Friday, October 12, 2012

Philanthropists Charles and Karen Phillips Announce Donation to East Harlem Organization

Phillips Charitable Organizations Contributes A Quarter Million Dollars to East Harlem Tutorial Program

NEW YORK, NY - Charles and Karen Phillips, founders of the non-profit Phillips Charitable Organizations (PCO), generously contributed $250,000 to East Harlem Tutorial Program (EHTP) last month, becoming Lead Sponsor for its Robotics Program.

The Robotics Program helps to transform the lives of East Harlem students and families as a core component of EHTP’s STEM program.  Charles Phillips is thrilled to be able to contribute in support of the young engineers of tomorrow. His non-profit, Phillips Charitable Organizations, focuses on quickly and efficiently distributing donations to disadvantaged engineering students, single mothers and wounded veterans.

By significantly boosting the Robotics Program, PCO will be recognized on all robotics-related promotional activity as well as on the program’s robot named “Jackie.”  PCO will also receive significant recognition at EHTP’s Annual Benefit at the highest level of giving: 105th Street Society.

Charles Phillips, who heads PCO, also serves as CEO of Infor, a customer relationship management software maker headquartered in New York. Prior to joining Infor, Mr. Phillips served as CEO of Oracle Corporation during a time when the company saw over 70 acquisitions and experienced significant growth, becoming a world leader in business to business software.

Charles and Karen Phillips are thrilled to support East Harlem Tutorial Program. They have served as philanthropists for several years, and with Charles Phillips’ experience in the computer software industry, he pays particular attention to assisting young engineers who may find themselves in disadvantaged situations.

The $250,000 grant to EHTP will be distributed over three years to the organization and will be utilized for EHTP’s charitable and educational activities.  Visit the foundation website at

Source: Press release

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