The Philadelphia offices of PwC will be donating $200,000 to five area nonprofits, funded through grants from the PwC Charitable Foundation.
These local organizations will receive the following donations:
• Nonprofit organization City Year Greater Philadelphia, aimed at developing future leaders by keeping students in school and on track to graduation. ($75,000)
• Nonprofit organization Junior Achievement of Delaware Valley, offering young people programs for work readiness, entrepreneurship and financial literacy. ($50,000)
• Nonprofit organization Legacy Youth Tennis and Education, preparing underprivileged young people for success through the launch of a new financial literacy program. ($40,000)
• Nonprofit organization The Boys and Girls Club of Harrisburg, targeted at helping young people reach their full potential. ($10,000)
• The Philadelphia Zoo, which is the country's first in housing various exhibitions and wild species focused on connecting people with wildlife to create joyful discovery and inspire action for animals and habitats. The zoo's youth programs link conservation awareness with education for local students. ($25,000)
Additionally, about 350 volunteers from the Philadelphia office taught in eight different schools in the region as part of the Junior Achievement of Delaware Valley’s JA-in-a-Day program Nov. 1.
The volunteers taught a day-long lesson plan on business, economic and life skills that included coaching students on creative thinking, problem-solving and working in teams to help promote financial literacy, work readiness and entrepreneurship. PwC reached over 3,700 students from kindergarten through eighth grade in 130 classes.
"We at PwC Philadelphia believe that it is a vital part of our role as business leaders to lend both our time and monetary support to organizations that are striving to develop crucial programs to enrich our youth with new learning and recreational initiatives," stated Ed Lovelidge, managing partner of PwC's Philadelphia office. "I'd like to thank our PwC Philadelphia professionals for actively working to make a difference in our community, while helping local children reach their full potential as productive, accountable, caring and well-rounded citizens."