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SCORE Foundation

For Immediate Release                                             



The SCORE Foundation - the philanthropic arm of SCORE, Small Business Counselors to America - taps Turner GPA as its voice in Washington  


Washington, D.C., May 6, 2009 – Turner GPA, (www.turnergpa.com), one of the nation’s premier government and public affairs firms, will be helping the SCORE Foundation (www.scorefoundation.org) raise vital funds to enhance the flow of free advice aimed at helping small businesses grow.

“In a time of economic turmoil, small businesses desperately need the kind of help SCORE provides to hundreds of thousands of clients across the country every year,” said Caren Turner, CEO of Turner GPA.

SCORE "Counselors to America's Small Business" (www.score.org) is a nonprofit association dedicated to educating entrepreneurs and the formation, growth and success of small business nationwide. SCORE is a resource partner with the U.S. Small Business Administration (www.sba.gov). The SCORE Foundation last year raised more than $1 million from corporations and individuals to support the association’s goals.

“Turner GPA looks forward to helping the SCORE Foundation secure new grant funding to further enhance its critical missions. Small business is the backbone of the U.S. economy and the SCORE Foundation helps small businesses grow, create jobs and thrive,” she added.

With 370 chapters nationwide, SCORE provided assistance to 357,637 clients, many of them women or minority owned businesses, during 2008. Its 11,200 volunteers contributed 1.3 million hours of their time to mentor small business owners in over 300,000 online and face-to-face counseling sessions last year alone.

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