As with every class or program ISA conducts, we complete an audit, and funds are set aside for a class donation to charity. For the remainder of 2016, this effort will be directed towards supporting law enforcement.
The ISA charity program is a continuation of the US Army practice of senior non-commissioned officers (NCO’s) donating their time and resources to a community project while attending leadership development courses and schools. Normally ISA has given to the Wounded Warriors Project and the Shriners Children’s Hospitals. But each class can select another charity and in the past, we have given to law enforcement organizations, domestic violence intervention programs, and the Make a Wish Foundation.
Normally its done quietly and without fanfare, we never use names or publicize the donations. But in light of current events involving police officers around the country, we will be making some changes to our tuition prices, referral program, and donation policy.
The ISA referral program will provide a financial incentive to alumni and current students who recommended to a friend or peer they attend an ISA program, but they must register for a 2016 class.
Simple in concept and design; you refer,
Note; Also for every referral, a matching fee will be donated to charity in your name. Free seats not claimed will be sold and the full tuition donated, but we reserve the right to provide the free seats to police officers assigned to protective service details who have not yet received formal training.
We hope with the lower tuition we can open seats to those students who may not have had the opportunity to attend in the past and raise more money for charity the remainder of this year. We don’t know if our contributions will make a difference in the end, but we’re willing to try something new and hope for the best.
Matthew Parker, CEO, ISA