Grow the movement of compassion in schools!

Empower students to actively care for people in their school and community

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April 16th, 2017 marks the 10 year anniversary of the Virginia Tech shooting, which inspired our team to found the Cor Foundation to develop and deliver school-based programming to create a more compassionate culture to prevent violence. In memory of the Hokies lost during the tragedy, we are building partnerships to help our team support 32 middle and high schools in 2017.

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Your contributions make it possible for us to conduct research, support our Fellows (college students), conduct climate assessments and provide programming in schools.

  • Our Helpers enable our Programs Director to develop research-based workshops for high school students.
  • Our Contributors enable our Outreach Director to add more school partners and our Fellows (college student leaders) to grow their Actively Caring student groups at Allegheny College, Tulane University and Cleveland State University.
  • Our Backers enable the Research Scientist to conduct a comprehensive school climate assessment with recommendations.
  • Our Partners enable us to train 30 students on actively caring, bystander intervention, leadership, and empathic teamwork.
  • Our Sponsors enable us to provide a comprehensive program for one of our school partners at Centreville HS, Falls Church HS, TC Williams HS, Hayfield Secondary School, Vermillion HS, Ridgedale HS, Marion-Crawford Youth Council, Chardon HS, Orange HS, Berkshire HS, Streetsboro HS, Stone MS, Ironton MS, Ironton HS, Montville HS, or Immaculate Conception.

We appreciate your support as we continue this mission of serving more students, schools, and communities in order to ultimately create a more compassionate and equitable society.


Thank you for supporting us,

  • Shane McCarty, Executive Director
  • Laura Beth Williams, Philanthropy Director
  • Kyle Pacque, Programs Director
  • Joey Zakutney, Board of Directors
  • Deepu George, Board of Directors
  • Virginie Lopez-Kidwell, Advisor
  • Rishi Ishairzay, Advisor
  • Andrea Langston, Advisor
  • Taris LeMaster, Advisor
  • Harry Rosenbaum, Advisor

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