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Platinum Torch National Service Honorary Inc.

  • Manahawkin, NJ
  • www.platinumtorch.org

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Mission Statement

The Platinum Torch National Service Honorary was founded in 2002 to encourage the volunteer efforts and support the outstanding community service performed by America's students. We believe that community service has become an avenue to differentiate students in the same manner as academic excellence and athletic achievement. The Platinum Torch seeks to supplement the intangible feeling of helping others with honor for the students efforts, and provide a platform to leverage these experiences into a competitive advantage. The Platinum Torch provides members with the Community Service Transcript that is sent to admissions offices or prospective employers, verifying their service.

Main Programs

  1. Program 1
  2. Platinum Torch Scholarship Program
  3. Platinum Torch Service Transcript
  4. Service Awards
Service Areas

Self-reported

National

A nationwide organization for students attending school in the United States and volunteering for any organization headquartered in the U.S.

ruling year

2003

Principal Officer since 2002

Self-reported

Ms. Susan Puder

Co Principal Officer since 2009

Self-reported

Mr. Justin Poggioli

Keywords

Self-reported

Platinum Torch, community service, student volunteerism, scholarships

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EIN

43-1949687

 Number

0036840677

Also Known As

Platinum Torch

Contact

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Single Organization Support (B11)

Voluntarism Promotion (T40)

IRS Filing Requirement

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

Programs + Results

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Programs

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Program 1

Being registered with the Platinum Torch National Service Honorary, members will be eligible for scholarships, a Seed Grant Program, which school chapters can apply for in order to promote volunteerism at their school or college, participation in a new and dynamic movement to promote the importance of community service, networking with fellow members, and access to new community service opportunities.

Category

Population(s) Served

Budget

Program 2

Platinum Torch Scholarship Program

Scholarships awarded to three members with the highest number of verified community service hours per academic year.

Category

Philanthropy, Voluntarism & Grantmaking

Population(s) Served

Youth/Adolescents only (14 - 19 years)

Young Adults (20-25 years) -- currently not in use

Budget

$1,500.00

Program 3

Platinum Torch Service Transcript

The Platinum Torch provides members with an Official Service Transcript of all verified service hours, which may be used for college admissions, scholarship applications, employment, or internships.

Category

Philanthropy, Voluntarism & Grantmaking

Population(s) Served

Youth/Adolescents only (14 - 19 years)

Young Adults (20-25 years) -- currently not in use

Budget

$0.00

Program 4

Service Awards

Platinum Torch Service Level Awards

Category

Education

Population(s) Served

Young Adults (20-25 years) -- currently not in use

Youth/Adolescents only (14 - 19 years)

Budget

$300.00

Service Areas

Self-reported

National

A nationwide organization for students attending school in the United States and volunteering for any organization headquartered in the U.S.

Funding Needs

The Platinum Torch needs funds to be used towards our scholarship program. and the Seed Grant program  for our chapters.

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Leadership

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Principal Officer

Ms. Susan Puder

Co Principal Officer

Mr. Justin Poggioli

BIO

Ms. Puder, a graduate of Trenton State College, has extensive experience as a business analyst in the retail, insurance and financial services fields. She currently works as an educator. She was a Technology Specialist for the e-Business initiative at a major financial services corporation, and was a winner of the AXA Foundation Community Leadership Award.

Ms. Puder was named in The Marquis 'Who's Who in the East' due to her many years of volunteer work in New Jersey. She was Past President of the following organizations: Union Township Board of Health, Eastern Union County WYCA, Union County Women's Political Caucus, and has volunteered with St. Hubert's Animal Shelter and the New Jersey Special Olympics.

STATEMENT FROM THE Principal Officer

"Not only do we offer scholarships to our members, but we track and verify your community service and provide our members with an official Community Service Transcript that they can use for college applications, scholarship applications, and employment."

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

Mr. Justin Poggioli

Nuance Communications

Term: Aug 2008 -

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