Atgooth Foundation

Purpose:
The Atgooth Foundation was created to leverage LeTort Trust success into a platform for building better lives and brighter futures within the communities we serve.

Mission:
The Atgooth Foundation aims 1) To Provide financial literacy and educational opportunity for the youth of the region, 2) To be at the ready to help with general needs of the communities we serve, and 3) To encourage our own team ownership of the giving by allocating annual amounts for them to individually direct to organizations important to them.

Pledge:
We have made a commitment to give at least 5% of LeTort Trust annual profits through the foundation to the community at large.   Since establishment in 2011, the Atgooth Foundation has supported local non-profit initiatives/organizations with direct gifts in excess of $1,100,000. 

 

*Throughout 2021 and 2022 we will be completing 20 service projects in honor of our 20th year in business and hope to impact and help organizations and charities across all sectors. We never imagined the immense amount of support we’d receive from the community when we founded LeTort back in 2001. We can’t think of a more appropriate way to say thank you than by giving back.

Some of Our Charitable Partners:

Our Impact:

Each year LeTort Trust provides financial and volunteer support to Pennsylvania Free Enterprise Week (PFEW), a one-of-a-kind summer program that offers incoming high school juniors and seniors a unique and challenging opportunity to see what it’s like to run their own business. PFEW shares in Atgooth’s mission of ensuring children in our region are given financial and business education. Over the last decade LeTort has gifted $161,151 and sponsored 256 students through the program.

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Throughout 2021 LeTort will be completing 20 acts of service in honor of our upcoming 20th business anniversary. Pictured is the team after spending the day cleaning up Camp Reily benefiting children who attend YWCA summer camps. 

Projects we’ve completed or have in the works:

1. A food and coat drive for Capital Area Head Start
2. 2021 Camp Reily clean-up for YWCA
3. Assembling Dental Kits for United Way of the Capital Region
4. Girl Scout cookie donation to Homeland Hospice and an area nursing home
5. Book drive for Simpson Library (proceeds fund their many programs and activities)
6. 2021 Junior Achievement Volunteer Days with LinkBank
7. Blood Drive for Central PA Blood Bank with McConkey Insurance
8. Capital Area Greenbelt Association Clean up with Boyer & Ritter
9. Fund to send one student per year to PFEW in honor of Michael Devlin
10. Extra donation to Junior Achievement for their Biztown Anniversary
11. School Supply Drive for United Way of the Capital Region
12. Thanksgiving food drive and handout with McConkey Insurance
13. LeTort staff volunteers during lunch shifts at Downtown Daily Bread Soup Kitchen
14. Donations collected and financial support given to organizations aiding Ukraine
15. 2022 Camp Reily clean-up for YWCA
16. 2022 Junior Achievement Volunteer Days
17. Extra Atgooth dollars to LeTort employees to donate to the charity or non-profit of their choosing

 

Pictured are staff members assembling dental kits for the United Way of the Capital Region. Bags containing toothpaste, a toothbrush, floss, and an informational packet were given out to those who might not otherwise be able to afford these basic necessities. Several times throughout the year LeTort will volunteer for United Way projects that benefit those in our community. Earlier in the year team members assembled no-sew face masks that were given out to help stop the spread of COVID-19.

Here’s how you can help

Junior Achievement empowers young people to own their future economic success through financial education which is also one of Atgooth’s top priorities. We support them in various ways throughout the year with donations and most recently by participating in their virtual career fair. Despite the COVID-19 pandemic they pivoted and found a way to provide financial literacy despite being unable to gather in person and go into classrooms.

Take a look at our virtual career fair booth

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