In December 2017, a great step was taken to improve the lives of children in Monroe County. With the vision and generosity of the Philbeck family, The Philbeck Foundation was formed. Since that time, we have honed our strategic vision and committed support for children in our community. Our areas of focus include: Basic Needs, Academic Support, Health/Wellness and Character/Life Skills. We believe that investing in our children is the surest way to ensure the continued growth and success of our community and the world beyond.
We recently awarded our inaugural gift of $20,000 to fund a program which will allow children in foster care to participate in extracurricular activities or get extra academic help which their foster families may not be able to provide. We know that over 200 children in our community are in foster care and have been forced into situations that prevent them from pursuing many of their interests outside of the classroom. This gift will allow these children to engage in camps, clinics, lessons and other activities as they explore what makes their hearts happy.
Our mission is to continue to improve the lives of children in Monroe County as we strive to be like Christ in who we are and what we do. With your support, we can expand our efforts to benefit more children year after year. Each and every gift makes an impact and we are grateful for your consideration of a gift to The Philbeck Foundation.