American Kidney Fund Board Member Frank M. Corso, Jr., Receives Economic Development Award

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American Kidney Fund National Board of Trustees Member Frank Mitchell Corso, Jr., recently received the Economic Development Award from the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Birthday Celebration Committee of Nassau County, New York, in recognition of his strong commitment to developing businesses in minority communities in Nassau County and through out the United States.

We are privileged to have him serve on our Board of Trustees.

American Kidney Fund National Board of Trustees Member Frank Mitchell Corso, Jr., recently received the Economic Development Award from the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Birthday Celebration Committee of Nassau County, New York, in recognition of his strong commitment to developing businesses in minority communities in Nassau County and through out the United States.

Corso is a nationally recognized expert and leader in economic and business development, business financing and franchising. He is CEO of Frank Mitchell Corso, Jr. and Associates, Inc., a business management and finance consulting firm with offices in New York and California. His firm provides a myriad of business services to business throughout the United States, including financing guidance, business development, CFO services, marketing and franchising development.

“Frank’s resume of business development is exceptional and he is very deserving of this outstanding recognition,” said LaVarne A. Burton, President and CEO of the American Kidney Fund, a national nonprofit organization that is the nation’s leading source of direct, treatment-related financial assistance to dialysis patients. “We are privileged to have him serve on our Board of Trustees.”

Corso has received numerous awards over the years. On several occasions, he has been the recipient of the Small Business Advisor of The Year award from the United States Small Business Administration’s Small Business Development Center. He has also received the Appreciation Award of The Federal Laboratory Consortium for Technology Transfer, which honors a person who has made a significant contribution to the Federal Laboratory Consortium program. He is listed in 2009-2010 editions of Marquis Who’s Who in America, Marquis Who’s Who in Finance and Business and Marquis Who’s Who in The World for 2010.

Corso has been the Financial Editor of Technology Business Magazine for several years and is a contributing writer for several business publications. He is also an author; host of “Dollars and Sense,” a business talk show on local cable television; and a national speaker on business. In addition to serving on the Board of Trustees for the American Kidney Fund and chairing several different committees, Corso serves on several other boards, including Friends of The World Food Program and Long Island Transportation Management. He also serves on several business advisory boards.

About the American Kidney Fund
The mission of the American Kidney Fund is to fight kidney disease through direct financial support to patients in need; health education; and prevention efforts. In 2009, the American Kidney Fund provided treatment-related grants to 87,000 kidney patients totaling nearly $155 million. The American Kidney Fund reaches tens of thousands of individuals each year with information about kidney health; operates a kidney disease screening program in high-risk communities; and maintains a toll-free HelpLine (866-300-2900) which provides education about kidney disease. The American Kidney Fund is a seven-time recipient of the highest “Four Star” rating from Charity Navigator; holds an A+ rating from the American Institute of Philanthropy; adheres to the National Health Council Standards of Excellence; and is a member of the Better Business Bureau Wise Giving Alliance. For more information, visit http://www.kidneyfund.org.

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