Give Something Back Foundation Releases ‘Through the Fires’

April 11, 2016 The new edition of my book, Through the Fires: An American Story of Turbulence, Business Triumph and Giving Back, has been released. Proceeds from the sales of this book will be donated to Give Something Back. To learn more, read here. The book can be purchased on Amazon or on my blog, above. About […]

Growing Our Game With Help From Snider Hockey

While I’ve never been on a pair of skates (not a day in my 70 years!), I must say I’m impressed with what skating — particularly ice hockey — has done for the lives of a bunch of underserved kids from the inner cities in Philadelphia.

I’m talking about a program called Snider Hockey, which is run by the nonprofit Ed Snider Youth Hockey Foundation. Ed is chairman of Comcast Spectacor and the Philadelphia Flyers. He launched the program years ago with the Philadelphia School District to teach hockey as part of physical education. Before long Ed realized it was much more than hockey these kids were learning, so his foundation created a five-day-a-week after school program that also provides tutors for kids who need academic help.

Robert Carr and Tony Robbins Join Forces to Send Kids to College and Feed the Hungry

fundraising challenge for Give Something Back Foundation kicks off at sales convention in San Antonio San Antonio, TX (PRWEB) March 07, 2016 Robert O. Carr, Chairman and CEO of Heartland Payment Systems and Founder of the Give Something Back Foundation, and Tony Robbins, New York Times Best Selling Author, Entrepreneur, Philanthropist, and the nation’s #1 […]

Why You Should Become a Mentor

I am a success today because someone believed in me and I didn’t have the heart to let them down. – Abraham Lincoln If you ever achieved anything in life you know you couldn’t have achieved by yourself, chances are a mentor had something to do with it. It may not have been a formal […]

What Qualities Should We Look for in Our Mentors?

There’s been a lot of discussion in the offices of the Give Something Back Foundation surrounding what qualities we should be looking for in our mentors, and how to pair these mentors with our scholarship recipients. We are in the process of recruiting mentor volunteers for our New Jersey and Delaware programs, so the topic […]

Guest Post by Toby Oxholm: Confessions of a Mentor

All of us who are associated with the Give Something Back Foundation have many things in common. We are older, confident, appreciative, and accomplished. We have a worldview that allows us to analyze the past and project the future. We have a pretty good sense of what is important for people to learn as they […]

Should I Sail the World in a Yacht, or Send Low-Income Kids to College?

I received news that the Southern New Jersey Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals named the Give Something Back Foundation Outstanding Foundation, and we’ll receive this award during the organization’s National Philanthropy Day® Celebration. Dr. Ali Houshmand, president of our partner college Rowan University, nominated us. The idea to start a foundation that would […]

We’re Not Changing the World

It was an honor to present checks on behalf of the Give Something Back Foundation to Rowan University, The College of New Jersey, Montclair State University, and the University of Delaware. These are institutions that share our vision to provide maximum access to college for all students. That money is going to help send 300 […]

Does it Really Matter Where You Go to College?

Over the last four months we’ve partnered with some really terrific universities to fund scholarships through the Give Something Back Foundation. Rowan University, The College of New Jersey, Montclair State University and the University of Delaware have all agreed to put our scholars through their colleges for four years, debt free. We’re also finalizing plans […]