April 22, 2016 Five ninth graders from Princeton High School have been awarded full scholarships to one of four New Jersey colleges by the Give Something Back Foundation. Congratulations to these students and welcome to the foundation! Read the full story at PlanetPrinceton.com. About Robert Carr Robert Carr is the author of “Through the Fires: […]
April 22, 2016 One week ago today, the Give Something Back Foundation awarded 23 9th graders from Bridgeton High School in Bridgeton, NJ, with a full scholarship to one of its partner colleges in New Jersey: Rowan University, The College of New Jersey, Montclair State University and Saint Peter’s University. Congratulations to these students! And read more […]
April 18, 2016 If our country is going to meet President Obama’s goal of having the highest proportion of college graduates in the world by 2020, then our high school students need more college readiness support than ever. At the center of the college preparation effort, I’ve come to learn, are high school counselors. While […]
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 […]
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.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]