CINCINNATI, March 29, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) – The INTERalliance of Greater Cincinnati is among the first to feature on the Foundation for Appalachian Ohio’s new Cause Connector website.
Cause Connector is a non-profit matchmaking site created to help more donors support local charitable projects in Appalachian Ohio. With Cause Connector, donors can easily search for projects that serve their local community in the fields of arts and culture, community and economic development, education, environmental protection, and health and human resources services.
The INTERalliance of Greater Cincinnati’s work is highlighted in Cause Connector. Should INTERalliance receive funding on the website, they can support their new Adopt-A-Chapter program.
The INTERalliance Adopt-A-Chapter program is designed to inspire students in the Ohio Appalachian area to pursue a technological future. During the school year, the schools are linked with corporate partners to support a group of 10-25 students per school. INTERalliance and these special corporate mentors will get involved by teaching courses on professional development and IT lessons, taking students on an on-site visit and offering individual mentoring. The funds raised through Cause Connector enable students to provide all training, transportation, and technology free of charge. The ultimate goal is to provide students with awareness and support for successful technology careers, with an emphasis on developing and retaining talent in the area.
The requested funds will be used to benefit students from Adams County, Brown Counties, and Clermont Counties. Those who would like to help support this work can visit www.CauseConnector.org for a gift.
The Cause Connector is used to combine gifts from donors to finance projects across the region while investing in future initiatives.
Our Appalachian Ohio region has access to fewer grants and fellowships per capita. This “philanthropic void” means the area’s nonprofits, schools, community organizations and students have less support to meet urgent needs and pursue opportunities that can make a huge difference.
Cause Connector is focused on bridging the philanthropy gap by helping donors find projects that need their support today while investing in the future of our communities. A portion of each gift goes to the FAO I’m a Child of Appalachia® fund to support future projects.
“We developed the Cause Connector to connect donors who want to make a difference with investment-ready projects in our local communities,” said Cara Dingus Brook, President and CEO of FAO. “Our region is full of leaders with innovative solutions and ideas to help others, and Cause Connector is a new technology designed to help them succeed.”
INTERalliance is one of the first organizations to be selected to publish a project on the new Cause Connector website. Projects have until April 9th to receive funding and make their projects possible. Gifts of all sizes are welcome at www.CauseConnector.org.
Via the Greater Cincinnati Interalliance
Cincinnati-based INTERalliance is a student-run nonprofit whose mission is to inspire and support young talent for an IT career in Greater Cincinnati. The member companies of INTERalliance include The Kroger Co., Procter & Gamble, Great American Insurance, FIS, GE, Vora Technologies, Fifth Third Bank, Western & Southern Financial Group. For more information on INTERalliance School chapters or to learn how to start your own chapters, please contact Heather Ackels at H[email protected] or visit www.interalliance.org.
About the Foundation for Appalachian Ohio
The Appalachian Ohio Foundation (FAO) is a regional community foundation serving the 32 counties of Appalachian Ohio. As a 501 (c) (3) nonprofit, the Foundation creates opportunity for the citizens and communities of Appalachian Ohio by inspiring and supporting philanthropy. More information about the FAO can be found at www.AppalachianOhio.org.
ORGANIZATIONAL CONTACT: Heather Ackels
Executive Director, INTERalliance of Greater Cincinnati
P: 513.415.7707 | E: [email protected]
FAO CONTACT: Megan Wanczyk
Vice President for Communications and Programs
P: 740.707.0386 | E: [email protected]
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