uif awards $10,000 in matching grants to mentoring nonprofits JANUARY 14, 2019


Devon, PA - January 14, 2019 - One of the first mentoring nonprofits in the United States, the Uncommon Individual Foundation (UIF) is marking National Mentoring Month by highlighting and supporting two local nonprofits that ‘mentor it forward’ everyday.

UIF will feature The Weekly Fight and Sister Cities GirlChoir in a 3-part social media campaign launching January 17, 2019.

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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 through music to change their communities. 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 celebrating Mentoring Month by calling on the Greater Philadelphia Area community to support these two organizations. 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.

to show our appreciation of the great mentoring work they are doing, uif will match all donations made until february 15, up to $5,000 for each nonprofit.

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

for more information on this campaign and how you can get involved please contact: lucy.lopez@uif.org


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