covid-19 update MARCH 26, 2020

The health, safety, and well-being of our employees and the partners we serve is a top priority of the Foundation. In the wake of shutdowns related to the Covid-19 virus, UIF continues to support its stakeholders through the delivery of virtual mentoring programs that are engaging and appropriate to the specific needs of each community partner.

uif staff, interns, and mentors are virtually supporting individuals, teachers and students (elementary to university), and for profit/non-profit organizations in various subject-matter areas related to:

If you would like detailed information about UIF’s virtual subject-matter mentoring, click on the subject area list above to email your inquiry.

all uif staff and mentors that work with uif partners have appropriate state and federal background clearances. the foundation is committed to delivering on its mentoring mission as we work collaboratively and virtually through this challenging time.

Founded in 1986, by Dr. Richard E. Caruso, the Uncommon Individual Foundation (UIF) is a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit leader in mentor-based learning. A successful entrepreneur, and former CEO of Integra Life Sciences, Dr. Caruso attributes his entrepreneurial success to the mentors he encountered throughout his life. UIF is his way of ‘mentoring it forward,’ to help individuals and organizations succeed through curated connections to mentors. The Foundation helps individuals and organizations through five mentoring programs: Corporate, Education, Entrepreneur, Media, and Technology.

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