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Bunting donates $500,000 to UM School of Nursing

Philanthropist and alumna Mary Catherine Bunting donated $500,000 to the the University of Maryland School of Nursing (UMSON) to help continue the work of UMSON’s Community and Public Health Environmental Initiative (CPHEI) to provide health oversight for children and families served by Baltimore City Early Head Start and Head Start centers.

Established in early 2016 with a $750,000 gift from Bunting, CPHEI is a collaborative effort with the Maryland Family Network to improve overall health and environmental health for EHS and HS center children from birth until age 5 through programs that support their mental, social and emotional development.

CPHEI delivers health services to seven of eight EHS centers and seven of 47 HS centers; to date these efforts have benefited 2,675 children and their families.


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