The Financial Literacy Community Project has been fortunate to receive the generous support of philanthropic partners who have made, and continue to make, a significant contribution to the success and sustainability of the Project. We are honored to recognize the gifts of this visionary group of donors, whose support is critical to transforming the financial outcomes of students in underserved communities throughout the nation.
We would like to thank the following philanthropic partners for their support.
The Wharton School
The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania led the initial seed round funding for the Financial Literacy Community Project, taking an idea from inception to reality as a pilot program. Wharton is recognized globally for intellectual leadership and ongoing innovation across every major discipline of business education. The most comprehensive source of business knowledge in the world, Wharton bridges research and practice through its broad engagement with the global business community. The School has more than 4,800 undergraduate, MBA, executive MBA, and doctoral students; more than 9,000 annual participants in executive education programs; and an alumni network of 86,000 graduates.
Barbara and Edward Netter Center for Community Partnerships
The Barbara and Edward Netter Center for Community Partnerships at the University of Pennsylvania, partnered with the Wharton School, led the initial seed round funding of the Financial Literacy Community Project, taking an idea from inception to reality as a pilot program. Founded in 1992, the Barbara and Edward Netter Center for Community Partnerships is Penn’s primary vehicle for bringing to bear the broad range of human knowledge needed to solve the complex, comprehensive, and interconnected problems of the American city so that West Philadelphia (Penn’s local geographic community), Philadelphia, the University itself, and society benefit.
The Financial Literacy Community Project was named a 2010 DoSomething.org Grant Winner. DoSomething.org is one of the largest organizations in the US that helps young people rock causes they care about. A driving force in creating a culture of volunteerism, DoSomething.org is on track to activate two million young people in 2011. By leveraging the web, television, mobile, and pop culture, DoSomething.org inspires, empowers and celebrates a generation of doers: teenagers who recognize the need to do something, believe in their ability to get it done, and then take action.
Ballard Spahr, LLP
Ballard Spahr accepted the Financial Literacy Community Project as a pro bono client, representing FLCP in the 501(c)3 filing process. Ballard Spahr LLP, a national firm with more than 475 lawyers in 13 offices in the United States, provides a range of services in litigation, business and finance, real estate, intellectual property, and public finance. Their clients include Fortune 500 companies, financial institutions, life sciences and technology companies, health systems, investors and developers, government agencies and sponsored enterprises, educational institutions, and nonprofit organizations. The firm is recognized as a Pro Bono Top 100 firm.