Within Appalachian America lie beautiful rolling mountains, diverse ecosystems, and some of the most kind-hearted people in the country.
However, it is also a well known fact that the college attendance rates for Appalachian students are much lower than those for students in other areas of the US. The goal of the iBELIEVE Foundation is to provide students with the leadership, communication, and problem-solving skills that they need to be successful, and to also give them a better understanding of their personal strengths and weaknesses to enable them to become better students, leaders, and citizens.
Company shows commitment to students in Ohio
Columbus, OH. – July 9, 2019
State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Company announced their support of The iBELIEVE Foundation’s Summer Leadership Workshops with a $15,000 donation in Ohio. The donation directly funds 43 students from Ohio, and allows them to attend summer workshop programs.
Representatives from State Farm also attended an iCONNECT session at Capital Univeristy. Our iCONNECT sessions take place during Tuesday mornings of summer workshops, and are aimed at connecting students with members of the local communities. The morning allows community members and donors the opportunity to see first-hand how impactful the summer workshop experience is, while allowing students the chance to network with business professionals.
State Farm has been a supporter of iBELIEVE for many years in Ohio. “I want to personally thank State Farm, who has been instrumental in the growth of our organization. From the beginning, they believed in our mission and went above and beyond to impact the youth in the Appalachian region,” said iBELIEVE Founder Patrick Klein. “We have been even more impressed with the local agents who have committed both fiscal support and time participating in our iCONNECT Day.”
The iBELIEVE Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit headquartered in Columbus, Ohio. Gifts to The iBELIEVE Foundation are tax deductible and can be made in many ways, including cash, bequests, and life insurance. To support leadership opportunities for Appalachian students, please designate your gift to The iBELIEVE Foundation and mail to the Foundation for Appalachian Ohio, PO Box 456, Nelsonville, OH 45764. Donations can also be made online at www.theibelievefoundation.org.
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