The Rodon Group/ K’NEX Brands President and CEO Michael Araten Participates in Upcoming Corporate Philanthropy Summit

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Michael Araten, President and CEO of The Rodon Group and K’NEX Brands will join the Philadelphia Business Journal’s Philanthropy Summit: Meet the Champions of Charity held on April 26, 2012 in Philadelphia, PA.

Corporate Philanthropy Summit 2012

Corporate Philanthropy Summit 2012

Our entire toy business succeeds because families choose our products and make them a part of their lives. It seems evident to me that we should give back to the community that allows us to thrive and do what we love,” said Michael Araten

Michael Araten, President and CEO of The Rodon Group and K’NEX Brands will join the Philadelphia Business Journal’s Philanthropy Summit: Meet the Champions of Charity held on April 26, 2012 in Philadelphia, PA. Philadelphia Business Journal and presenting sponsor Wells Fargo convene with the region's leading business and civic leaders to share best practices about philanthropy and community engagement. The summit’s keynote message will be by Shane Victorino, MLB Player, Philadelphia Phillies and Founder of The Shane Victorino Foundation. The Shane Victorino Foundation is dedicated to promoting opportunities for under-served youth by engaging in projects which provide children with educational, recreational and wellness programs.

“Our entire toy business succeeds because families choose our products and make them a part of their lives. It seems evident to me that we should give back to the community that allows us to thrive and do what we love,” said Michael Araten. “ On a personal level, I want to make the world a little better than I find it today. We are all dependent on each other. I find the quote ‘no man is an island’ to feel truer every day. We owe all our success to the collective work and effort of so many - some we see and some we never meet. Philanthropy is one way to help those that we don't see.”

Mr. Araten also serves on corporate and non-profit boards, including ALMO Corporation, 911Safety, LLC, American Made Matters and the Delaware Valley Chapter of Crohn's and Colitis Foundation of America and is active with the North Penn United Way.

To register and learn more about the summit, visit http://www.bizjournals.com/philadelphia/event/62921
About The Rodon Group
The Rodon Group is an ISO 9001:2008 certified landfill-free, plastic injection molder. In business since 1956, The Rodon Group makes billions of parts each year in its 125,000 square foot facility. With over 105 injection molding presses, Rodon is one of the largest family-owned and operated plastic injection molders in the United States and serves a diverse group of industries including consumer products, medical, construction, pharmaceutical and toys. Since 1992, Rodon has manufactured over 30 billion parts for the K'NEX building toy system, and is a subsidiary of K'NEX Brands, L.P.

About K’NEX Brands
Founded in 1992, K’NEX Brands, the world’s most innovative construction toy company, was established to make and sell what has become one of the world’s leading integrated construction systems for children. Winner of over 200 international awards and recognitions, K’NEX is America’s building toy company focused on Building Worlds Kids Love and encourages youngsters to “imagine, build and play.” For more information, please visit http://www.knex.com.

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