A Force Behind the Shield
Since 1998, the Philadelphia Police Foundation, a nonprofit 501(c)3, has quietly and effectively served the Philadelphia Police Department by supporting important program and equipment needs that are not included as part of the City of Philadelphia’s annual budget. From bikes to ballistic vests, from Mounted Unit to K-9 officers, the Foundation has stepped up to ensure that the men and women of the PPD have what they need to accomplish their mission of protecting Philadelphia residents and businesses.
Under the leadership of the Foundation’s all-volunteer Board of Directors, a new importance has recently accelerated that mission. A newly adopted, three-year strategic plan serves as our updated road map, providing the operational direction the Foundation will now follow to accomplish its mission of funding high-priority needs for the Philadelphia Police Department.
Working in collaboration with Commissioner Charles Ramsey and Deputy Commissioners Richard Ross and Nola Joyce, the Foundation has developed a comprehensive Case for Support that identifies specific areas of immediate need. By funding these programs, ranging from training to equipment, the Foundation will positively impact both police officers and supervisory personnel. The Foundation’s Board, comprised of civic and corporate leaders from the Greater Philadelphia region, is fully invested in maintaining public safety and is working tirelessly to raise the funds needed to support the men and women of the PPD.
The Foundation is currently seeking to raise funds to support its efforts from businesses, corporations, foundations and all individuals who want to join us as “A Force Behind the Shield.” Make a tax-deductible contribution today to support the men and women who put their lives on the line for our City each and every day.
On behalf of the Board of Directors of the Philadelphia Police Foundation, thank you.
-Maureen S. Rush, M.S., CPP | President, Philadelphia Police Foundation