IPDS cares. We believe in helping with what we can, when we can. We are proud that our employees, our company, and our partners contribute to so many charitable organizations that are focused on a variety of goals from curing cancers and spreading autism awareness, to saving animals and improving access to education.
Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, a 501 charitable organization founded in 1949, is the largest voluntary health organization dedicated to fighting blood cancer in the world. The LLS’s mission is to cure leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin’s lymphoma and myeloma, and improve the quality of life of patients and their families.
Why is LLS important to us? An invaluable member of the IPDS team and longtime member of the IPDS family, Anthony Filardo was diagnosed with Acute Myeloid Leukemia (AML) in February of 2020. After multiple rounds of chemo and a stem cell transplant from his sister, he reached 2 years cancer free post-transplant.
On May 18th, 2022, we lost him in a fatal car accident. He is sorely missed every single day.
We are supporting his sister Alex in her effort to raise money in honor of his strength and will to survive AML via her gofundme here.
THON, Penn State University
THON™ is the largest student-run philanthropy in the world, and is fully committed to enhancing the lives of children and families impacted by childhood cancer. The mission is to provide emotional and financial support, spread awareness, and ensure funding for critical research—all in pursuit of a cure. The yearlong fundraising efforts culminate in a 46-hour dance marathon. Since Joe Cutroneo (Owner & CEO) and Michelle Gifford (Director of Marketing) are both Penn Staters (and Michelle danced in THON during her time at PSU), this cause is near and dear to our hearts.
G.B. Charities (GBC) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the Baltimore Community through the education of its youth. GBC sponsors promising students from hard working, low income families living in at-risk areas, contributing to their tuition at accredited faith based schools. By providing students with a stable, nurturing educational environment, GBC offers them the opportunity to reach their highest potential.
Florida Cancer Specialists Foundation
The Florida Cancer Specialists Foundation is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that helps individuals with their essential living expenses while they undergo treatment for cancer. Cancer patients are able to receive assistance from the Foundation for their non-medical bills, such as overdue rent, mortgage, utility bills and car payments. This financial assistance immediately impacts cancer patients and their families in communities throughout Florida, allowing them to focus on their recovery.
RISE for Autism
RISE for Autism is committed to providing community and professional awareness, family support, resources, and financial assistance to “bridge the gap” in services and opportunities for those with Autism.
Ogden Family Foundation
The Jonathan Ogden Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit tax-exempt corporation that was established in 1996, to assist young people in disadvantaged communities develop self-esteem through athletics and education. In 1997, The Jonathan Ogden Club was formed at Patterson High School for student athletes to promote and reward outstanding academic achievement. Since its inception, the positive impact of the program has been remarkable, with grades, SAT/ACT scores, graduation and college acceptance rates rising each year.
Folds of Honor
The Folds of Honor Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Since 2007, they’ve provided life-changing scholarships to the spouses and children of America’s fallen or disabled military. And now, their mission expands to the families of America’s first responders. On their watch, those who protect our freedoms and our families will know they are not forgotten.
All Charitable Organizations IPDS Supports