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Upping the Pace: Second NYC-Metro University Enlists with Operation Valiant Veterans
– Wrap for A Cause Mobile Nonprofit Organization, Pace University Alum and Scherr Foundation Executive Director Partner to Raise Funds for School’s Veteran Scholarship Program –
(New York, NY) – November 6, 2017 – Operation Valiant Veterans is taking the New York metro-area by storm. Pace University is the second institution of higher learning to join Laura Saggese, co-founder of Wrap for a Cause – a mobile marketing company for non-profit organizations and charities – honoring the commitment and sacrifices of our veterans this Veteran’s Day by wrapping a van in the University’s fleet with a message that promotes Pace veteran scholarships and support services. Teaming with Pace University is the Vera and Walter Scherr and Family Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to educational leadership and whose founder – Walter Scherr – is an award-winning author of “Walter’s Way” and an alumnus of Pace University.
“We are incredibly thrilled to have Pace University partner with us as we raise awareness for its outstanding Veterans scholarship program,” said Saggese. “University Veteran programs and scholarships like the ones offered at Pace help ease the transition from military to civilian life. These programs and scholarships provide veteran students with a sense of community support, while pursuing educational goals. It’s this sense of community involvement and achievement that really speaks to Wrap for a Cause.”
Kim Turner, with Pace University’s Development and Alumni Relations, explains how raised funds will be allocated. “We are partnering with Wrap for a Cause to benefit eligible veteran students pursuing their undergraduate degree. Funds may be used for scholarship awards or to provide other education-related financial relief.”
Offering assistance with education as a pathway to success for our veterans is what drew the attention of Walter Scherr, Executive Director of the Scherr Foundation, to underwrite Wrap for a Cause’s Operation Valiant Veterans: Pace University campaign.
“Part of our mission statement aims to ‘honor those who dedicate their lives and make career choices that inherently add value to our society, and whose life work advances the greater good.’ Our Veterans have dedicated themselves to the greater good and we wish to honor their commitment by helping them pursue avenues that will support their efforts into the future,” said Scherr.
“We are launching our campaign on Veteran’s Day, but we plan to run it through the holidays,” explains Saggese. “November is also National Non-Profit Month, and that’s all the more reason for people to donate until the end of the year.”
To sponsor sponsor an Operation Valiant Veterans campaign van or to make a donation, visit www.wrapforacasue.org.
The mission of Wrap for a Cause is to help local and national nonprofit organizations raise awareness and funds through a memorable, mobile marketing campaign that vibrant vehicle wraps. To learn more about becoming a corporate sponsor, fleet vehicle participant or charity beneficiary call 1-888-392-9729.
About the Scherr Foundation: The Vera and Walter Scherr and Family Foundation was formed in 2007 by Walter, his daughter Laura, and son Robert. The focus of the Foundation’s outreach is on education and people with disabilities. The Foundation’s mission is: To provide a secure and safe environment that empowers people to reach their full potential. The Foundation is also committed to honoring those who dedicate their lives and make career choices that inherently add value to our society, and whose life work advances the greater good. For more information about the Scherr and Family Foundation, visit www.waltersway.org.
About Pace University: Since 1906, Pace has educated thinking professionals by providing high quality education for the professions on a firm base of liberal learning amid the advantages of the New York metropolitan area. A private university, Pace has campuses in Lower Manhattan and Westchester County, NY, enrolling nearly 13,000 students in bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral programs in its Lubin School of Business, Dyson College of Arts and Sciences, College of Health Professions, School of Education, Elisabeth Haub School of Law, and Seidenberg School of Computer Science and Information Systems. A 2017 study by the Equality of Opportunity Project ranks Pace University first in New York – and second in the nation – for Economic Mobility based on students who enter college at the bottom fifth of the income distribution and end up in the top fifth. www.pace.edu
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