Valley Forge Educational Services Presented with $47,000 Donation from SKF USA to Support Summer Learning Programs
Valley Forge Educational Services (VFES) (www.vfes.net) was presented with a $47,000 donation from SKF USA through the Educational Improvement Tax Credit Program at the “Special Kids” Camp Expo on Saturday, January 28, 2012. Almost 200 parents and students from around the region attended this year’s Expo event.
The donation will benefit the Summer Voyagers program along with VFES’ other Summer Matters programs, including Summer L.I.F.E. for students ages 8-21 with high functioning autism and Asperger’s Syndrome and Extended School Year (ESY) programs.
“Summer Voyagers’ strengths-based program helps struggling students realize their potential and develop tools for school success,” said Jim Kirkpatrick, VFES Acting CEO. “The financial support of SKF USA levels the playing field for many of our families – offering much-needed scholarships so that children can participate in supported academic and recreational opportunities each summer.”
“Giving back to the community is very much a part of SKF’s culture and the services that Valley Forge Educational Services provide exemplifies helping others less able,” said Poul Jeppesen, President and CEO, SKF USA. “We’re delighted that we could support VFES’ summer programs.”
About Valley Forge Educational Services
Valley Forge Educational Services (VFES) offers a wide variety of educational services focused on guiding young children, adolescents and post high school (18-21) learners to independence. For more information on Valley Forge Educational Services, please visit www.vfes.net.
About SKF USA Inc.
SKF USA Inc., headquartered in Lansdale, PA, is part of the SKF Group, a leading global supplier of bearings, seals, mechatronics, lubrication systems and services that include technical support, maintenance and reliability services, engineering consulting and training. SKF is represented in more than 130 countries and has 15,000 distributor locations worldwide. Annual sales in 2010 were $9.1 billion and the number of employees was 44,742. www.skfusa.com ##