ISMP is raising funds to expand its work into a Syrian Refugee Camp
Press Release – NEW YORK (April 24, 2017) – The International Sports and Music Project (ISMP) has announced its newest partnership, a soccer program at the Ritsona Refugee Camp in Chalkida, Greece. Ritsona Refugee Camp shelters roughly 750 refugees from Syria and elsewhere, who have lost their homes and family members to dangerous conflicts in their communities.
This May, ISMP is partnering with Ritsona in an effort to bring a soccer program to the kids and young adults at the camp. In order to support its initiative, ISMP is raising funds to stock the camp with the necessary resources such as soccer nets, cleats, shin guards, soccer balls, shorts and jerseys.
Refugees at Ritsona are currently receiving necessities such as food, water and medicine, but lacking expressive outlets needed to combat the daily challenges of living in a refugee camp.
“Many children around the world face significant hardship every day, and they don’t have opportunities for enjoyment and expression,” said Jason Steinberg, founder of International Sports and Music Project. “We work to uplift people by giving them the opportunity to enjoy sports and music.”
In collaboration with partners in Rwanda and Micronesia, ISMP has helped over 150 kids participate in music classes and play on sports teams. ISMP continues to nurture its current partnerships, while also creating new partnerships such as this soccer program at the Syrian refugee camp. ISMP is currently fundraising for the materials required to bring this program to fruition.
“Soccer is the most popular sport in Syria — it was a big part of many people’s lives before the Syrian Civil War began. We’re giving people the opportunity to do something they love, which creates a sense of comfort and normalcy. Soccer gives camp residents something to look forward to, and allows them to take a break from the mental and emotional exhaustion they feel every day,” Steinberg says.
ISMP is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit dedicated to using sports and music to uplift people facing hardship around the world. ISMP provides sports equipment and musical instruments to schools, shelters, orphanages and refugee camps. Together with its international partners, ISMP plans and organizes initiatives that serve as meaningful outlets for people in need. To contribute to ISMP’s efforts in Greece, please visit ismproject.nationbuilder.com.
Saturday, September 23 – Sunday, September 24 at Johns Hopkins University
Registration open now!
Press Release – BALTIMORE, MD. – 24 Foundation has moved their Maryland event from Columbia into Baltimore to host the 24 Baltimore event, a 24-hour cycling and walking event on Saturday, September 23 – Sunday, September 24 at Johns Hopkins University, 3400 N. Charles St., Baltimore, Md. 24 Baltimore participants can ride or walk as far as their inspiration takes them, in teams or solo, three miles or 300 miles. The event’s headquarters, known as “Nest 24” will include a campground and expo area with live entertainment, endless food and beverages, a kids’ zone area, free massages and mission-based programming. The event will also feature walker registration opportunities and a kids’ ride. 24 Baltimore hosts over 400 riders and 200 walkers who will raise funds for the Ulman Cancer Fund for Young Adults and the LIVESTRONG Foundation.
24 Foundation, formerly known as 24 Hours of Booty, is back for its 10th year in Maryland. Celebrating 16 years total, the new 24 Foundation will continue to focus on its mission to inspire and engage communities to make an immediate impact on the lives of people affected by cancer.
“This is the same great organization and event, but with an exciting new vision,” said Spencer Lueders, organization founder. “It’s an incredible time for the organization as we head into our 16th year of making a difference in the lives of those affected by cancer. I’m thrilled to be along for the ride and part of this important cause that will always be near and dear to me.”
“We are very excited about our rebrand as 24 Foundation, which enables us to expand our partnership opportunities to further impact the local and national cancer community,” said 24 Foundation Executive Director Mallory Walsh. “Through our new approach, we will be changing the path of cancer navigation and survivorship.”
24 Baltimore Event Details:
24 Baltimore (*formerly held in Columbia, Md.)
Registration open now!
Interested individuals and teams can register now at www.24foundation.org/register. Riders ages 12 – 17 are required to pay a $45 registration fee and raise a minimum of $200 prior to the event to participate. Child riders ages 8 – 11 are required to pay a $25 registration fee and raise a minimum of $100 prior to the event in Baltimore. Each walker is required to pay a $30 registration fee and raise a minimum of $200 prior to the event to participate in Baltimore. Those who raise $10,000 or more will receive a branded orange jersey. Registered participants receive online fundraising tools, access to templates and fundraising ideas, fundraising level incentives and an event t-shirt.
Event Headquarters Features
Bring your bike or walking shoes, and 24 Foundation will take care of the rest!
Three full meals, plus unlimited snacks, energy bars, water and sports drinks
About 24 Foundation
24 Foundation is a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit charity located in Charlotte, North Carolina with a mission to inspire and engage communities to make an immediate impact on the lives of people affected by cancer. Funds raised support organizations dedicated to cancer navigation and survivorship, including: Indiana University Health Simon Cancer Center, Carolinas HealthCare System’s Levine Cancer Institute, Levine Children’s Hospital, Ulman Cancer Fund for Young Adults, and the LIVESTRONG Foundation. 24 Foundation provides charitable non-competitive cycling and walking events – in Charlotte, N.C., Baltimore, MD., and Indianapolis, IN – that are safe, fun and open to all levels of riding and walking abilities. For more information, call 704-365-4417 or visit www.24foundation.org.
May 1–5, 2017: Auction Preview at Sotheby’s New York
May 5, 2017: Dinner & Auction at Sotheby’s New York
Co-Hosts: Sean Penn, Bryan Lourd, and David Geffen
Cultural Partners: Creative Artists Agency (CAA) & Sotheby’s
Press Release – April 24, 2017 NEW YORK – J/P Haitian Relief Organization, a non-profit dedicated to bringing sustainable programs to the Haitian community, will host, along with its cultural partners Creative Artists Agency (CAA) and Sotheby’s, its benefit dinner and auction in New York on Friday, May 5, 2017. This will be the organization’s first benefit for Haiti Takes Root, a 10-year long initiative dedicated to the reforestation and development of Haiti, and will be the first to take place in New York. Co-hosted by Sean Penn, Bryan Lourd, and David Geffen, the benefit dinner will offer world-class fine art, once-in-a-lifetime experiential lots, and intimate musical performances.
Sean Penn, Founder and Chairman of the Board of J/P HRO and Ambassador-at-Large for Haiti, says, “In Haiti, having trees is a matter of life and death. They give food, they protect the soil, and they provide shelter from the storm. If we can’t reverse deforestation —and do it now— the deck is going to continue to be stacked against Haitians already struggling to survive. This auction is about getting at these root causes of Haiti’s challenges. It’s about giving the Haitians the tools they need and planting the seeds for a better future.”
Cocktails and exhibition viewing will be held from 6:30pm–8pm, followed by a seated dinner with live auction and special performances until 10:30pm. The live auction, curated by CAA’s Thao Nguyen, will feature works by Thomas Houseago, Deborah Kass, Ed Ruscha, Henry Taylor, and Jonas Wood, as well as unique experiences, including a VIP soccer experience with Real Madrid’s Cristiano Ronaldo, a four-time Ballon d’Or winner soccer player, a VIP Monaco Grand Prix trip, an art and culinary trip to Denmark with Noma’s René Redzepi, and a private tour and dinner at James Turrell’s Roden Crater, led by Michael Govan, CEO and Wallis Annenberg Director, Los Angeles County Museum of Art. The live auction will be conducted by Andrea Fiuczynski, Executive Vice President and Chairman, West Coast, Sotheby’s. The evening will be MC’d by Gayle King, and dinner guests will enjoy performances by Andra Day and Damien Rice.
Complete details of all auction lots will be available online on Tuesday, April 25.
For table/ticket inquiries, please contact Sophie Ragir at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information, please visit https://www.haititakesrootauction.com/
Allan Schwartzman, Amy Cappellazzo, Azede Jean-Pierre, Beth Swofford, Diana Widmaier Picasso, Deborah McLeod, Jared Leto, Jennifer Aniston & Justin Theroux, Larry Gagosian, Lupita Nyong’o, Neil Patrick Harris & David Burtka, Sarah Jessica Parker & Matthew Broderick, Sting & Trudie Styler.
About J/P Haitian Relief Organization
Founded by Sean Penn in 2010, J/P Haitian Relief Organization (J/P HRO) is dedicated to providing long-term support for the people of Haiti and empowering the Haitian community to build sustainable programs. Following the tragic earthquake of 2010, J/P HRO immediately began working to assist the most vulnerable to safer, healthier, and stronger neighborhoods. Consisting of four linked programs —Medical, Disaster and Risk Reduction, Education, and Community Development— J/P HRO works with the support of and in collaboration with local and national government leaders, community based organizations, other international NGOs, UN agencies, donors, and —most importantly— the community members themselves. In partnership with The Government of The Republic of Haiti, The Government of The French Republic, and The Parker Foundation J/P HRO launched “Haiti Takes Root”, a 10-year long climate change initiative dedicated to the reforestation and development of Haiti.
Join the conversation on Instagram and Twitter by mentioning @jphro and using the hashtag #HaitiTakesRoot.
Press Release – March 13, 2017, Auburn Hills, Mich. – Chrysler brand is launching a new online social initiative in partnership with Canine Companions for Independence®, the largest non-profit organization for assistance dogs in the U.S. The initiative will help raise awareness and support for the training and placement of Canine Companions for Independence assistance dogs under the organization’s “Give a Dog a Job” campaign, a fundraising and awareness campaign that helps place them with adults, children and veterans with disabilities. Consumers will first meet Canine Companions puppy Foley, a Golden Retriever, Labrador cross (and the Chrysler brand’s first official PacifiPuppy!) on Monday, March 13, and follow him as he goes through his formal training with his recently assigned puppy raiser. Fans can engage with Foley with the #RaisingFoley and #FoleyFriday hashtags on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
“Through our partnership with Canine Companions for Independence, the Chrysler brand is able to help bring awareness to its ‘Give a Dog a Job’ program through our new online social initiative,” said Tim Kuniskis, Head of Passenger Cars, Dodge, SRT, Chrysler and FIAT, FCA North America. “As we follow Foley through his journey, fans will get a first-hand look at watching him grow and learn, from puppy training to becoming a fully trained assistance dog, and also gain an understanding of the huge amount of time and resources it takes to train these amazing dogs.”
“Our partnership with Chrysler Pacifica, BraunAbility and our ‘Give a Dog a Job’ campaign brings our mission, the stories of our remarkable graduates and the adventures of Canine Companions puppy Foley to a whole new audience across the country,” says Paul Mundell, CEO of Canine Companions for Independence. “We are deeply grateful for the commitment made to us by these two leaders in adapted vehicles. The upfitted Chrysler Pacifica provides greatly enhanced independence for people with disabilities, especially those who utilize wheelchairs.”
Fans will be able to follow Foley (named in honor of actor Scott Foley, an ardent supporter of Canine Companions for Independence) as he starts his path in life to being matched with a person with a disability, including:
“Because of highly trained assistance dogs like my dog Mork, people like me are able to lead more full and independent lives,” said Wallis Brozman, Corporate Marketing Assistant, Canine Companions. “Mork was trained by Canine Companions’ professional instructors in 40 spoken commands and has since learned American Sign Language and approximately 15 new commands. This campaign is educating the public on the unique contributions our service dogs make in the lives of adults, children and veterans with disabilities. The program will also raise funds to allow us to place more exceptional dogs like Mork with people like myself. Without Mork’s help, I didn’t feel like I could safely leave my home. Mork is my independence on four legs.”
Under the “Give a Dog a Job” campaign, trained service dogs across the country are empowering wheelchair users daily by completing everyday activities, including getting in and out of their wheelchair-accessible vehicles. Hundreds are currently on the waitlist to receive a trained assistance dog, which is provided to a person with a disability free of charge. It takes two years to fully train a Canine Companions assistance dog, including six to nine months of professional training. To raise, train, place and support a certified assistance dog amounts to a $50,000 investment. Followers can donate at www.driveindependence.org. VIDEO
Chrysler brand and BraunAbility recently joined forces to design a wheelchair-accessible Chrysler Pacifica minivan providing the largest interior space as well as the widest door opening and side-entry ramp in the industry.
About Canine Companions for Independence
Canine Companions for Independence provides highly trained assistance dogs free of charge to children, adults and veterans with disabilities. Established in 1975, Canine Companions has trained more than 5,300 assistance dog teams, with six training centers across the country in Northern California, Southern California, Florida, New York, Ohio and Texas, and over 3,000 volunteers nationwide. Canine Companions is recognized worldwide for the excellence of its dogs, and the quality and longevity of the matches it makes between dogs and people. The result is a life full of increased independence and loving companionship. For more information, visit cci.org or call 1-800-572-BARK (2275).
About Chrysler Brand
The Chrysler brand has delighted customers with distinctive designs, craftsmanship, intuitive innovation and technology all at an extraordinary value since the company was founded in 1925.
Whether it is the family-room-on-wheels functionality of the all-new Chrysler Pacifica minivan, the groundbreaking, bold design of the Chrysler 300, or the simple elegance and extraordinary driving experience of the Chrysler 200, Chrysler brand vehicles reward the passion, creativity and sense of accomplishment of its owners. Beyond just exceptionally designed vehicles, the Chrysler brand has incorporated thoughtful features into all of its products, such as the innovative center console with pass through storage and sliding cup holders in the Chrysler 200, the industry-exclusive Stow ‘n Go seating and storage system on the Chrysler Pacifica and the fuel-saving Fuel Saver Technology in the Chrysler 300.
The Chrysler brand’s succession of innovative product introductions continues to solidify the brand’s standing as the leader in design, engineering and value. The premium for the Chrysler brand is in the product, not the price.
Press Release – CHICAGO: Susan G. Komen Chicago is announcing its More than Pink Heroes who are being honored for their bravery and compassion, in celebration of the 20th anniversary of Mother’s Day Race for the Cure Presented by Presence Health: where cancer treatment becomes cancer care. The iconic 5K Fun Run/Walk will be held May 14 and has been moved to a new lakefront location, Montrose Harbor, as part of the grand anniversary celebration.
Komen Chicago is thrilled to have Jon Seda, formerly a star of NBC’s “Chicago PD” and currently on “Chicago Justice,” as the celebrity guest of honor and a More than Pink Hero. “He’s the perfect choice, as he plays a hero on TV and is our real-life hero, thanks to his commitment to Race for the Cure,” says Bonnie Gordon, Komen Chicago executive director.
Seda is being recognized along with others who have lost loved ones to breast cancer or faced the disease themselves, activists and volunteers, and caregivers who compassionately support patients through diagnosis and treatment. This includes Chicago Police Lieutenant Jessica Jones, 39, and Chicago Police Sergeant Melinda Linas, 41. Both are mothers of young children and are currently fighting breast cancer. As real-life police heroes, Jones and Linas are thrilled to join TV police hero Seda to raise awareness and funds and help Komen achieve its goal of reducing the number of breast cancer deaths by 50 percent in the U.S. by 2026.
The More than Pink Heroes, sponsored by Presence Health, are available to share their inspiring stories with the media (contact Jenny Quinn, email@example.com, to arrange) and will be honored on Race Day during the Survivor Parade. In addition to Seda, Jones and Linas, Heroes include:
Gordon says she’s thankful for the significant support from Presence Health, which will help Komen Chicago provide screenings for those who can’t otherwise afford them, fund global research and empower people with knowledge. “More than 1,000 Chicago-area women and men die each year from breast cancer, and there is a large disparity in the city, with the mortality rate of African-American women being 40 percent higher than white women,” according to Gordon. “Funds raised through Race for the Cure will help close this gap by making sure more women have access to early detection, which is the key to survival.”
“Komen Chicago shares the Presence Health mission of compassionate care to save lives, and many of our patients at Presence Saints Mary and Elizabeth Medical Center have benefitted from health services made possible by Komen grants. This wonderful event also creates further awareness regarding the new Cancer and Specialty Care Center at Presence Saints Mary and Elizabeth Medical Center, serving many in need of cancer care and treatment on Chicago’s West and North sides where previously there was a cancer care desert,” says Michael Englehart, president and CEO Presence Health. “We are proud to partner with Komen and sponsor Race for the Cure and the More than Pink Heroes helping to make this one of the most successful events ever and to have a truly positive impact on the lives of many.”
At the event’s Presence Health tent, public and participants will have the opportunity to learn more about Presence Health’s oncological care and treatment programs, and how they can sign-up for mammography testing. In addition, Presence Health physical therapists will be available to provide participants information on injury prevention and orthopedic care.
Registration is now open at www.KomenChicago.org (for teams or individuals). Participants are asked to commit to raising at least $180, the average cost of a mammogram in Chicagoland. Any participant who donates a minimum of $180 will be part of the national Pink Cape Campaign and receive a hero cape to wear during the Race, plus be invited to brunch at the Hero Cafe. Registration fees are $40 for adults, $35 for survivors and $25 for kids (four and under are free). The Race will feature a 5K Fun Run/Walk that kicks off at 9 a.m. Main stage program begins at 8.This year’s Race includes an optional Shades of Pink Powder Path.
About Komen Chicago: Susan G. Komen’s promise is to save lives and end breast cancer forever by energizing science to find cures, ensuring quality care for all and empowering people with knowledge. Komen Chicago donates 75 percent of net funds raised to community grants and dedicates 25 percent to global research.
About Presence Health: Presence Health is the largest Catholic health system in Illinois, serving over 4 million people in 11 counties. With over 150 sites of compassionate care including 12 hospitals, over 17,000 associates and more than 4,000 medical professionals, Presence Health has annual revenue of $2.6 billion.
Cal-X Stars Business Accelerator Inc. DBA Leonhardt’s Launchpads Annual Shareholder Meeting Notice May 5th 2017
Second Notice of Annual Shareholders Meeting Cal-X Stars Business Accelerator Inc. a California Corporation
Press Release – Notice is hereby given that the annual general meeting of the shareholders of all classes of stock of Cal-X Stars Business Accelerator Inc. will be held at the company’s headquarters at 2000 Main Street, Santa Monica CA 90405 on Friday May 5th 2017 at 3pm PST for the purpose of:
Here is a link to a table of the Leonhardt Ventures’s Cal-X Stars Business Accelerator Inc. 2016 Portfolio Class of 26 Regenerative Medtech and 4 Regenerative Economy Startups with current valuations and target goals valuations for the end of 2019 – which includes hyperlinks to all the individual startup web sites – http://leonhardtventures.com/our-companies/#toggle-id-1
An advance notice was emailed to all shareholders of record April 5th, 2017 and again on April 19th, 2017 on behalf of the board of directors.
Shareholders not able to attend in person may call into this line at 3pm PST May 5th, 2017 to participate in the meeting.
Cal-X Stars Business Accelerator, Inc. DBA Leonhardt’s Launchpads Board of Directors
Executive Chairman of the Board: Howard J. Leonhardt – eSigned – Howard J. Leonhardt
Secretary & Treasurer: Sofia Yepes
Voting Board Directors: Jeremy Koff, Tricia Nordy, Jeff Donofrio, Dr. Mark Cunningham, Alex Richardson
Committees: Compensation = Chair Jeremy Koff, Ken Evans, Jeff Donofrio
Audit = Brittany Brown CPA, Jeff Donofrio
Legal Counsel = Bruce Methven Corporate Securities, Allen Turner Patents
Board Meeting Attending Non-Voting Advisors (some may attend by Skype): Ken Evans, Paul Norman, Walter Grieves, Laurelle Johnson, Brittany Brown CPA, Bruce Methven Corporate Attorney, Allen Turner Patent Attorney, Kevin Arnal Chief Engineer Biomerics Advanced Catheter, Richard Koffler, Michael Newton, Derek Kahn, Dr. King Liu, Dr. Patrick Johnson, Dr. Santosh Kesari, Tom Newman, Henk Abbink, Joel Hirsch, Dr. Leslie Miller our Chief Medical Officer
Updates will be provided on these portfolio startups and Licensable Technology Platforms (LTPs) including current ownership cap tables and valuation analysis:
Regenerative Medtech Portfolio (26)
*Note – Leonhardt-Wetling JV agreement for wireless microcurrent technology is still pending finalization at time of this notice. If the agreement is not finalized within the next 90 days the board proposes to shareholders adding MucosaCell (sub mucosa regeneration) to the portfolio and dropping Wetling.
Regenerative Economy Portfolio (4)
1. The California Stock Exchange TM – social good stock exchange in development and crowdfunding services – 2011
a. Cal-X Crowdfund Connect – crowdfunding campaign bulding assistance – 2012
b. Cal-X 30 Social Good Impact Fund powered by Motif Investing – 30 curated social good impact stocks – 2015
c. Cal-X Microloans – in collaboration with ZimpleMoney – crowd sourced loans – 2014
d. Cal-X Funders Syndicate -Special Purpose Vehicles and Simple Advance Future Equity Agreements – 2014
e. CalXports – export sales campaign building assistance for California startups – 2013
g. PRETAIL Fashion – pre-selling fashion designs and crowdsourcing most popular designs to go to production – 2015
2. Leonhardt Incubators & Accelerators
a. Cal-X Stars Business Accelerator Inc. – regenerative medtech and economy startup & innovation accelerator – 2013
b. CalXelerator – 108 day startup accelerator/incubator for social good impact companies – 2013
c. SciAccelerator – 108 day startup accelerator for science based tech startups – 2016
d. Leonhardt’s Launchpads NorCal @ University of Northern California Science Technology Innovation Center (UNC STIC) – life science startup incubator – 2007
e. Leonhardt’s Launchpads Utah, Inc. – innovation accelerator focused on organ regneration and recovery – 2015
f. LABioHub – resources for Los Angeles area life science cos. – 2015
g. Startup California – resources for California startups – 2011
3. Kindheart Lionheart Media & Publishing Co. – Social good media- 2006
a. The Kindheart Lionheart TV Network – social good impact online television network – 2014
> California Love TV Program – in house original TV program about new love – 2014
> Love Dialogues TV Program – in house original candid no frills conversations on the topice of love – 2015
> Love Roller Coaster TV Program – original love themed sitcom – 2015
> LIONS DEN Startup Pitch TV Program – in house original online crowdfunding based startup pitch program – 2015
> The Kindheart Lionheart TV and Radio Program – social good profiles of compassion and courage radio and TV show – 2013
b. Kindheart Lionheart Book Club – social good impact book club – 2006
c. Kindheart Lionheart Startup Media Support Services – startup media support including video and animation production – 2014
d. Kindheart Lionheart Adventures – social good charitable vacations and charitable foundation fund raising tools – 2001
e. Radio Veronica USA Radio Santa Monica USA – online radio station that permits listeners to buy into publishing rights of songs – 2010
f. Wine Country Baseball – Sonoma and Napa based summer amateur baseball league to raise funds for local causes and parks – 2009
g. Dolphin Smiles: The Legend of Kindheart Lionheart – (under development with help of UCLA writing program) – in house original story of a person dedicated to social good change reincarnated as a dolphin – 1997
4. Leonhardt Food & Beverage
a. Lucille’s American Cafe’s* (50% worldiwde franchise, trademark and recipes rights) – comfort food restaurants – 1996
b. Food Trikes & Scooters – mini electric food trucks with crowdfunding and micro loans to finance – 2013
c. California Wine Financing – loans to small California family wineries to bridge cash flow gaps – 2008
d. Lionheart Cider* (distribution western states) – Minnesota based cider co. – Leonhardt has option for western states distribution – 2014
e. Leonhardt Oak Aged Beer (development stage) – sour mash beer aged in former oak wine barrels for a unique taste – 2015
Refer to Investor Relations Page for Risks and Warnings Within Our Private Placement Memorandum. Refer to Latest Newsletters for Updates. http://calxstars.com/investor-relations/ and www.leonhardtventures.com
The Cal-X Stars Business Accelerator, Inc. DBA Leonhardt’s Launchpads business model is to accelerate each startup through to first-in-man study results for the regenerative medtech portfolio and through to acquisition of 10,000 customers/subscribers for the regenerative economy startups and then dutch auction them off to the best strategic partner preferrably with 3% royalty on net sales forward.
Securities offered under Rule 506(c) may be purchased only by accredited investors = persons with > 1 million in assets excluding their home and vehicles or whom have income > $200,000 the past two years consecutively or > $300,000 income as a couple. Accreditation status must be verified via documentation of credible third parties in a position to provide accurate verification. Investors in this offering should have experience in making early stage investments.
Cal-X Stars Business Accelerator Inc. develops early stage innovations and startups. By nature the risk is very high for these type of investments. Any investor should be fully prepared without reserve to lose all their investment. Our high focus on developing implantable devices and biologics for treating heart failure add exceptionally higher levels of risk as the products require multiple stages of clinical trials costing many millions of dollars and require high intellectual property protection to succeed commercially. The patent landscape in these areas of participation are wrought with potential for litigation. A high number of clinical trials in the heart failure space fail to prove greater safety and efficacy compared to currently available choices. A high number of early seed stage innovations fail to ever make it to market and even a smaller number become commercial successes. This type of investment is NOT appropriate for nest egg savings.
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The national value of volunteer time increased by 2.5 percent;
Nearly 63 million Americans volunteer about 8 billion hours of time, talent, and effort
Press Release – (WASHINGTON, April 20, 2017) – Today, Independent Sector announces that the latest value of a volunteer hour is $24.14 – up 2.5 percent from the previous year. That figure, estimated from data collected in 2016, shows the incredible contributions volunteers make to our communities and our country.
Currently, 63 million Americans volunteer about 8 billion hours of their time, talent, and effort to improve people’s lives and the natural world. With the new value of volunteer time, these Americans are contributing approximately $193 billion to our nation. According to data from the Corporation for National and Community Service, religious organizations were cited as the type of organization that volunteers worked in the most (34%), followed by educational or youth service (26%), and social or community service organizations (15%).
“All Americans should take immense pride in our collective spirit and commitment to volunteerism,” said Dan Cardinali, president and CEO of Independent Sector. “Giving of our time, talent, and effort is hugely consequential and we hope this value of volunteer time is just one way we can help measure the enormous contributions we all make toward improving our communities, our country, and our planet.”
“Volunteerism empowers people to support causes they care about. When changemakers work together to tackle tough problems, our world becomes a better place,” said Tracy Hoover, CEO of Points of Light. “By sharing concrete data that highlights the impact of volunteers, we can inspire and mobilize more individuals and organizations to realize their potential and power to become active participants in sparking change.”
Independent Sector also updated the state-level breakdown for the new value of volunteer time. Most states saw increases over the previous year’s numbers. The highest value of volunteer time is in Washington, DC at $39.17, and Delaware saw the biggest increase over the last year. An interactive map is available on the Independent Sector website, as well as a table showing data for each state, where the value of a volunteer hour is highest and lowest, and how much the figure has risen or fallen since the previous year. Also included in the map is the complete dataset for the value of volunteer time for all 50 states and DC from 2001-2016.
To access state-by-state values of volunteer time and learn more about the national figure, visit independentsector.org/volunteer-time.
The Partnership Helps Children Affected with Cleft Lip & Palate to Smile for the Very First Time
Press Release – BEVERLY HILLS – April 20, 2017 – Over the past two years, Smile Train, the world’s largest cleft charity, has partnered with Beverly Hills MD to help generate awareness and funds for children with clefts around the world. In honor of National Cleft and Craniofacial Awareness and Prevention Month in July, Beverly Hills MD is celebrating their achievement of supporting more than 500 cleft repair surgeries and their goal of reaching 1,000 surgeries by World Smile Day® on October 6, 2017.
“Smile Train is extremely lucky to have such a generous and enthusiastic corporate partner like Beverly Hills MD. This important partnership will help one thousand children born with clefts be able to eat, speak, breathe, and smile. We thank Beverly Hills MD for helping us change the world one smile at a time,” said Masha Feiguinova, Senior Director, Corporate Partnerships, Smile Train.
Cosmetic surgeons and co-founders of the Beverly Hills Plastic Surgery Group and Beverly Hills MD, Dr. John Layke and Dr. Payman Danielpour work with their patients to provide care without compromise. Their passion for conducting reconstructive and cosmetic procedures to help patients live happier lives is what led them to pursue a partnership with Smile Train. Beverly Hills MD has raised funds for Smile Train by donating a percentage of sales from each product sold from their revolutionary anti-aging skincare line, as well as in office fundraising efforts.
“We are honored to work with Smile Train and to be approaching our goal of 1,000 cleft surgeries,” said Dr. John Layke, plastic surgeon and co-creator of the Beverly Hills MD skincare line. “Improving lives, increasing self-confidence and ultimately allowing children to look and feel their best is incredibly rewarding.”
Millions of children in developing countries with untreated clefts live in shame and, more importantly, have difficulty eating, breathing and speaking. Smile Train’s sustainable model provides training, funding and resources to empower local doctors in the developing world to provide 100 percent-free cleft repair surgery and comprehensive cleft care in their own communities. Cleft repair surgery is simple, and the transformation is immediate. Since its founding in 1999, Smile Train has provided more than one million cleft repair surgeries.
Bipartisan Campaign Trailblazer is the Latest to Join Growing Policy Team
Press Release – NEW YORK (April 20, 2017) – Today, the National Audubon Society announced the appointment of Claire Douglass as Director of National Campaigns. In this role Douglass will oversee public engagement for Audubon’s policy campaigns that advance its conservation priorities across the country to build the most effective conservation network in America.
“Claire has built a reputation as a strong campaign leader who cultivates bipartisan support by building strong relationships with grassroot supporters and grasstop decision-makers,” said David O’Neill, Chief Conservation Officer and Senior Advisor to the CEO at Audubon. “Her knowledge, coupled with her passion for the issues that matter to Audubon, make her a great fit for this important leadership role and will add critical experience to Audubon’s growing and influential national policy team.”
Douglass brings extensive campaign experience having most recently served as the U.S. Campaign Director for Climate and Energy at Oceana. In that role, Douglass led a bipartisan campaign that helped reverse offshore drilling plans in the Atlantic Ocean. The campaign included 120 East Coast municipalities, more than 200 members of Congress, 1,000 state and local elected officials, and 35,000 businesses — all of which publicly opposed offshore drilling and exploration. Prior to Oceana, Douglass worked in both for-profit and nonprofit organizations that supported sustainability and clean energy. She obtained her Bachelor’s degree from the University of Colorado.
In addition to leading Audubon’s Washington-based advocacy strategies for the 112-year-old centrist organization, Douglass will help ensure that Audubon succeeds in achieving its ambitious climate change objectives and will guide policy campaigns at the local, state and federal levels. She will be based in Audubon’s Washington, DC office.
With total revenues in 2016 of $102.6 million (25% increase since 2010), Audubon is one of the nation’s largest conservation organizations, comprising 23 state offices, 41 nature centers and 23 wildlife sanctuaries and representing 463 local chapters. Audubon – which focuses on the protection of birds and the places they need throughout the Americas – has been transformed in recent years, according to Crain’s New York Business, through cutting edge technologies, a sharpened conservation focus and operational overhaul that has increased revenue and decreased overhead expenses.
As written in The Chronicle of Philanthropy, Inside Philanthropy and GreenBiz, that strategic and operational transformation has attracted new funders and broadened the organization’s reach to younger and more diverse audiences as Audubon expands its international work and achieves conservation victories. For the first time in nearly two decades, Audubon has also earned Charity Navigator’s highest ranking of four stars, twice in a row.
Audubon’s main Facebook page has more than 1,071,000 followers and reaches approximately 4.1 million people each week as the organization’s supporters share and interact with Audubon’s posts. And the organization’s 2014 birds and climate change campaign, which earned more than two billion media impressions, recently won a Diamond SABRE award from public relations industry leaders.
To learn more about Audubon and its new strategic direction, please visit here.
The National Audubon Society protects birds and the places they need, today and tomorrow, throughout the Americas using science, advocacy, education and on-the-ground conservation. Audubon’s state programs, nature centers, chapters and partners have an unparalleled wingspan that reaches millions of people each year to inform, inspire and unite diverse communities in conservation action. Since 1905, Audubon’s vision has been a world in which people and wildlife thrive. Audubon is a nonprofit conservation organization. Learn more at www.audubon.org and @audubonsociety.
Press Release – April 20, 2017 – New York – Echoing Green is pleased to announce two new additions, Dr. Raj Panjabi and Peggy Segal, to its board of directors. This dedicated group of professionals consists of forward-thinking investors, nonprofit leaders, educators, and entrepreneurs with the insight and experience to help Echoing Green build an organization focused on the future while rooted securely in its history.
Dr. Raj Panjabi is the fifth Echoing Green Fellow to be named to its board. A Skoll Awardee for Social Entrepreneurship in 2017, Panjabi is the CEO of Last Mile Health and Associate Physician in the Division of Global Health Equity at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School. At age 9, he escaped a civil war in his home country of Liberia. He returned as a 24-year-old medical student to serve the people he had left behind. He co-founded Last Mile Health, which saves lives in the world’s most remote communities by partnering with governments to design, scale, and advocate for national networks of community health professionals.
In 2016, TIME Magazine named Dr. Panjabi to its annual list of the “100 Most Influential People in the World,” with a tribute from President Bill Clinton. In 2015, Fortune Magazine named him one of the “World’s 50 Greatest Leaders,” recognizing Last Mile Health’s work to support the Liberian Government to build a national community health workforce.
Dr. Panjabi is a Schwab Foundation Social Entrepreneur of the Year 2017, the 2017 TED Prize winner, a Forbes 400 Philanthropy Fellow, a Draper Richards Kaplan Foundation Social Entrepreneur, and a 2011 Echoing Green Fellow. He is a graduate of the University of North Carolina School of Medicine, received a Masters of Public Health from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, and was a Clinical Fellow at Harvard Medical School and the Massachusetts General Hospital.
Dr. Panjabi will be a featured speaker at Echoing Green’s Big Bold Benefit 2017 on June 7 at Cipriani Wall Street.
Peggy Segal is the Pre-Business Program Director to Undergraduates at Hunter College, counseling students pursuing a career in business. She has worked in workforce readiness and career exploration in various capacities with ModernGuild, an early stage company, with Harvard’s Alumni Career Taskforce for Students, and with Baruch College. Previously, Segal worked in private equity and finance focused on healthcare and biotechnology companies at several firms, including Invesco Private Capital, JPMorgan Partners, Vista Ventures, and Morgan Stanley. She received her BA from Harvard University and her MBA from Columbia Business School. She lives in New York City with her husband and three daughters.