By Abby Rolland
As a small, woman-owned business, harp-weaver strongly believes that supporting local nonprofits strengthens the community. As a result, we serve as a sponsor for various nonprofits’ events and conferences.
These events and conferences raise funds for and share information about these organizations, which then contribute to the community and provide benefits for the people they serve.
Included below in alphabetical order are reflections on some of the events and organizations that harp-weaver has supported in recent months.
AIM Academy’s AIM For The Stars Gala
AIM Academy, based in Conshohocken, PA, is a K-12 school that helps children with language-based learning differences such as dyslexia thrive through an innovative, evidence-based curriculum. When students are given the correct tools and strategies, they can begin to use their “disability” to their advantage and eventually foster successful careers. More than one quarter of AIM students receive financial aid.
harp-weaver recently sponsored the AIM for the Stars Gala. By supporting AIM, harp-weaver furthers AIM’s mission to assist students with dyslexia and other learning differences. Those students are able to receive an education that empowers them to achieve success, regardless of the challenges that they face.
Girls on the Run’s Limitless Potential Breakfast
Girls on the Run (GOTR) is a national organization with a local Philadelphia affiliate that inspires all girls to build confidence and make intentional decisions, while fostering care and compassion for self and others. Trained coaches use physical activity and dynamic discussions to build social, emotional, and physical skills in every girl while encouraging healthy habits for life.
One of Girls on the Run Philadelphia’s recent events was the Limitless Potential Breakfast, where a GOTR participant and coach shared what Girls on the Run means to them. Then, Olympian and World Champion Ajee’ Wilson discussed her success and revealed how GOTR could have had an impact on her. harp-weaver staff member and GOTR volunteer coach Abby Rolland spoke about harp-weaver’s support and what GOTR has meant to her. harp-weaver supported this event, and Girls on the Run generally, because we believe in strengthening girls so that they’re able to be their best and brightest selves.
Gwynedd Mercy Academy High School’s McAuley’s Pub Night
Gwynedd Mercy Academy High School (GMAHS) provides education to young women in grades 9-12. GMAHS seeks to educate, inspire, and empower young women, and offers academic, art, music, and legacy scholarships, as it believes that young women should have access to its education.
harp-weaver supported GMA’s McAuley’s Pub Night, a night of pub games, live music, an online auction, and a pot of gold raffle. All proceeds benefit informal wellness and collaborative areas, as well as a new passenger van for academic, service, and team transportation. harp-weaver believes that providing an inspiring education to young women prepares them for success in their future careers and lives.
Impact PHL’s Total Impact Summit
ImpactPHL is a nonprofit dedicated to growing the impact investing ecosystem in the Greater Philadelphia to harmonize financial returns and social impact returns.
ImpactPHL’s Total Impact Summit connected individual and institutional investors, fund managers, and financial advisors with aligned peers to learn about local and global innovations, discover investable solutions, deploy capital, and generate social impact. harp-weaver sponsored the Summit because catalyzing change requires more than one way to invest in community. Impact PHL’s holistic approach for local investments helps public and private funders match financial return with sparking local impact.
Kelly Anne Dolan Memorial Fund’s Swing Fore Families
The Kelly Anne Dolan Memorial Fund provides financial assistance and direct support for needs not covered by insurance and a variety of respite programs for families who have children living with illnesses, disabilities, and injuries and receiving care in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and Delaware. The Fund also advocates for and shares educational resources to families nationwide.
At its Swing Fore Families event, the Fund provided a day of golf with former Eagle Seth Joyner, wine tasting, and swing lessons. harp-weaver supported this event because we understand the financial, mental, and emotional difficulties that parents face when their children are ill or hurt. Receiving assistance during these difficult times helps families stay focused on what matters most to them – their children.
Through its variety of sponsorships, harp-weaver seeks to strengthen the Greater Philadelphia community. We work, live, and play in this city and area, and understand the necessary benefits that nonprofits provide to individuals and communities. We hope that our support makes a difference for organizations who make our society better each and every day.