Philanthropy in Phocus – Recap & Announcement 5.14.2021

Connecting with The Corporate Source

The Corporate Source (TCS) is a 501c3 nonprofit organization dedicated to improving employment equity for individuals with disability. TCS achieves this with dynamic collaborations within the federal, state and private sector by providing outsourcing business services including: disinfecting and janitorial services, total facilities management, mailroom operations, call center support, messenger services, kennel care and more. In the process, TCS helps its partners meet their Corporate Social Responsibility objectives to increase disability employment, inclusion and acceptance.

Michael Kramer is Chief Executive Officer of The Corporate Source, a nonprofit organization based in Garden City that is dedicated to creating employment opportunities for individuals with disabilities and providing services leading to independence and fulfillment. Celebrating its 25th year changing lives, TCS creates these opportunities through outsourcing service fulfillment to federal, state and private sector contracts, employing a workforce of nearly 400 throughout New York City, Long Island, Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands.

Watch the entire interview as it streamed on Facebook.

Tune in next week when I’ll be interviewing Eileen Minogue and Amy Zaslansky from The Book Fairies. The Book Fairies have given away 2.5 million books to penitentiaries, homeless shelters, schools, and other places in need.

Philanthropy in Phocus – Recap & Announcement 5.7.2021

Everyone Wins with Heroes to Heroes

Heroes to Heroes provide spiritual healing and peer support for American combat veterans who have attempted suicide or are on a path to self-destruction due to moral injury/PTSD. Judy Isaacson Elias founded Heroes to Heroes in March 2010.

She spent most of her career in Broadcast Media in radio advertising sales and management with Regional Reps Corporation, XM Satellite Radio, Emmis Communications, CBS Radio, and Viacom.

Judy lives in Boynton Beach, Florida, with her husband Zev, their dog, Benji, and is enjoying being a Grandma while following her passion of helping our veterans through Heroes to Heroes.

Watch the whole interview as it streamed on Facebook.

Next week, Michael Kramer, CEO of The Corporate Source will join me in the attic on the podcast. The Corporate Source is a nonprofit dedicated to promoting the employment of  people with disabilities and providing services leading to independence and fulfillment. Tune in live May 14 @10am Eastern here.

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Philanthropy in Phocus – Recap & Announcement 4.30.2021

Today in the attic for the podcast, I interviewed Michael Remaley of Restaurant Workers’ Community Foundation (RWCF).

Launched on March 15, 2020, RWCF raised $6,751,226.02 by the end of 2020, 50% of which provided direct crisis relief to individual restaurant workers. The remainder of the funds went to nonprofit organizations serving restaurant workers in crisis and zero-interest loans for restaurants to get back up and running.

Watch the entire interview as it streamed on Facebook here.

Next week, Judy Isaacson Elias, Founder of Heroes to Heroes, whose mission is to provide spiritual healing and peer support for Combat Veterans of all conflicts and all faiths who have attempted suicide or are on a path to self-destruction due to moral injury/PTSD. Tune in live May 7 @10am Eastern here.

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Philanthropy in Phocus – Recap & Announcement 4.23.2021

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Today’s guest in the attic was Jennifer Singer – Executive Director of Bright Futures for Youth.

Bright Futures for Youth is a community-focused nonprofit organization committed to addressing the ever-changing needs of youth, from sixth-graders to those in their mid-20s, in Nevada County.

Teens and adolescents face many challenges and many changes that are part of growing up. It’s a time to figure out who they are, what they value and hope to achieve. A little extra support, tools and resources along the way can make a big difference and help youth overcome obstacles. There certainly are more challenges today than when we started in 1995.

Bright Futures for Youth, created by the merger of The Friendship Club and NEO in summer 2020, has three programs to address the issues and help youth in numerous ways, from after-school programs and a drop-in Youth Center to ensuring access to services. Our focus areas are health and wellness, healthy relationships, goal setting, self-awareness, self-sufficiency and community connectedness.

Bright Futures for Youth is about helping youth today to ensure a better future for tomorrow.

Watch the whole interview with Jennifer Singer here.

Next week, Michael Remaley of Restaurant Workers’ Community Foundation (RWCF) will be joining me on the podcast. Launched on March 15, 2020, RWCF raised $6,751,226.02 by the end of 2020, 50% of which provided direct crisis relief to individual restaurant workers. The remainder of the funds went to nonprofit organizations serving restaurant workers in crisis and zero-interest loans for restaurants to get back up and running.

Watch my interview with Michael Friday, April 30 @ 10am live here.

Philanthropy in Phocus – Recap & Announcement 4.16.2021

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Connecting with the Allied Foundation

The Allied Foundation, Inc. is a for impact, designated 501C3 that was formed in 2015 by a group of concerned pediatric physicians who saw a lack of access to essential resources within their patient population and joined together to actively make a difference in the greater community. Ending diaper need is one way in which we fulfill our mission. Diapers are an essential need no baby should ever have to go without.

Heather Edwards is a mission driven development professional who is passionate about generating philanthropic support to advance the mission of the organizations she serves. Her career in development spans 17 years where she held leadership positions in healthcare at academic medical centers, higher education and social service agencies.

Heather also spent 7 years of her career building brands for national products including Post Kids Cereals-Honeycomb, Avon, US West and Tri-State Cadillac. Heather is happily married to her wonderful husband Kevin and proud mom to Jack, Katie and Linda.

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Next week in the attic: Jennifer Singer of Bright Futures for Youth

Philanthropy in Phocus – Recap & Announcement 4.9.2021

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Queens and the Chamber of Commerce

‍This week, Tom Grech – CEO of Queens Chamber of Commerce visits Tommy D in The Attic!

The Queens Chamber of Commerce has been serving the Queens Community for over 100 years, celebrating its Centennial in March of 2011. The Chamber’s Mission is “To foster connections, educate for success, develop/implement programs and advocate for members’ interests.” With this in mind the QCC provides immeasurable resources and support to its member organizations which number over 1200 companies and organizations.

Watch the whole conversation on Facebook here: https://fb.watch/4Mk5IKxwws/

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Next week in the attic: Heather Edwards of Allied Foundation

Philanthropy in Phocus – Recap & Announcement 4.2.2021

Vibrant… Project Purple

Founded in 2010, Project Purple has become one of the top grossing charities in the pancreatic cancer space in the world. It’s been a leader for the last three years in the NYC Marathon in terms of fundraising, consistently in the top 10 out of 300+ charities. Research portfolio: over 2 million dollars invested since inception. Project Purple has become the nation’s leading provider of patient aid to families fighting pancreatic cancer the last two years. In 2019, they launched the PRECEDE Consortium which will become the world’s largest early detection consortium for high-risk families.

Dino Verrelli was born and raised in Bridgeport Connecticut and has lived in Connecticut the majority of his life. Dino has been at the helm of Project Purple since its inception in 2010 founding the organization and today is the current Chief Executive Officer. He enjoys running, cross-fit and spending time with his family in his free time. Dino received a Bachelor of Arts in Marketing from Roger Williams University in Bristol Rhode Island.

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Philanthropy in Phocus – Recap & Announcement 3.26.2021

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Working Efficiently with Integrate for Good

Integrate for Good is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization empowering students and adults with disabilities to share their talent through inclusive volunteerism, community leadership and meaningful employment. Dr. Bev Weinberg is an Occupational Therapist with a passion for enhancing community engagement for individuals of all abilities. She received her Bachelor’s degree in Urban Studies from the University of Pittsburgh, and her Master’s degree in Occupational Therapy from Temple University. Dr. Weinberg returned to Temple and received her Clinical Doctoral degree in Occupational Therapy in May of 2016, along with a Certificate in Innovation and Entrepreneurship from the Temple University Fox School of Business.

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Philanthropy in Phocus – Recap & Announcement 3.19.2021

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Watch Tommy D interview Yolanda Robano-Gross. Yolanda is the Chief Executive Officer of Options for Community Living. Ms. Robano-Gross joined Options as Chief Executive Officer in 2014 with more than twenty years of prior executive-level experience within the health care industry. She is responsible for oversight of all agency affairs and reports to the Board of Directors. Responsibilities include fiscal management of an annual budget of over $24 million.

Options for Community Living, Inc. is committed to helping Long Island’s neediest families and individuals live healthier, more stable, and productive lives.

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Philanthropy in Phocus – Recap & Announcement 3.12.2021

 

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Family Residences and Essential Enterprises, Inc. (FREE), founded in 1977, benefits and proudly supports more than 4,000 individuals with intellectual / developmental disabilities, mental illness and traumatic brain injury. It is the mission of FREE to help individuals of all abilities realize their full potential. FREE provides a diverse array of supports and services including: housing; recovery services; transition to work; employment; day, community and family services; respite; crisis services; education and after-school support; specialty health services; and advocacy. We welcome our guest, Robert Budd to talk about it all.

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