(From a press release)
The WSFS CARES Foundation, the charitable giving arm of WSFS Bank (Nasdaq: WSFS), announced it has provided a $10,000 grant to Minds Matter of Philadelphia, Inc. as part of its continuing series of philanthropic activities by WSFS and the Foundation.
Minds Matter of Philadelphia, Inc. is a national nonprofit dedicated to promoting higher education, with 14 chapters across the country. The Philadelphia chapter was formed in 2011 and has since served 150 students.
The WSFS CARES Foundation grant will support Minds Matter’s ACT Prep and College Summer Programs to provide high school students with the skills and resources needed for success. The ACT Prep Program provides test taking tips, practice exams and weekly homework assignments to reinforce what was taught.
The College Summer Program helps students determine where they want to attend college and what major they wish to pursue, and is designed to build students’ confidence, independence, ambition, and motivation.
“Education and leadership development is just one of the core pillars of the WSFS CARES Foundation, through which we support great programs like Minds Matter of Philadelphia to help prepare members of our Communities for success,” said Patrick J. Ward, Executive Vice President, Pennsylvania Market President at WSFS Bank and Chairman of the WSFS CARES Foundation. “We look forward to working together with Minds Matter of Philadelphia to help local students be successful in college and their careers.”
“The incredibly generous grant from the WSFS CARES Foundation will be instrumental in helping grow and enhance our programs,” said Jordan Koslosky, President, Minds Matter of Philadelphia. “This grant will be used to help fund College Summer Program tuition and a full school year of ACT prep for our students, which are opportunities that our students wouldn’t have exposure to without our program and WSFS’ support. We are so appreciative of this grant, and we look forward to maintaining a strong relationship with WSFS in the future!”