Community Involvement

Junior Achievement

JA Worldwide is the world’s largest organization dedicated to educating students about workforce readiness, entrepreneurship and financial literacy through experiential, hands-on programs.

Junior Achievement programs help prepare young people for the real world by showing them how to generate wealth and effectively manage it, how to create jobs which make their communities more robust, and how to apply entrepreneurial thinking to the workplace. Students put these lessons into action and learn the value of contributing to their communities.
JA’s unique approach allows volunteers from the community to deliver the curriculum while sharing their experiences with students. Embodying the heart of JA, the 384,925 classroom volunteers transform the key concepts of the lessons into a message that inspires and empowers students to believe in themselves, showing them they can make a difference in the world.
Benjamin participates in the annual bowl-a-thon fundraiser for Junior Achievement of Northern California. He will also be volunteering in Contra Costa county classrooms in the 2011 school year.
(Source: 10/22/10)

Alzheimer’s Association

The Alzheimer’s Association is the leading, global voluntary health organization in Alzheimer care and support, and the largest private, nonprofit funder of Alzheimer research. The annual Memory Walk is the nation’s largest event to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer’s.
The Alzheimer’s Association works on a global, national and local level to enhance care and support for all those affected by Alzheimer’s and related dementias. They are committed to accelerating progress of new treatments, preventions and ultimately, a cure.  Through our partnerships and funded projects, they have been part of every major research advancement over the past 30 years. 
The Association is the leading voice for Alzheimer’s disease advocacy, fighting for critical Alzheimer research, prevention and care initiatives at the state and federal level. They diligently work to make Alzheimer’s a national priority. 
Benjamin supports the Alzheimer’s Association through annual contributions and participation in the annual Memory Walk in San Francisco.
(Source: 10/22/10)

American Cancer Society

Headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, the ACS has 12 chartered Divisions, more than 900 local offices nationwide, and a presence in more than 5,100 communities. Together with millions of supporters, the American Cancer Society (ACS) saves lives and creates a world with less cancer and more birthdays by helping people stay well, helping people get well, by finding cures, and by fighting back.
As the largest voluntary health organizations in the United States, the American Cancer Society is passionately committed to saving lives from cancer. They work to create a world with less cancer and more birthdays – a world where cancer never steals another year from anyone’s life. They combine our relentless passion with the wisdom of nearly a century of experience to make this vision a reality, and get results. They save lives by helping people stay well, helping people get well, by finding cures, and fighting back. Thanks in part to this work, 11 million cancer survivors and countless others who have avoided the disease will celebrate a birthday this year.
Mission Statement:The American Cancer Society is the nationwide, community-based, voluntary health organization dedicated to eliminating cancer as a major health problem by preventing cancer, saving lives, and diminishing suffering from cancer, through research, education, advocacy, and service.
Benjamin actively supports the ACS and has participated in the annual Relay For Life fundraiser since 2004.
(Source: 10/23/10)

TKE Educational Foundation

Young men come to Tau Kappa Epsilon for the promise of a richer college experience, a lifelong bond of fellowship and a chance to grow as leaders and men. They go on to carry TKE’s highest values—love, charity, esteem—through principled lives and successful careers.
The fullest expression of the TKE bond is giving back. Generations of Fraters have invested in TKE so that TKE can invest in young men at a critical point in their lives. The foundation aims to give the next generation of young men the profound value of the TKE experience.
The TKE Educational Foundation offers Fraters a variety of ways to invest in tomorrow’s Tekes.
Benjamin supports the Tau Kappa Epsilon Educational Foundation with annual contributions and local advocacy.
(Source: 10/22/10)

City of Hope

For nearly 100 years, City of Hope’s pioneering research has brought the world closer to cures for many life-threatening diseases, from cancer to diabetes.
Compassion drives their innovation. Every discovery they make and new treatment they develop gives patients the chance to live longer, better and more fully.
They are one of only 40 National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Centers nationwide and a founding member of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network. An independent biomedical research, treatment and education institution, they are a leader in the fight to conquer cancer, diabetes, HIV/AIDS and other life-threatening diseases
Hundreds of fundraising events are held for City of Hope across the nation each year. Every dollar raised advances their mission to transform innovative research into treatments that save lives here and around the world. Hundreds of thousands of people share a desire to make a difference by driving City of Hope to work even harder to conquer cancer and other serious diseases.
Benjamin participates in the annual Yoga for Hope event at Union Square in San Francisco.
(Source: October 23, 2010)     

Las Aguilas de Diablo

Las Aguilas de Diablo, a local organization of adult Eagle Scouts, was founded in 1987 to provide an opportunity to promote further the ideals of Scouting in the Mt. Diablo Silverado Council. Our current membership includes many local community leaders and businessmen.
Special projects currently include:
Sponsorship of the Annual Eagle Scout Recognition DinnerSignificant annual contributions to the Council Endowment Trust FundSponsorship of Eagle Scout Scholarship programsEach year Las Aguilas de Diablo, honors those young men and women who have recently achieved the rank of Eagle Scout, Sea Scout Quartermaster or Venture Crew Silver. This year’s Eagle recognition dinner will be held April 21, 2010.
Benjamin supports Las Aguilas de Diablo with annual contributions and he is the Chairperson for the committee in charge of choosing a speaker for the annual recognition dinner.
(Source: October 23, 2010)

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