New York, NY – Children of Fallen Patriots Foundation (Fallen Patriots) received a $45,000 donation last night from Iron Mountain Incorporated® (NYSE: IRM), the global leader in storage and information management services. This generous donation is vital in providing scholarships and educational counseling to military children who have lost a parent in the line of duty.
Cynthia and David Kim, co-founders of Fallen Patriots, accepted the check on behalf of the foundation February 15, 2018 in New York City. Robert Moeller, vice president of Development from Fallen Patriots; and Haley Hartwick, development administrator and former scholarship recipient from Fallen Patriots, were also in attendance.
The Iron Mountain check was presented by Ray Aschenbach, senior vice president, Iron Mountain; Kevin Dice, senior vice president of the Northeast Region; and Chris Smith, senior vice president of the Southeast Region.
“As a veteran-friendly employer, Iron Mountain is proud to support organizations like Fallen Patriots in the communities where we live and work," said Ray Aschenbach.
Iron Mountain has been a loyal supporter of Fallen Patriots, having donated $195,000 since 2014 as well as providing information management services. Iron Mountain’s donations equate to providing more than 30 years of college for the foundation’s scholars. From the support of corporate contributions such as Iron Mountain’s, Fallen Patriots has been able to offer over $20 million of funding to Gold Star students since 2002.
However, the need is still substantial. A recent study estimates that $500 million is needed to cover the gap between government assistance programs and the cost of a four-year college degree. With the generosity of companies like Iron Mountain, students who have already lost so much do not have to give up their dreams of attending college.
To learn more about Children of Fallen Patriots Foundation, visit: www.fallenpatriots.org.
About Iron Mountain
Iron Mountain Incorporated (NYSE: IRM), founded in 1951, is the global leader for storage and information management services. Trusted by more than 225,000 organizations around the world, and with a real estate network of more than 85 million square feet across more than 1,400 facilities in over 50 countries, Iron Mountain stores and protects billions of valued assets, including critical business information, highly sensitive data, and cultural and historical artifacts. Providing solutions that include information management, digital transformation, secure storage, secure destruction, as well as data centers, cloud services and art storage and logistics, Iron Mountain helps customers lower cost and risk, comply with regulations, recover from disaster, and enable a more digital way of working. Visit www.ironmountain.com for more information.
About Children of Fallen Patriots Foundation
Children of Fallen Patriots Foundation honors the sacrifices of military heroes by ensuring the success of their children through college education. Since 2002, Children of Fallen Patriots has provided $20 million in total assistance, including college scholarships, supplemental grants and educational counseling to military children who have lost a parent in the line of duty. Nearly 20,000 children from all across America will need future assistance.