Adopt A Class Awarded Gift From The Business Backer

Adopt A Class Foundation is the recipient of a $1,000 gift from The Business Backer.

Adopt A Class Foundation, a nonprofit dedicated to pairing classrooms in underserved urban schools with local business and community groups, is the recipient of a $1,000 gift from The Business Backer. The gift will be used to further the Adopt A Class mission, which is to connect members of the business community with children in some of neediest urban schools in Greater Cincinnati through mentoring relationships that help develop career and college readiness skills and behaviors.

“This is just one example of how the Adopt A Class program partners with the business community to invest in youth. This partnership leads to bigger academic advancements for our students and, ultimately, transformative change for us all,” said Katie Burroughs, Executive Director of Adopt A Class. “Children are the best capital we have and it is exciting to have The Business Backer as an investor in the future of our community.”

The Business Backer joined the AAC program in August of 2013 and adopts a 2nd Grade class at John P Parker, a Cincinnati Public School located in Madisonville, where approximately 90% of the population is economically disadvantaged. “The satisfaction on our employees’ faces as we bring a little bit of joy to our class is undeniable,” said Scott Avera, Chairman and Co-Founder of The Business Backer. “We strive every day to make a positive difference for our small business customers and partners nationwide, and we are very proud to extend that positive change to young students right here in our own backyard. We look forward to a long and rewarding relationship with the Adopt A Class Foundation.”

The Business Backer LLC, headquartered in Blue Ash, Ohio, provides customized funding solutions and advice for small and medium sized businesses. The Business Backer looks beyond credit scores and complex mathematical models to understand a business’s situation, goals and potential beneath the surface. This revolutionary approach to underwriting, combined with a team of expert advisors, has allowed The Business Backer to secure more $130 million in funding for thousands of small businesses across the United States.

Founded in 2007, The Business Backer has been recognized as an Inc. 500/5000 company the last two consecutive years and has received numerous local and national awards for growth, ethics and leadership. They were most recently awarded the 2013 BBB Cincinnati Torch Award for Marketplace Ethics. Learn more at

Since 2003 Adopt A Class and its Adopter Partners have enriched the lives of students living in poverty by providing resources, classroom support, and special events and activities. The Adopt A Class mission is to provide positive role models who will help develop practical and social skills for students that will follow them into their postsecondary studies, college, or career. Adopt A Class has a network of over 300 business and community groups currently partnering with 25 schools in Greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky.

For more information on the program visit To learn how the business or group can “Adopt A Class” contact Katie Burroughs at 513-244-8026 or

Contact Info:
Name: Justin Zawaly
Email: Send Email
Organization: The Business Backer
Address: 10101 Alliance Rd. Suite 140, Cincinnati, OH 45242
Phone: 866.615.4747

Release ID: 26126