VAP FOUNDER DONATES $25,000 TO WOLCOTT SCHOOL SCHOLARSHIP FUND
Chicago, IL, May 4, 2018– VAP Founder, Brian Hynes, donated 25K towards the Wolcott School Scholarship Fund, a Chicago high school focused on the special needs of students with learning differences. Wolcott School serves over 120 students as it grows to its capacity of 150, all of whom have learning difference, and travel from a 40-mile radius. Wolcott is the only high school in Chicago devoted exclusively to teaching students with learning differences. To date, 100% of Wolcott students have been accepted into multiple colleges and have received over $6,484,080 in merit aid.
“2.4 million school-aged children in the US have been diagnosed with a specific learning disability, and 1 in 5 students has learning attention issues. Our school aims to address the specific needs of this community of students. Knowing our students come from all economic backgrounds, we are committed to making our education available to students regardless of their financial means,” said Dr. Miriam Pike, Founding Head of School.
Brian Hynes joined a team of presenting benefactors at the School’s Scholarship Dinner, to continue the school’s commitment towards making its education available to all students. “Wolcott fills a void in Chicago’s educational landscape as “the” high school for students with learning differences. I am humbled to support this school and their mission,” said Hynes.
Headquartered in Chicago, Vendor Assistance Program, LLC (VAP) is a specialty finance company that finances sovereign government receivables, helping vendors manage cash-flow. VAP was founded in 2010 in partnership with the State of Illinois to address the State’s delayed payment cycle. Since the company’s inception, VAP’s principals have purchased over $9 billion of deferred payments.