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Single Mother of Four and Former Marine Receives $6,000 Grant

Phillips Charitable Organization awards grant to struggling single mother of four to help cover financial hardship

06/05/2012 (press release: Phillips Charitable) // Phillips Charitable Organization

Jessica Dulworth, a Marine Corps Veteran and single mother of 4, was awarded $6,000 by Phillips Charitable Organization (PCO) to assist her during a time of need. Also a college student and church volunteer, she was in desperate need of money for food, house expenses and tuition.

The recipient of the grant served in the Marine Corps from 2001 to 2005. As a single mother of 4 children, Dulworth found herself unable to pay her GI tuition backlog, car loan, and her children’s school tuitions. Her home was in desperate need of repairs, and she was also in need of funding to continue her education.

Dulworth was tempted to move away from the “rolling hills and rivers” of her Tennessee community because of her expenses and lack of job opportunities. However, as a teacher and church volunteer, she came to the conclusion that her calling was to stay and persevere. “I have refrained from relocating as I believe God has called me here to bring hope to this drug-ridden community. I stay for the sake of all those that I would be leaving behind. They are my people.”

Recently, Phillips Charitable Organization awarded Jessica Dulworth a $6,000 grant to assist her with these financial hardships and provide for her children.

With the help of PCO, Dulworth’s selflessness can continue to bring hope and inspiration to her community. “I have been blessed with this funding to continue on with my dream,” states Dulworth. Furthermore, her children can continue to thrive in the loving home she has created. “For now, they are busy laughing and playing, and I am able to keep it that way thanks to Phillips Charitable Organization.”

The two major operating principles of PCO are to (1) evaluate and decide on grants quickly, normally within 48 hours, to help people with urgent challenges that can’t wait for lengthy application processes and (2) expend 100% of foundation funds on helping people in need and nothing on administrative overhead. PCO was founded by four lifelong friends including its president, Charles Phillips, CEO of Infor.

For more information on Phillips Charitable Organization or to donate, visit

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