Goody Awards Announces 4 Global Social Good Events This Week

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As part of the global social good celebration in New York, Los Angeles and online this week, the Goody Awards ( announces four events highlighting Social Enterprise Panels and Teacher Goody Awards. Along with hosting a Social Media Week LA Panel, the Goody Awards will recognize two college professors making an impact as part of their Back to School Campaign (Sept 1 - Oct 15, 2012). Thanks to Staples, the Goody Awards is giving away a Kindle Fire as part of a Sweepstakes for this campaign

As the world comes together digitally this week to discuss social good ideas, the Goody Awards will be taking a lead role coast-to-coast at four events. Anyone can join the conversations via social media of the Social Good Summit LA Meetup on Mon, 9/24 and Social Media Week LA Social Enterprise and Entertainment Panel on Wed, 9/26. As part of the Goody Awards Back to School Campaign, students will also honor two professors with Teacher Goody Awards for inspiring creativity.

Monday, Sept 24, 2012, 12-3pm PST, Social Good Summit LA Meetup (Hotel Shangri-La Outdoor Courtyard, Santa Monica, CA) – The Goody Awards will be one of the discussion leaders at this event that is part of Social Good Summit presented by Mashable, UN Foundation, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and more with global meetups in cities around the world. The main question that will be discussed is; “How can new media and technology create solutions in your community?” Shout out to Mashable, PictureHealing and SocEnt LA for hosting this event. Follow the conversation on Twitter with #SGSGlobal and/or get free tickets to join in person here:

Wed, Sept 26, 2012, 5-6:30pm PST, LA Social Enterprise and Entertainment Panel (W Hotel Hollywood/ Station) – The Goody Awards will host a social good panel at the W Hotel Hollywood as part of Social Media Week LA. Panelists will share the challenges of being for profit in the social good and entertainment space, their ah ha moment, cause marketing campaigns and best advice for anyone wanting to start a social enterprise. Follow this panel on Twitter @GoodyAwards @TWTComedy @Roozt @PictureHealing @Give2GetJobs @LSTN @TheHubLA. The Goody Awards will also give away free sunglasses to anyone that tweets a shout out with #GoodyAwards. And thanks Microsoft for being a Goody Awards sponsor, an Xbox Game Night will be given as a door prize. Sign up her for this free event, follow on Twitter #SMWsocialent #SMW12 and/or watch via live-stream on

Fri, Sept 28, 2012 – One of the first Teacher Goody Awards will be presented to Professor Ravi Aron PhD, who teaches Digital Marketplace at Johns Hopkins Carey School of Business in Baltimore, MD. The award will be presented by Global MBA student and Goody Awards Intern Tim Sissons, who brings a global prospective from New Zealand. Tim explained, “I'm delighted that Professor Aron is to be awarded one of the first Teacher Goody Awards. He brings an energy and enthusiasm to his classroom that students can actually feel. Professor Aron makes the science accessible, the key concepts understandable and the learning fun. His teaching is an inspiration as you leave the classroom not only with an understanding of the material, but a real sense of how the concepts can and are applied.”

Mon, Oct 1, 2012 - A second #TeacherGoody Award will be presented to Johns Hopkins University Professor and Anthropology Department Chair Niloofar Haeri PhD by Sophmore Nicole Bakabania and Goody Awards Intern. Nicole described why she selected her professor for this honor, "Professor Haeri is a professor who loves to learn the material just as much as she loves teaching it. Her excitement and creativity when in her Anthropology courses, and her kindness and genuine love for the subject makes her more than fitting to receive a Teacher Goody Award."

To support arts-education, the Goody Awards is also donating free PR for their Back to School Campaign to two education causes in Los Angeles who provide creative mentoring to underserved students: and the Young Storytellers Foundation. Anyone can support these causes by tweeting a photo thru the Picture Healing App, then select CreateNow or Young Storytellers Foundation as the charity, and Picture Healing will donate a portion of their profits to them. @CreateNow @YoungStory

About the Goody Awards - @GoodyAwards does Social Good Awards via social media, special events and cause marketing campaigns. To support causes and recognize good, the Goody Awards develops integrated marketing campaigns around special awards with an educational cause marketing messages. CEO/Founder Liz H Kelly has built integrated marketing campaigns and recognition programs for Fox Interactive Media/MySpace, Paramount Pictures, and the first Sprint PCS / Sprint Spectrum. Global Media Experts, Actors, Producers, Mobile Leaders and Philanthropists are on the Goody Awards Advisory Board. Media Contact: Liz Smith 310-987-7207

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