WE ARE PRIVILEGED TO WORK WITH THESE GREAT ORGANIZATIONS
New Britain Youth Theater
This Connecticut nonprofit corporation enables children of all age and ability levels to be involved in the theater experience — from acting, singing, set design, costumes and even directing. Cindy Donaldson, chairman of the board, says, “It’s a life-changing experience, giving children new-found confidence and an opportunity to be part of something bigger.”
National PTA Reflections Arts Program
This annual program helps to give K-12 students confidence in their abilities to explore ideas and learn through the arts. As program chair for Stone Academy in Greenville, South Carolina, Virginia James plans, promotes, and coordinates all student entries for judging and recognizes the students’ successes.
Several members of the Aartrijk team serve with the Jeremiah Project, a ministry organization for middle school and high school youths. At summer work camps, participants help with home repair projects for communities in need. Jeremiah Project also offers spiritual growth retreats and leadership development opportunities.
Therapy Dogs International
This organization is dedicated to regulating, testing and registering therapy dogs and their handlers, so they can visit nursing homes, hospitals, institutions and other places where therapy dogs are needed. Volunteers work in all 50 U.S. states and in Canada.
This nonprofit outreach organization helps with the needs (and wants) of underserved children and their families in Walthall County, Mississippi. Virginia James, whose stepmother started the organization, donates her time and marketing talents to help promote the message, recruit mentors and gain interest and donations.
One in six San Diego County residents don’t know where their next meal will come from. At the same time, the county has more small farms than any other in the United States. ProduceGood is a grass roots movement to work with neighborhood and commercial growers in order to collect excess produce and distribute it to county food pantries. “Move over canned food drives! Fresh salads are in the house!” says marketing adviser Christina Kettler.
Friends of the Ohio Governor’s Residence and Heritage Garden
Amy Skidmore is a board member of this group which is dedicated to preserving and promoting the state landmark.
Public Relations Society of America
PRSA is the nation’s largest professional organization and serves the communications community, providing programming and educational events. John Novaria serves on the board of directors of the Los Angeles chapter and is chairman of the PRSA Independent Practitioners Alliance.
Upper Arlington Crew
It’s the only scholastic rowing program in Central Ohio, and, says Amy Skidmore, trustee and incoming president, “Over 120 athletes enjoy the opportunity to try this incredible sport.”
Princeton Club of Southern California
The PCSC fosters school spirit and facilitates friendships and networking for Princeton alumni in the Los Angeles area. John Novaria serves on the executive board, which plans and executes the organization’s programming.