Invest in Your Community! 

Improving a community takes the help of everyone who calls it home. Since 2007, The Advancement Foundation has worked to improve our community by transforming the lives of the very people who live in it.  With your help we can continue to impact our community in positive ways for years to come.

Here are just a few of the ways that you can help impact the community:

  1. Volunteer expertise. We are always looking for individuals in our community who can serve as mentors. If you have experience in business, law, advertising, accounting, and anything else related to starting a business please consider mentoring one of our entrepreneurs in the GAUNTLET!
  2. The Advancement Foundation is a 501c(3) nonprofit organization that runs, in part, on donations from our generous sponsors. If you have the ability to do so, we encourage you to donate. Any amount helps! If you have a product donation or in-kind service that you would like to provide to the GAUNTLET Business Program and Competition™, reach out to Kathleen!
  3. Dedicate a year of service to end poverty in America. The AmeriCorps program was founded in 1994 but based on long-standing American values of hard work and service to our fellow men and women. Learn more by visiting