IP Receives $14,000 in Grants
Impossible Possibilities received $14,000 in grants from the Ryan Foundation of Fort Worth ($5,000), Texas Capital Bank ($5,000) and the Orr Family Foundation ($4,000) for capital expenditures and program operations
The funds will be used in part to support the organization’s Scholarship program, which awards $2,000 scholarships to graduating seniors. Since 2009, IP has awarded 44 scholarships to local students, totaling more than $75,000.
In addition, a portion of the funds will be used for the completion of a new central database for the organization’s largest program, Maven’s Milestones (MM). MM is an incentive-based reading achievement program that supports literacy for more than 1,400 elementary students across four Fort Worth campuses. The database will allow the organization to streamline its data-collection process, ensuring the delivery of reading statistics to school administrators in real time.
“We’re very appreciative of the Ryan Foundation and Texas Capital Bank’s continued support of Impossible Possibilities. Their gifts, as well as those received from the Orr Family Foundation, will go a long way in supporting our efforts in 2015,” said Vice President Justin Hernandez.
The Ryan Foundation was founded by Helen McKee Ryan and her son, John P. Ryan in 1983. Helen Ryan was the widow of Thomas M. Ryan, a prominent businessman in Fort Worth. The mission of the foundation is to support a wide variety of public charities in the State of Texas, with an emphasis on Tarrant County and Fort Worth in the areas of health care, human and social services, education, children services, and the arts.
Texas Capital Bank is a commercial bank that delivers highly personalized financial services to businesses and entrepreneurs. Launched in December 1998, Texas Capital Bank has grown from a small, private company into one of the largest independent banks in Texas. Headquartered in Dallas, the bank has full-service locations in Austin, Dallas, Fort Worth, Houston and San Antonio.
The Orr Family Foundation was created by Doug and Jayne Orr in 2012. Doug and Jayne have been engaged in the North Texas community for more than 30 years. As the Orr family grows, Doug, Jayne and their children look for opportunities to invest in and give back to the community that they love. They believe supporting education, social services and Christian faith makes the DFW community stronger.