Nurse-Family Partnership (NFP), a leading non-profit organization addressing the needs of low-income, first-time parents and their children, has received a $2 million gift from Jim Hagedorn, CEO and Chairman of the Board of the Scotts Miracle-Gro Company in Marysville, Ohio, and a member of the NFP Board of Directors. Hagedorn's donation will aid NFP's ongoing efforts to create and expand community and state support of the NFP evidence-based public health program around the U.S.
"Jim Hagedorn's generosity and support of NFP's work has made a difference in the lives of vulnerable families across the country," said Thomas R. Jenkins, Jr., president and CEO of NFP. "During Jim's service on our board of directors, he has been personally supportive of our management and engaged in our mission. He is a smart, successful business leader who knows how to get results, and we are fortunate to have Jim's counsel as we propel this nurse-led home visitation program forward."
"During my many years of involvement with Nurse-Family Partnership, I have seen and heard firsthand how vital this program is to thousands of parents and their children," Hagedorn said. "I am proud to be able to support a nurse-led public health initiative with such an impressive track record of proven results. I hope this gift will help get many more nurses and families involved with NFP in years to come."
Today, NFP serves more than 21,000 families in 31 U.S. states in a program of ongoing nurse home visitation. It is estimated that every year there are approximately 600,000 eligible first-time mothers in the U.S. that would benefit from the program.