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WHO WE ARE

The Ammon Foundation launched in March 2017 as a philanthropic endeavor of Ammon Labs. Our mission is to provide strategic support to remove barriers for those in addiction recovery seeking to continue their education.

The Ammon Foundation envisions a world where all of those who have suffered from addiction are able to access, maintain and sustain long-term recovery.

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CORE VALUES

Think Big. Act Bigger.

OUR PHILOSOPHY

Addiction is a disease, not a moral failing.

Similar to other chronic relapsing conditions, through adequate treatment and recovery support, people can and do recover.

We define recovery with the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s definition of recovery: A process of change through which individuals improve their health and wellness, live a self-directed life, and strive to reach their full potential. In conjunction with these, we recognize SAMHSA’s Eight Dimensions of Wellness.

The Ammon Foundation believes that in order for those in recovery to thrive, they must be supported by four pillars that include continued education, safe housing, stable employment and adequate healthcare.

Continued Education is the pillar upon which Ammon Foundation chooses to focus – as it is oftentimes the connecter to the other three pillars. Education empowers individuals through fostering self-esteem, leadership skills and general purpose. Education also acts as an equalizer – opening doors to a brighter future socially and fiscally. The data shows that people in addiction recovery are not being offered the educational opportunities they need. It also shows that those who pursue and complete some type of higher education are significantly less likely to re-engage in use.

PROGRAMS

Your past does not need to define your future. All people deserve access to education.

The Ammon Foundation has two main programs in which we attempt to provide strategic support to remove barriers for those in addiction recovery to be able to access and succeed while continuing their education.

Empowerment Workshop Series

The goal of our Empowerment Workshop Series is to help individuals in addiction recovery identify what type of higher education is right for them, successfully navigate the application and financial aid process, and arm them with the necessary life-skills to be a successful student. Click here for more information or to schedule a workshop.

Scholarship Program

We also recognize that the financial obligation of continuing education can be extremely challenging. The goal of our Scholarship Program is to help financially support individuals in addiction recovery who are continuing their education. We are committed to giving away at least $100,000 in scholarships every year. Click here to apply.

MEDIA

Together we make all the difference

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STAFF

MARIEL HUFNAGEL
EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

CHRISTINE CARTER LOVE
DIRECTOR OF WORKSHOP PROGRAMS

PAULA FIGUEROA-VEGA
DIRECTOR OF SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAMS

SHEILAH POWELL
ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT

ANA
LEAD EMPOWERMENT COACH

BOARD OF TRUSTEES

STEPHEN HAUPT
CHAIRMAN

CHARLES CARDONA, PhD
VICE CHAIRMAN

ANDREW HAUPT
SECRETARY

EVAN HAUPT
TREASURER

ADVISORY COUNCIL

EMPOWERMENT COACHES

CATHERINE

ELIA

ELIZABETH

ERIK

FAITH

HEATHER

JENNA

JENNIFER

JESSE

KELLY

KELLY

MATT

ROBERT

VANESSA

TESTIMONIALS

“I have been ambitious as ever with my education because it provides me with a sense of self – who I am, and what I stand for. The scholarship has helped lifted financial barriers; hence I am able to graduate on time and buy some books that I needed and would otherwise have not been able to afford. I am only stronger today in my recovery because of my education and the support that I have received. I am truly grateful more than words can describe.”

Veronica Campos – Hawthorne, NJ – Felician University

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“By awarding me this scholarship, you have lightened my financial burden. That means I can spend more time focused on my studies, participating in extracurricular activities and invest in the maintenance of my recovery. Words cannot describe my gratitude.”

Victor Flores – New Brunswick, NJ – Rutgers University

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“I am extremely grateful for the Ammon Foundation’s recognition, and their financial support to assist me in pursuing my goals and influencing change in the recovery community.”

Andrea Howell – Exton, PA – Delaware County Community College

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“I returned to school at Augusta University where I will graduate with my Bachelor’s in Business Administration in December 2017. I found my purpose in serving others, and my education has empowered me to do that.”

Paige MacKenzie Miller – Augusta, GA – Augusta University

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“At 55 years old, I enrolled in college as a non-traditional student working toward a CADC credential. Being self-paid has been a burden on my wife and I, but my passion to help others and the long-term benefits of an education were undeniable. Receiving this scholarship is a game changer in my life, as it will allow me to spend more time studying and less time trying to figure out how to pay for school.”

Walter Burke – Manchester, NJ –  Ocean County College

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“I was a high school dropout and never imagined I would get a college education. Recovery has completely changed my life, thanks to the Ammon Foundation for making it possible.”

Jeremy Hunt – Neptune, NJ – Rutgers University

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EVENTS

Winter Cocktail Reception

Since inception in March 2017, The Ammon Foundation has awarded over $30,000 in academic scholarships to individuals in addiction recovery. Industry data demonstrates that those in recovery who pursue education have a significantly higher probability of maintaining and sustaining their recovery.

We are incredibly excited for our Winter Cocktail Reception on Saturday February 10, 2018 at Kean University’s STEM building, which has breathtaking views of the Hudson River & NYC Skyline.

Guests will enjoy incredible food including a raw bar, a top shelf open bar, amazing people, incredible networking opportunities and stellar music. Dress to impress with cocktail attire. Expect an enchanting evening that you should not miss.

Tickets, sponsorship opportunities and journal ads are on sale now. Please open your hearts and your wallets to support our critical mission. EVERY SINGLE DOLLAR RAISED GOES DIRECTLY TO AN ACADEMIC SCHOLARSHIP!

For more information or with any questions please email us at info@ammonfoundation.org or call us at 908.525.3735. Please share information about our event on social media by using #WinterReception2018 and by tagging us on Facebook and Twitter using @ammonfoundation

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The Ammon Foundation is a 501(c)3 non profit organization.

We rely on donations and support from individuals and organizations to provide strategic support to remove barriers for those in addiction recovery seeking to continue their education.

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