Strategic Exit Advisors Makes $35,000 Donation to Mirror of Hope Enabling Impoverished Students to Attend High School Tuition-Free

Paying It Forward Check To Mirror of Hope

Pictured above are Brandon Yan (SEA Analyst), Curt Cyliax (SEA Managing Director), Adele Kendra (Mirror of Hope Foundation Board Member), Dan Kendra (Former Owner of Precision Solutions), Tony Parisi (SEA Managing Director), and Steve Ritner (of Gould Yaffe and Golden, Attorney for Precision Solutions).

Strategic Exit Advisors (SEA) recently represented Precision Solutions in its sale to Applied Technical Services, which activated SEA’s Pay It Forward Program.  In concert with owner Dan Kendra, SEA donated $35,000 to Precision Solutions’ charity of choice – Mirror of Hope Foundation, of which Dan’s wife, Adele Kendra, is a founding Board Member.

Mirror of Hope Foundation enables students in Nairobi, Kenya to attend and complete four years of high school on a tuition-free basis (free schooling is only available through 8th Grade).  The Mirror of Hope philosophy is “A Hand Up Not a Hand Out”, and Mirror of Hope also specializes in vocational training for women and providing essential food and healthcare supplies.

Dan Kendra remarked “I couldn’t have been more proud to designate the Mirror of Hope Foundation as the recipient of Strategic Exit Advisor’s Pay it Forward Grant as a result of the successful sale of my business.  It was truly a pleasure working with Tony and Curt, and I applaud their efforts to give back to those in need through this program.”

A year of high school (with room and board) is funded with a donation of just $750.  A donation of $15-25 funds other necessities.  Please visit to learn some Mirror of Hope success stories and to consider a donation.

Adele Kendra reflected “This donation will provide educational access to many grateful and deserving children in Kenya, where opportunity to attend school is lacking.  The poverty is heartbreaking, but the spirit, the hope, the appreciation for education and what a difference it can make are just overwhelming!”

Through SEA’s Pay It Forward Program, when a client of the firm closes on the sale of their business, SEA invests in the charity of their client’s choice.

“SEA’s Pay it Forward Program was designed to share our success with our client’s philanthropic endeavors. We support our entrepreneur clients as they positively impact people in need. We are thrilled to support the mission of Mirror of Hope through Pay It Forward,” said Curt Cyliax, SEA Managing Director.



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