Bust Unveiled Of Merv Pregulman At Ceremony At Siskin Children’s Institute

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

A reception honoring the life and legacy of Merv Pregulman was held Tuesday at the Siskin Children’s Institute.

It honored "his innumerable contributions to Siskin Children’s Institute and the Chattanooga community."

The evening featured the unveiling of a bust of Mr. Pregulman that will be permanently installed in the Institute’s Carter Street lobby.

Among those taking part were Pregulman and Siskin family members, Mayor Andy Berke and John Farrimond, president and CEO, Siskin Children’s Institute.

Siskin Children’s Institute serves children of all abilities and their families through four areas of focus: education, outreach, health care and research.

The Institute provides early childhood education where children with and without disabilities learn together; family support and professional development programs; developmental pediatric health care; and innovative research in early childhood development and special education.

More than a half century ago, two Chattanooga businessmen, brothers Mose and Garrison Siskin, devoted their lives to helping people with disabilities. They established the Siskin Memorial Foundation in 1950, under which Siskin Children’s Institute is administered today.

For more information about Siskin Children's Institute, visit www.siskin.org.


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