Entertainment Industry & Political Influencers Discuss “The Social Impact of Dollars vs. Deeds” in New Episode of HUNGRY Talks, Presented by St. Vincent Meals on Wheels

New episode of HUNGRY Talks explores the impact of philanthropic funding and volunteer engagement and how the intersection of dollars and deeds is transforming business and communities. Featured panelists include influencers from Lionsgate, William Morris Endeavor and California politics who have built and continue to lead major social initiatives in the arts, education and healthcare.

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HUNGRYTalks #2 | TUE, May 20, 2014

HUNGRYTalks #2 | TUE, May 20, 2014

Venture philanthropy, challenge prizes, and corporate social responsibility are just part of the exciting proliferation of efforts aimed at improving society today.

Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) May 13, 2014

HUNGRY Talks presents the panel discussion, “Currency: The Social Impact of Dollars vs. Deeds.” The discussion will explore the impact of philanthropic funding and volunteer engagement and how the intersection of dollars and deeds is transforming business and communities. Featured panelists include: Sarah Adolphson, Executive Director, William Morris Endeavor Foundation; Joanne Kozberg, Principal, California Strategies; and Haylen van Koppen, EVP, Human Resources & Corporate Social Responsibility, Lionsgate. This is a free event, open to the public.

Date: Tuesday, May 20, 2014
6:30pm - 8:30pm

Location: Real D Screening Room
100 N. Crescent Drive
Beverly Hills, CA 90210
(Parking available at venue)

RSVP: hungry2014.eventbrite.com

“Venture philanthropy, challenge prizes, and corporate social responsibility are just part of the exciting proliferation of efforts aimed at improving society today,” comments HUNGRY creator Kevin Mark Lodie. “Ideas, funding and action aren’t just coming from the usual suspects, but from entrepreneurs, civic-minded companies and everyday citizens in ‘the crowd’.”

“Our success depends on both dollars and deeds,” says Daryl Twerdahl, Executive Director of St. Vincent Meals on Wheels Foundation, the presenter of the HUNGRY series. “Foundation grants and donations from forty thousand supporters allow us to prepare and deliver one million meals per year. But it’s our family of volunteers that puts our mission into action and allows us to provide a personalized experience that emphasizes care and human contact.” Twerdahl adds, “Our goal for HUNGRY is to inspire new partners, companies and individuals to engage with the community through our mission.”

HUNGRY, an ideas exchange exploring issues of philanthropy, humanitarian work and social impact, is presented by the St. Vincent Meals on Wheels Foundation and made possible by the support of The Gas Company, a Sempra Energy utility. For partnerships, speaking opportunities and sponsorship, contact Kevin Mark Lodie at kml(at)diversifiedluxury(dot)com.

Press Inquiries, contact Lori Sander at loris(at)diversifiedluxury(dot)com.

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Founded in 1977, St. Vincent Meals on Wheels (STVMOW) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit serving approximately 4,000 meals a day, making it the largest privately-funded organization of its kind nationwide. Annually, over 1 million meals are prepared and delivered to homebound senior citizens, disabled and terminally ill patients, and homeless adults and children. STVMOW additionally services programs administered by Jewish Family Service of Los Angeles, the L.A. Gay & Lesbian Center, Salvation Army, adjacent Meals on Wheels programs and other social service agencies. Partnerships with LA Kitchen, Lanterman Regional Center, and a family of 275 volunteers make our mission possible and enable us to further engage and build surrounding communities. A recent study by The Center for Effective Government demonstrates that every dollar invested in Meals on Wheels saves Medicare $50. STVMOW is committed to keeping in step with the growing needs of seniors, whose population is expected to triple in LA County by 2030. http://www.stvmow.org


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Panelists: Sarah Adolphson, Joanne Kozberg, Haylen van Koppen. Moderator: Kevin Mark Lodie