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#99 – NON-PROFIT – Jennifer McGrath – 2016-10-21

Crusader Against Cancer for HOW Florida and Bluewater Babes Jennifer McGrath on the Curve the Cube Podcast

Jennifer McGrath is a passionate crusader against ovarian cancer!! As the Director of Hearing the Ovarian Cancer Whisper and Head of Bluewater Babes and the annual Fish For A Cure fishing tournament in Jupiter, she raises money to help those fighting ovarian cancer who are experiencing financial difficulty. And, on this podcast she shares her a unique story behind her passion and encourages all to take time to help others!!

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This episode of Curve the Cube is sponsored by my brother, Gerard! Under his company, GL Esquire Consulting, he gives sound legal business advice. If you either want to start your own business or need some guidance regarding the business you own or work for, give him a call! A Harvard and Columbia Law graduate, he’s worked for some of the world’s largest, most prestigious law firms (even at Johnny Cochran’s distinguished firm). He’s worked with clients in a variety of industries, including financial services, agriculture, music production, fashion, and technology, and he’s happy to bring that expertise to helping you and your business needs. When you’re Gerard’s client, he’ll not only be your lawyer, but also your trusted consultant and friend.

His initial consultations are always free; but, if you mention Curve the Cube, he’ll offer you his “friends and family” rates!! Reach him at (786) 531-9834, gerard@glesqconsulting.com, or his Facebook page, GL Esquire Consulting, LLC.

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#88 – NON-PROFIT – Palm Beach Zoo – 2016-07-30

Palm Beach Zoo on the Curve the Cube Podcast

Palm Beach Zoo’s Membership Manager, Amanda Joy, and Animal Curator, Amy Anderson, are two of the warmest, most lovely people I have ever met, and they made this podcast everything I could have hoped it would be and more! As we stood by the capybara exhibit (where I had to refrain from freaking out from pure excitement), these ladies shared their infectious enthusiasm for working with these wonderful animals. They conveyed the Zoo’s message and mission of conservation and education and how they see these animals in their care as ambassadors for their brethren in the wild. The sound of the Zoo’s animals all around us was just a symphony of confirmation of the beauty of our planet’s beautiful creatures.

How much Amy and Amanda truly love and care for the animals is completely obvious. They have a true passion for what they do, and it was a privilege to have them on! Special thanks to Naki Carter (ncarter@palmbeachzoo.org), the Zoo’s award-winning Public Relations Manager who is absolutely amazing in setting this podcast up. She and her team have really been coming up with innovative ways to promote the park and its message, including tons of real-time pics and videos on their social media feeds, special events, animal paintings, and more!!

Rewind to episode #84—a bonus episode all about the Zoo’s use of Pokémon Go to “lure” trainers to their park on Fridays to “Catch ‘em all” at their Safari Nights. It’s pretty fun and ingenious!!

This episode is dedicated to the memory of Stacey Konwiser and in honor of all the zookeepers and other zoo staff (such as Amanda and Amy) who dedicate their lives to being a voice for the care and conservation of our planet’s beautiful creatures.

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Mentioned in this episode:
#84 – EVENT – Pokemon Go at the Palm Beach Zoo - 2016-07-16: http://curvethecube.libsyn.com/84-event-pokemon-go-at-the-palm-beach-zoo-2016-07-16
Blog Post #7: PokemonGo at the Palm Beach Zoo: https://curvethecube.wordpress.com/2016/07/17/pokemongo-at-the-palm-beach-zoo/

This episode of Curve the Cube is sponsored by the Pizza Girls—West Palm Beach’s Top Spot for Authentic NY Pizza—from episode #17!!! They are located right in the heart of downtown, by the fountains where Clematis meets Flagler. Go in and have a slice! Or, order from them online, and they will give you 10% off of your first order. Don’t forget to follow them on social media and to keep an eye out for their food truck for delicious “Slices & Ices”!!
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#75 – NON-PROFIT – Darius Murray - 2016-05-03

Darius Murray, Clinical Mentoring Associate for FAU‘s CARD, or Center for Autism and Related Disabilities on the Curve the Cube Podcast

My 75th episode was spent in the delightful company of Mr. Darius Murray, Clinical Mentoring Associate for FAU‘s CARD, or Center for Autism and Related Disabilities. His passion for helping the most vulnerable in our community was obvious from the start—particularly when he talks about CARD’s iRise2 Mentoring program, which pairs young protégés (ages 11-21 or 22) with mentors from all walks of life. We discuss what the autism spectrum is, particular challenges, the rising statistics, vaccines, and more.

Darius has spent his life giving to others, having worked his way through the Homeless Coalition of Palm Beach County, AmeriCorps, and Big Brothers Big Sisters previously. So, he definitely had a lot to share with me about the importance of volunteerism generally.

Mostly, though, we talk about the iRise2 mentoring program. He is very clear that ANYONE can be a mentor (after passing a background check, of course!), and that current mentors come from all kinds of backgrounds, skillsets, and interests. And, if the mentor program is not quite someone’s cup of tea, there are so many other opportunities to positively and powerfully /impact youth with autism. Reach out to Darius by phone at 561-213-6936 or by email at dmurra23@fau.edu. Or, head to Autism.FAU.edu.

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This episode of Curve the Cube is sponsored by the Janice Massey Salon from episode #27! The Janice Massey Salon is a boutique-inspired hair studio and the only one of its kind in West Palm Beach! Janice Massey Salon specializes in natural hair, transitional hair care, and creative styling. Janice provides superb service to unisex clients base in a friendly environment. Her studio offers a wide range of natural hair service which includes: loc grooming, loc styling, retwists, starter locs, double twist, single twist, and natural updos.
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#71 – NON-PROFIT  – JEFF DEMARIO - 2016-04-08

Jeff DeMario, CEO of Vita Nova Inc, on the Curve the Cube Podcast

This week’s guest is Jeff DeMario, Chief Executive Officer of Vita Nova—West Palm Beach’s answer to the challenges kids face as they transition out of foster care and into adulthood. Through their services and programs providing housing, education, counseling, and life skills coaching, Vita Nova helps the kids in their organization through a lot of heart, hard work, and commitment. (Side note: Everyone should check out their life skills videos. They are awesome!!)

“Vita Nova” means new life, and that is what this selfless group of people give to these kids—self-esteem and the desire and knowledge to become productive, social human beings through endless support and communications. Think back to when you were 18 and all the challenges you faced still finding yourself while also discovering the world. Add in hormones and other typical physical and social issues that you faced. Now, subtract the structured support system that you likely had. Chances are, you would not have fared so well. In fact, here are some stats:

Each year approximately 26,000 young adults "age out" of foster care in the United States, according to the Annie E Casey Foundation. Four years after aging out, 25 percent have been homeless, less than half have graduated from high school and more than 80 percent are unable to support themselves.

As Vita Nova celebrates their 10th anniversary, they need the community’s support (whether financial or volunteerism), and you can help in so many different ways! Just go to vitanovainc.org (http://www.vitanovainc.org/) or call 561-689-0035 and ask for Jeff or visit their thrift store at 3129 S Congress Ave, Palm Springs, FL 33461!

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This episode of Curve the Cube is sponsored by the Janice Massey Salon from episode #27! The Janice Massey Salon is a boutique-inspired hair studio and the only one of its kind in West Palm Beach! Janice Massey Salon specializes in natural hair, transitional hair care, and creative styling. Janice provides superb service to unisex clients base in a friendly environment. Her studio offers a wide range of natural hair service which includes: loc grooming, loc styling, retwists, starter locs, double twist, single twist, and natural updos.
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Direct download: 0071_-_Jeff_DeMario_-_20160408.mp3
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#54 – NON-PROFIT (MADD) – Heather Geronemus - 2015-12-04

Heather Geronemus of Walk Like MADD and MADD Dash 5K on the Curve the Cube Podcast

On this episode, I caught up with an old high school friend from Pine Crest, Heather Geronemus, who is now the Chairwoman for the annual Walk Like MADD & MADD Dash Fort Lauderdale 5K. She has dedicated the last several years of her life to the important cause of fighting drunk driving; and her efforts have taken her from south Florida to the halls of Washington D.C. Heather has earned achievement as a top fundraiser for Mothers Against Drunk Driving; but, her philanthropy doesn’t stop there. She has also extended herself to other organizations as well.

The topic of drunk driving is particularly poignant for this time of year, as drunk driving incidents tend to spike during the holidays. So, it was very important for me to have Heather on as a guest—especially now. She was gracious enough to talk about the personally tragedy that changed her life—losing her father, Robert, who was killed in 2009 by a drunk driver. She told his story, shared what that time was like for her, and walked through how she is changing such an extreme negative into such a powerful positive.

If you want to get more involved in charity work and philanthropy, better understand the epidemic of drunk driving or have been an offender of DUI, or just need the inspiration to get through your own rough time, this podcast will speak to you in particular. Heather also shares tips on how to get home safely, including peppering in some great conceptual themes that will get you thinking. (Hint: parents, you may want to write some of these down…!!)

Head to WalkLikeMADD.org/FortLauderdale and see how you can get involved, as a sponsor or participant. Her next event’s info is:
Where: Huizenga Plaza 32 East Las Olas Blvd, Fort Lauderdale, Florida
When: 04/24/2016 @ 7:30 am
But, the time to create or sponsor a team and begin your fundraising is NOW!!

Follow Heather on: Twitter | Instagram | Facebook | YouTube

This episode of Curve the Cube is sponsored by my brother, Gerard! Under his company, GL Esquire Consulting, he gives sound legal business advice. If you either want to start your own business or need some guidance regarding the business you own or work for, give him a call! A Harvard and Columbia Law graduate, he’s worked for some of the world’s largest, most prestigious law firms in the world (even at Johnny Cochran’s distinguished firm). He’s worked with clients in a variety of industries, including financial services, agriculture, music production, fashion, and technology, and he’s happy to bring that expertise to helping you and your business needs. When you’re Gerard’s client, he’ll not only be your lawyer, but also your trusted consultant and friend.

His initial consultations are always free; but, if you mention Curve the Cube, he’ll offer you his “friends and family” rates!! Reach him at (786) 531-9834, gerard@glesqconsulting.com, or his Facebook page, GL Esquire Consulting, LLC.

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Direct download: 0054_-_Heather_Geronemus_-_20151204.mp3
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#29 – NON-PROFIT – Richard P. Anderson - 2015-05-26

Richard P. Anderson, Executive Director & CEO of the Peggy Adams Animal Rescue

Richard P. Anderson has spent much of his life helping those who help others, moving from one non-profit to another and improving their networking, funding, and overall operations.  We are lucky to have him at the helm of the Peggy Adams Rescue League—a human society animal shelter in Palm Beach County!  They have serviced THOUSANDS of dogs and cats each and every year since their incorporation all the way back in 1925 and are dedicated to a mission of 100% adoption rate.

A stalwart of our community, the work this organization does improves every aspect of our community—keeping pets safe, healthy, and in a controlled population.  Just one trip to Peggy Adams will immediately impress upon you the breadth and value of their impact.  Richard Anderson has dedicated himself to helping them achieve each and every one of their goals through impressive organization of staff, volunteers, events, and networking with other community shelters and services.

Allergies or not, you have a skill that Peggy Adams could use.  From fostering to finance, the volunteers at Peggy Adams are as important of a puzzle piece as their regular staff.  So, please consider contributing—whether from your time or from your wallet. Head to the Peggy Adams website to see pics of the animals they have available for and for info on their adoptions, volunteer opportunities, upcoming events, ways to donate, and so much more!  (And, let’s all help celebrate their 90th anniversary!!)

This episode of Curve the Cube is sponsored by Sol Experiences —THE  Florida events company to enhance your SOLcial life!  Curve the Cube’s producer, Jaime, has personally been on a Palm Beach Gardens pub crawl and party-limo driven day trip to Key West that were both SUPER fun!!!  Stay posted on their events, and if you mention Flint Stone Media, you will receive a discount!

Enjoy!

Music Beds courtesy of DJ John Hitta!!!

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