Join Tommy D in the attic Friday, September 24 at 10 am EST. He will be interviewing Paul Rubin, Founder and Executive Director at Camp Good Mourning!, a Long Island-based 501c3 nonprofit that provides FREE bereavement camp programs for Long Island children who are coping with the death of a parent and/or sibling.
Did you see or hear last week’s episode? Tommy interviewed Tim Cummings, Chief Operating Officer of The Center for Great Expectations (CGE), a non-profit located in Somerset, NJ, that provides transformational mental health and substance use disorder treatment to women, children, men, and families impacted by trauma, abuse, and neglect.
Tim Cummings, MBA, Chief Operating Officer of The Center for Great Expectations (CGE) will join Tommy #intheattic this Friday, September 17 at 10am Eastern. CGE provides safe housing with supportive services.
Did you hear or watch the September 10 podcast? I interviewed Maricela Rios-Faust, Chief Executive Officer of Human Options.
Human Options ignites social change by educating Orange County to recognize relationship violence as an issue that threatens everyone, advocating for those affected by abuse, extending a safe place for victims, and empowering survivors on their journey of healing. Learn more by listening or watching the interview…
Join Tommy D in the attic on the Philanthropy in Phocus radio/video show and podcast this Friday, September 10, 2021 at 10am EST. Tommy will be interviewing Maricela Rios-Faust, CEO of Human Options in Orange County, California. Founded in 1981, Human Options leads the way at the center of a collective county-wide response in service of those threatened by abuse in Orange County. Since opening its doors, Human Options has impacted the lives of more than 38,000 individuals affected by relationship violence. Human Options’ mission is to “ignite social change by educating Orange County to recognize relationship violence as an issue that threatens everyone, advocating for those affected by abuse, extending a safe place for victims and empowering survivors on their journey of healing.”
Did you hear or watch the September 3 podcast? I interviewed Elisa Seeger of the ALD Alliance.
The ALD Alliance helps families across the United States that are newly diagnosed with adrenoleukodystrophy (ALD) by giving them the resources they need to fight this rare and devastating disease. After losing her son, Aidan to ALD in 2012 at the age of 7, Elisa Seeger started this foundation in his honor with the primary goal of having ALD Newborn Screening passed in every state. New York became the first state to start screening for ALD with the addition of “Aidan’s Law” in 2013. Learn more by listening or watching the interview…
Join me in the attic this Friday, September 3, 2021 at 10am EST when I will interview Elisa Seeger of the Aidan Jack Seeger Foundation. Elisa, along with her husband Bobby, lost their son, Aidan, at the young age of 7 from adrenoleukodystrophy (ALD). The Aidan Jack Seeger Foundation was established in 2012 to address the need for information about adrenoleukodystrophy (ALD) and provide financial assistance to families coping with the cost of care. AJSF also promotes newborn screening of ALD (Aidan’s Law).
Did you hear or watch the August 27 podcast? I interviewed Ken Cerini, founder and managing partner of Cerini & Associates, LLP. Like many of the nonprofits he serves, Ken is passionate about making a difference, believing that it is important to be deeply invested in every client relationship and providing real value to each of his clients. He is one of the top accountants/consultants in the State of New York working with special education providers, is well-versed in nonprofit issues, and also is heavily involved in the healthcare industry. Ken is also founder of the Long Island Imagine Awards.
The Long Island Imagine Awards was created to offer formal acknowledgment to some of Long Island’s and the City’s most effective and innovative non-profit organizations.
The Imagine Award is an Award Program that was Designed for 3 reasons:
To shine a spotlight on those nonprofits that are truly unique those with strong leadership
To foster relationships having the ability for nonprofit leadership to come together and communicate
To provide education it’s a little bit of a cliché, but we don’t know what we don’t know.
Join me in the attic Friday, August 27 at 10am EST when I will interview Ken Cerini, Managing Partner of Cerini & Associates and founder of the Long Island Imagine Awards. The Long Island Imagine Awards is coming up on its 10th anniversary this coming April 26, 2022. Applications open on September 9. Check into the podcast to learn more.
Did you hear or watch the August 20 podcast? I interviewed Rob Serra of The Ray Pfeifer Foundation. The Ray Pfeifer Foundation is a 501c3 charitable organization dedicated to assisting September 11th first responders, firefighters and police, with medical needs not covered by insurance. The foundation was established in memory of Ray Pfeifer, a NYC firefighter who died on May 28, 2017 from 9/11 cancer. Ray never stopped putting the needs of others before his own. He was a leading force in lobbying to extend the Zadroga Act through 2090, ensuring health care coverage for 75,000 people who need, or will need, treatment for health conditions developed as a direct result of 9/11 exposure.
This Friday at 10am EST, tune into the podcast for my interview with Rob Serra of The Ray Pfeifer Foundation. Rob is a founding board member and retired FDNY. We’ll learn about what The Ray Pfeifer Foundation does for first responders and I’m sure we’ll talk 9/11 with the 20th anniversary coming up.
Tune in this Friday, August 6th at 10am to the Philanthropy in Phocus podcast. I’ll be interviewing Lonnie Sherman and Robert Kozlowsky who will be representing two important nonprofit organizations that serve the veteran population — Home for the Brave and General Needs. Watch the video to learn more.
Did you hear or watch the July 30 podcast? I interviewed Clarissa Soto Josephs, Executive Director of Pentacle. As a not-for-profit management support organization for the performing arts, Pentacle designs and provides unique and robust programs of support for artists at critical stages in their careers. Watch the podcast here: https://www.facebook.com/watch/live/?…. Listen to the podcast here: https://www.talkradio.nyc/post/202107.
Tune into the Philanthropy in Phocus podcast this Friday, July 30, 2021 @10am Eastern when I’ll interview Clarissa Soto Josephs, Executive Director of Pentacle. Established in 1976, Pentacle is a not-for-profit management support organization for the performing arts. Pentacle has been a model in the arts administration field, enabling performing artists to focus on what they do best —create art and engage with audiences. As a not-for-profit management support organization for the performing arts, Pentacle designs and provides unique and robust programs of support for artists at critical stages in their careers.
Project Reclaim is a leadership training program for youth who may not be ordinarily selected for leadership training. Their focus is to provide the involved youth with the requisite skills to become successful, contributing members of society by helping them to be positive young leaders in their homes, schools and their community.
Ron Anderson is the Executive Director of Project Reclaim of Minden, Inc. which provides:
Juvenile delinquency prevention programs for youth
Parental involvement activities and parenting training
His public service awards include:
The National Conference of Community and Justice “Brotherhood/Sisterhood Humanitarian” Award
Blue Cross/Blue Shield “Angel” Award Finalist
First recipient of the Volunteers for Youth Justice “Ron Anderson Champion for Youth” Award
Louisiana Association of Educators “Human and Civil Rights Trailblazer” Award
Shreveport, Louisiana Bar Association “Liberty Bell” Award
Twice named “One of the 10 Most Outstanding Leaders of the Community” by The Shreveport Times
Next on the podcast, Tommy will interview John D. Kemp, a well-respected leader in the disability movement, and is known for his business achievements both in the corporate and non-profit worlds. As a person who uses four prostheses, he uses his experience with a disability to inspire others to achieve the impossible through knowledge, experience, vision, personality, and persistence. Tune in Friday, July 23 at 10am.