foundation’

Perkins School for the Blind receives $10M gift from family of Celtics CEO

By Jen Thomas © Watertown Tab and Press, Massachusetts — The Perkins School for the Blind has received a $10 million gift from the Grousbeck Family Foundation to help build a 17,000-square-foot student and technology center. The gift is part of a $25 million initiative by the school to fund the construction of the Grousbeck Center for Students and Technology, a space that would include technology labs, teacher training space and meeting and performance space…. READ ARTICLE

Gift promotes high tech at Perkins School for the Blind

© Associated Press. Published in Boston Herald, WATERTOWN — The Perkins School for the Blind has received a $10 million gift to build a new facility where students can learn to use the latest technology designed to help the blind. The Boston Globe reports the donation announced Monday comes from the Grousbeck Family Foundation…. READ ARTICLE

At Perkins, high-tech is both future and now

By Katie Johnston Chase © Boston Globe — Before Ashley Bernard got her new iPod Touch, the Perkins School for the Blind student could not use an MP3 player without help. But thanks in part to school officials, who encouraged Apple Inc. to make an iPod that gives and responds to spoken commands – standard on the latest models – Bernard can listen to her music like any other 16-year-old. Such technological advances received a major boost last night with a $10 million donation from the Grousbeck Family Foundation, directed locally by Boston Celtics co-owner Wyc Grousbeck. The gift, announced at a private dinner, will be used to build a 17,000-square foot center that will include a high-tech classroom and a lab in which companies like Microsoft Corp. and Google Inc. can demonstrate the latest advances to assist blind students…. READ ARTICLE