Stan Brock, founded a non-profit medical care organization called Remote Area Medical (RAM) in December 2009. With the donation of medical supplies, pharmaceuticals, facilities and vehicles, RAM is supported by thousands of volunteer medical professionals, pilots and support staff. Medical care is provided entirely free of charge to patients on a ‘first come, first served’ basis. Since its inception, RAM has helped over 400,000 patients.
To learn more, please visit: http://www.ramusa.org/
Geoffrey Canada founded The Harlem Children’s Zone (HCZ) Project in 1990, The HCZ Project presently serves over 8,000 children and their families with educational, social and medical services. From cradle to college, the HCZ Project starts with Baby College and continues with in-school, after-school, social-services, health and community building programs. With a budget of over $48 million, costing an average of $5,000 per child, the HCZ Project provides these services free of charge for these children and their families.
To learn more, please visit: http://www.hcz.org
James “Jimmy” Previti is President/CEO of numerous corporations that are dedicated to helping families achieve the American Dream – owning a home. His corporations have turned vacant, foreclosed properties into beautifully restored homes for families and first-time buyers. Mr. Previti has spent nearly two decades and thousands of hours assisting California’s Inland Empire’s substance abuse prevention and rehabilitation programs. He was worked one-on-one, provided employment, donated start-up capital and has opened his own home to those struggling to shed their addictions and reclaim their lives.
Stu Semigran and his wife, Candace, founded EduCare in 1990. Educare’s mission is to inspire and empower young people to become responsible citizens, compassionate leaders and to realize their dreams. Educare’s programs, offered at elementary, middle, high school and college levels, have worked with more than 65,000 youth, 25,000 teachers and parents and have been implemented in 500 schools, districts and youth-serving agencies. In addition to the United States, Mr. Semigran’s programs have benefited Israel, Tanzania, England, Australia and Bulgaria.
Mr. Semigran leads his organization with humility and reminds us that “it’s about the kids.”
To learn more, please visit: http://www.educarefoundation.com
Peggy Rogers Peggy founded the Zambia’s Scholarship Fund (ZSF) in 1999. Ms. Rogers saw the need for more educational opportunities in Zambia and began raising monies to fund scholarships for high school and college students and to hire teachers to teach in rural schools. By 2009, more than 1,000 high school and college students received scholarships and over 1,000 tons of books were shipped from the United States to Zambian schools. The ZSF supports a continuous cycle of education at all levels in the Zambian school system and supports its existing educational infrastructure.
To learn more, please visit: http://www.zambiascholarshipfund.org