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Co-founded by Gina Ricciardi, spouse of Managing Partner Michael Ricciardi, Franciscan Charities began in 2005, in response to a call for help. A handful of Newark’s most needy were gathered in the basement of St. Ann’s, a nearly-abandoned church in the West Ward. Since then, St. Ann’s Soup Kitchen has become the hub for Franciscan Charities and its ministries, providing over 75,000 meals per year. With the help of its ministries, clients have completed job training and found employment. Others have received medical attention, HIV testing, and addiction counseling.
The Goodwill Group is a privately funded Bangkok based NGO founded in December 2000 by Mercury Capital Advisors Managing Partner, Enrique Cuan. Goodwill’s mission is to improve the quality of life for disadvantaged Thai women by empowering them through personal and career development services. Goodwill’s services aim to increase the economic earning power of women who have very limited marketable vocational skills and who cannot otherwise afford to pay for such beneficial services. In 2014 the foundation trained over 8,000 women and was recognized by the Rockefeller Foundation as the Best Mid-Sized NGO in Thailand.
When a warrior comes home from battle, V-MAT assists in healing the physical, mental and spiritual losses caused by PTSD, traumatic brain injury, physical injury and many other issues through martial arts training.
The United States Olympic Committee is responsible for preparing Team USA Olympians and Paralympian athletes with every possible advantage to represent the United States at the global level. It is committed to providing the support and training services athletes need to excel and to realize their full potential.