"The Michael Bolton Charities, Inc"
February 2006 Volume 2, Issue 1 The Michael Bolton Charities, Inc. Letter from Michael…. SAVE THE DATES Dear Friends, The Michael Bolton Charities 14th Annual Event I hope that your holidays were the scourge of domestic violence. healthy and happy ones. As we In every form, this abuse is the Benefit Concert & Reception Sunday, September 17, 2006 embark on the new year, so much cause of generational, cyclical The Palace Theatre comes to mind. Because of your suffering that negates every great Stamford, CT support and interest in our ef- principal I believe decent Ameri- Celebrity Golf Classic forts, each year, I am more en- cans embrace. As doctors and Monday, September 18, 2006 couraged, more motivated and scientists strive to treat victims Rockrimmon Country Club deeply inspired. and cure cancer and other dis- Stamford, CT Most of us have so much to be eases, we must strive to end the cycle of domestic violence. Acts build their lives, to live, to hope grateful for and despite the hard- of terror against Americans are and to dream again of a decent life ships and challenges life places going on everywhere in our for themselves and their families. before us, we know we're so BOARD OF DIRECTORS country, but our immediate focus Thank you for helping us help vic- fortunate for our health and the Michael Bolton has been on the states devastated tims of the hurricane and victims of well-being of our families and Robert Doran by Hurricane Katrina -- we have loved ones. abuse to become survivors. Robert Epstein witnessed the devastation and Sincerely, Louis Levin We are fortunate to have people misery that Hurricanes Katrina Kenneth Sitomer in this world with enduring com- and Rita have left in their wake; mitment to making life defini- Jacqueline Smaga wiping out homes, businesses, Executive Director tively better for those far less schools and hope from peoples' fortunate. We were proud to Andrena Gagliardi lives. Because of your generos- Executive Assistant honor two such human beings at Michael Bolton ity and support of our 13th an- our event in September: Chuck nual event, The Michael Bolton Norris and William Austin -- Charities reached out to an or- you will read about their incredi- ganization who works directly ble humanitarian efforts in this WOMEN’S ADVISORY COUNCIL with women and children who newsletter. These two individu- Lois Beekman Oliveira, Chair were already escaping from their MaryAnn Arcatie als have exemplified our eternal own unimaginable tragedy of Juley Fulcher responsibility as a nation: to Inside This Issue: Joan Lunden domestic violence: The Louisi- honor and respect human rights, Project Homeward Bound 2 Robin Runge ana Coalition Against Domestic human dignity and the divine gift 2005 Event 3, 4 Elizabeth Sahakyan Violence-Hurricane Katrina Amber Senn of our own true humanity. 2005 Fan Reception 5 Sandi Silverman Fund. Our donation of $100,000 “Five Feet Away” 5 Jackie Smaga For the last few years, I have to LCADV is making it possible LCADV 6 Georgia Tavlarios been focused more than ever on for these at risk families to re- So The World May Hear 6 Meredith Wagner 2005 Grants 7 The Michael Bolton Charities, Inc. Volume 2, Issue 1 Page 2 Project Homeward Bound (A collaboration between The Michael Bolton Charities and Yale Child Study Center—Family Support Services: A Research Project Investigating the Roots of Homelessness for Women and Their Children in Real World Settings) We are pleased to update you on the cian. The team carries a case load of vices, entitlements and benefits that ongoing progress of Project Home- eleven to twelve families. In addi- make it possible for homeless chil- ward Bound, one of our largest fund- tion, the team conducts a parenting dren and families to find and main- ing initiatives. Project Homeward education and support group for tain safe and secure home environ- Bound was developed eleven years ments. Cognitive limitations may homeless women at two shelters in ago by the Family Support Services seriously affect an individual’s (FSS) division of the Yale Child New Haven. The Department of ability to maintain a stable home Study Center with our support and Social Services, the Department of environment, provide for her own encouragement. The collaboration Children and Families and local and her children's health, mental with FSS was driven by The MBC’s shelters are some of the referral health and educational needs, get interest in assisting research pro- agents to the program. The Project and sustain a job and access possible grams that investigate the roots of Homeward Bound Team provides benefits and entitlements. homelessness for women and their invaluable clinical and case manage- These poor functional abilities offer children in real world settings. The ment services to homeless women financial support of The MBC cou- some answers to the question of why A recent report of the lessons who are actively parenting. These pled with the clinical expertise of the so many families headed by a parent learned from the program, services are designed to help fami- with cognitive disabilities become FSS staff has led to the creation of a prepared by Jean Adnopoz, program designed to reduce the poor lies experience a more successful chronically homeless and place their developmental and educational out- transition back into the community. children at high degrees of risk for MPH, of the Child Study Successful termination is determined comes frequently experienced by failure. Women with cognitive limi- Center states that “contrary children affected by homelessness not only by the attainment of stable tations have extreme difficulty advo- to our expectations, we and expand our understanding of the housing but the development of cating for services and benefits. It is factors that may influence a daily living skills that will allow discovered early in our work not unusual for some provider agen- woman’s ability to provide safe and families to maintain their housing cies to misdiagnose or mislabel these with families in shelters, that stable housing. following the active intervention of women as mentally ill or as sub- the families most likely to be Project Homeward Bound has three the Homeward Bound team. stance abusers. The Project Home- main goals: clinical care, policy ward Bound team serves as a strong referred for Homeward A recent report of the lessons advancement and research. The first advocate for the family with these Bound services were those learned from the program, prepared goal is to work with homeless by Jean Adnopoz, MPH, of the Child systems, negotiates on their behalf headed by a parent with women and their children to identify Study Center states that “contrary to and helps to overcome the stigmati- and facilitate access to the services cognitive limitations.” our expectations, we discovered zation and lack of understanding by they need in order to achieve a level early in our work with families in some providers that might otherwise of safety and stability in the commu- shelters, that the families most likely severely compromise the family’s nity. To reach the second goal of to be referred for Homeward Bound policy advancement, P.H.B. collabo- ability to receive the services they services were those headed by a rates with a variety of State and local need. The P.H.B. team advocates parent with cognitive limitations. As organizations in order to ensure the for homeless women with cognitive reported in the past, we believed availability of resources and pro- limitations on multiple levels. On initially, that the lack of safe and grams for homeless women and the individual level, the work of the stable housing was the result of children. The third goal is to ad- high-risk parental behavior relating team involves case management, vance the field of knowledge in to substance abuse or domestic vio- systems collaboration and pushing to regards to the needs of homeless lence. We came quickly to the reali- gain access to the services that the women and children. zation that women were unable to publicly funded systems are sup- These women constitute a popula- maintain stable and safe housing for posed to provide, although they tion whose needs are often over- multiple reasons, one of which was often lack the resources to live up to looked or misunderstood. As a related to their impaired cognitive functioning. We found that a sur- their mandates. In addition, the team result, they are frequently shunted works to bring about changes in prising number of homeless women aside and isolated from mainstream policy on the State level. P.H.B. “These women constitute a lacked the ability to fully understand service systems. Not only do these staff has played a prominent role in and utilize the resources, supports population whose needs are women suffer as a result, but their and systems available to them. This the facilitation and development of often overlooked or children are placed at a higher risk finding led the program to commit the statewide Parents with Cognitive because of environmental and educa- some of its resources to the develop- Limitations Workgroup which pro- misunderstood.” tional instability. Moreover, children ment of working partnerships and vides training for providers working are potentially at an increased risk collaborations not only with the with actively parenting, cognitively for residing in an unsafe environ- child and adult mental health and impaired women. As a result of ment. Since its inception in 1994, protective service systems, but also with the Department of Mental Re- these trainings and several statewide Project Homeward Bound has served conferences on the topic, there is a tardation and the Department of approximately 350 children living in growing interest in finding ways to Social Services. At this point in 120 families. Project Homeward improve services to this popula- time, we believe we are the only Bound has been staffed by a clinical program in the area that consistently tion. Another, larger national con- team composed of a full time family reaches out to all of these systems in ference on this topic is being dis- support worker and a part time clini- an effort to access the range of ser- cussed for next year.” The Michael Bolton Charities, Inc. Volume 2, Issue 1 Page 3 MBC 13th Annual Event The 13th Annual Michael Bolton The KickStart Program is actively Richard Marx & Paul Williams will Charities Benefit Concert and Ce- working in 37 schools in the Texas write a song for you, a private lebrity Golf Classic, sponsored by public schools. They have over dance lesion with Patrick Swayze American Airlines (official airline 5,000 Team members learning the and a private performance by Mi- of The Michael Bolton Charities), philosophies of the martial arts in chael Bolton. Special thanks to our took place on Sunday, September order to live a more productive life friends, Warren and Jalé Trepp, 18th 2005, at SCA’s Palace Theatre and make healthy choices for them- who so genersouly matched live Chuck Norris, Joan Lunden, Michael in Stamford and Monday, Septem- selves. Chuck Norris’ vision is to auction cash contributions for the and Nancy Sinatra ber 19th, at The Wee Burn Country have this prevention program in evening, helping to put us over the Club in Darien. The event featured every school in American. Chuck top! Special thanks to our a VIP/Sponsor Dinner Reception, says, “I want to make the 5,000 wonderful friends and supporters at Silent Auction, Live Auction and a students we now have develop into CASSIS, creators of The MBC Benefit Concert. A star-studded 24,000 students and beyond.” “Balloon of Dreams” Pin for their and remarkable evening of music generosity to our celebrity guests. The MBC was also proud to recog- and entertainment featuring Joan nize our friend and true humanitar- The Golf Classic followed the next Lunden, who once again graced the ian, Mr. William Austin, Founder morning at The Wee Burn Country stage as Mistress of Ceremonies of The Starkey Hearing Founda- Club in Darien. Thirty groups and performances by the legendary tion. Bill Austin founded The featuring celebrities including Mistress of Ceremonies, Joan Lunden Nancy Sinatra, Grammy award- Starkey Hearing Foundation in Oscar Winner Paul Williams, actor, winning Country Superstar and six 1973 with the simple premise it Matt McCoy, LPGA great Jan time CMA nominee, Lee Ann still holds true today: “Giving is Stephensen, David Letterman show Womack, America’s piano sensa- easy, Giving is exciting. The chal- announcer, Alan Kalter, Olympian tion Jim Brickman, multi-talented lenge is to increase your ability to Jeret “Speedy” Peterson, NFL dancer, actor and singer, Patrick give. Alone we can’t do much, but greats Scooter McGruder, Don Swayze and Michael Bolton and together, we can change the McPherson and Larry Centers and his band. world.” Today, Bill’s vision has others teed off in a “shamble” golf Actor, Producer and Humanitarian, empowered his Foundation through format. The winning low gross Paul Williams & Michael Chuck Norris, was honored for his the strength of thousands of volun- prize went to Jeret Peterson, Larry work with the Foundation he estab- teers and donors across the globe, Coben, Frank Penski, Randy lished, KickStart. The KickStart enabling the foundation to spread Schader and Dean Vanech of Delta Foundation, founded in 1990 and the gift of hearing to the hearing Power Corp, with a great round of originally as Kick Drugs Out of impaired by giving away more than 11 under par 60. The winning low America, is dedicated to changing 20,000 hearing aids every year. net prize went to Michael Cohen, and saving children’s lives through Annually, The Starkey Hearing Dennis Cone, Ray Dumont and the Marital Arts. Specific goals of Foundation conducts more than Marty Hakel of Professional KickStart are to encourage students 150 hearing missions in countries Caddies Association, with a to resolve conflict productively, stretching from the U.S. to Peru to tournament record 24 under par 47. avoid participating in gangs, South Africa and Vietnam. The The real winners for the entire Patrick Swayze wows the crowd with choose drug-free lifestyles and Foundation also works to promote his rendition of “She’s Like The Wind” weekend are the children and remain in high school. Martial Arts hearing health awareness while women at risk who will benefit training serves simply as the vehi- also supporting and conducting from the funds raised by the cle to instill the values and skills research and education on hearing hundreds of participants who necessary to combat the drug and healthcare. Mr. Austin’s generos- sponsored The Benefit Concert and gang-related peer pressure. The ity to The MBC at last year’s live Golf Classic, and contributed core philosophy of Martial Arts auction resulted in a beautiful song auction items, raffle prizes and stresses the vital importance of written by Michael Bolton and Paul gave such generous donations. A healthy mind and body necessary to Williams entitled “The Voice of total of close to $400,000 was lead a productive life. The Kick- Love”, a song which is now used raised. Due to the success of the Start karate program replaces many for The Starkey Haring Founda- event, The Michael Bolton The legendary Nancy Sinatra missing elements of student’s lives tion’s mission. Charities made a donation to the including offering a role model, a The live auction, which featured Louisana Coalition Against figure of authority, a chance to set auctioneer extraordinaire, Jack Domestic Violence (LCADV) and reach goals, physical and mar- Williams and Co-Host, Tom Gross, Hurricane Katrina Fund. tial conditioning and very impor- was incredible, raising close to tantly, a feeling of hope for the $320,000 and included one-of-a- future and believe in themselves. kind items such as, Michael Bolton, Piano Sensation, Jim Brickman The Michael Bolton Charities, Inc. Volume 2, Issue 1 Page 4 2005 Event Photo Gallery Patrick Swayze rocks the stage with his Country Superstar Lee Ann Womack moves along with dancer/vocalist Michael performs Chuck Norris receives The Monique Lindesay “Nessun Dorma” Lifetime Achievement Award Gena and Chuck Norris and Tani and Bill Austin Ice Sculpture Michael, Nancy Sinatra, Patrick depicting MBC logo Stormin’ Normin and Swayze and Monique Lindesay Paul Williams MBC “Crew” at 2005 Golf Event Elizabeth Sahakyan and Jacob Dursunian of CASSIS From Left: Cindy Raymond, Kyle Vocalist Janis Liebhart with Nancy Sinatra Raymond, Chuck Norris, Colleen and Patrick Swayze Raymond and R.A. Raymond Joan Lunden and Auctioneer Extraordinaire Jeff Konigsberg Our great volunteers at registration Jack Williams Lee Ann Womack Michael poses with VIP Guests Warren Trepp, Paul Williams including Rita Cosby, Lis Wiehl and U.S. Olympic Aerialist, Jaret and Michael Mickey Sherman “Speedy” Peterson and Michael The Michael Bolton Charities, Inc. Volume 2, Issue 1 Page 5 2005 Michael Bolton Fan Reception The 9th Annual Michael Bolton for an upcoming concert. The thanks to everyone involved, Fan Reception was once again MBC also donated two front but most of all a special thanks a great success. The event row tickets to the Benefit Con- to Michael’s fans! raised over $10,000 for the The committee would like to MBC—the largest amount yet! thank all of those who took part Approximately 65 fans enjoyed in the event, no matter how brunch and mingling with a large or small, and hope to see number of honored guests, in- everyone back at the 10th An- cluding Michael’s mother, Percussionist Tre Balfour and nual Michael Bolton Fan Re- Helen Bolotin and cousin, Kaye Auctioneer Tom Gross ception. Innamorato; Dennis & Laura Cone of The Professional Cad- Laura Cone & Dennis Cone of Look for more information at dies Association; Michael’s PCA and Helen Bolotin http://members.aol.com/ band members, Tre Balfour, BOLTONINFO/MBF.html percussion and Jason DeLaire, cert that evening at SCA’s Pal- or contact the committee via saxophone/keyboards. ace Theatre. email at MBFANS@aol.com And, thanks to our good friend This event was established so Thank you to the committee for and auctioneer extraordinaire, that Michael’s fans could get your tremendous efforts and Tom Gross, the live auction together and enjoy each other’s dedication……. was absolutely magnificent! company during Michael’s Connie Brubeck, Chairman The most popular item was event weekend and also help Dan Brubeck donated by Michael. Toni Wil- raise money for his cause in the Gail Atkinson Fan Reception Committee Sharon Oyster, Connie Brubeck, Dan liams of Florida was the highest name of all his fans. Sharon Oyster Brubeck & Gail Atkinson bidder, paying $4000 for two Layne Seeloff The reception has become more tickets and backstage passes and more successful each year Michael Bolton Records Song To Benefit PCA and The PCA World Mentoring Program Michael was honored when wide,” said Dennis Cone. that these unsung heroes will “The caddie relationship Professional Caddie’s Associa- continue to endure.” PCA is an organization dedi- is inspiring and my tion (PCA) founder, Dennis cated to providing caddies with For additional information or to Cone, asked him to record the continued work on this high quality benefits, services purchase a copy of the song, first caddie anthem, “Five Feet and certification through educa- please visit project has taken on a Away.” The song was initially tional and communication pro- www.pcaworldwide.com or written and produced for Bruce whole new meaning,” grams worldwide. www.michaelboltonclub.com Edwards, professional golfer said Michael. Tom Watson’s long-time cad- Michael was deeply touched die and friend, and dedicated to when he first heard the song. all caddies worldwide. The “The caddie relationship is song was played at Bruce Ed- inspiring and my continued ward’s funeral when he lost his work on this project has taken courageous battle against ALS on a whole new meaning,” said on April 8, 2004, the first day Michael. And, after recording of the Masters Tournament. his own version Michael said, “I hope that Five Feet Away “More than three years of work will help in some way to sup- have gone into this project to port and fuel the PCA World- capture the essence of the cad- wide Caddie Foundation’s mis- die’s job on and off the golf Dennis Cone presents Michael with sion to assist caddies and their course and put it to music in a Dennis Cone and LPGA the first Bruce Edwards Spirit Award families and The PCA-World great Jan Stephensen way that will stick in the hearts Mentoring Program to ensure and minds of people world- The Michael Bolton Charities, Inc. Volume 2, Issue 1 Page 6 Donation to LCADV Due to Michael's desire to help forever. We lost five of our 20 which would allow LCADV to the domestic violence victims domestic violence programs in make $5,000 donations to bat- from Hurricane Katrina, he the state. Also, communities tered women who were past the made a promise at our 13th were lost, a major urban center immediate crisis intervention annual benefit concert, that The was destroyed, colleagues were stage and were planning and MBC would make a significant displaced, possibly perma- preparing for the longer term contribution to an agency that nently, and our domestic vio- goals of their lives. LCADV provides direct services to these lence program directors lost and its member programs will victims. The MBC is pleased their homes, as did the majority meet with the woman and help to announce that a grant in the of their staff. Women and chil- her develop long-term goals "We are honored by amount of $100,000 was made dren were displaced throughout and then provide the financial Michael Bolton's to the Louisiana Coalition the United States, many of assistance to make what often continued support in the Against Domestic Violence whom may be victims of do- would be viewed as a dream, a cause to improve the lives (LCADV) Hurricane Katrina mestic violence. They found reality. This may include re- of domestic violence Relief Fund from the proceeds themselves in strange places turning to school, purchasing victims", Angela Clark, of our annual event. LCADV with no support systems and an affordable home, purchasing Associate Executive was selected as the beneficiary very likely, not even knowing a car to provide transportation Director, LCADV. of this grant after researching where to get domestic violence to work. The program goals the various agencies who were assistance if needed. The also include financial education providing direct services. criminal justice and judiciary on budgeting, banking, credit, LCADV was hit twice from systems, which are important in homeownership, and continued both Hurricane Katrina and the protection of battered advocacy and support. The Hurricane Rita. They provide women and their children, second need identified is for financial assistance directly to were/are temporarily inactive LCADV to provide funds to battered women and their chil- or their responsibilities have their member domestic vio- dren, and no administrative changed as needed." lence programs in the affected costs have been, nor will be, parishes to purchase supplies As a result of many conversa- used from the Hurricane Relief and furnishings not covered by tions between The MBC and Fund donations. In the words FEMA or insurance. This in- LCADV, it was determined that of Angela Clark, Associate cludes purchasing furniture, we could make the greatest Executive Director-LCADV, bedding, towels, etc. difference by providing a grant "Katrina changed our lives So The World May Hear - Starkey Hearing Foundation Joanne Schwabauer is a long- and heard about his work at our ing Foundation in Eden Prairie, time Michael Bolton Fan. It Benefit Concert, she could only Minnesota, where he implanted wasn’t until her husband passed think of her grandson, Joshua. a special hearing device inside away four years ago that she Joshua Noll, now 22, was deaf Joshua’s ear. The procedure became more involved in Mi- in one ear since the age of 1- was a success — Joshua could chael’s Fan Club. After meet- 1/2, largely due to major ear hear again! ing a few other fan members at infections he had as an infant. Joanne and Joshua extend their concerts, Joanne and her When Joanne had the opportu- deepest thanks to Bill Austin daughter decided to make the nity, she introduced herself to and everyone at The Starkey trip to Connecticut to attend Bill Austin and explained her Hearing Foundation for their Michael’s 2005 Event. Little grandson’s hearing impairment. tremendous generosity. did she know what was about to Mr. Austin told Joanne that he take place would change the could help her grandson and Joanne would also like to thank life of one of her family mem- invited them to his lab in Min- Michael, for if it weren’t for Joanne Schwabauer and her bers forever. nesota. In November of 2005, Michael, Joanne never would grandson Joshua Noll Mr. Austin flew Joanne and her have met Bill Austin. When Joanne read about Bill grandson to The Starkey Hear- Austin in our event program The Michael Bolton Charities, Inc. Volume 2, Issue 1 Page 7 2005 Grants Louisiana Coalition Against Little Sisters of the Assump- Kids in Crisis Children's Advocacy Center Domestic Violence (LCADV) tion Family Health Service Greenwich, Connecticut of Manhattan Hurricane Katrina Fund Harlem, New York $10,000 New York, New York New Orleans, Louisiana $5,000 $5,000 Support to keep beds available $100,000 Support for the food pantry and Support to provide services to for children ages 0-12 years who family advocate office. abused children which include Funds used to provide $5,000 are deemed at risk of abuse and physical and mental evalua- grants to battered women and cannot access services provided tions; parent support groups; their children to help rebuild by the Department of Children Stamford Center for the Arts education and linkages with city their lives as well as financial and Families. Stamford, Connecticut hospitals and social service and budgeting education for $5,000 agencies. them; second use of funds is to purchase furniture, bedding, Support for the community out- Prevent Child Abuse America towels, and other items for one reach program which provides Chicago, Illinois Family ReEntry of the shelters that was com- free tickets to cultural/artistic $20,000 Norwalk, Connecticut pletely destroyed. events for Stamford public Support for PCA’s program, $10,000 school students. "Healthy Families America's, Support for "transitions- prenatal education program Yale Child Study Center youthful offender mentoring component. "Project Homeward Bound" Columbus House program" for young men incar- New Haven, Connecticut New Haven, Connecticut cerated at Manson Youth Insti- $50,000 $10,000 tution (Cheshire) and young New York City Family Support for a life skills case Justice Center women at York Correctional Funds to provide the services of manager working at Sojourner's Brooklyn, New York Institution (Niantic). a case manager and MSW to work with women and their chil- House which is a residential $20,000 dren who have cycled through home for 16 women who suffer A center providing one stop Domestic Violence Services of the shelter system at least twice from abuse, violence, aids and essential services to domestic Greater New Haven to ensure and assist their suc- cognitive limitations. violence victims. New Haven, Connecticut cessful transition back into the $15,000 community. Project Homeward Bound has facilitated the coordi- Project Return Support for the outpatient coun- Mentor—National Mentoring nation of systems for the first Westport, Connecticut selor and the temporary restrain- Partnership time which is helping these $1,500 ing order advocate in the Mil- Washington, DC women to secure the benefits Support for the “Managing $25,000 ford court. and assistance they need from Emotions Program” at this tran- social service agencies. Work Support for mentoring programs sitional home for 6 young is done at the Christian Commu- ($20,000) and endowment Mt. Sinai Sexual Assault women. nity Action Shelter in New Ha- ($5,000). Victims Intervention Program ven. New York—$15,000 Joe DiMaggio Children's Support to train volunteer advo- Domestic Violence Crisis Hospital Foundation cates who work in New York Boys and Girls Village Center - Norwalk and Hollywood, Florida City hospital emergency rooms Milford, Connecticut Stamford, Connecticut $1,000 to help counsel and advocate for $5,000 $15,000 Support for the general fund victims. Funds used to provide parent Support for the family advocate which provides free healthcare education training for at risk in the confidential shelters. to indigent pediatric patients. youth housed at the transitional In 2006, we are excited about school on the campus in Mil- updating you on our efforts at ford. Toys for Tots Foundation Susan B. Anthony Project Safe Space of New Haven, Inc. Connecticut Torrington, Connecticut and a collaboration with Com- National Domestic Violence $1,000 $10,000 munity Renewal Team in Hotline Hartford around the creation Austin, Texas To purchase new toys for needy Support to provide funding for of The Michael Bolton Con- $5,000 children in Connecticut. legal fees for clients. temporary Music Program. General Support. The Michael Bolton Charities, Inc. P. O. Box 936 Branford, CT 06405 Phone: (203) 483-6463 Fax: (203) 483-6531 www.michaelboltoncharities.com Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Mailing Address Line 1 Mailing Address Line 2 Mailing Address Line 3 Mailing Address Line 4 Mailing Address Line 5 OUR CONTINUED MISSION The Michael Bolton Charities, Inc. continues to support many wonderful organizations, mainly in the Connecticut area. Our mission remains twofold: to provide grants to other nonprofit organizations that support children and women at risk of poverty, abuse, neglect, homelessness and domestic violence; and, to provide access to education for underprivileged youth. Michael dedicates numerous hours not only to his own foundation but assists the efforts of other charitable organizations as well. Michael is currently the Honorary Chairman of Prevent Child Abuse America, National Chairman of This Close for Cancer Research and is a board member for MENTOR/The National Mentoring Partnership and The Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital. 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Newsletter Created by Andrena Gagliardi All MBC Event photos are courtesy of Wayne Logan—Wayne Logan Photography, Branford, CT Stuart Walls—Woodstock Studio, Milford, CT