Philanthropy in Phocus – New Podcast this Friday, 9.24.21

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.

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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.

Listen to the podcast and read more here.

Watch the video show as it streamed on Facebook here.

Philanthropy in Phocus Podcast this Friday, 9.17.21

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.

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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…

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Philanthropy in Phocus Podcast this Friday, 9.10.21

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.”

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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…

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Philanthropy in Phocus – New podcast Coming Friday 9.3.21

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).

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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:

  1. To shine a spotlight on those nonprofits that are truly unique those with strong leadership
  2. To foster relationships having the ability for nonprofit leadership to come together and communicate
  3. To provide education it’s a little bit of a cliché, but we don’t know what we don’t know.

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New podcast Coming Up on 8/27/21

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.

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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.

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Philanthropy in Phocus – New podcast Friday 8.20.2021

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.

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Did you hear or watch the August 13 podcast? I interviewed Lee Silberman of Habitat for Humanity of Suffolk. 

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Philanthropy in Phocus – New podcast Friday 8.6.2021

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.

Tune in live August 6 @ 10am EST here: https://www.talkradio.nyc/listen-live

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.

Philanthropy in Phocus – Recap & Announcement 6.18.2021

Connecting with Career Day Inc.

Career Day Inc.™ organizes a program that aims to change the lives of young adults by introducing high school students to the paths others have taken to reach their career goals. By working in partnership with a variety of professionals and school staff, Career Day Inc.’s program creates an atmosphere of acceptance and opportunity for all students at every academic level.

Beth Bucheister (Executive Director/Board Chair) is the founder and Executive Director of Career Day Inc., a not-for-profit organization created to inspire young adults to reach high and believe that with endurance and positive self-esteem they can achieve their goals. Beth is a Certified Professional Coach who has been advocating for those in need all her adult life. Her ability to identify, prioritize and plan a positive course of action is a strength she uses as a Life Coach. Her late husband, Arie, is the inspiration for the scholarship awarded to students who are inspired by Career Day.

Watch the whole video show as it streamed on Facebook.

Next week, check out the podcast when Genevieve Piturro, Founder of Pajama Program will be joining me in the attic. Pajama Program is a national 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that promotes and supports a comforting bedtime routine and healthy sleep for all children to help them thrive. Tune in Friday, June 25 at 10am.

Philanthropy in Phocus – Recap & Announcement 6.4.2021

Meeting the Need – Nonprofit Resource Hub

NRH is a trade association whose mission is to serve, be a resource to, educate, and connect its members to the nonprofit community.

At the same time, NRH serves the nonprofit sector as a bridge connecting nonprofit organizations to each other and to helpful resources.

Danette O’Connell, the Co-Founder and President of the Nonprofit Resource Hub and the CEO of Triumph International. Her passion is helping both national and international NONPROFITS by providing expertise in growth, sustainability, strategic planning, operations, technology, and financial management.

She had been assisting organizations for over 20 years with her entrepreneurial spirit.

Watch Tommy’s interview with Dannette as it streamed on Facebook here.

Next week on the Philanthropy in Phocus video show, Erin Dinan from One Sandwich at a Time will be joining Tommy in the attic.

Inspired by an interaction with a hungry homeless person, Erin began making sandwiches and handing them to those in need. After a discussion with her friend and co-founder George Kontogiannis, One Sandwich at a Time was born.

Tune in Friday, June 11 to watch or listen.

Philanthropy in Phocus – Recap & Announcement 5.28.2021

Find Comfort with Solace House

At Solace House, their services include free, easily accessible counseling and support for individuals who are experiencing suicidal distress, have made a suicide attempt, engage in self-harm and/or have been bereaved by suicide.

They also offer Family Support for our clients’ loved ones, group bereavement counseling and community awareness workshops. All of the programs provided are completely free of charge, confidential and conducted by highly qualified Licensed Clinical Social Workers.

Danielle came to Solace House in 2017 after working on the Communications and Development team at the Center Against Domestic Violence (CADV), a non-profit providing shelter for survivors of domestic violence. Danielle’s role at CADV supported the organization’s fundraising/development, events, marketing, communications and outreach efforts. While at CADV, she participated on Cities for CEDAW, New York City Steering Committee. Along with representatives from multiple New York City organizations, she advocated for a local women’s bill of rights ordinance based on the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW). Connector.

Watch the whole interview with Danielle Gallagher & Elizabeth McInnes as it streamed on Facebook.

Next week in the attic, Danette OConnell of the Nonprofit Resource Hub will be joining Tommy. Tune in Friday, June 4 at 10am.