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Dream Academy News | U.S. Dream Academy partners with Ancile Solutions
Wednesday April 20, 2011
When ANCILE Solutions, Inc. opened their Elkridge, Md. office, leaders of the software support company wanted to partner with a local charity that also maximized “people possibilities.”
The company donated $10,000 to the U.S. Dream Academy Baltimore Learning Center at their April 6 grand opening. And while company leaders are happy to make the donation, they hope interaction with Dream Academy kids will indeed spur them to think about one day investing in others.
“We hope they can one day visit so they can see what it takes to become a software developer or support specialist and find out who we are and what it took to get here,” said Marianna Noll, director of marketing and communication.
ANCILE, a break-off of nearby RWD Technologies, provides online user support and products for training employees.
Roughly half of Fortune 100 companies are ANCILE clients, including Proctor & Gamble, NASA and Lockheed Martin. The company has 80 employees in their corporate headquarters and approximately 150 in offices worldwide, including Australia, Germany, Japan, Singapore and the United Kingdom.
Noll said ANCILE researched several possibilities for a corporate charity partnership and was impressed with Dream Academy’s ranking on Charity Navigator.
“ANCILE is looking forward to working with the U.S. Dream Academy in a long-term partnership. What a great story it would be if one of those young people walks through the door in 10 or 15 years as an ANCILE employee,” said Frank Lonergan, CEO of ANCILE.
Dream Academy Executive Director Diane Wallace-Booker said she was grateful and surprised by the generous donation.
Wallace-Booker said. “We want to help children who have an incarcerated parent, kids in high-risk communities with high poverty and crime rates. They all have great potential, some just need more support.”