“One Irving – Making the Grade”, a five-year initiative of the Irving Chamber of Commerce, is currently in its final phase of fundraising. Approved by Chamber Board of Directors, this initiative aims at ensuring the economic prosperity of Irving through strategic educational programs and an image campaign. With additional business and community support it will reach its goal of $3.1 million.
The fundraising goal of $3.1 million from the private and public sector will be used to:

  • Increase the number of college-bound and post-secondary education students
  • Introduce students to career opportunities and link the need for academic excellence
  • Promote Irving by accurately and consistently portraying Irving’s assets and academic achievements

“One Irving” was initially conceived in 2010 when a group of business and community leaders gathered to discuss what obstacle would impact Irving’s long-term prosperity. Since then the initiative has been refined and has attracted broad-based support from the region. Strong leadership including General co-chairs Sharon Asinelli of ExxonMobil and John F. Boyle, Jr, of Boyle and Lowry, LLP, with support from a thriving business community, have raised over $2 million needed to fund programs focused on achieving the goals of “One Irving.” All funds raised are payable to the Greater Irving-Las Colinas Chamber of Commerce Education Foundation, a 501(c)(3) charitable organization. Funds will be redistributed quarterly to fund education programs at Irving ISD, Carrolton-Farmers Branch ISD and Big Brothers Big Sisters and used towards the image campaign.

All programs are expected to start fall of 2012. If you are interested in learning more about “One Irving” or supporting its goals, contact 214-217-8484 or visit http://www.oneirving.org

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