After several months of reconstruction, GSBF reopened Lincoln Landing on June 14.
The Give Something Back Foundation recently hired a Director of Philanthropy, but we didn’t go through the usual employment agency or job board route to fill this important position. Instead, we dipped into a pool of candidates we are particularly proud of — our GSBF alumni. Frances Higgins Brodeur was part of GSBF’s first cohort […]
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 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.