Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Giving Back Fund - Taking athletes and philanthropy to another level.

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Sunday, September 20, 2009

The Giving Back Fund

Marc Pollick, President and Founder

Stephanie Sandler, Senior Vice President

The Giving Back Fund

Our programs and philanthropic consulting services are designed to highlight philanthropic role-models, promote best practices, and help to foster a strong and dynamic philanthropic community with an emphasis on the sports and entertainment industries.

Second Annual Best Practices Fundraising Summit
A Two-Day Intensive Fundraising Summit for Sports and Entertainment Philanthropy Professional on
October 26th and 27th at Fairmont Miramar Hotel & Bungalows in Santa Monica, California.

CONFIRMED Speakers Include:

* KURT ASCHERMANN, President, Charity Partners Foundation; Former Senior Vice President of Resource Development and Marketing for Boys & Girls Clubs of America. * CLAUDIA CAPLAN, Chief Marketing Officer, Mendelsohn Zien Advertising * CAROL CONE, Founder and Chairman, Cone Inc * BRIAN GORDON, Co-Founder MMG * STACIE MANN, Vice President of Partnerships, Network for Good * DAN MIGALA, Publisher of the Migala Report; Director, Northwestern University's Master of Arts in Sports Administration * KIM NOVICK, Development Director for the Tony Hawk Foundation.

The Giving Back Fund provides philanthropic consulting and foundation management to high-profile individuals and others committed to philanthropy.

The Yao Ming Foundation was established by NBA superstar Yao Ming to help rebuild schools in China that were destroyed during the May, 2008 earthquake and to support youth programs in China and the United States.

The AWard Foundation
was established by New York Knicks Point Guard Charlie Ward and wife Tonja Ward. The Foundation's mission is to improve the lives of young people through mentoring and educational programs, as well as sports and Gospel music programs.

The Battier Family Foundation
was established by Houston Rockets' star Shane Battier and his wife Heidi Battier to provide college scholarships to Detroit students and improve the quality of life for children in Detroit, Michigan and Houston, Texas.

Ben Gordon New Life Foundation
NBA Chicago Bulls’ star established the Ben Gordon New Life Foundation to help develop the whole man; to enhance and increase self-esteem of all people with a special focus on youth in the New York and neighboring states, and the Chicago area. The Ben Gordon New Life Foundation is dedicated to sustained, reciprocal giving.
Click here for the full list of foundations


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