FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 28, 2017

Contact Person: Denise Ashe

Telephone: (610) 279-9700

Montgomery County OIC receives $30,000 grant to continue strategic plan implementation

Montgomery County OIC, at 1101 Arch Street in Norristown, has received a $30,000 grant from the Shirley & Morrison C Board Fund of The Philadelphia Foundation to support its organizational effectiveness program. The announcement of the grant was made by Pedro A. Ramos, President and CEO of the Foundation.

Denise Ashe, CEO of Montgomery County OIC, said the funds would be used for organizational effectiveness and strategic planning.

““We are appreciative of the support from the Philadelphia Foundation to help OIC continue to provide premiere services to residents in the community,” said Ashe.,”

Montgomery County Opportunities Industrialization Center (Montco OIC) has proudly served the community since 1965. The late Rev. Leon H. Sullivan founded OIC of America in 1964. Fed up with workplace inequality, he established the first OIC in Philadelphia as a job training facility with the philosophy of “We help others help themselves.” Montco OIC was the 2nd of 44 affiliated nationwide that adopted his philosophy, and the OIC movement has been strong ever since. Today, we hold a variety of free programs focused on helping others become more competitive in today’s workforce. To date, Montco OIC has served 60,000 underworked and underprivileged adults in the area. For more information, please visit

About The Philadelphia Foundation

Since 1918, The Philadelphia Foundation has been committed to improving the quality of life in Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery, and Philadelphia counties. It links those with financial resources to those who serve societal needs. The foundation grows the more than 900 charitable funds established by its donors and distributes about $20 million annually in grants and scholarships to about 1,000 effective nonprofit organizations. Through this support, the Foundation builds healthy communities, strengthens children and families, advances economic opportunities and enhances culture and recreation. For more information, please visit