Motorola Solutions Foundation, the charitable arm of Motorola Solutions, Inc. announced that the 100 Club is the recipient of a $25,000 Public Safety Grant. Part of the Public Safety and Security Institute, the grant will help the 100 Club provide surviving dependents with higher education. This includes trade and vocational schools and colleges and universities at both the undergraduate and graduate levels.
The Motorola Solutions Foundation’s Public Safety Grants aim to support safety education and training programs for first responders, their families and the general public in the United States and Canada.
Joe Ahern, CEO of the 100 Club of Chicago, is thrilled with the partnership with Motorola Solutions. He stated, “Motorola Solutions has been a generous investor in the 100 Club’s mission. This includes not only financial support, but also leadership on our Board of Directors and in-kind resources.”
“Motorola Solutions is dedicated to helping people be their best in the moments that matter,” said Matt Blakely, director of the Motorola Solutions Foundation. “Motorola Solutions Foundation aligns itself with this mission by supporting programs like the 100 Club of Chicago that train people how to respond to potential safety problems or recover from the loss of a first responder. We are proud to see these valuable programs make a positive impact in the communities where we live and work, such as Cook County.”
Through the Public Safety and Security Institute, the Motorola Solutions Foundation serves as an investor, convener and supporter of the issues that affect the public safety of communities worldwide, providing leadership in the sector to drive innovation and grow and engage the network of those interested in these issues.
The Motorola Solutions Foundation provides grants around the world with an emphasis on programming in communities where Motorola Solutions has a significant presence. For 84 years, Motorola has worked side-by-side with law enforcement to develop the solutions that support its mission. Since 2007, the foundation has provided over $25M in grants to public safety organizations in the U.S. and Canada.