KNOWLEDGE POINT NETWORK ANNUAL REPORT
We have a surprise!
by KPN Founder Ed Ponikvar on December 22, 2022
If we were to list all the 2022 successes, most would characterize the accomplishments as impossible concepts made into reality. For more info, go to KPNUSA.com.
Knowledge Point Network affords PTSD-suffering veterans and families a mission-purpose lifestyle. Unparalleled in its depth of service, we transport the individuals into the forest setting at their pace. In this activity, their PTSD is usually relieved and they gain a better view of life. Individuals who experience KPN’s valuable program repeatedly indicate they have found portals of hope never known to them prior to the KPN experience. They desired a personalized mental health approach on their terms. And KPN gave it to them and continues to do so. These PTSD sufferers are on the hunt for the next rung of a ladder out of their abyss of sorrow, malaise, self-pity, and anger. In a very short time, they find certainty and hope in the KPN’s depth of knowledge and network of subject matter experts.
This past year, we had:
100% increase in Youth served
100% increase in grant awards
100% Donations sustained YOY
100% increase in contracted grant writing
145% increase in Donations
150% Volunteer hrs up from $42,000 to $105,000
A quote captured during Tri-County Veteran’s Task Force annual meeting,
“The most successful program for 2022 was KPN’s workshops.”
2022 TOP ADAPTATIONS
Objective: Reduce self-harming behavior in youth through treatment that starts with the parent.
A puzzle piece for Zach Griffin, former Air Force Combat Veteran
Former business executive, now KPN volunteer, Tami Dunlap secured a significant cash donation. How did she do this? She leveraged her former employer’s philanthropy division at John Paul Mitchell Systems. We applied this unexpected gift squarely to the problem our mission seeks to solve. Ongoing pain points that were expressed by veterans guided our objectives. We decided to envelop multiple families with a 3D family art experience. A cadre of subject matter experts, plus a videographer, were contracted. Our initial aim was to report the impact of concentrated donor dollars. We received more than we bargained for. A critical gap in addressing generational self-harm behavior was brought into view. Going where angels fear to tread, KPN blended natural environmental activity, art, clinical support, and recreation on a path and then observed carefully. When we listened to the family participants, we learned a lot and shifted our priority of care for not only the PTSD sufferer but the whole family. KPN is about reducing self-harm to the child by making the parents as durable as possible. Offspring of military veterans are three times more likely to self-harm when a parent takes his/her own life. Our goal is to change this sad reality quoted here: “A PTSD-suffer cannot even feel the love of your own family.” Zach Griffin
Doubled our trail treatment with more to come
for Ray Milliard Fall 2022
KPN doubles down in Pennsylvania! Veterans will be served with a range of KPN curricula on a 870-acre PRIVATE venue. There are 40 miles of safe trails at Majestic Trails/Campground. Facilitating the 4th “Dozer Dogz program, we are engaged in building on-site clinical support.
KPNUSA Highlighted in the Media
Perseverance pays: Click to open or Google search “Ed Ponikvar Perseverance pays”
- Source a clinician to be available at events in the field
- Secure funding by hiring individuals experienced in growing donations
- Distribution of “Get the word out” campaign through video and social media.
- Close the gap to achieve Operation 365
- Don’t Fix what’s not broken. Our donations doubled because we do what we say we are going to do at a level of service unparalleled.
Please make KPN your 2023 charity of choice: https://kpnusa.com/ways-to-give/#donate
- Decades of repeatedly overcoming all manner of barriers and bureaucracy
- KPN stands at the ready. Immediate fast-paced local response when it’s needed most
- 501c3 Tax-deductible charity with a twist. We earn donations by supplying broad-based solutions
- The KPN team is available 24/7 to clarify avenues of how to get and give. 936-446-7966
PLEASE COMMIT TO HELPING KPN IN 2023 WITH A RECURRING MONTHLY OR ANNUAL GIFT! WE MAKE EVERY DOLLAR STRETCH TOWARDS EMPOWERING VETERANS AND THEIR FAMILIES. PLEASE VISIT KPNUSA.COM TO CONTRIBUTE TODAY! https://kpnusa.com/non-cash-giving/#non-cash-giving