United Landmark Associates & Charitable Giving
The Jordan Porco Foundation
ULA is dedicated to charitable giving in the Tampa Bay area and beyond, but there is one organization that is particularly close to our founder’s heart.
The Jordan Porco Foundation is a 501(c)3 non-profit corporation created in the memory of Jordan Matthew Porco, who died by suicide. ULA’s President, Don Niederpruem, has known the Porco family for many years, and when they began the journey to healing after the loss of their son, and to create the Foundation, Don knew he had to help in some way.
“As a parent myself, I saw this family’s hurt in their lowest moments,” Don shares, “and seeing their passion for this cause made it extremely important to help.”
The Foundation, located in Hartford, CT where Jordan grew up with his family, is committed to preventing suicide, promoting mental health, and creating a message of hope for young adults. Their objectives are based on creating suicide and mental health awareness within high school and college students and their peers, as well as their influencers such as parents, teachers and administrators.
Since 2012, United Landmark Associates has been proud to partner with the organization, and sponsor the organization’s Jordan’s Journey Gala, being held this year on March 25th. ULA also provides design services for the event program and other materials throughout the year. The Gala will feature an awards ceremony, performance by the Hartford City Ballet, keynote speaker and live and silent auction.
“Experiencing the good the Jordan Porco Foundation has done is so rewarding,” Don says. “This family has their lives and everyday commitments, but they never quit in their commitment to this cause.”
Through their education and awareness programs, the Foundation hopes to remove the stigma surrounding suicide, and create an open dialogue about how to prevent the epidemic of suicide deaths, particularly among the student-aged population. Their programs like Fresh Check Day have now rolled out to colleges and universities in 29 states.
“Our industry is fueled by youth, and it is my generation’s responsibility to provide the guidance to help them succeed in life.” Don says. “Even if this family and organization was not a client, I feel compelled to help The Jordan Porco Foundation on a personal level.”
Learn more about suicide prevention and giving to this exceptional organization. The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is (800) 273-TALK.