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PhilanthropyTouch

April 28, 2020 at 6pm - 7:30pm Zoom Conference Call
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Los Angeles, CA
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Join PhilanthropyTouch for an immersive panel discussion about Food Insecurity during the COVID-19 era with the Founder of Not Impossible Labs, the Founder of Golden, the Founder of Rossoblu Restaurant Relief and the President of Meals on Wheels, California!  

 

OUR GUEST PANEL!

MICK EBELING - FOUNDER AND CEO - NOT IMPOSSIBLE LABS

Recently named by Fortune Magazine as one of the Top 50 World’s Greatest Leaders, a recipient of the Muhammad Ali Humanitarian of the Year Award and listed as one of the world’s most influential creative people by The Creativity 50’s, MICK EBELING has sparked a movement of pragmatic, inspirational innovation.  Ebeling is a film/ television/ commercial producer, philanthropist, technology trailblazer, author, ENTREPRENEUR and public speaker. Ebeling is CEO of Not Impossible, an organization that develops creative solutions to address real-world problems.

Not Impossible Labs was founded on Mick’s firm belief that nothing is impossible. With no technical background in ocular recognition technology, Ebeling created Not Impossible’s first project: The Eyewriter. An open source, low-cost, DIY device, The Eyewriter enables individuals with paralysis to communicate and create art using only the movement of their eyes. Time Magazine named The Eyewriter one of the “Top 50 Inventions of 2010,” and the device is now part of MoMA’s permanent collection.

 

SAM FANKUCHEN, FOUNDER & CEO at GOLDEN

SAM FANKUCHEN is top notch CEO/ Innovator that has developed the World's #1 App helping find, locate and engage Volunteers. The App is a culmination of his life's work and genius, both on the side of developing volunteers and finding them opportunities that are fun, engaging and rewarding as well as provide the Nonprofits with excellent back-end management of volunteers and data. 

He is a game changer entrepreneur, needed in this time of COVID-19.

Sam received MA & BA degrees from Stanford, where he studied Social Entrepreneurship, Organizational Behavior, and Design Thinking.

 

DINA SAMSON, OWNER at ROSSOBLU and SUPERFINE PIZZA

DINA SAMSON is a Managing Partner at Sotto, top line restaurant and hospitality company, with one of the top restaurants in DTLA. Samson developed her acumen for business by spending 15 years in the world of finance, both as an investment banker and in hedge fund operations. Seeking a change of scenery, literally and professionally, Samson came to Los Angeles to enter the world of video game production. When her husband, Steve, sought her expertise in financing his first restaurant, she soon became integral to the nascent restaurant’s operation. Mentored by restaurateur Bill Chait, Samson would step in as Sotto’s first general manager. She has now taken the lead on all of Sotto’s operations. Samson also miraculously finds time to raise the couple’s young twins, while also overseeing operations at Chef Steve Samson's second restaurant in DTLA, Rossoblu

 

DARYL TWERDAHL, PRESIDENT at MEALS ON WHEELS CALIFORNIA    

DARYL TWERDAHL is the President of Meals on Wheels California, which serves 4,300 meals each day to the homebound and hungry in Los Angeles. Daryl has one of the most unusual backgrounds you can imagine to be the President of Meals on Wheels, Owner of a Catering Company and the founder and owner of the Los Angeles School of Etiquette and Protocol. She hales from Greasy Corner, Arkansas, where Southern manners and doing things the "right way" were valued.  After graduating from the Hutchinson School in Memphis, and Hollins College in Roanoke, Virginia, Daryl received a Masters' Degree in Irish Studies from University College in Dublin, Ireland. Over 20 years ago, Daryl purchased a local catering firm, The Village Catering Company, which she still manages today.  Village Catering is a full-service catering company serving clients in the greater Los Angeles area. The Company specializes in serving groups of 20 to 200 people. Village Catering and the work of Daryl Twerdahl have been featured in Gourmet, Bon Appetite, L.A. Weekly, L.A. Style, Gault Mileau, Los Angeles' Magazine's "Best of L.A" and most recently in Town and Country. Daryl has been a teacher and lecturer for major universities, schools, clubs, commercial firms and for the Young Presidents' Organization. St. Vincent Meals on Wheels is the largest privately funded Meals on Wheels program in the country. Founded over 40 years ago, their mission has never wavered or changed. The core values of the Daughters of St. Vincent de Paul are the basis of all that they do and they inform the way they deliver service to their homebound seniors every day.

 

PhilanthropyTouch is an industry specific group within our larger AthletesTouch network, which is an exclusive, transformative, membership community of individuals and organizations who are changing the world through charitable and social enterprise. Members share the same mentality: that charity is enterprise and must see itself as such to perform and accomplish the most good. We share best practices, resources, contacts, successes and failures through a speaker driven environment. The PhilanthropyTouch community is comprised of philanthropists, funders, c-Level staff, donors, board members, development staff, trusted advisors and founders.

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