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$10,000 eBay Grant Awarded to Covington Partners for Mentor Program

Covington Partners scored a grant from the eBay Foundation Corporate Advised Fund at Silicon Valley Community Foundation, the organization announced Tuesday.

The grant is worth $10,000 and was recommended by the eBay Foundation's employee-volunteer led Kentucky GIVE Team.

A check will be presented to Covington Partners at eBay's office in Walton. The funds will be used to enhance and sustain the Covington Mentoring Program which matches over 200 volunteer mentors with students through Covington Independent Public Schools.

The program connects positive role models from the community with students in grades 3 through 12.

“This grant will allow us to continue the positive momentum we saw during the 2013-2014 school year which included mentors spending over 3,300 hours of one-on-one time with students,” said Stacie Strotman, executive director of Covington Partners, in a statement.  

This grant was made possible through eBay Foundation’s GIVE Team program, which empowers employees of eBay Inc. to support their communities through volunteerism and employee-sponsored grants.  In 2013 alone, GIVE Teams worldwide recommended over 200 nonprofits to receive grants totaling more than $1,100,000. 

“eBay Foundation was established to reach beyond the boundaries of eBay’s virtual village to develop strong communities that bring people together,” said Amy Millington, President of eBay Foundation, in a statement. “Through our GIVE Teams, we’ve been able to identify and support a wide variety of outstanding programs, that feed families in the San Francisco Bay Area, educate children in India, assist seniors in Germany, mentor at-risk youth in Omaha, and serve the homeless in Austin – to name only a few.  We couldn’t be happier to add to our list of beneficiaries by supporting Covington Partners in its efforts.” 

For more information about Covington Partners, visit: www.mycovingtonparters.org

-Staff report