Wellbeing Initiative Receives Grant Funding for New Resilience Program

Posted on February 12th, 2015 by

Wellbeing New LogoThe Wellbeing Initiative at Gustavus Adolphus College has received two separate grants totaling $6,500 to help fund its new resilience program, “Bounce.” The Mankato Clinic Foundation awarded the program $4,000, while the Mansergh-Stuessy Fund for College Innovation provided an additional $2,500.

“We are pleased that these two organizations have awarded funding to help expand the Wellbeing Initiative at Gustavus,” said Meghan Krause, Director of Wellbeing. “Our new resilience program will serve an important need across the Gustavus community: building a foundation for optimal living in times of stress, loss, and sudden change. How we view stress and adversity strongly affects how we succeed, and this is one of the reasons why having a more resilient mindset is so important.”

The Gustavus Wellbeing Initiative promotes optimal living through education, research, and engagement programs that support personal discovery, holistic health, and lifelong learning. Together, we are creating a Gustavus community that thrives with purpose, connection, and vitality to meet the challenges of a world in need. More information can be found on the Initiative’s website.

About the Mankato Clinic Foundation

The mission of the Mankato Clinic Foundation is to encourage and support the health and well-being of our community through initiatives that promote and improve community wellness. Annual initiatives made possible by the Mankato Clinic Foundation include community grants, scholarships for students pursuing careers in health, Project Kindness and Partnership in Health in Greater Mankato Schools.

About the Mansergh-Stuessy Fund

The Mansergh-Stuessy Fund for College Innovation is a one-year “seed” grant to encourage creativity and out-of-the-box thinking at select liberal arts colleges in Minnesota. Funding is typically given to help develop and pilot new activities that enhance college campus programs including academic, student-life, faculty/staff, and alumni initiatives.

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Media Contact: Director of Media Relations and Internal Communication JJ Akin
jakin@gustavus.edu
507-933-7510

 

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