IP Receives $18,500 in Grants
Impossible Possibilities (IP) received $18,500 in grants from Texas Capital Bank ($6,000), the Miles Foundation ($5,000), the Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Employees’ Reaching Out (AERO) Club ($3,500), the Ken Davis Foundation ($2,500), the Orr Family Foundation ($1,000) and the Gary Patterson Foundation ($500).
IP will use $10,000 of the funds to support its Maven’s Milestones (MM) Reading Program. MM is an incentive-based reading achievement program that supports literacy for approximately 1,200 students at three Fort Worth ISD elementary schools.
The remaining funds will be used for general support and to sustain its additional education programs. The organization’s Scholarship Program awards $2,000 scholarships to graduating high school seniors. IP recently awarded 10 new scholarships in 2018, and since 2009 has now awarded 67 scholarships to local students, totaling more than $120,000.
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.
Founded by Ellison Miles in 1997, the Miles Foundation helps foster a thriving community through innovative investments in education, economic opportunity and leadership development.
The purpose of the AERO Club is to provide a way for Lockheed Martin employees to contribute through a single channel to recognized charitable, scientific, literary and educational organizations and agencies. With four main focus areas, the AERO Club concentrates on stabilizing families, improving community health, serving people with special needs and building local communities.
The mission of the Ken W. Davis Foundation is “to support those charities that directly provide for human welfare ranging from basic needs to quality of life improvement.”
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.
The Gary Patterson Foundation is dedicated to supporting children in and around Fort Worth. Through grants, scholarships and collaboration with other area non-profit organizations, the foundation’s primary goal is to provide equitable educational opportunities for all children.