Jordan Porco Foundation Grows Their Board of Directors

A new group of professionals to support Hartford-based organization dedicated to preventing suicide, promoting mental health, and creating a message of hope for young adults

​The Jordan Porco Foundation, a Hartford-based organization promoting mental health among young adults, announces the newest members appointed to their Board of Directors:

Monique R. Polidoro, Partner, Rogin Nassau, LLC

Jill Cavanagh, MBA, Global Director, Partner Communications, Apple

Vittoria Pace, MBA, Vice President, Personal Lines, Auto and Property, The Hartford

Blake Schnirring, Personal Trainer, Former Regional Business Developer, Westport

The mission of the Jordon Porco Foundation is of critical importance - and, frankly, gaining more importance every day. The programs and activities offered are real and tangible ways to offer much-needed support to young people today,” said Jill Cavanagh, Global Director, Partner Communications.

The Jordan Porco Foundation’s programs have impacted over 100,000 college students. But they know there are so many more that need help. The dedication and support of the new board members will help to ensure the Jordan Porco Foundation can continue keeping pace with the overwhelming need for their programs. In addition, the new board will help expand the Foundation’s 4 What’s Next primary prevention program that teaches psychological resiliency in teenagers.  

We are honored to be able to work with these new individuals. Their professional and personal experience, coupled with passion for this work, will help us grow and expand our footprint across the country to reach more students,” said Marisa Giarnella-Porco, Co-Founder and CEO, Jordan Porco Foundation.

Despite the success, many more young adults need their programs. A recent program participant told the Jordan Porco Foundation, “As a mentally ill student who has been suicidal, Fresh Check Day let me know that there are people who will help me and not judge me, and that made me feel safe.” Too many young people continue to struggle with mental health issues and tragically die by suicide. The Foundation’s board understands how crucial community support is in helping bring more lifesaving programs to schools and communities across the country. They’ve taken the pledge to be “In It For Life,” showing their commitment to the Jordan Porco Foundation’s mission to prevent suicide, promote mental health, and create a message of hope for young adults.

About the Jordan Porco Foundation

The Jordan Porco Foundation’s mission is to prevent suicide, promote mental health, and create a message of hope for young adults. They accomplish this by providing engaging and uplifting peer-run programs. Their programs strive to start a conversation abou​t mental health that reduces stigma while encouraging help-seeking and supportive behaviors. The Jordan Porco Foundation is named in memory of the co-founder’s son, Jordan. Jordan died by suicide in 2011 as a college freshman. What started as two grieving parents’ vision has grown into a nationally respected Foundation that helps tens of thousands of young adults across the country. Learn more at​


Source: The Jordan Porco Foundation

About Jordan Porco

The Jordan Porco Foundation's mission is to prevent suicide, promote mental health, and create a message of hope for young adults.

Jordan Porco
Goodwin Square - 225 Asylum Street , #23rd Floor
Hartford, CT

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