Jeff Richardson spent many hours volunteering his time as a mentor at Pottstown Middle School in the Created For Greatness program before pancreatic cancer cut his life short. He could be found in the cafeteria, classroom and hallways talking to students, providing them with support and guidance.
Before he passed away the company he worked for, Movement Mortgage gave him the opportunity to donate $10,000 to support mentorship at the middle school. Jeff chose STRIVE, a mentoring group headed by Pottstown High School grad David Charles. Prior to passing he also requested that instead of flowers and cards a donation be made to STRIVE.
The donations were matched by Movement Mortgage. A check for $17,237 was presented to STRIVE during a ceremony at the middle school attended by Jeff's family, volunteers, school administrators and school board members.
David Charles said Jeff made a difference in many lives. This donation will keep his dream of helping students gain support and build strong mentor relationships live on.