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Panelists: Teamwork key to companies giving back

STAMFORD — Creating a corporate culture of philanthropy and community service requires much more than sending out a memo or writing a policy. It requires building a grassroots movement.

The five executives who convened Tuesday at First County Bank’s Summer Street headquarters underscored those points during a panel discussion on philanthropic strategies organized by the Mark Lapine Endowment for Families in Business, a foundation that supports families in business in Fairfield County.

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Hope for Haiti Celebrates the Power of Hope

Naples, Florida, March 24, 2017- Hope for Haiti held its annual VIP Breakfast yesterday at the Bellasera Hotel to present their 2016 Annual Report. Generously sponsored by PNC Wealth Management, the event celebrated “The Power of Hope” and showed attendees the impact of Hope for Haiti’s work made possible through a tremendous community of supporters.

“More than 28 years of experience teaches us that we are not the providers of hope, but we are facilitators—for Haitian children, parents, and grandparents searching for ways to improve their lives through access to education, healthcare and water, and through improvements in infrastructure and economic opportunity,” said Skyler Badenoch, Hope for Haiti’s CEO.

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Fort Myers Raises Almost $20,000 for Hurricane Relief in Haiti

Florida Sales (SMB) and Recruiting teams come together to support Hope for Haiti

When Hurricane Matthew narrowly missed the Fort Myers area, associates quickly recognized the severity of the storm and knew how lucky they were to have been spared. After hearing and seeing some of the devastation that took place in Haiti, approximately 800 miles away, they wanted to help. They partnered with Hope for Haiti, a local charity dedicated to improving the lives of Haitian people (particularly children) that was working to save lives and help those affected by the disaster.

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Bills’ Marcell Dareus takes trip to Haiti, makes humanitarian donation

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (WIVB) — Buffalo Bills defensive tackle Marcell Dareus recently took a humanitarian trip to his late father’s homeland — Haiti.

Dareus donated $25,000 to the organization Hope for Haiti. While in the country, he visited two schools, a senior home and a primary care facility.

“Meeting the Haitian children touched me the most,” Dareus said. “I saw myself in them. They helped me remember a time when I was little and my father raised us in the Haitian community in Tampa. We were struggling too. It amazed me they were so happy, polite and grateful, even though they have barely anything. It made me realize again how fortunate I am. When I saw those welcome signs with my name on them, I really couldn’t believe it.”

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Buffalo Bills: Marcell Dareus Makes Most of Generous Trip to Haiti

Buffalo Bills’ defensive tackle Marcell Dareus recently returned from his humanitarian trip to Haiti and has plenty to share.

As we previously covered, Buffalo Bills‘ defensive tackle Marcell Dareus made a $25,000 donation to Hope for Haiti and planned a trip to Haiti with the organization to see his donation at use. It was a trip that meant a lot to him, noting that Haiti is his father’s homeland.

Dareus has been on a mission to give back since October and has found new inspiration through his involvement with a number of charity organizations, including local Boys & Girls Clubs, YMCA, Veterans One-Stop Center of Western New York, Western New York Heroes Inc. and most recently Hope for Haiti.

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Two-Time NFL Pro Bowler Marcell Dareus Of The Buffalo Bills Makes Donation To Hope for Haiti In Effort To Help Charity Continue To Improve Quality Of Life For Haitian Children

BUFFALO (February 15, 2016) – Buffalo Bills defensive tackle Marcell Dareus has donated $25,000 to highly respected, U.S.-based charity Hope for Haiti (HFH), and will partner with them for a humanitarian trip to Haiti as part of his off-season travels.

Hosted by the charity, the two-time NFL Pro Bowler will travel throughout the country visiting multiple schools and an orphanage. He will also tour a medical primary care facility that is funded and operated by the charity to see his donation at work. Dareus will spend time with over 1,500 local children, and in addition to his monetary donation, will distribute his signature captain hats to kids throughout his visit.

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Hope For Haiti’s New Leader Aims to Make His Mark

Eager to fill his new position as Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Skyler Badenoch recently shared his objectives for the Hope for Haiti foundation and how he anticipates the challenges to come.

Badenoch, a Peace Corps veteran from Cote d’Ivoire, Ivory Coast, has recently been appointed as CEO for Hope for Haiti. He previously worked for buildOn for 10 years managing programs in Haiti, Nicaragua and Malawi.

“The Peace Corps really was the foundation for my career,” Badenoch said. “In addition to creating a passion for international development, it really taught me to learn about the beauties of culture and the struggles of economic poverty.”

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Hope for Haiti appoints new CEO

Hope for Haiti’s Board of Directors has unanimously chosen Skyler Badenoch as its new Chief Executive Officer, effective Tuesday.

A returned Peace Corps Volunteer from Cote d’Ivoire, Badenoch managed international programs in Haiti, Nicaragua, and Malawi for buildOn for 10 years. Most recently as Vice President of New Business Development, he raised more than $10MM for those programs.

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Hope for Haiti Appoints New CEO

STAMFORD, Conn., Jan. 10, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Hope for Haiti announced today that its Board of Directors has unanimously chosen Skyler Badenoch as its new Chief Executive Officer (CEO), effective January 17, 2017.

A returned Peace Corps Volunteer from Cote d’Ivoire, Skyler managed international programs in Haiti, Nicaragua, and Malawi for buildOn for 10 years. Most recently as Vice President of New Business Development, he raised more than $10MM for those programs. Skyler earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Economics from the University of Arizona and a Master’s Degree in International Development Studies from the George Washington University. He has a working proficiency in both French and Creole.

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