Actor and AIS Board Member Emily Blunt hosted the American Institute for Stuttering’s 2022 Freeing Voices, Changing Lives Gala last night in New York City. The event raised funds to support AIS’s mission to provide free or low-cost therapy to underserved people who stutter.
Emily Blunt hosted the event which paid tribute to the late journalist and author, Sir Harold Evans, who was an active member of the AIS Board for close to two decades. Along with his wife, Tina Brown, they created the Freeing Voices, Changing Lives Gala to raise much needed funding for therapy and to increase public awareness about stuttering. AIS is a leading 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization whose primary mission is to provide universally affordable, state-of-the-art speech therapy to people of all ages who stutter, guidance to their families, and much-needed clinical training to speech professionals wishing to gain expertise in stuttering. Its mission extends to advancing public and scholarly understanding of this often-misunderstood disorder. AIS offers free or low-cost therapy to underserved people who stutter.