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Volpe and Koenig Announces Recipients of 2019 IPromise Charitable Giving Fund $20,000 Grants

Volpe and Koenig announced today that Minds Matter Philadelphia and Team Foster have each been awarded a $20,000 grant through its 13th Annual IPromise Charitable Giving Fund competition. With this year’s IPromise grants, the firm will have given more than $500,000 to worthy organizations across our area since the fund inception.

Established in 2007, IPromise supports the mission of qualifying Greater Philadelphia or Trenton area non-profit organizations by awarding two $20,000 grants across six eligible categories that rotate each year. Categories include education, veteran services, animal welfare, arts and culture, community development and health and human services.

This year’s winner in the education category is Minds Matter of Philadelphia, a three-year mentoring program that begins in the students’ sophomore year of high school and offers its students a combination of individualized mentor support and group tutoring that provides students with the resources, information, and guidance they need to gain admission to, enroll in, and graduate from four-year colleges.

“We are thrilled to hear of Volpe and Koenig’s dedication in supporting our mission to transform the lives of accomplished high school students from low-income families by broadening their dreams and preparing them for college success,” said Jordan Koslosky, Minds Matter of Philadelphia president. “Our students and volunteers would like to send our heartfelt thanks to the Volpe and Koenig team.”

The grant winner in the veteran services category is Team Foster, an all-volunteer 501(c)(3) which honors the spirit and sacrifice of Captain Erick Foster who was killed in action in 2007. Team Foster brings together civilian and veteran communities to partner service dogs with veterans.

“Team Foster is extremely grateful and honored to receive such an incredible show of support from Volpe & Koenig,” said Founder and Executive Director Nicholas Liermann. “As a result of this grant we will be able to continue helping local veterans by providing them with the service dogs and support they desperately need at no cost. Together, we can continue to help veterans suffering from combat-related disabilities including post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and traumatic brain injury (TBI).”