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Chicken Soup for the Soul Pet Food Teams Up with American Humane for Food Donation at Florida Rescue

Chicken Soup for the Soul pet food teamed up with American Humane to  deliver  2,000 pounds of nutritious free food to the animals at the Humane Society/SPCA of Sumter County in Lake Panasoffkee, Fla. The donation is part of a national campaign called "Fill-a-Bowl … Feed-a-Soul" to help care for shelter pets waiting for their forever homes.  

Together, American Humane and Chicken Soup for the Soul are distributing hundreds of thousands of meals of premium, all-natural Chicken Soup for the Soul Pet Food to U.S. shelters, which house and care for millions of animals each year, and the organizations are striving to reach a goal of one million meals. The campaign has benefited the animal victims of Hurricanes Harvey and Irma in Texas and Florida, as well as those caught in flood-devastated Louisiana, where American Humane set up rescue operations, and an estimated 75 percent of all homes were destroyed, leaving lost, frightened and hungry animals wandering among the wreckage. American Humane now works with Chicken Soup for the Soul to identify shelters where a donation of food can do the most good.

The "Fill-a-Bowl … Feed-a-Soul" campaign is the latest collaboration between American Humane and Chicken Soup for the Soul, which have worked on several projects together, including the publication of Chicken Soup for the Soul: The Dog Really Did That? and Chicken Soup for the Soul: The Cat Really Did That? earlier this year, with forewords authored by Dr. Robin Ganzert, president and CEO of American Humane.


Original Article: http://www.petproductnews.com/News/Chicken-Soup-for-the-Soul-Pet-Food-Teams-Up-with-American-Humane-for-Food-Donation-at-Florida-Rescue/?platform=hootsuite

 

Chicken Soup for the Soul Pet Food Teams Up with American Humane for Food Donation at Florida Rescue

Chicken Soup for the Soul pet food teamed up with American Humane to  deliver  2,000 pounds of nutritious free food to the animals at the Humane Society/SPCA of Sumter County in Lake Panasoffkee, Fla. The donation is part of a national campaign called "Fill-a-Bowl … Feed-a-Soul" to help care for shelter pets waiting for their forever homes.  

Together, American Humane and Chicken Soup for the Soul are distributing hundreds of thousands of meals of premium, all-natural Chicken Soup for the Soul Pet Food to U.S. shelters, which house and care for millions of animals each year, and the organizations are striving to reach a goal of one million meals. The campaign has benefited the animal victims of Hurricanes Harvey and Irma in Texas and Florida, as well as those caught in flood-devastated Louisiana, where American Humane set up rescue operations, and an estimated 75 percent of all homes were destroyed, leaving lost, frightened and hungry animals wandering among the wreckage. American Humane now works with Chicken Soup for the Soul to identify shelters where a donation of food can do the most good.

The "Fill-a-Bowl … Feed-a-Soul" campaign is the latest collaboration between American Humane and Chicken Soup for the Soul, which have worked on several projects together, including the publication of Chicken Soup for the Soul: The Dog Really Did That? and Chicken Soup for the Soul: The Cat Really Did That? earlier this year, with forewords authored by Dr. Robin Ganzert, president and CEO of American Humane.


Original Article: http://www.petproductnews.com/News/Chicken-Soup-for-the-Soul-Pet-Food-Teams-Up-with-American-Humane-for-Food-Donation-at-Florida-Rescue/?platform=hootsuite

 

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CDC Chairman Addresses 9th Graders

Cosmo DeNicola delivered closing remarks at the Furness High School's First Annual Freshman Commitment to Graduation Ceremony. 

Furness High School provides a safe and diverse school community in which all students will achieve their highest potential. Their mission is to provide the social and academic tools in a safe, orderly, nurturing and supportive environment that empowers students to use multicultural competency to become productive citizens in our global society. By providing all students a challenging learning environment that aligns with our Furnesss High School vision, they encourage high expectations for academic success, college and career readiness, and positive relationships between students and staff. 

The event emcee was Ms. Jamie Smyth, Assistant Principal at Furness High School. The program included welcoming remarks by Student Council Secretary Kenny Lee, while Student Council President Sophia Simms delivered the Keynote Speech. 

Parents and Freshman recited the pledges confirming their commitment to graduate. This was followed by the presentation of the Graduation Keys to Life. 

"I was so proud to address this fine group of young students. Their diversity is a clear reflection of America. It's inspiring," stated Cosmo DeNicola.

Refreshments were served and entertainment was supplied by a student music group. 

CDC Chairman Addresses 9th Graders

Cosmo DeNicola delivered closing remarks at the Furness High School's First Annual Freshman Commitment to Graduation Ceremony. 

Furness High School provides a safe and diverse school community in which all students will achieve their highest potential. Their mission is to provide the social and academic tools in a safe, orderly, nurturing and supportive environment that empowers students to use multicultural competency to become productive citizens in our global society. By providing all students a challenging learning environment that aligns with our Furnesss High School vision, they encourage high expectations for academic success, college and career readiness, and positive relationships between students and staff. 

The event emcee was Ms. Jamie Smyth, Assistant Principal at Furness High School. The program included welcoming remarks by Student Council Secretary Kenny Lee, while Student Council President Sophia Simms delivered the Keynote Speech. 

Parents and Freshman recited the pledges confirming their commitment to graduate. This was followed by the presentation of the Graduation Keys to Life. 

"I was so proud to address this fine group of young students. Their diversity is a clear reflection of America. It's inspiring," stated Cosmo DeNicola.

Refreshments were served and entertainment was supplied by a student music group. 

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'Recovering Philanthropist' Andre Agassi Talks Impact Investing and Childhood Education

Focusing on the ball allowed Andre Agassi to become the No. 1 tennis player in the world. He’s applied that same focus to childhood education, the cause that’s driven the tennis star in his philanthropy and impact investing since he was in his early twenties.

“I made a commitment to myself that anything I do or engage with has to be tied to what drives me and motivates me,” he told Forbes. “I don’t deviate from impacting children’s futures in the most impactful way possible.”

Agassi, 47, was a keynote speaker at UBS’ second annual Philanthropy Forum in the United States in San Francisco on October 24, where the theme was turning passion into impact. On stage and in conversation with Forbes, he discussed the importance of having focus and building sustainable philanthropy.

“The first thing I learned in philanthropy is that you have to recognize who you can’t help and that’s going to be tough. I immediately said, ‘What is my story?’” said Agassi. In his autobiography, Open, Agassi wrote about how he dropped out of school after eighth grade to focus on his tennis career because of intense pressure from his father. “My story is this lack of choice in life and a lack of education. I saw a direct correlation between a lack of education and a lack of choice, and that was the impetus for me focusing on education.”

Agassi started his foundation in 1994 and hosted his first annual “Grand Slam for Children” the next year, raising $1.8 million. In 2001, he started a KIPP-style charter school in Las Vegas called the Andre Agassi College Preparatory Academy, which originally served students in third through fifth grade.

Agassi said not starting with kindergarten was one of his early mistakes. “I wasted time, dollars and resources,” Agassi said, noting that many third graders came into his classroom not knowing how to read. “You quickly start to learn that you need to start earlier and grow slower.” By 2005, the school had expanded to K-12.

In 2011, Agassi started a fund with Los Angeles financier Bobby Turner, who is CEO of Turner Impact Capital, called the Turner-Agassi Charter Schools Facilities Fund. “He’s a recovering capitalist and I’m a recovering philanthropist,” said Agassi. “Somewhere in the middle we both said, we come here from different journeys but we both feel very frustrated with the lack of scalability here.”

Through the fund, Agassi and Turner provide 100% of development costs to build charter schools, which are then leased to school operators, who can then buy the site after reaching full occupancy. Seventy-nine schools have been built through the fund around the country and Agassi hopes to reach 120 schools in the next couple years as all the capital from the pair’s second fund is deployed.

Agassi’s journey to impact investing mirrors a theme UBS executives say they’re seeing among their clients. “This is a trend in our industry that we’ve seen happen in a lot of other industries: This idea of people wanting things that are good for them and also good for the world,” said John Amore, UBS’ head of Wealth Management Advice. He notes that it’s the same instinct that drives people to want to buy fair-trade coffee and hybrid cars.

Agassi is hopeful that his fund and impact investing will continue to be effective in building charter schools. “This is a model that can keep working unless something crazy happens in the markets,” Agassi said. “When I look at the factors we’re really positioned for this to be something long-term and long-standing.”

Through it all, Agassi credits his tennis career for not only giving him focus for his philanthropy but the ability to handle with the inevitable rejection that comes with raising money. “For every ‘yes; on something, you’ll get 25 ‘no’s’. But it’s crazy how much that ‘yes’ gives you hope,” Agassi said. “You have to have a capacity for pain and for perseverance….These are similar disciplines to be the best in the world at anything, and I think tennis has prepared me for that.”


Original story posted at: https://www.forbes.com/sites/katevinton/2017/10/30/recovering-philanthropist-andre-agassi-talks-impact-investing-at-ubs-philanthropy-forum/#76d10e7cabd9

 

'Recovering Philanthropist' Andre Agassi Talks Impact Investing and Childhood Education

Focusing on the ball allowed Andre Agassi to become the No. 1 tennis player in the world. He’s applied that same focus to childhood education, the cause that’s driven the tennis star in his philanthropy and impact investing since he was in his early twenties.

“I made a commitment to myself that anything I do or engage with has to be tied to what drives me and motivates me,” he told Forbes. “I don’t deviate from impacting children’s futures in the most impactful way possible.”

Agassi, 47, was a keynote speaker at UBS’ second annual Philanthropy Forum in the United States in San Francisco on October 24, where the theme was turning passion into impact. On stage and in conversation with Forbes, he discussed the importance of having focus and building sustainable philanthropy.

“The first thing I learned in philanthropy is that you have to recognize who you can’t help and that’s going to be tough. I immediately said, ‘What is my story?’” said Agassi. In his autobiography, Open, Agassi wrote about how he dropped out of school after eighth grade to focus on his tennis career because of intense pressure from his father. “My story is this lack of choice in life and a lack of education. I saw a direct correlation between a lack of education and a lack of choice, and that was the impetus for me focusing on education.”

Agassi started his foundation in 1994 and hosted his first annual “Grand Slam for Children” the next year, raising $1.8 million. In 2001, he started a KIPP-style charter school in Las Vegas called the Andre Agassi College Preparatory Academy, which originally served students in third through fifth grade.

Agassi said not starting with kindergarten was one of his early mistakes. “I wasted time, dollars and resources,” Agassi said, noting that many third graders came into his classroom not knowing how to read. “You quickly start to learn that you need to start earlier and grow slower.” By 2005, the school had expanded to K-12.

In 2011, Agassi started a fund with Los Angeles financier Bobby Turner, who is CEO of Turner Impact Capital, called the Turner-Agassi Charter Schools Facilities Fund. “He’s a recovering capitalist and I’m a recovering philanthropist,” said Agassi. “Somewhere in the middle we both said, we come here from different journeys but we both feel very frustrated with the lack of scalability here.”

Through the fund, Agassi and Turner provide 100% of development costs to build charter schools, which are then leased to school operators, who can then buy the site after reaching full occupancy. Seventy-nine schools have been built through the fund around the country and Agassi hopes to reach 120 schools in the next couple years as all the capital from the pair’s second fund is deployed.

Agassi’s journey to impact investing mirrors a theme UBS executives say they’re seeing among their clients. “This is a trend in our industry that we’ve seen happen in a lot of other industries: This idea of people wanting things that are good for them and also good for the world,” said John Amore, UBS’ head of Wealth Management Advice. He notes that it’s the same instinct that drives people to want to buy fair-trade coffee and hybrid cars.

Agassi is hopeful that his fund and impact investing will continue to be effective in building charter schools. “This is a model that can keep working unless something crazy happens in the markets,” Agassi said. “When I look at the factors we’re really positioned for this to be something long-term and long-standing.”

Through it all, Agassi credits his tennis career for not only giving him focus for his philanthropy but the ability to handle with the inevitable rejection that comes with raising money. “For every ‘yes; on something, you’ll get 25 ‘no’s’. But it’s crazy how much that ‘yes’ gives you hope,” Agassi said. “You have to have a capacity for pain and for perseverance….These are similar disciplines to be the best in the world at anything, and I think tennis has prepared me for that.”


Original story posted at: https://www.forbes.com/sites/katevinton/2017/10/30/recovering-philanthropist-andre-agassi-talks-impact-investing-at-ubs-philanthropy-forum/#76d10e7cabd9

 

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How Singer Josh Groban's Philanthropy Was Set In Motion By His Fans

Singer and performer Josh Groban said his charitable giving was triggered by a surprise by his fans.

Ever since being signed by producer David Foster at the age of 17, Groban had participated in charity events and encouraged his fans to support a variety of causes. But the Grammy winner was surprised when his fans interrupted one of his concerts in 2005 to give him a jumbo $50,000 check.

“They gathered autographs of mine and sold them on eBay, which would normally be a not so nice thing to do,” Groban told Forbes. “But they stopped the show and they said, ‘We, your fans, are giving you this money back and we want you to start a foundation.’”  Groban was a keynote speaker at UBS’ Philanthropy Forum in San Francisco on October 24, a two-day conference for nearly 100 of the bank's high net worth clients, prospective clients and philanthropists.

Groban didn’t disappoint: he started the Josh Groban Foundation later that year, which supported a smattering of causes fueled by gifts from his fans, including an orphanage in Africa. Eventually, however, Groban decided he wanted his philanthropy to have more focus and not be tied to his name.

Groban’s journey to set a specific plan for his charity mirrors the path many philanthropists take, said John Mathews, head of private wealth management and ultra-high net worth for UBS Wealth Management Americas. He told Forbes that many of his clients struggle with focus when it comes to their philanthropy. “They have this belief in philanthropy but they’re not really focused,” Mathews explained. “They’re trying to find a way to become more strategic and more focused on their giving.”

Groban decided to change the name of his foundation to Find Your Light Foundation in 2011 and focus exclusively on funding arts programs for kids around the United States. “I’m a product of an arts education, which saved my life in so many ways,” Groban said. 

In the past six years, Find Your Light has funded nearly 60 arts organizations across the country, including children’s choirs in Colorado and Indiana and youth symphony orchestras in Florida, Ohio and Iowa. At the start of his talk, Groban played a video about Find Your Light produced by his brother, Chris Groban, which highlighted a few of the organizations Groban supports, including the Academy of Music for the Blind in Los Angeles, where blinds kids learned to sing and play instruments. In 2015, the foundation paid out $87,400 in grants, according to the foundation’s tax filings.

One of his biggest challenges, said Groban, is balancing his dreams for Find Your Light with the realities of what the foundation can accomplish at its current size (Find Your Light had $1.5 million in net assets in 2015). “If you let the over-excitement of wanting to do too much with too little, or the guilt of not being able to do enough bog you down, then you wind up having inaction,” Groban said. While Find Your Light is built on grassroots support (Groban’s fans give six figures to the foundation each year), Groban recognizes that he needs bigger donors to take the foundation to the next level. Groban's goal is to be the go-to organization in the country for anyone who is struggling to fund an arts program.

“Philanthropy, like any other business, is about connecting people,” Groban said, adding that attending the UBS conference felt like being at “billionaire summer camp.” “You realize that everyone is here for the same reason -- it’s really about learning how to give back in more effective ways.”

UBS said its goal in hosting its philanthropy summits is to bring its clients together so they can collaborate on philanthropy. “It’s amazing--it really surprised me--how interested our clients are in learning from what other people are doing in other parts of the world,” said Mathews.

Arts education is certainly a passion for Groban, who believes that it can make the difference in the lives of children who are struggling. “Some of these young people who have these not so perfect lives,” Groban said. “The arts is a tool to harness that energy, harness that intelligence and develop leadership skills….It’s not a frivolous extracurricular.”

“We don’t view [the arts] as anything other than how dramatic it sounds -- that it’s essential for the future generation, especially as divisive as the world is,” Groban said.


Original article found at: https://www.forbes.com/sites/katevinton/2017/10/28/how-singer-josh-grobans-philanthropy-was-set-in-motion-by-his-fans/#7380071457f9

How Singer Josh Groban's Philanthropy Was Set In Motion By His Fans

Singer and performer Josh Groban said his charitable giving was triggered by a surprise by his fans.

Ever since being signed by producer David Foster at the age of 17, Groban had participated in charity events and encouraged his fans to support a variety of causes. But the Grammy winner was surprised when his fans interrupted one of his concerts in 2005 to give him a jumbo $50,000 check.

“They gathered autographs of mine and sold them on eBay, which would normally be a not so nice thing to do,” Groban told Forbes. “But they stopped the show and they said, ‘We, your fans, are giving you this money back and we want you to start a foundation.’”  Groban was a keynote speaker at UBS’ Philanthropy Forum in San Francisco on October 24, a two-day conference for nearly 100 of the bank's high net worth clients, prospective clients and philanthropists.

Groban didn’t disappoint: he started the Josh Groban Foundation later that year, which supported a smattering of causes fueled by gifts from his fans, including an orphanage in Africa. Eventually, however, Groban decided he wanted his philanthropy to have more focus and not be tied to his name.

Groban’s journey to set a specific plan for his charity mirrors the path many philanthropists take, said John Mathews, head of private wealth management and ultra-high net worth for UBS Wealth Management Americas. He told Forbes that many of his clients struggle with focus when it comes to their philanthropy. “They have this belief in philanthropy but they’re not really focused,” Mathews explained. “They’re trying to find a way to become more strategic and more focused on their giving.”

Groban decided to change the name of his foundation to Find Your Light Foundation in 2011 and focus exclusively on funding arts programs for kids around the United States. “I’m a product of an arts education, which saved my life in so many ways,” Groban said. 

In the past six years, Find Your Light has funded nearly 60 arts organizations across the country, including children’s choirs in Colorado and Indiana and youth symphony orchestras in Florida, Ohio and Iowa. At the start of his talk, Groban played a video about Find Your Light produced by his brother, Chris Groban, which highlighted a few of the organizations Groban supports, including the Academy of Music for the Blind in Los Angeles, where blinds kids learned to sing and play instruments. In 2015, the foundation paid out $87,400 in grants, according to the foundation’s tax filings.

One of his biggest challenges, said Groban, is balancing his dreams for Find Your Light with the realities of what the foundation can accomplish at its current size (Find Your Light had $1.5 million in net assets in 2015). “If you let the over-excitement of wanting to do too much with too little, or the guilt of not being able to do enough bog you down, then you wind up having inaction,” Groban said. While Find Your Light is built on grassroots support (Groban’s fans give six figures to the foundation each year), Groban recognizes that he needs bigger donors to take the foundation to the next level. Groban's goal is to be the go-to organization in the country for anyone who is struggling to fund an arts program.

“Philanthropy, like any other business, is about connecting people,” Groban said, adding that attending the UBS conference felt like being at “billionaire summer camp.” “You realize that everyone is here for the same reason -- it’s really about learning how to give back in more effective ways.”

UBS said its goal in hosting its philanthropy summits is to bring its clients together so they can collaborate on philanthropy. “It’s amazing--it really surprised me--how interested our clients are in learning from what other people are doing in other parts of the world,” said Mathews.

Arts education is certainly a passion for Groban, who believes that it can make the difference in the lives of children who are struggling. “Some of these young people who have these not so perfect lives,” Groban said. “The arts is a tool to harness that energy, harness that intelligence and develop leadership skills….It’s not a frivolous extracurricular.”

“We don’t view [the arts] as anything other than how dramatic it sounds -- that it’s essential for the future generation, especially as divisive as the world is,” Groban said.


Original article found at: https://www.forbes.com/sites/katevinton/2017/10/28/how-singer-josh-grobans-philanthropy-was-set-in-motion-by-his-fans/#7380071457f9

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African Orphans Learn Mandarin, Buddhism and kung fu

Amitofo Care Centres, founded by Venerable Master Hui Li, a Buddhist monk from Taiwan, is taking in orphans and vulnerable children from several countries in southern Africa.

Li first visited the African continent in 1992 and was struck by the children left behind by parents who died of HIV/Aids. He decided to devote all of his time and energy into setting up orphanages, schools and clinics for the most vulnerable.

The first centre set up in Malawi 12 years ago houses almost 500 children. There are also centres in Lesotho, Swaziland and Namibia, with many more in the planning stages.

Children brought up at the centres study the local curricula in the mornings, while learning about Buddhism, Mandarin Chinese and kung fu in the afternoons.

Children live and learn at the centres until they reach 18, when they can apply for university or other vocational training. Some 26 students from the Malawi centre are studying at universities in Taiwan, with similar numbers predicted for the Lesotho and Swaziland centres, which have been running for five and six years respectively.

Amitofo is 70 percent funded by private donors from Taiwan and Hong Kong. Malaysian and Singapore nationals also contribute. Amitofo has no ties to any government, and relies on donated land to get centres up and running.

Amitofo goes through a rigorous process with the children, national agencies and the local community to legally adopt those it takes in. 

African Orphans Learn Mandarin, Buddhism and kung fu

Amitofo Care Centres, founded by Venerable Master Hui Li, a Buddhist monk from Taiwan, is taking in orphans and vulnerable children from several countries in southern Africa.

Li first visited the African continent in 1992 and was struck by the children left behind by parents who died of HIV/Aids. He decided to devote all of his time and energy into setting up orphanages, schools and clinics for the most vulnerable.

The first centre set up in Malawi 12 years ago houses almost 500 children. There are also centres in Lesotho, Swaziland and Namibia, with many more in the planning stages.

Children brought up at the centres study the local curricula in the mornings, while learning about Buddhism, Mandarin Chinese and kung fu in the afternoons.

Children live and learn at the centres until they reach 18, when they can apply for university or other vocational training. Some 26 students from the Malawi centre are studying at universities in Taiwan, with similar numbers predicted for the Lesotho and Swaziland centres, which have been running for five and six years respectively.

Amitofo is 70 percent funded by private donors from Taiwan and Hong Kong. Malaysian and Singapore nationals also contribute. Amitofo has no ties to any government, and relies on donated land to get centres up and running.

Amitofo goes through a rigorous process with the children, national agencies and the local community to legally adopt those it takes in. 

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United Nations Hosts Eye Art International Youth Exhibition

The United Nations, headquartered in New York City, hosted the Eye Art International Youth Exhibition on Friday August 4th. 

The Exhibition, which featured pieces of work by artists in China and other countries, was attended by ambassadors artists, and actors.

CDC Chairman, Cosmo DeNicola, addressed the audience on the Power of Art to impact cultural diplomacy. CDC Program manager, Morgan DeNicola, kicked off the Art Exhibition honoring 50 young artists. 

The exhibit was inspired by China's "One Belt, One Road" campaign, an ambitious development campaign through which China wants to boost trade, stimulate economic growth and enhance cultural communication across Asia and beyond. One of Eye Art's goals was to inspire Chinese youth to interact with different cultures and to think about global responsibilities and issues.

United Nations Hosts Eye Art International Youth Exhibition

The United Nations, headquartered in New York City, hosted the Eye Art International Youth Exhibition on Friday August 4th. 

The Exhibition, which featured pieces of work by artists in China and other countries, was attended by ambassadors artists, and actors.

CDC Chairman, Cosmo DeNicola, addressed the audience on the Power of Art to impact cultural diplomacy. CDC Program manager, Morgan DeNicola, kicked off the Art Exhibition honoring 50 young artists. 

The exhibit was inspired by China's "One Belt, One Road" campaign, an ambitious development campaign through which China wants to boost trade, stimulate economic growth and enhance cultural communication across Asia and beyond. One of Eye Art's goals was to inspire Chinese youth to interact with different cultures and to think about global responsibilities and issues.

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Cosmo DeNicola Companies Visit Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

Cosmo DeNicola Companies Program Manager, Morgan DeNicola, alongside Natalie Scarantino and Ashley Gennett visited the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia on Monday July 24th.

With some help from our friends at the Philadelphia Soul, the group went room to room visiting children, taking pictures and signing autographs.

“I’m so proud of our Soul players and CDC team members for giving their time and sharing their hearts with these amazingly resilient children,” stated Chariman Cosmo DeNicola. “Hats off to the best Children’s Hospital in the world, CHOP.”

Soul players Dan Raudabaugh and Luke Collis also led the entire hospital in an hour-long game of BINGO, in which all patients were allowed to play for their chance to win some great SOUL gear!

Cosmo DeNicola Companies Visit Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

Cosmo DeNicola Companies Program Manager, Morgan DeNicola, alongside Natalie Scarantino and Ashley Gennett visited the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia on Monday July 24th.

With some help from our friends at the Philadelphia Soul, the group went room to room visiting children, taking pictures and signing autographs.

“I’m so proud of our Soul players and CDC team members for giving their time and sharing their hearts with these amazingly resilient children,” stated Chariman Cosmo DeNicola. “Hats off to the best Children’s Hospital in the world, CHOP.”

Soul players Dan Raudabaugh and Luke Collis also led the entire hospital in an hour-long game of BINGO, in which all patients were allowed to play for their chance to win some great SOUL gear!

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Cosmo DeNicola Companies Donates Football Tickets to Children in Tampa Bay

Cosmo DeNicola donated tickets to children from Everyday Blessings, a Child Care Agency that cares for children within the fostercare system awaiting permanent placement. 

The children watched the Tampa Bay Storm take on the Cleveland Gladiators in a match up that resulted in a Storm win. 

Cosmo DeNicola Companies Donates Football Tickets to Children in Tampa Bay

Cosmo DeNicola donated tickets to children from Everyday Blessings, a Child Care Agency that cares for children within the fostercare system awaiting permanent placement. 

The children watched the Tampa Bay Storm take on the Cleveland Gladiators in a match up that resulted in a Storm win. 

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Cosmo DeNicola Companies Honor The Rendell Center for Civics & Civic Engagement

Cosmo DeNicola Companies delivered a contribution to The Rendell Center for Civics & Civic Engagement earlier this month. The Rendell Ceneter for Civics& Civic Engagement was founded by former PA Governor Ed Rendell in 2013. 

The mission of The Rendell Center is to promote civic education and engagement. To accomplish this, they offer opportunities for educators and students to develop the knowledge, practices and dispositions of engaged citizenship. The Rendell Center also provides to students of all ages and grade levels opportunities, events, and spaces for dialogue about and engagement with issues of citizenship and civics.

Cosmo DeNicola Companies Honor The Rendell Center for Civics & Civic Engagement

Cosmo DeNicola Companies delivered a contribution to The Rendell Center for Civics & Civic Engagement earlier this month. The Rendell Ceneter for Civics& Civic Engagement was founded by former PA Governor Ed Rendell in 2013. 

The mission of The Rendell Center is to promote civic education and engagement. To accomplish this, they offer opportunities for educators and students to develop the knowledge, practices and dispositions of engaged citizenship. The Rendell Center also provides to students of all ages and grade levels opportunities, events, and spaces for dialogue about and engagement with issues of citizenship and civics.

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Cosmo DeNicola Companies Honor First Responders

Cosmo DeNicola Companies made a generous donation to the Philadelphia Police Department at the Philadelphia Soul Game June 17th. The night, which was surrounded around honoring First Responsders, welcomed 3,000 families of Police Officers and Firefighters from the Delaware Valley area. 

Cosmo DeNicola presented a check to the Philadelphia Police Foundation, which is a nonprofit that supports important program and equipment needs for the Philadelphia Police Department that are not included as part of the City of Philadelphia's annual budget.

Cosmo DeNicola Companies Honor First Responders

Cosmo DeNicola Companies made a generous donation to the Philadelphia Police Department at the Philadelphia Soul Game June 17th. The night, which was surrounded around honoring First Responsders, welcomed 3,000 families of Police Officers and Firefighters from the Delaware Valley area. 

Cosmo DeNicola presented a check to the Philadelphia Police Foundation, which is a nonprofit that supports important program and equipment needs for the Philadelphia Police Department that are not included as part of the City of Philadelphia's annual budget.

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CDC SCIENTIFIC SCHOLARSHIP WINNER WINS BEST OF SHOW

CDC chairman Cosmo DeNicola attended ATS 2017, where he honored scientists from Nigeria and Ecuador for their research. Scholarship recipient, Annia Cherrez, also won the Best in Show Award.

CDC SCIENTIFIC SCHOLARSHIP WINNER WINS BEST OF SHOW

CDC chairman Cosmo DeNicola attended ATS 2017, where he honored scientists from Nigeria and Ecuador for their research. Scholarship recipient, Annia Cherrez, also won the Best in Show Award.

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CDC Crew Attends National MS Luncheon

Cosmo DeNicola Companies Chairman, Cosmo DeNicola, along side Natalie Scarantino and Morgan DeNicola took part in the Women Against MS Luncheon. The Luncheon, which took place Thursday May 25th at the Philadelphia Marriott and was hosted by Grammy nominated R&B singer Eric Roberson, highlighted the thousands of women in the Greater Delaware Valley who know the challenges of Multiple Sclerosis. 

CDC Crew Attends National MS Luncheon

Cosmo DeNicola Companies Chairman, Cosmo DeNicola, along side Natalie Scarantino and Morgan DeNicola took part in the Women Against MS Luncheon. The Luncheon, which took place Thursday May 25th at the Philadelphia Marriott and was hosted by Grammy nominated R&B singer Eric Roberson, highlighted the thousands of women in the Greater Delaware Valley who know the challenges of Multiple Sclerosis. 

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St. John Vianney's Scholarship Awards

Cosmo DeNicola, a member of the St. John’s Vianney’s advisory board and scholarship program, took part in the 2017 Scholarship Sunday event. The first Scholars Installation was in 2012, created to provide high school scholarships to inner city children attending a parish school.

This year’s ceremony inducted nine additional scholars for the incoming class of 2021. The new recipients joined 28 active scholars and 6 upcoming graduates, who will all be attended college. The Scholars Program is made possible by the support of the parishioners.

Michael Greenly, the Program Chair and SJV board member, spoke proudly of the growing program and gave thanks to the Connelly Foundation for their work in administering the academic requirements. Monsignor Leighton and Bishop DeSimone spoke on the benefits of a Catholic Education.

St. John Vianney's Scholarship Awards

Cosmo DeNicola, a member of the St. John’s Vianney’s advisory board and scholarship program, took part in the 2017 Scholarship Sunday event. The first Scholars Installation was in 2012, created to provide high school scholarships to inner city children attending a parish school.

This year’s ceremony inducted nine additional scholars for the incoming class of 2021. The new recipients joined 28 active scholars and 6 upcoming graduates, who will all be attended college. The Scholars Program is made possible by the support of the parishioners.

Michael Greenly, the Program Chair and SJV board member, spoke proudly of the growing program and gave thanks to the Connelly Foundation for their work in administering the academic requirements. Monsignor Leighton and Bishop DeSimone spoke on the benefits of a Catholic Education.

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Scientific Scholarship Premieres at ATS 2017 Conference

Cosmo DeNicola Companies, in partnership with the American Thoracic Society, has announced the inception of the Cosmo DeNicola Companies Scientific Scholarships. The scholarships, which will premiere at the 2017 ATS International Annual Conference, will be presented to applicants who make outstanding contributions to science in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).

“Respiratory Health is one of our passions along with Global Health. We are proud to honor these great scientists,” stated Cosmo DeNicola.

The applicants have completed work with relevancy to the ATS mission, which is to decrease morbidity and mortality from respiratory, critical care and sleep disorders, in Africa or other developing areas.

The scholarships will be presented by Mr.DeNicola on Saturday May 20th, 2017 at the International Poster Session.

 

Scientific Scholarship Premieres at ATS 2017 Conference

Cosmo DeNicola Companies, in partnership with the American Thoracic Society, has announced the inception of the Cosmo DeNicola Companies Scientific Scholarships. The scholarships, which will premiere at the 2017 ATS International Annual Conference, will be presented to applicants who make outstanding contributions to science in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).

“Respiratory Health is one of our passions along with Global Health. We are proud to honor these great scientists,” stated Cosmo DeNicola.

The applicants have completed work with relevancy to the ATS mission, which is to decrease morbidity and mortality from respiratory, critical care and sleep disorders, in Africa or other developing areas.

The scholarships will be presented by Mr.DeNicola on Saturday May 20th, 2017 at the International Poster Session.

 

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Cosmo DeNicola Companies Takes Part in "Change the Luck of a Child" Telethon

Cosmo DeNicola Companies took part in the Change the Luck of Child telethon, which was hosted by CBS 3 Philly and CW Philly and benefitted the Ronald McDonald House Charities. The Ronald McDonald House Charities is a non-profit organization that creates, finds and supports programs that directly improve the health and well-being of children in our community.

"It was a privilege to participate with people so willing to give," stated Cosmo DeNicola. 

The event, which took place Tuesday March 28th at the CBS 3 studios, earned a record $1,202,377. Since its inception in 2010, the telethon has now raised over $7.4 million.

Cosmo DeNicola Companies Takes Part in "Change the Luck of a Child" Telethon

Cosmo DeNicola Companies took part in the Change the Luck of Child telethon, which was hosted by CBS 3 Philly and CW Philly and benefitted the Ronald McDonald House Charities. The Ronald McDonald House Charities is a non-profit organization that creates, finds and supports programs that directly improve the health and well-being of children in our community.

"It was a privilege to participate with people so willing to give," stated Cosmo DeNicola. 

The event, which took place Tuesday March 28th at the CBS 3 studios, earned a record $1,202,377. Since its inception in 2010, the telethon has now raised over $7.4 million.

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Cosmo DeNicola Companies Makes Donation to Make the World Better Foundation

Cosmo DeNicola Companies was proud to contribute to Connor Barwin’s Make the World Better Foundation, in recognition of his Humanitarian efforts throughout the city of Philadelphia. Barwin, who was honored with the Steinberg DeNicola Humanitarian Award at the 80th Annual Maxwell Football Club Gala, founded MTWB in 2013 after his arrival to the Philadelphia Eagles. Make the World Better builds and rehabilitates parks in the Philadelphia Area, to provide safe and fun spaces for outdoor athletic and artistic play. Make the World Better believes that communities prosper when young people have access to athletics and the arts. 

Cosmo DeNicola Companies Makes Donation to Make the World Better Foundation

Cosmo DeNicola Companies was proud to contribute to Connor Barwin’s Make the World Better Foundation, in recognition of his Humanitarian efforts throughout the city of Philadelphia. Barwin, who was honored with the Steinberg DeNicola Humanitarian Award at the 80th Annual Maxwell Football Club Gala, founded MTWB in 2013 after his arrival to the Philadelphia Eagles. Make the World Better builds and rehabilitates parks in the Philadelphia Area, to provide safe and fun spaces for outdoor athletic and artistic play. Make the World Better believes that communities prosper when young people have access to athletics and the arts. 

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Cosmo DeNicola Companies Program Manager to Visit Malawi Orphanages

Cosmo DeNicola Companies Program Manager, Morgan DeNicola, will be attending a trip to Southeastern Africa beginning February 17th, 2017 to help children in need. Morgan, along with United States Congressional representatives and the Humpty Dumpty Institute, will be spending their time in Malawi focusing on the Amitofo Care Center (ACC). ACC is founded and directed by Buddhist clergy from the East with an aspiration and mission to directly rear and care for orphans of Africa within the humanitarian and educational umbrella.

"I'm full of nervous energy and anticipation. I'm proud to be representing our company on one of its passions. I'm hoping to make a difference in the lives of children. Love has no boundaries," Stated Morgan DeNicola. 

ACC’s caring program has spread from one location to several African countries benefiting thousands of children and adults alike.  The concept creates a “Big Family” and “Children's Village”, which provide a domestic atmosphere so that orphans can feel the warmth of family.

Please follow Morgan’s journey at www.cosmodenicola.com/chronicles 

For more information on ACC, please visit www.amitofocc.com

Cosmo DeNicola Companies Program Manager to Visit Malawi Orphanages

Cosmo DeNicola Companies Program Manager, Morgan DeNicola, will be attending a trip to Southeastern Africa beginning February 17th, 2017 to help children in need. Morgan, along with United States Congressional representatives and the Humpty Dumpty Institute, will be spending their time in Malawi focusing on the Amitofo Care Center (ACC). ACC is founded and directed by Buddhist clergy from the East with an aspiration and mission to directly rear and care for orphans of Africa within the humanitarian and educational umbrella.

"I'm full of nervous energy and anticipation. I'm proud to be representing our company on one of its passions. I'm hoping to make a difference in the lives of children. Love has no boundaries," Stated Morgan DeNicola. 

ACC’s caring program has spread from one location to several African countries benefiting thousands of children and adults alike.  The concept creates a “Big Family” and “Children's Village”, which provide a domestic atmosphere so that orphans can feel the warmth of family.

Please follow Morgan’s journey at www.cosmodenicola.com/chronicles 

For more information on ACC, please visit www.amitofocc.com

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Cosmo DeNicola Companies to Take Part in "Change the Luck of a Child" Telethon

Cosmo DeNicola Companies has announced that they will be taking part in the 2017 “Change the Luck of a Child” Telethon. The Eighth Annual Telethon, which benefits the Ronald McDonald House Charities, will be hosted by CBS 3 and CW Philly on Tuesday March 28th, 2017 from 6:00 AM to 8:00 PM.

“I am excited to help bring awareness to this great charity and event,” stated Cosmo DeNicola Companies’ chairman Cosmo DeNicola. “There is no limit on the way we can help give back to families who need it. To be able to help support these children and their families by raising money which will help improve their well-being is extremely satisfying. “

The 2016 telethon raised a total of $1.1 million.

For more information on the telethon, or how you can help, please visit www.rmhcphilly.org.

Cosmo DeNicola Companies to Take Part in "Change the Luck of a Child" Telethon

Cosmo DeNicola Companies has announced that they will be taking part in the 2017 “Change the Luck of a Child” Telethon. The Eighth Annual Telethon, which benefits the Ronald McDonald House Charities, will be hosted by CBS 3 and CW Philly on Tuesday March 28th, 2017 from 6:00 AM to 8:00 PM.

“I am excited to help bring awareness to this great charity and event,” stated Cosmo DeNicola Companies’ chairman Cosmo DeNicola. “There is no limit on the way we can help give back to families who need it. To be able to help support these children and their families by raising money which will help improve their well-being is extremely satisfying. “

The 2016 telethon raised a total of $1.1 million.

For more information on the telethon, or how you can help, please visit www.rmhcphilly.org.

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The Humpty Dumpty Institute Announces 2017 United Nations Boot Camp

Cosmo DeNicola Companies' Project Manager, Morgan DeNicola, is going to be attending the 2017 United Nations Boot Camp. This year's boot camp will be taking place June 4-June 10, 2017.  

"I am honored to be participating in this important program for the third year in a row," stated Morgan DeNicola. 

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The Humpty Dumpty Institute’s “UN Boot Camp” is considered to be one of the best UN study programs in the world. Now, in its fourth year, the annual program has attracted elite students from universities all over the world. At the end of this intense week of study and reflection, participants walk away with deeper understanding of the world around us and with new lifelong friends.

The UN Boot Camp consists of a series of seminars and lectures led by UN officials, diplomats, and a wide range of leaders and experts from academia, civil society, government and the private sector currently working with the UN to address global challenges. Participants will meet, study and interact with students from all over the world. Past Boot Camp participants came from Brazil, Ethiopia, Australia, China, Turkey, Sudan, Pakistan, Guyana, Vietnam and the United States. Together, this “global study group” will attend briefings at UN Headquarters, the United States Mission to the UN, and several leading non-governmental organizations in New York. Students will also spend two days of the program in Washington, DC, where they will meet with key decision-makers and other senior officials from the Department of State, Congressional Staff, the United Nations Information Center and representatives of various, non-governmental organizations, and think tanks which interact with the UN system.

Participants will focus on key topics on broad themes which include: : How the United Nations System works; UN and Security Council Reform; The Sustainable Development Goals; Humanitarian Intervention; Human Rights, Peace and Security; Refugees and Migration; Food Security; Counter Terrorism; Gender Equality; International Public Health; Wildlife Conservation; Peacebuilding and Peacekeeping; and Inclusion of Civil Society; Governance; and Legislative Participation in Foreign Policy.

A typical day during the United Nations Boot Camp may include:

  • Briefings and discussions with UN officials.
  • Meetings with other international and foreign policy organizations.
  • Assignments and course work as outlined by the member college or university.

The UN Boot Camp is limited to 25 students on a first-come, first-serve basis. Some schools may offer course credit.

Program requirements include: preliminary readings to be completed prior to the beginning of the Boot Camp. Attendance at all sessions is mandatory. Students actively participate in dialogue and discussion with guest speakers and peers.

The Humpty Dumpty Institute Announces 2017 United Nations Boot Camp

Cosmo DeNicola Companies' Project Manager, Morgan DeNicola, is going to be attending the 2017 United Nations Boot Camp. This year's boot camp will be taking place June 4-June 10, 2017.  

"I am honored to be participating in this important program for the third year in a row," stated Morgan DeNicola. 

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The Humpty Dumpty Institute’s “UN Boot Camp” is considered to be one of the best UN study programs in the world. Now, in its fourth year, the annual program has attracted elite students from universities all over the world. At the end of this intense week of study and reflection, participants walk away with deeper understanding of the world around us and with new lifelong friends.

The UN Boot Camp consists of a series of seminars and lectures led by UN officials, diplomats, and a wide range of leaders and experts from academia, civil society, government and the private sector currently working with the UN to address global challenges. Participants will meet, study and interact with students from all over the world. Past Boot Camp participants came from Brazil, Ethiopia, Australia, China, Turkey, Sudan, Pakistan, Guyana, Vietnam and the United States. Together, this “global study group” will attend briefings at UN Headquarters, the United States Mission to the UN, and several leading non-governmental organizations in New York. Students will also spend two days of the program in Washington, DC, where they will meet with key decision-makers and other senior officials from the Department of State, Congressional Staff, the United Nations Information Center and representatives of various, non-governmental organizations, and think tanks which interact with the UN system.

Participants will focus on key topics on broad themes which include: : How the United Nations System works; UN and Security Council Reform; The Sustainable Development Goals; Humanitarian Intervention; Human Rights, Peace and Security; Refugees and Migration; Food Security; Counter Terrorism; Gender Equality; International Public Health; Wildlife Conservation; Peacebuilding and Peacekeeping; and Inclusion of Civil Society; Governance; and Legislative Participation in Foreign Policy.

A typical day during the United Nations Boot Camp may include:

  • Briefings and discussions with UN officials.
  • Meetings with other international and foreign policy organizations.
  • Assignments and course work as outlined by the member college or university.

The UN Boot Camp is limited to 25 students on a first-come, first-serve basis. Some schools may offer course credit.

Program requirements include: preliminary readings to be completed prior to the beginning of the Boot Camp. Attendance at all sessions is mandatory. Students actively participate in dialogue and discussion with guest speakers and peers.

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HOF QB Warren Moon acknowledged as Humanitarian by Steinberg DeNicola  

This Recpient defines what it means to do good in his community. Warren founded the Crescent Moon Foundation, which is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing support for educational pursuits that will benefit children most in need who have displayed a commitment to their community, as well as other charitable causes. The foundation awards ten scholarships annually to students who demonstrate a commitment to their community, excel in leadership and academics, and who are in need of support. The Crescent Moon Foundation partnered with The Art Institute of Seattle to present the Mirror Effect Fashion Show, which proceeds benefited the Crescent Moon Foundation. Warren hosts an annual Pro Bowl reception party, with proceeds also benefiting the Crescent Moon Foundation and helping children most in need who have displayed commitment to their community. Warren will host a Crescent Moon Casino Night, with proceeds to benefit the Crescent Moon Foundation, later this year.

HOF QB Warren Moon acknowledged as Humanitarian by Steinberg DeNicola  

This Recpient defines what it means to do good in his community. Warren founded the Crescent Moon Foundation, which is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing support for educational pursuits that will benefit children most in need who have displayed a commitment to their community, as well as other charitable causes. The foundation awards ten scholarships annually to students who demonstrate a commitment to their community, excel in leadership and academics, and who are in need of support. The Crescent Moon Foundation partnered with The Art Institute of Seattle to present the Mirror Effect Fashion Show, which proceeds benefited the Crescent Moon Foundation. Warren hosts an annual Pro Bowl reception party, with proceeds also benefiting the Crescent Moon Foundation and helping children most in need who have displayed commitment to their community. Warren will host a Crescent Moon Casino Night, with proceeds to benefit the Crescent Moon Foundation, later this year.

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Clark Hunt owner of Kansas City Chiefs Recognized with Steinberg DeNicola Humanitarian Award

This recipient defines what it takes to do good in the community. As chairman and CEO of the Kansas City Chiefs, Clark Hunt heads up the Hunt Family Foundation, formerly the Chiefs Children’s Fund. The Hunt Family Foundation was established in 1983 and provides vital support to more than 60 local youth agencies annually. Throughout the years, the Chiefs and the Hunt Family Foundation have partnered with generous individuals and businesses in Kansas City to make life better for children in the community. The Hunt Family Foundation has contributed millions of dollars to promote youth health and wellness, fitness and education, particularly in underserved communities, and strives to give back to the community that has given so much to the Kansas City Chiefs organization for over 50 years! 

 

Clark Hunt owner of Kansas City Chiefs Recognized with Steinberg DeNicola Humanitarian Award

This recipient defines what it takes to do good in the community. As chairman and CEO of the Kansas City Chiefs, Clark Hunt heads up the Hunt Family Foundation, formerly the Chiefs Children’s Fund. The Hunt Family Foundation was established in 1983 and provides vital support to more than 60 local youth agencies annually. Throughout the years, the Chiefs and the Hunt Family Foundation have partnered with generous individuals and businesses in Kansas City to make life better for children in the community. The Hunt Family Foundation has contributed millions of dollars to promote youth health and wellness, fitness and education, particularly in underserved communities, and strives to give back to the community that has given so much to the Kansas City Chiefs organization for over 50 years! 

 

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Cardinals head Coach Bruce Arians receives Steinberg DeNicola Humanitarian Award

The recipient of this award defines what it means to do good in his community. Bruce and his family have created the Arians Family Foundation, a foundation that supports and develops programs which strive to prevent and improve the abuse and neglect of children. The Arians Family Foundation’s motto is “A Voice for Children.” This year, Bruce will host the 2017 Arizona Golf Classic Dinner/Concert, which all proceeds will benefit CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) which helps ensure that children who are involved in the Court system, as a result of abuse or neglect by their families, receive the help they need. During the past year, Bruce has also hosted the 2016 Georgia Celebrity Golf Classic as well as the 2016 Arizona Golf Classic, both of which proceeds benefitted CASA. 

Cardinals head Coach Bruce Arians receives Steinberg DeNicola Humanitarian Award

The recipient of this award defines what it means to do good in his community. Bruce and his family have created the Arians Family Foundation, a foundation that supports and develops programs which strive to prevent and improve the abuse and neglect of children. The Arians Family Foundation’s motto is “A Voice for Children.” This year, Bruce will host the 2017 Arizona Golf Classic Dinner/Concert, which all proceeds will benefit CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) which helps ensure that children who are involved in the Court system, as a result of abuse or neglect by their families, receive the help they need. During the past year, Bruce has also hosted the 2016 Georgia Celebrity Golf Classic as well as the 2016 Arizona Golf Classic, both of which proceeds benefitted CASA. 

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Ravens Steve Smith Jr awarded Active Player Steinberg DeNicola Humanitarian Recognition

The recipient of this award defines what it means to do good within his community. Steve and his wife, Angie, have created the Steve Smith Family Foundation. This foundation is dedicated to providing hope and inspiration to those in need, while advancing causes close to the Smith family. The Smith Family Foundation has hosted a fashion show benefitting the House of Ruth Maryland, which leads the fight to end violence against women and their children. Their foundation has also partnered with Project 658 to create Life Inside the Huddle, which was an exclusive sit-down with Steve Smith Sr. to talk about life lessons he has learned and the impact on his faith, family, and aspirations. All proceeds from this event have gone toward the Smith Family Wellness Center, which is a premier clinic that offers medical and counseling services to Charlotte families that are facing personal and family struggles and challenges. The Smith family hosts an annual bowling event, Strike Out Domestic Violence, as well as the Lace Up Son Family 5K. 

Ravens Steve Smith Jr awarded Active Player Steinberg DeNicola Humanitarian Recognition

The recipient of this award defines what it means to do good within his community. Steve and his wife, Angie, have created the Steve Smith Family Foundation. This foundation is dedicated to providing hope and inspiration to those in need, while advancing causes close to the Smith family. The Smith Family Foundation has hosted a fashion show benefitting the House of Ruth Maryland, which leads the fight to end violence against women and their children. Their foundation has also partnered with Project 658 to create Life Inside the Huddle, which was an exclusive sit-down with Steve Smith Sr. to talk about life lessons he has learned and the impact on his faith, family, and aspirations. All proceeds from this event have gone toward the Smith Family Wellness Center, which is a premier clinic that offers medical and counseling services to Charlotte families that are facing personal and family struggles and challenges. The Smith family hosts an annual bowling event, Strike Out Domestic Violence, as well as the Lace Up Son Family 5K. 

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Rick Smith Texan’s General Manager honored by Steinberg DeNicola

Rick supports several schools in the Houston area, including Awty International and The Regis School of the Sacred Heart, as well as serving on the Board of Directors of Pro-Vision Academy, a charter school that provides education to young people. Rick and his wife, Tiffany, co-chaired the school’s first Cornerstone Luncheon in May 2014, helping raise more than $300,000. In October 2016, Rick donated a total of $40,000 in grant funding to several Houston-area youth football leagues. Rick also continuously contributes to the Texans Charity Golf Classic, which in 2016 raised more than $390,000 for the Houston Texans Foundation’s Champions for Youth initiatives. Rick is a big supporter of Susie Bean Gives, which helps families of children with autism and mental illness receive costly and necessary services. Susie Bean Gives raises and donates 100% of the funds to service providers in the form of scholarships to directly help families get necessary services for free.

 

Rick Smith Texan’s General Manager honored by Steinberg DeNicola

Rick supports several schools in the Houston area, including Awty International and The Regis School of the Sacred Heart, as well as serving on the Board of Directors of Pro-Vision Academy, a charter school that provides education to young people. Rick and his wife, Tiffany, co-chaired the school’s first Cornerstone Luncheon in May 2014, helping raise more than $300,000. In October 2016, Rick donated a total of $40,000 in grant funding to several Houston-area youth football leagues. Rick also continuously contributes to the Texans Charity Golf Classic, which in 2016 raised more than $390,000 for the Houston Texans Foundation’s Champions for Youth initiatives. Rick is a big supporter of Susie Bean Gives, which helps families of children with autism and mental illness receive costly and necessary services. Susie Bean Gives raises and donates 100% of the funds to service providers in the form of scholarships to directly help families get necessary services for free.

 

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Great food, people and Sports Stars benefit Ronald Mc Donald House

Cosmo DeNicola  Companies rolled out the all new Cosmo Pizza at Goombas Pizzaria in Colmar, PA on Saturday January 28th. Attendees were asked to contribute to a great cause, and by doing so were rewarded with a tasty sample of the Cosmo Pizza and a coupon for a free Pizza. Joining the celebration were world champion Philadelphia Soul Players LaRico Stevenson, Darius Reynolds and Sean Daniels; Philadelphia Soul mascot Soulman also made a guest appearance and entertained the families and Children with his spirited antics. Keeping with the Football Theme, former Philadelphia Eagles General Manager Jimmy Murray greeted all guests in attendance with amazing stories of previous Philadelphia Eagles owners, players and team history.

The Ronald McDonald house was founded in 1974 by Jimmy Murray and Dr. Audrey Evans, a former pediatric oncologist at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. The Ronald McDonald House’s mission is to support families of seriously ill children by creating a community of comfort and hope.

“Football, Food (my namesake pizza) and a great cause, it doesn’t get better than that. Thank you Goombas for inspiring us to participate and thank you Ronald McDonald House for giving me the privilege to be involved with a great organization and cause”

The event kicked off a month long charity drive with a first day contribution of $1,700. For the entire month of February proceeds for every Cosmo Pizza that is purchased will be contributed to the Ronald McDonald House.

Great food, people and Sports Stars benefit Ronald Mc Donald House

Cosmo DeNicola  Companies rolled out the all new Cosmo Pizza at Goombas Pizzaria in Colmar, PA on Saturday January 28th. Attendees were asked to contribute to a great cause, and by doing so were rewarded with a tasty sample of the Cosmo Pizza and a coupon for a free Pizza. Joining the celebration were world champion Philadelphia Soul Players LaRico Stevenson, Darius Reynolds and Sean Daniels; Philadelphia Soul mascot Soulman also made a guest appearance and entertained the families and Children with his spirited antics. Keeping with the Football Theme, former Philadelphia Eagles General Manager Jimmy Murray greeted all guests in attendance with amazing stories of previous Philadelphia Eagles owners, players and team history.

The Ronald McDonald house was founded in 1974 by Jimmy Murray and Dr. Audrey Evans, a former pediatric oncologist at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. The Ronald McDonald House’s mission is to support families of seriously ill children by creating a community of comfort and hope.

“Football, Food (my namesake pizza) and a great cause, it doesn’t get better than that. Thank you Goombas for inspiring us to participate and thank you Ronald McDonald House for giving me the privilege to be involved with a great organization and cause”

The event kicked off a month long charity drive with a first day contribution of $1,700. For the entire month of February proceeds for every Cosmo Pizza that is purchased will be contributed to the Ronald McDonald House.

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Cosmo DeNicola Visits Hopeworks 'N Camden

 Fort Washington, PA- Cosmo DeNicola had the honor of speaking at the Hopeworks ‘N Camden Youth Development Center. Hopeworks is a youth outreach program that uses education, technology and entrepreneurship to help Camden’s youth learn everyday skills that will help them with their future endeavors. Hopeworks partners with local businesses, and has helped organizations including JEVS Human Services and CPAC.

“It was inspiring to be in the company of so many talented young people who are striving to achieve and overcome many challenges,” stated Cosmo DeNicola. “Hopeworks makes dreams come true.”

The conference room Chew and Chat gave Cosmo an opportunity to tell his story, relate it to attendees and answer their questions. Cosmo is a proud supporter of Hopeworks ‘N Camden, who runs on donations and businesses who are open to providing resources and positions to the youth.

For more information on Hopeworks ‘N Camden, or to see how you can help out, please visit: www.hopeworks.org

Cosmo DeNicola Visits Hopeworks 'N Camden

 Fort Washington, PA- Cosmo DeNicola had the honor of speaking at the Hopeworks ‘N Camden Youth Development Center. Hopeworks is a youth outreach program that uses education, technology and entrepreneurship to help Camden’s youth learn everyday skills that will help them with their future endeavors. Hopeworks partners with local businesses, and has helped organizations including JEVS Human Services and CPAC.

“It was inspiring to be in the company of so many talented young people who are striving to achieve and overcome many challenges,” stated Cosmo DeNicola. “Hopeworks makes dreams come true.”

The conference room Chew and Chat gave Cosmo an opportunity to tell his story, relate it to attendees and answer their questions. Cosmo is a proud supporter of Hopeworks ‘N Camden, who runs on donations and businesses who are open to providing resources and positions to the youth.

For more information on Hopeworks ‘N Camden, or to see how you can help out, please visit: www.hopeworks.org

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Futura Mobility Owner Donates Computer Technology

Southampton, PA-- On behalf of Futura Mobility owner Janet E DeNicola, CDC Chairman Cosmo DeNicola contributed computer technology to Bethanna. Bethanna, located in Southamption, Pennsylvania, is an organization that provides the highest quality system of care for children and families in order to ensure safety, restore emotional wellness and building family stability. They provide children with permanent homes, food and nourishment for both body and soul.

On hand to accept the donation were CEO Karen Hamilton-Derry and CIO John Chase. The technology that was donated included laptops, monitors and all in one computers to enhance Bethanna’s ability to deliver timely and tech enabled integrated services.

“At CDC our mission is to do good and to recognize those that do good things. In this case both objectives were realized,” stated Cosmo DeNicola.  Also on hand was Jason Ashworth an Account Executive from Futura Mobility, who helped facilitate the donation. “Today was a great day! At Futura Mobility, we love helping people.”

Futura Mobility Owner Donates Computer Technology

Southampton, PA-- On behalf of Futura Mobility owner Janet E DeNicola, CDC Chairman Cosmo DeNicola contributed computer technology to Bethanna. Bethanna, located in Southamption, Pennsylvania, is an organization that provides the highest quality system of care for children and families in order to ensure safety, restore emotional wellness and building family stability. They provide children with permanent homes, food and nourishment for both body and soul.

On hand to accept the donation were CEO Karen Hamilton-Derry and CIO John Chase. The technology that was donated included laptops, monitors and all in one computers to enhance Bethanna’s ability to deliver timely and tech enabled integrated services.

“At CDC our mission is to do good and to recognize those that do good things. In this case both objectives were realized,” stated Cosmo DeNicola.  Also on hand was Jason Ashworth an Account Executive from Futura Mobility, who helped facilitate the donation. “Today was a great day! At Futura Mobility, we love helping people.”

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Ronald McDonald House to benefit from new Cosmo Pizza

2016 has been a great year for Cosmo DeNicola, after winning 4 Arena Football League Conference Championships the 5th time was the charm.  The Philadelphia Soul won the 2016 Arena Bowl Championship on August 26th, 2016 beating the Arizona Rattlers, which was nationally televised on ESPN.

“Everyone has fantasies; hitting the winning shot, draining a hole in one, entering the hall of fame. Mine has been to be a Champion and contribute. This year my dream came true,” stated Cosmo.

Little did Cosmo know that the confetti and champagne showers were only the beginning of a year of fun and recognition. This December, Goombas Pizzaria, of Colmar, Pennsylvania, honored Cosmo DeNicola and his World Championship Philadelphia Soul by naming a pizza after him. The Special pizza has been named the Cosmo. The Cosmo consists of mozzarella and Swiss cheese, fried onions, garlic and seeded long hot peppers.

Proud to be recognized, Cosmo and Goombas teamed up to create a fundraising opportunity to benefit the Ronald McDonald House. The Ronald McDonald House was a favorite charity of both Nicky Merlino, of Goombas Pizzaria, and Cosmo DeNicola, whom has ties back to the, formally named, Eagles Fly for Leukemia. The first Ronald McDonald House was founded in 1974, to help support families of seriously ill children by creating a community of comfort and hope. 90% of the Ronald McDonald House funding comes from donors, to help fund their 359 Ronald McDonald houses.  

“How awesome is it to contribute to a great cause that connects football and pizza.”

People will love the Cosmo, and they will be proud of how the proceeds will be used to benefit the Ronald McDonald House.

Cosmo and Goombas Pizzaria will join forces Saturday, January 28th to officially launch the Cosmo Pizza. Representatives from the Ronald McDonald house will be in attendance, alongside Philadelphia Soulmates, Cosmo DeNicola and Goombas Pizzaria.

Ronald McDonald House to benefit from new Cosmo Pizza

2016 has been a great year for Cosmo DeNicola, after winning 4 Arena Football League Conference Championships the 5th time was the charm.  The Philadelphia Soul won the 2016 Arena Bowl Championship on August 26th, 2016 beating the Arizona Rattlers, which was nationally televised on ESPN.

“Everyone has fantasies; hitting the winning shot, draining a hole in one, entering the hall of fame. Mine has been to be a Champion and contribute. This year my dream came true,” stated Cosmo.

Little did Cosmo know that the confetti and champagne showers were only the beginning of a year of fun and recognition. This December, Goombas Pizzaria, of Colmar, Pennsylvania, honored Cosmo DeNicola and his World Championship Philadelphia Soul by naming a pizza after him. The Special pizza has been named the Cosmo. The Cosmo consists of mozzarella and Swiss cheese, fried onions, garlic and seeded long hot peppers.

Proud to be recognized, Cosmo and Goombas teamed up to create a fundraising opportunity to benefit the Ronald McDonald House. The Ronald McDonald House was a favorite charity of both Nicky Merlino, of Goombas Pizzaria, and Cosmo DeNicola, whom has ties back to the, formally named, Eagles Fly for Leukemia. The first Ronald McDonald House was founded in 1974, to help support families of seriously ill children by creating a community of comfort and hope. 90% of the Ronald McDonald House funding comes from donors, to help fund their 359 Ronald McDonald houses.  

“How awesome is it to contribute to a great cause that connects football and pizza.”

People will love the Cosmo, and they will be proud of how the proceeds will be used to benefit the Ronald McDonald House.

Cosmo and Goombas Pizzaria will join forces Saturday, January 28th to officially launch the Cosmo Pizza. Representatives from the Ronald McDonald house will be in attendance, alongside Philadelphia Soulmates, Cosmo DeNicola and Goombas Pizzaria.

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One Gladwyne Parish is Helping Further Students’ Education

For some students, getting an education from a private institution simply isn’t a possibility. Often, the reason is prohibitive tuition costs to attend private and religiously affiliated schools. One local parish, St. John Vianney in Gladwyne, is out to change that.

Led by Main Line resident Michael Greenly, the parish started a scholarship program four years ago to sponsor top ranking students from the inner city to attend parochial high schools. The scholarship covers roughly half of school tuition, offering $3,000 per student each year, for the duration of high school, as well as guidance through an independent academic counselor who helps students navigate exams like the SAT and ACT, concerns with classes and even helps guide them through the college application process.

Greenly, a born Lutheran who converted to Catholicism when he married his wife, took charge of the SJV Scholars program, wanting to branch charitable giving in a somewhat new direction. Taking cues and advice from the Conshohocken-based Connelly Foundation, which has a similar, albeit larger goal, Greenly and a small group set out to help support the education of students, believing it a worthy cause both they and their parish could support.

“If someone gets a great education, years later, they pay it back in terms of giving back to their community, be it on the local level, in Philadelphia or at their parishes. We didn’t want it to be a short-term impact; we wanted it to change lives and make a real impact not just on the child but on the community these children are from,” Greenly says.

The program is fully funded by the St. John Vianney parish, and scholarships are awarded strictly based on merit. They chose to focus on the inner city of Philadelphia, based on the Office of Catholic Educations’ districting, which extends from Roxborough to Port Richmond, covering both north and south Philadelphia. Students are selected based on scores on the Neumann Scholars Test given to eighth grade students in a parish school who qualify and wish to sit the exam. The exam is administered by the Connelly Foundation, which also selects scholars. Those scoring the highest marks and living in the appropriate districts are then offered scholarships. As of this year, SJV Scholars has offered roughly eight scholarships each year and will continue to do so.

This June marks a milestone for the program, which has its first graduating class. One of those students is Kristen Adamczyk, a senior at Little Flower High School in Philadelphia. “I’ll never forget how excited I was and how excited my parents were—it was such a relief for them,” she says of being awarded the scholarship. For each recipient, Greenly, and sometimes a small group of parishioners, visits the schools to present the scholarship. Such was the case for Adamczyk who was awarded in front of her then fellow eighth graders.

Occasionally joining Greenly—at both assemblies encouraging students to work towards academic success to earn such scholarships and at the subsequent presentation ceremonies—is Main Line resident Cosmo DeNicola, a champion of the program and board member at St. John Vianney. DeNicola went through Catholic education, before attending Temple University, and is beloved and respected in his native Port Richmond and surrounds for his business success. The entrepreneur from humble beginnings has created something of an empire, including Futura Mobility, Amtech Software and Pursuit Healthcare Advisors, among others. He is also a co-owner of the Philadelphia Soul.

DeNicola credits his parochial education as a big part of his character and recognizes that his story, similar to many of the scholars, resonates with students. “You can have dreams and goals and ambitions in life, but they change all the time. You want to make sure what doesn’t change is your commitment, your willingness to give and your understanding of where you come from,” he says, a message he frequently shares with students in the very community he grew up in.

“There’s a sincerity and authenticity in what Mike does and that’s a really beautiful thing,” says DeNicola. “He’s totally committed and deeply engaged on a human level. A lot of times—there are so many people that do so many beautiful things in the world—it becomes almost a matter of function. There’s just a sincerity in what Mike does.”

Beyond financial aid and encouragement, the scholarship program helps students in other ways. For Adamczyk, it came in the unexpected form of self-esteem. “Receiving that scholarship for my academic success definitely boosted my confidence as I went through high school. It reminded me that I have the power to succeed,” she says.

Greenly, whose enthusiasm is readily evident, hopes to increase the volume of the program over time, aiding even more students like Adamczyk and her fellow graduates. “We’re finally seeing some of the results of the graduating seniors,” Greenly says, noting that all of the students have been offered scholarships to attended universities in the fall. For some of the students in the scholars program, they will be the first in their family to attend college. Many chose to stay local, planning to attend Drexel University, University of Pennsylvania and Temple University, among others, already fulfilling Greenly’s goal, in part, of supporting the communities they’re from.

Adamczyk, too, will remain in the area, attending Temple University, where she received a full scholarship, and plans to study environmental science. “I was always interested in science; it was always my favorite class,” she says. “I’ve always wanted to be surrounded by nature, maybe work outside. I’m interested in topics like climate change.”

At the encouragement of her SJV Scholars counselor, Adamczyk sought out summer programs, eventually attending Drexel University’s environmental science program which helped prime her for college where she’ll pursue her passion. While she doesn’t yet know exactly what the future holds, for her and many other students who received support from SJV Scholars, nothing’s out of the question.

 

One Gladwyne Parish is Helping Further Students’ Education

For some students, getting an education from a private institution simply isn’t a possibility. Often, the reason is prohibitive tuition costs to attend private and religiously affiliated schools. One local parish, St. John Vianney in Gladwyne, is out to change that.

Led by Main Line resident Michael Greenly, the parish started a scholarship program four years ago to sponsor top ranking students from the inner city to attend parochial high schools. The scholarship covers roughly half of school tuition, offering $3,000 per student each year, for the duration of high school, as well as guidance through an independent academic counselor who helps students navigate exams like the SAT and ACT, concerns with classes and even helps guide them through the college application process.

Greenly, a born Lutheran who converted to Catholicism when he married his wife, took charge of the SJV Scholars program, wanting to branch charitable giving in a somewhat new direction. Taking cues and advice from the Conshohocken-based Connelly Foundation, which has a similar, albeit larger goal, Greenly and a small group set out to help support the education of students, believing it a worthy cause both they and their parish could support.

“If someone gets a great education, years later, they pay it back in terms of giving back to their community, be it on the local level, in Philadelphia or at their parishes. We didn’t want it to be a short-term impact; we wanted it to change lives and make a real impact not just on the child but on the community these children are from,” Greenly says.

The program is fully funded by the St. John Vianney parish, and scholarships are awarded strictly based on merit. They chose to focus on the inner city of Philadelphia, based on the Office of Catholic Educations’ districting, which extends from Roxborough to Port Richmond, covering both north and south Philadelphia. Students are selected based on scores on the Neumann Scholars Test given to eighth grade students in a parish school who qualify and wish to sit the exam. The exam is administered by the Connelly Foundation, which also selects scholars. Those scoring the highest marks and living in the appropriate districts are then offered scholarships. As of this year, SJV Scholars has offered roughly eight scholarships each year and will continue to do so.

This June marks a milestone for the program, which has its first graduating class. One of those students is Kristen Adamczyk, a senior at Little Flower High School in Philadelphia. “I’ll never forget how excited I was and how excited my parents were—it was such a relief for them,” she says of being awarded the scholarship. For each recipient, Greenly, and sometimes a small group of parishioners, visits the schools to present the scholarship. Such was the case for Adamczyk who was awarded in front of her then fellow eighth graders.

Occasionally joining Greenly—at both assemblies encouraging students to work towards academic success to earn such scholarships and at the subsequent presentation ceremonies—is Main Line resident Cosmo DeNicola, a champion of the program and board member at St. John Vianney. DeNicola went through Catholic education, before attending Temple University, and is beloved and respected in his native Port Richmond and surrounds for his business success. The entrepreneur from humble beginnings has created something of an empire, including Futura Mobility, Amtech Software and Pursuit Healthcare Advisors, among others. He is also a co-owner of the Philadelphia Soul.

DeNicola credits his parochial education as a big part of his character and recognizes that his story, similar to many of the scholars, resonates with students. “You can have dreams and goals and ambitions in life, but they change all the time. You want to make sure what doesn’t change is your commitment, your willingness to give and your understanding of where you come from,” he says, a message he frequently shares with students in the very community he grew up in.

“There’s a sincerity and authenticity in what Mike does and that’s a really beautiful thing,” says DeNicola. “He’s totally committed and deeply engaged on a human level. A lot of times—there are so many people that do so many beautiful things in the world—it becomes almost a matter of function. There’s just a sincerity in what Mike does.”

Beyond financial aid and encouragement, the scholarship program helps students in other ways. For Adamczyk, it came in the unexpected form of self-esteem. “Receiving that scholarship for my academic success definitely boosted my confidence as I went through high school. It reminded me that I have the power to succeed,” she says.

Greenly, whose enthusiasm is readily evident, hopes to increase the volume of the program over time, aiding even more students like Adamczyk and her fellow graduates. “We’re finally seeing some of the results of the graduating seniors,” Greenly says, noting that all of the students have been offered scholarships to attended universities in the fall. For some of the students in the scholars program, they will be the first in their family to attend college. Many chose to stay local, planning to attend Drexel University, University of Pennsylvania and Temple University, among others, already fulfilling Greenly’s goal, in part, of supporting the communities they’re from.

Adamczyk, too, will remain in the area, attending Temple University, where she received a full scholarship, and plans to study environmental science. “I was always interested in science; it was always my favorite class,” she says. “I’ve always wanted to be surrounded by nature, maybe work outside. I’m interested in topics like climate change.”

At the encouragement of her SJV Scholars counselor, Adamczyk sought out summer programs, eventually attending Drexel University’s environmental science program which helped prime her for college where she’ll pursue her passion. While she doesn’t yet know exactly what the future holds, for her and many other students who received support from SJV Scholars, nothing’s out of the question.

 

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New Chicken Soup Anti-Bullying Program

HOUSTON, TX - How do you stop bullying in schools? Just ask the experts:

"I would tell them to stop because it's hurting other people's feelings," said second-grader Diego Mendoza.

And what if a kid you know is being bullied?

"If you're bullied, just ignore whoever is bullying you and don't pay attention to them," expressed 7-year-old Evan Lucio. "Be proud of who you are," added Monse Pineda. "And you always need to believe in yourself," concluded Aliyah Rodriguez.

Bullying is a serious issue, and the fight against it should be serious too. It's good to know that someone is starting early. The KIPP Explore Academy in Houston's East End is the first school in Texas to launch the new anti-bullying program from Chicken Soup for the Soul, called "Hallway Heroes."

"At KIPP it's really important to us that we're teaching our kids about character and building their character," explained Frank Cush, KIPP Explore Academy's founder and principal. "With this program, the students are learning about what are the things that they should be doing. Not necessarily in the situation where they face a bully, but it's about being more proactive, learning how to be good citizens. We're also encouraging our students to know more about themselves and what makes them unique."

That's probably the key: real strength comes from within. To learn that and many other things, these kids are using the book "Be The Best You Can Be." Houston philanthropist Dr. Milton Boniuk is funding the program, and is happy to see these children grow wiser and wiser.

"We need to continue to do these things not only in this country but all around the world," he exclaimed after witnessing one of the workshops. "Especially if we want a better world, a more peaceful and more tolerant society. People should learn to have universal respect for everybody: to treat everybody with respect even if you don't like them."

The message is clear, and it looks like it's sticking: "I would say (to kids who are being bullied): be proud of yourself," suggested Monse Pineda; "and if they say mean things about you, just think about the opposite, the opposite meanings of those words."

Bullies, we have you surrounded!

Story is by the user PABRAMZON2 and was posted on April 26, 2016. The full story and video can be found on http://cw39.com/2016/04/26/fighting-bullying-early-on/ 

New Chicken Soup Anti-Bullying Program

HOUSTON, TX - How do you stop bullying in schools? Just ask the experts:

"I would tell them to stop because it's hurting other people's feelings," said second-grader Diego Mendoza.

And what if a kid you know is being bullied?

"If you're bullied, just ignore whoever is bullying you and don't pay attention to them," expressed 7-year-old Evan Lucio. "Be proud of who you are," added Monse Pineda. "And you always need to believe in yourself," concluded Aliyah Rodriguez.

Bullying is a serious issue, and the fight against it should be serious too. It's good to know that someone is starting early. The KIPP Explore Academy in Houston's East End is the first school in Texas to launch the new anti-bullying program from Chicken Soup for the Soul, called "Hallway Heroes."

"At KIPP it's really important to us that we're teaching our kids about character and building their character," explained Frank Cush, KIPP Explore Academy's founder and principal. "With this program, the students are learning about what are the things that they should be doing. Not necessarily in the situation where they face a bully, but it's about being more proactive, learning how to be good citizens. We're also encouraging our students to know more about themselves and what makes them unique."

That's probably the key: real strength comes from within. To learn that and many other things, these kids are using the book "Be The Best You Can Be." Houston philanthropist Dr. Milton Boniuk is funding the program, and is happy to see these children grow wiser and wiser.

"We need to continue to do these things not only in this country but all around the world," he exclaimed after witnessing one of the workshops. "Especially if we want a better world, a more peaceful and more tolerant society. People should learn to have universal respect for everybody: to treat everybody with respect even if you don't like them."

The message is clear, and it looks like it's sticking: "I would say (to kids who are being bullied): be proud of yourself," suggested Monse Pineda; "and if they say mean things about you, just think about the opposite, the opposite meanings of those words."

Bullies, we have you surrounded!

Story is by the user PABRAMZON2 and was posted on April 26, 2016. The full story and video can be found on http://cw39.com/2016/04/26/fighting-bullying-early-on/ 

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2016 STEINBERG DENICOLA HUMANITARIAN AWARDS AT 29TH ANNUAL LEIGH STEINBERG SUPER BOWL PARTY

SAN FRANCISCO –San Francisco set the stage for the NFL’s 50-year Super Bowl anniversary and the 29th Annual Leigh Steinberg Super Bowl Party which kicked off at noon on Saturday, Feb. 6th. The party provided a star-studded backdrop for the second annual Steinberg-DeNicola Humanitarian Awards, honoring members of the NFL family for outstanding contributions to their communities and their fellow man. The event was held at the CityView at METREON in downtown San Francisco. 

 

The Steinberg-DeNicola Humanitarian Awards, created by renowned agent Leigh Steinberg and agency partner Cosmo DeNicola, co-owner of the Arena Football League’s Philadelphia Soul, were introduced in 2015 to generate awareness for the positive side of professional football that is often overshadowed or under-reported. The awards recognize the charitable initiatives and personal efforts of NFL team owners, general managers or senior executives, head coaches, players and retired players.

 

At a special ceremony conducted during this year’s party, Steinberg and DeNicola presented the 2016 awards to Cleveland Browns owner Jimmy Haslam, Executive VP and COO of the former St. Louis (now Los Angeles) Rams Kevin Demoff, Oakland Raiders head coach Jack Del Rio, Browns head coach Hue Jackson, Super Bowl champion and Pro Bowl wide receiver for the San Francisco 49ers Anquan Boldin, and former Minnesota Vikings safety Jack Brewer, founder and executive director of The Jack Brewer Foundation.

 

“This years’ honorees are an extraordinary group of individuals who have used their platforms in the NFL to change people’s lives for the better,” said Steinberg. “Cosmo and I are extremely proud to be able to recognize the important work they do and the sacrifices they make to give back to the community and make a difference.”

 

DeNicola added, “These awards are a special testament to the caliber of great people in professional football – the real winners who inspire all of us to be better and do better.”

 

Continuing its long-held tradition of giving back through philanthropic causes, the Leigh Steinberg Super Bowl Party will donate proceeds from the event’s silent sports memorabilia auction to the non-profits supported by the Steinberg-DeNicola Humanitarian Award winners. This year’s event also included live satellite video communications with members of U.S. Armed Forces units overseas, allowing celebrities, star athletes and party guests to interact directly with troops stationed abroad. In addition, the event served to host the first-ever Brain Health Summit presented by the Global Brain Health Coalition, exploring research and solutions for the growing epidemic of concussion-related injuries.

 

Described as “the granddaddy of Super Bowl parties,” Steinberg’s invitation-only charity bash attracts luminaries from the worlds of sports, business, media and entertainment, including Hall of Famers, movie stars, CEOs and politicians. Past attendees include Kevin Costner, George Clooney, LL Cool J, Gabrielle Union, Andre 3000, Jeremy Piven, Cameron Crowe, Oliver Stone and Serena Willi ams.

2016 STEINBERG DENICOLA HUMANITARIAN AWARDS AT 29TH ANNUAL LEIGH STEINBERG SUPER BOWL PARTY

SAN FRANCISCO –San Francisco set the stage for the NFL’s 50-year Super Bowl anniversary and the 29th Annual Leigh Steinberg Super Bowl Party which kicked off at noon on Saturday, Feb. 6th. The party provided a star-studded backdrop for the second annual Steinberg-DeNicola Humanitarian Awards, honoring members of the NFL family for outstanding contributions to their communities and their fellow man. The event was held at the CityView at METREON in downtown San Francisco. 

 

The Steinberg-DeNicola Humanitarian Awards, created by renowned agent Leigh Steinberg and agency partner Cosmo DeNicola, co-owner of the Arena Football League’s Philadelphia Soul, were introduced in 2015 to generate awareness for the positive side of professional football that is often overshadowed or under-reported. The awards recognize the charitable initiatives and personal efforts of NFL team owners, general managers or senior executives, head coaches, players and retired players.

 

At a special ceremony conducted during this year’s party, Steinberg and DeNicola presented the 2016 awards to Cleveland Browns owner Jimmy Haslam, Executive VP and COO of the former St. Louis (now Los Angeles) Rams Kevin Demoff, Oakland Raiders head coach Jack Del Rio, Browns head coach Hue Jackson, Super Bowl champion and Pro Bowl wide receiver for the San Francisco 49ers Anquan Boldin, and former Minnesota Vikings safety Jack Brewer, founder and executive director of The Jack Brewer Foundation.

 

“This years’ honorees are an extraordinary group of individuals who have used their platforms in the NFL to change people’s lives for the better,” said Steinberg. “Cosmo and I are extremely proud to be able to recognize the important work they do and the sacrifices they make to give back to the community and make a difference.”

 

DeNicola added, “These awards are a special testament to the caliber of great people in professional football – the real winners who inspire all of us to be better and do better.”

 

Continuing its long-held tradition of giving back through philanthropic causes, the Leigh Steinberg Super Bowl Party will donate proceeds from the event’s silent sports memorabilia auction to the non-profits supported by the Steinberg-DeNicola Humanitarian Award winners. This year’s event also included live satellite video communications with members of U.S. Armed Forces units overseas, allowing celebrities, star athletes and party guests to interact directly with troops stationed abroad. In addition, the event served to host the first-ever Brain Health Summit presented by the Global Brain Health Coalition, exploring research and solutions for the growing epidemic of concussion-related injuries.

 

Described as “the granddaddy of Super Bowl parties,” Steinberg’s invitation-only charity bash attracts luminaries from the worlds of sports, business, media and entertainment, including Hall of Famers, movie stars, CEOs and politicians. Past attendees include Kevin Costner, George Clooney, LL Cool J, Gabrielle Union, Andre 3000, Jeremy Piven, Cameron Crowe, Oliver Stone and Serena Willi ams.

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Hard Work Pays Off: Mother of Divine Grace student wins $12,000 to attend arch­dioces­an high school

Julie Zeglen, Port Richmond Star

 

It was just an­oth­er Tues­day for Moth­er of Di­vine Grace eighth-grader Rene Peter­man–un­til she learned that she had won $12,000 in high school schol­ar­ship money.

 

Rene won a schol­ar­ship from the Saint John Vi­an­ney Schol­ar­ship Pro­gram that will total $3,000 per year for each yeah that she at­tends an arch­dioces­an high school. She earned it based on her per­form­ance on the Con­nelly Found­a­tion’s Saint John Neu­mann Ex­am and her grades.

 

Rene is one of eight stu­dents this year who won the schol­ar­ship, out of ap­prox­im­ately 900 who sat the for ex­am. She will use the award to at­tend Little Flower Cath­ol­ic High School.Last Tues­day morn­ing, March 3, rep­res­ent­at­ives from the Schol­ars Pro­gram vis­ited the school, 2612 E. Mon­mouth St., in Port Rich­mond to present the award dur­ing a school­wide as­sembly in the church. Among them were the chair­man of the pro­gram’s board, Mi­chael Greenly, and board mem­ber Cosmo DeN­ic­ola, who at­ten­ded Moth­er of Di­vine Grace in the 1960s and is now a part-own­er of the Phil­adelphia Soul foot­ball team. The stu­dents–in­clud­ing Ren&ea­cute;e–were not told the reas­on for the as­sembly be­fore­hand. Greenly opened the as­sembly by dis­cuss­ing the im­port­ance of edu­ca­tion and ask­ing the teach­ers to stand up for a round of ap­plause.

 

Then, DeN­ic­ola spoke of grow­ing up in the neigh­bor­hood and at­tend­ing the school as well as how those ex­per­i­ences in­flu­enced his cur­rent suc­cess.“The reas­on I talk about all those neat things that I’ve done,” he said, “is they all came as a res­ult of con­fid­ence and edu­ca­tion that I re­ceived here, and the spir­itu­al­ity and the faith that grew as a res­ult of com­ing to MDG.”

 

DeN­ic­ola also shared ad­vice about the im­port­ance of read­ing, work­ing hard, pray­er and com­munity. Re­gard­ing the Moth­er of Di­vine Grace com­munity in par­tic­u­lar, he said, “The MDG fam­ily will be with you in bad times. What you’re learn­ing in the com­munity and what you have here is so power­ful [and can help you] when you’re chal­lenged in the world.”

Hard Work Pays Off: Mother of Divine Grace student wins $12,000 to attend arch­dioces­an high school

Julie Zeglen, Port Richmond Star

 

It was just an­oth­er Tues­day for Moth­er of Di­vine Grace eighth-grader Rene Peter­man–un­til she learned that she had won $12,000 in high school schol­ar­ship money.

 

Rene won a schol­ar­ship from the Saint John Vi­an­ney Schol­ar­ship Pro­gram that will total $3,000 per year for each yeah that she at­tends an arch­dioces­an high school. She earned it based on her per­form­ance on the Con­nelly Found­a­tion’s Saint John Neu­mann Ex­am and her grades.

 

Rene is one of eight stu­dents this year who won the schol­ar­ship, out of ap­prox­im­ately 900 who sat the for ex­am. She will use the award to at­tend Little Flower Cath­ol­ic High School.Last Tues­day morn­ing, March 3, rep­res­ent­at­ives from the Schol­ars Pro­gram vis­ited the school, 2612 E. Mon­mouth St., in Port Rich­mond to present the award dur­ing a school­wide as­sembly in the church. Among them were the chair­man of the pro­gram’s board, Mi­chael Greenly, and board mem­ber Cosmo DeN­ic­ola, who at­ten­ded Moth­er of Di­vine Grace in the 1960s and is now a part-own­er of the Phil­adelphia Soul foot­ball team. The stu­dents–in­clud­ing Ren&ea­cute;e–were not told the reas­on for the as­sembly be­fore­hand. Greenly opened the as­sembly by dis­cuss­ing the im­port­ance of edu­ca­tion and ask­ing the teach­ers to stand up for a round of ap­plause.

 

Then, DeN­ic­ola spoke of grow­ing up in the neigh­bor­hood and at­tend­ing the school as well as how those ex­per­i­ences in­flu­enced his cur­rent suc­cess.“The reas­on I talk about all those neat things that I’ve done,” he said, “is they all came as a res­ult of con­fid­ence and edu­ca­tion that I re­ceived here, and the spir­itu­al­ity and the faith that grew as a res­ult of com­ing to MDG.”

 

DeN­ic­ola also shared ad­vice about the im­port­ance of read­ing, work­ing hard, pray­er and com­munity. Re­gard­ing the Moth­er of Di­vine Grace com­munity in par­tic­u­lar, he said, “The MDG fam­ily will be with you in bad times. What you’re learn­ing in the com­munity and what you have here is so power­ful [and can help you] when you’re chal­lenged in the world.”

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Urban Trinity: The Story of Catholic Philadelphia World Premiere

Cosmo DeNicola, co-sponsor of Urban Trinity: The Story of Catholic Philadelphia posed with Sam Katz, Founder and Executive Producer, at the film’s premiere in September. The film is the story of the people, the city, and the Catholic church in Philadelphia. It is a 75-minute film that tells the history of successive waves of immigrants whose common bond was their Catholicism and who came to the city seeking religious freedom, survival and a better life, highlighting the struggles and triumphs they experienced along the way. The premiere was featured as a prime event during the World Meeting of Families in Philadelphia.

Urban Trinity: The Story of Catholic Philadelphia World Premiere

Cosmo DeNicola, co-sponsor of Urban Trinity: The Story of Catholic Philadelphia posed with Sam Katz, Founder and Executive Producer, at the film’s premiere in September. The film is the story of the people, the city, and the Catholic church in Philadelphia. It is a 75-minute film that tells the history of successive waves of immigrants whose common bond was their Catholicism and who came to the city seeking religious freedom, survival and a better life, highlighting the struggles and triumphs they experienced along the way. The premiere was featured as a prime event during the World Meeting of Families in Philadelphia.

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