Deb Gordon’s guest was Stew Leonard, CEO of Stew Leonard’s food stores spotlighting the Stew Leonard III Water Safety Foundation, which Mr. Leonard founded in 1990, along with his wife Kim, shortly after their 21 month old toddler drowned in their family pool. The Leonards have pledged to do everything they can to prevent this tragedy from happening to other families.
Deb Gordon’s guest was Rachel Weinstein, Vice President/Chief Development and Communications Officer at Volunteers of America® Greater New York, spotlighting the launch of Operation Backpack® 2014. Operation Backpack®, which Ms. Weinstein, started about 14 years […]
Deb Gordon’s guest was music mogul and philanthropist, Russell Simmons, co-founder of Rush Philanthropic Arts Foundation which he started in 1995 with his brothers, painter Danny Simmons and Joseph “Rev. Run” Simmons. The Foundation is […]
Deb Gordon’s guest was Kris Moon – Senior Director, Strategy and Development at the James Beard Foundation (JBF), which is a 501 c3 non-profit that was founded in New York City in 1986 with the mission to celebrate, nurture and honor America’s diverse culinary heritage.
Deb Gordon’s guest was Matko Tomicic, Executive Director of LongHouse Reserve, which is a not for profit museum located on the East End of Long Island, founded in 1991 by artist Jack Lenor Larsen that contains an arboretum and sculpture gardens, and also provides a wide range of programs and workshops for adults and children alike.
Deb Gordon spotlighted recent child abuse cases with Dr. Mary Pulido, Executive Director of the New York Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children (NYSPCC) which is the first child protective agency in the world and whose unique work is used as a model for child welfare agencies across the nation.
Deb Gordon spotlighted National Mentoring Month with guests, Matilda Raffa Cuomo – Former First Lady of New York and Founder of Mentoring USA; Stephen Powell, the organization’s Executive Director; and New York meteorologist and TV & radio personality, Mr. G.
Deb Gordon’s Dr. Nakela Cook, Chief of Staff at the National Heart Lung and Blood Institute (NHLBI), which initiated the Heart Truth Campaign in 2002 as a commitment to women’s heart health and is designed to increase awareness about heart disease among women, reinforce the need for women to focus on their heart health, and help them take steps to reduce their own personal risk of developing heart disease.
Deb Gordon’s guest was Kenneth Wampler Founder and Executive Director of the Alpha Workshops, which was started in New York in 1995 and is the only not-for-profit organization in the country that trains and employs people living with HIV/AIDS in the decorative arts.