Volpe and Koenig, P.C., Kicks Off 2017 IPromise™ Grant Competition


PHILADELPHIA, PA (June 1, 2017) – Volpe and Koenig, P.C., an intellectual property law firm with offices in Philadelphia and Princeton, NJ, today announced the kick off of its 11th Annual IPromise™ Charitable Giving Fund (“IPromise”) grant competition. Established in 2007, IPromise supports qualifying Greater Philadelphia or Princeton area non-profit organizations by awarding $20,000 grants to two each year. This year, organizations dedicated to animal welfare or community development are invited to apply by visiting vklawipromise.com, reviewing official guidelines and submitting applications before July 31, 2017. Organizations must be at least two years old and headquartered in Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery, Philadelphia, Burlington, Camden or Mercer County to be eligible for an IPromise grant.

To date, IPromise has awarded $400,000 to grant recipients across six eligible categories that rotate each year. In addition to supporting organizations dedicated to animal welfare and community development, IPromise funding has also advanced work in the areas of arts and culture; education; health and human services and veteran services. Previous IPromise grant recipients include After School Activities Partnerships, Bethesda Project, BuildaBridge, Canine Partners for Life, Dress for Success of Mercer County, ElderNet of Lower Merion and Narberth, Girls Inc., Greater Norristown Police Athletic League, Interfaith Hospitality Network of the Main Line, Kisses for Kyle Foundation, Last Chance Ranch, Mercer Museum, Mighty Writers, New Leash on Life USA, Operation Homefront, The Pennsylvania School for the Deaf, Smith Memorial Playground and Playhouse, St. Edmond’s Home for Children, Twilight Wish and Urban Tree Connection.

Said firm President Gerald “Jay” B. Halt Jr., “Each year, we are privileged to learn about the extraordinary work being done by non-profits across the Greater Philadelphia and Princeton communities. IPromise is about dreams and goals being realized, and our team is fully committed to opening doors that might otherwise remain closed for our grant winners.”

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