Inspiring the American Dream Foundation Receives $10,000 Contribution from Johnson & Johnson Family of Companies

SUNSET, S.C., June 13, 2017 — Inspiring the American Dream Foundation announced today that it has received a $10,000 contribution from the Johnson & Johnson Family of Companies Contribution Fund. The contribution will help Inspiring the American Dream Foundation to help fund its new American Dream Literacy Tool Kit initiative.

Each year, the Johnson & Johnson Family of Companies celebrates the exceptional volunteer achievements of employees with Volunteer Recognition Grants awarded to the nonprofit organizations where these employees volunteer their time. These recognition grants reward employees who are highly engaged in community volunteer efforts that have a tremendous local impact.

“Johnson & Johnson is pleased to recognize Dr. Kathleen Basmadjian and her work with Inspiring the American Dream Foundation,” said Johnson & Johnson, Executive Director, Global Community Impact, Michael Bzdak. “Giving back is woven into the fabric of Johnson & Johnson. We’re pleased that Kathleen is committed to making a positive impact in her community and wish her and the Foundation much success with their American Dream initiative.”

Efforts for the new initiative are currently underway to expand and test Inspiring the American Dream Foundation’s existing literacy and character development curriculum and training program to engage and inspire 3rd, 4th and 5th graders throughout the State of South Carolina. The nonprofit will be partnering with several, local school districts and after school providers to refine its educational tool set and training modules for subsequent distribution, state-wide.

“I am very proud to work for a company that stands behind its Credo of supporting the communities in which its employees live and work,” said Inspiring the American Dream Foundation Co-Founder, Dr. Kathleen Basmadjian. “Johnson & Johnson’s generous contribution will help Inspiring the American Dream Foundation to instill in children the character traits necessary for achieving success in and out of the classroom.”

About Inspiring the American Dream Foundation

Inspiring the American Dream Foundation has been established to help inspire children and young adults to achieve the American Dream, a set of ideals in which freedom, ability and character provide the opportunity for prosperity, happiness and upward mobility, regardless of race, ethnicity or social class. By engaging children of all ages, nationalities and backgrounds with an appreciation for the principles, ideals and values inherent in the American Dream, the Foundation will help prepare students across the country to become independent, prosperous and productive members of society. For additional information, visit

About Johnson & Johnson
Caring for the world, one person at a time, inspires and unites the people of Johnson & Johnson. Johnson & Johnson embraces research and science – bringing innovative ideas, products and services to advance the health and well-being of people. Johnson & Johnson’s approximately 126,400 employees, at more than 230 Johnson & Johnson operating companies, work with partners in health care to touch the lives of over a billion people every day, throughout the world. For additional information, visit

Robert Basmadjian
Co-Founder and Chairman
Inspiring the American Dream Foundation
Phone: (864) 868-0202

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