50th Anniversary Campaign Receives Morgan Family Foundation Grant
By Erica Burman on Thursday, August 26th, 2010
National Peace Corps Association President Kevin Quigley is honored to announce a two year, $100,000 grant from The Morgan Family Foundation to NPCA’s anniversary campaign. The Morgan Family Foundation is a private, family foundation that was established in 1993. It focuses on youth, education, the environment, and stewardship. In clear harmony with the U.S. Peace Corps, the Morgan Family Foundation strives to empower individuals and build self-sufficiency. Its shared goals are to see a return on its investments measured by lives changed and communities transformed.
John Finegan (RPCV Philippines 1979-81), is a Morgan Family Foundation Board member. As a member of NPCA’s Director’s Circle, Mr. Finegan felt this is a once in a life time opportunity to celebrate the historic nature of the Peace Corps’ 50 years of service and build towards future community programming. “Given the parallel interests, the Morgan Family Foundation is pleased to support the NPCA’s anniversary campaign as a golden opportunity to continue the Peace Corps’ work to change lives and transform communities at home and abroad.”
The Promise of the Peace Corps: National Peace Corps Association’s Commitment to the Next 50 Years campaign was started to further the third goal of bringing the world back to the United States. The $6 million campaign focuses on three essential, forward looking concepts:
- a $3 million global community project fund which will allot small grants to Peace Corps related development projects through an RFP process;
- a $2 million (initial phase) National Commemorative which will serve as a permanent tribute to the founding of the Peace Corps and a place for the Peace Corps Community to convene near the National Mall in Washington, DC (legislation is pending); and
- a $1 million capacity building fund to further enhancements in NPCA technology to increase advocacy participation and enhance community outreach.
For more information regarding the The Promise of the Peace Corps campaign contact Khalisa Jacobs at firstname.lastname@example.org or 202-293-7728 x 18.