Nordson Corporation Gifts NGF $15,000

November 20, 2017 – Cumming, GA – Next Generation Focus (NGF) is pleased to announce it has received a donation of $15,000 grant from the Nordson Corporation Foundation. These funds will support NGF’s anchor program SmarterMe® Academy and Summer Program.

SmarterMe® Academy and Summer Program aim to help PreK-8 students from low-income families, who are a grade level or more behind their peers in reading and mathematics.  SmarterMe® Programs provide students with subsidized tutoring on reading, mathematics, and other grade-appropriate subjects, as well as STEM enrichment activities.  During the SmarterMe® Academy Program students attend sessions four times a week, on weekday afternoons and Saturday mornings during the school year.  During SmarterMe® Summer Program students attend classes during the summer months to retain what they have learned during the school year.

“The Nordson Corporation Foundation has been a steadfast supporter of NGF since 2009.” said Amy Sol, the Executive Director of NGF.  “they have supported us through thick and thin and did not waver in their faith in our organization and mission.  For that, we are extremely grateful.”


About Nordson Corporation Foundation

The Nordson Corporation Foundation is dedicated to improving the quality of life in our communities by improving educational outcomes that enable individuals to become self-sufficient, active participants in the community.

The Nordson Corporation Foundation consolidates philanthropic resources dedicated by Nordson Corporation to address community needs. The Nordson Corporation Foundation operates on the belief that business, as a corporate citizen, has a social responsibility to share its success with the communities where it operates and draws employees. Since 1989, the Foundation has awarded over $50 million in grants.

During FY2016, The Nordson Corporation Foundation extended 321 grants totaling over $5.6 million. For a listing of organizations that received grants from The Nordson Corporation Foundation, please refer to the Grant List.

About Next Generation Focus

Next Generation Focus (NGF) is a public charity that is exempt from Federal income tax under section 501(c) (3) of the Internal Revenue Code.  Its focus is in providing deserving children the opportunity to participate in educational programs and other life-enrichment activities in which they may not otherwise have access to due to financial restraints. Our enrichment and educational programs include an early literacy program to help children who are struggling with reading and a program to help students with college application essays. We also provide financial assistance to students to participate in enrichment programs offered by school clubs such as sports, music, and art. NGF partners with schools to identify eligible children. You can find more information about our SmarterMe® programs here.  All management and staff at NGF are passionate about helping children.  If you would like to donate your time or provide monetary support, please contact us.

Media Contact:
Amy Sol, Executive Director
Phone number: (678) 807-9NGF

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