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Customers of ProfVal.com can learn about causes that matter to us and choose which, if any, causes they would like to support.  By donating $20 or more to an educational nonprofit that we support, customers will receive $10 off of an Expert Opinion Letter completed on ProfVal.com and we will also match your donation with a $20 donation of our own.  

*We gauge ProfVal, LLC's success along two core dimensions: i) our ability to deliver high-quality services, and ii) our social impact. Our Give2Get campaign helps us to ensure that our giving focuses on educational causes aligned with the local, national, and international communities that we and our clients represent.  When you (our customers) make a donation to a nonprofit (or suggest new ones), you are influencing our giving programs.

Nonprofits and social programs can learn more about our GIVE2GET campaign and apply to become a charity that we support.  To apply to become an organization we support, please complete our intake form. Nonprofits listed on our site receive support from us, both through our matching gifts and also through our general giving fund (we donate a minimum of 3% of profits to charity).

 

ProfVal's Focus on Education

All else equal, education provides women and men with opportunities for cognitive, personal, and wage growth. As per the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, compared to someone with a high school diploma, a college graduate’s annual earnings are nearly double.[i] However, education—and therefore opportunity—is unequally distributed. In fact, the educational attainment of economically disadvantaged students lags years behind children from wealthy families.[ii] From a young age, educational disparities contribute to lower levels of cognitive development, educational success, future income, and other forms of achievement. In the U.S. and internationally, these disparities continue into college, where elite colleges in particular accept a higher proportion of wealthier students.[iii] These differences in educational attainment along lines of wealth, race, gender, and other social and economic factors ultimately perpetuate inequality for future generations. Education is an equalizer, but only if it is equal.

ProfVal seeks to play a small part in making education a little bit more equal. In our work, we try to help U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) agents transparently evaluate the credentials of talented foreign individuals who hope to work in the U.S. Among other benefits, our services therefore help U.S. companies, reduce offshoring of jobs because U.S. companies are able to employ talent in the U.S., and enable talented people with strong educational credentials to contribute to the United States of America. In other words, our company’s services play a small role in the demand side of educational transformation by facilitating the hiring of talented individuals with strong credentials.

Our philanthropic efforts focus on the supply side of educational transformation. By contributing our resources to causes related to early childhood education, scholarships, teacher training, STEM initiatives, and other worthy education programs, we play a role in fueling the achievements of future generations. 

 

[i] https://www.bls.gov/careeroutlook/2016/data-on-display/education-matters.htm

[ii] https://www.sciencenews.org/article/learning-gap-rich-poor-students-remains-high

[iii],[iii] https://www.washingtonpost.com/education/2019/03/13/rich-have-always-had-leg-up-college-admissions-how-different-then-is-this-new-scandal/

How does ProfVal give?

By aligning our giving to our clients' priorities, we hope to represent the national and global communities that we and you (our clients) represent.

Part 1: When our customers give $20 or more to a nonprofit we support, they receive a discount of $10 off of an Expert Opinion Letter from ProfVal.com.  We also match the first $20 of each qualifying donation. 

 

Although we contribute part of our profits from all of our services, our matching program is only for Expert Opinion Letters.

Part 2:​ When we distribute profits to ourselves, we will also distribute no less than 3% of our profits to nonprofits, charities, and causes we support.

Part 3: All nonprofits, no matter their focus, receive $20 off of any Expert Opinion Letter.

PLEDGE 1%

We are proud member of pledge 1%.  What does that mean?  It means that from day 1, we have committed to donating no less than 1% of our profits or services to charities that make the world a better place. It means that if our company is ever sold, at least 1% of those proceeds will be donated to charity.  It means that when we help your company to succeed through our services, your purchase helps to make the world a better place.

Our minimum commitment, however, is 3%.  Our commitment when you give is higher.

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ProfVal, LLC​ is a purpose-driven business, which means that we seek to create positive change, both for our clients and for our society.  Making a difference is at the core of who we are. We provide high quality evaluations to support employment-based immigration visa petitions. Much as we are committed to professionally and ethically serving our clients, we are committed to making a difference in our communities through giving to charities that support education, inclusion, and support social welfare.

ProfVal offers research topics related to employment-based visas (H-1B, L1, EB, O) We will also discuss entrepreneurship and the importance of social responsibility in business.

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The primary way that ProfVal makes money is through Expert Opinion Letters that are used to support employment-based visa applications.  Expert Opinion Letters provide an important role in employment-based visas.  Experts, who are typically professors at U.S. colleges and universities, provide their opinion explaining to U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) agents whether or how an individual's background, a work position, or a combination of both align to USCIS immigration requirements.  All experts that we work with sign documents related to our ethical and business responsibility requirements.

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