uif awards $10,000 in matching grants to mentoring nonprofits FEBRUARY 25, 2019


Wayne, PA - February 25, 2019 - One of the first mentoring nonprofits in the United States, the Uncommon Individual Foundation (UIF) marked National Mentoring Month by highlighting and supporting two local nonprofits that ‘Mentor it Forward’ everyday.

uif will donate $5,000 each to the weekly fight and sister cities girlchoir on march 2, 2019.

UIF launched a 3-part social media campaign on January 17, 2019, featuring The Weekly Fight and Sister Cities GirlChoir. The campaign called on the Philadelphia community to support these two organizations by helping each nonprofit raise $5,000. UIF committed to match these funds dollar for dollar.

Both organizations successfully reached their fundraising goals last week. The Weekly Fight is starting a scholarship fund for military children who have lost a parent to suicide. Sister Cities GirlChoir is raising funds for Girl Power Music Fest, a musical celebration of girl power and Women’s History Month.

national mentoring month campaign: part 1

national mentoring month campaign: part 2

national mentoring month campaign: part 3

The Weekly Fight helps veterans turn post-traumatic stress into post-traumatic growth through weekly crossfit workouts. Within a few short years, the Weekly Fight is in 5 communities in the Greater Philadelphia Area and beyond, holding free workouts, support meetings, and events for veterans and their families.

Sister Cities GirlChoir empowers young girls to change their communities through music. Founded in 2012, today Sister Cities GirlChoir empowers 400 girls in 3 states with leadership skills. These organizations have a mentoring mission and vision that promotes relationship building and positive change in our community.

UIF is a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that studies, develops and applies the art and science of mentoring. Started in 1986 by Dr. Richard E. Caruso, who also founded Integra Life Sciences--the innovators of artificial skin technology. Dr. Caruso attributes his success in business to the mentors he encountered throughout his life. UIF is his way of ‘mentoring it forward,’ to help individuals and organizations through five key Mentoring Programs: Corporate, Education, Entrepreneur, Media, and Technology. For more information about UIF, visit: UIF.ORG

a check presentation will take place on march 2, 2019 at uif rec studio located at 108 e. lancaster ave. the event will start at 2pm.

for more information on this campaign please contact: lucy.lopez@uif.org