The PeyBack Foundation announced the annual distribution of funds serving 79 community agencies in Colorado, Tennessee, Louisiana and Indiana. With this distribution, the Foundation has donated just over $7.4 million in grants alone over 15 years.
The PeyBack Foundation, a public non-profit corporation, was established by Peyton Manning in 1999 to promote the future success of disadvantaged youth by assisting programs that provide leadership and growth opportunities for children at risk. The PeyBack Foundation has provided more than $12 million of impact to at risk youth through its grants and programs since its inception.
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The following article appeared on WTHR.com on March 18, 2016 and is attributed to sports anchor Rich Nye.
Brandon Washington is a graduate student at Indiana University working in the Office of Admissions. Washington helps recruit students to IU, where he has flourished, thanks in part to former Colts quarterback Peyton Manning. Back in 2010, Washington became the first recipient of the Peyback Foundation Scholarship.
“Peyton actually wrote me this past summer,” said Washington. “He sent me a postcard with his appreciation for me trail blazing the scholarship and really honoring what it stood for. I stay in contact with his foundation. I write them every semester just to update them on what I’m doing. I’ve done that every semester since I won the scholarship.” READ MORE