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State Farm® Funds Student Leadership Opportunities

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.”

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About The iBELIEVE Foundation

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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The iBELIEVE Foundation

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Benjamin Justice

State Farm Insurance

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State Farm® Funds Student Leadership Opportunities

Company shows commitment to students in West Virginia

Wheeling, W.Va. – July 9, 2019

State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Company announced their support of The iBELIEVE Foundation’s Summer Leadership Workshops with a $10,000 donation in West Virginia. The donation directly funds 29 students from West Virginia, and allows them to attend summer workshop programs.

Representatives from State Farm also attended an iCONNECT session at Wheeling Jesuit University. 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 and expanded to West Virginia this year. “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.”

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About The iBELIEVE Foundation

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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Max Leu
The iBELIEVE Foundation

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Kate Beadle

State Farm Insurance

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Jay Edwards Champions Cause for Youth Development

Edwards proposes legislation that directly impacts Appalachian Ohio

 

 

Columbus, OH – May 30, 2019

 

Today State Representative Jay Edwards (R-Nelsonville) emphasized legislative efforts to support leadership development for Ohio’s young student leaders. The work prioritizes a continued effort to support access to free Summer development programs across parts of the state.  

Earlier this year, Representative Edwards of Ohio House District 94 worked to draft legislation that would benefit students across Southeast and Appalachian Ohio. Edwards introduced a line item earmark to allocate $400,000 over the span of the biennial budget currently drafted as House Bill 166. If passed, the legislation would fund the opportunity for hundreds of students to attend leadership development programs organized by The iBELIEVE Foundation.

“The iBELIEVE Foundation does a great job of working with young people throughout the Appalachian Region,” said State Representative Jay Edwards (R-Nelsonville). “Today’s students are tomorrow’s leaders and these programs will help them develop the skills they need to be successful.”

The iBELIEVE Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization with a mission to “provide Appalachian youth opportunity.” iBELIEVE develops and facilitates a variety of youth development programs provided expense free to students living in Appalachian communities. This year, the foundation expects to host over 1,000 students in a series of Summer Leadership Workshops planned at colleges and universities across four states (OH, WV, KY, TN). The organization reports that the average expense per student is $350. With help from the State of Ohio, over 1,000 students from Appalachian Ohio will be funded to attend the programs through 2020.  

 

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About The iBELIEVE Foundation

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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Max Leu
The iBELIEVE Foundation
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