Educational Institutions

MASSACHUSETTS SOLDIERS LEGACY FUND

  • Marlborough, MA
  • www.mslfund.org

Mission Statement

The Massachusetts Soldiers Legacy Fund (MSLF) was founded in 2004 with a simple goal: to provide educational assistance grants to the children of Massachusetts Servicemembers who were killed while deployed on Operations Enduring and Iraqi Freedom. We are proud to report that we are accomplishing our founding objective thanks to the support of individuals and organizations throughout the United States.

The MSLF has raised over $4.5 Million and will continue to enhance the educational pursuits of its 46 families and 77 children. If an individual is a child of a Servicemember, whose service is credited to Massachusetts and who gave their life in Operation Enduring or Iraqi Freedom, he/she qualifies.

Service Areas

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Massachusetts

The Massachusetts Soldiers Legacy Fund (MSLF) was founded in 2004 with a simple goal: to provide educational assistance grants to the children of Massachusetts Servicemembers who were killed while deployed on Operations Enduring and Iraqi Freedom.

ruling year

2005

Principal Officer

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Mr. Peter Trovato

Keywords

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soldiers, education, fallen soldiers, heroes, military families, support, servicemen, army, navy, marines, coast guard, iraq, afghanistan, war on terror

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EIN

20-1909556

 Number

5581272260

Also Known As

MSLF

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Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Scholarships, Student Financial Aid, Awards (B82)

Libraries, Library Science (B70)

Other Philanthropy, Voluntarism, and Grantmaking Foundations N.E.C. (T99)

IRS Filing Requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

Programs + Results

How does this organization make a difference?

Overview

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The Massachusetts Soldiers Legacy Fund is in its 10th year of providing education grants to the children of Massachusetts Residents who died while supporting military operations in Operation Iraqi and Enduring Freedom. As we approach this milestone, we look back on the tremendous growth of the MSLF and its generous donors. In 2013, the MSLF received over $75,000 in donations. The Fund now stands at $4.5 Million in gross contributions and pledges. With over 3,000 individual donors and 275 organizations contributing to help the MSLF, we are well on our way to fulfilling the mission we set out to accomplish when we first started the Fund in 2004.

Programs

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What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Program 1

Through publicity and direct mail solicitations the Fund hopes to raise money for the children of Massachusetts Servicemen and Women who have made the ultimate sacrifice in the Iraq and Afghanistan theaters.

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Charting Impact

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Five powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

  1. What is the organization aiming to accomplish?
    Provide education grants to the 80 children of Massachusetts Servicemembers who died while supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom or Operation Enduring Freedom. By providing these grants, the MSLF honors the deceased parent and provides a quality education from early education through college. These grants include but are not limited too private institutions, vocational training, school supplies and summer camps.
  2. What are the organization's key strategies for making this happen?
    Provide each child a comprehensive education plan. Incorporate the entire family into the planning. Provide social and community support by sponsoring events and educational briefings which discuss their government benefits.
  3. What are the organization's capabilities for doing this?
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  4. How will they know if they are making progress?
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  5. What have and haven't they accomplished so far?
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Service Areas

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Massachusetts

The Massachusetts Soldiers Legacy Fund (MSLF) was founded in 2004 with a simple goal: to provide educational assistance grants to the children of Massachusetts Servicemembers who were killed while deployed on Operations Enduring and Iraqi Freedom.

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Financials

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MASSACHUSETTS SOLDIERS LEGACY FUND
Fiscal year: Jan 01-Dec 31
Yes, financials were audited by an independent accountant.

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MASSACHUSETTS SOLDIERS LEGACY FUND

Leadership

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Principal Officer

Mr. Peter Trovato

BIO

The Massachusetts Soldiers Legacy Fund was founded by Peter Trovato, a senior at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst. Trovato was moved to create the Fund in the summer of 2004 after reading about a Massachusetts soldier who had died in Iraq without meeting his newborn son.

Captain of the 2004-2005 UMass Hockey Team, Trovato has been active in community affairs since high school. He has been involved with the "White Ribbon Campain," which hopes to end men's violence against women. A member of the Commomnwealth College Honors Program, Trovato has also been a mentor for high school students as well as fellow student athletes in Amherst. He has been a counselor at the Amputee Hockey Camp sponsored by USA Hockey and in 2005 was one of 5 national finalists for the Hockey Humanitarian Award. Additionally, Trovato has been recognized for his philanthropic efforts by the Boston Celtics, when he recieved the Heroes Among Us Award. And in May 2005, Trovato recieved the University of Massachusetts' highest honor bestowed upon a graduating senior, when he received the 21st Century Leadership Award. Peter joined Summit Partners, a venture capital and private equity firm in the city of Boston, in July 2007 and spent three years with the firm. In September 2010, Peter enrolled in Harvard Business School.

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

Peter Trovato

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