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Cradle of Liberty Council

Among the largest youth-serving organizations in the state of Pennsylvania.

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Cradle of Liberty Council

About

The Boy Scouts of America – Cradle of Liberty Council serves more than 78,000 young people in the Philadelphia region. A volunteer-driven organization, with over 5,000 volunteers enabling the mission of the Council, The Cradle of Liberty Council provides formative, age-appropriate experiences to young people from every community throughout Philadelphia, Montgomery and Delaware Counties. Scouting is designed to foster learning, team building, resilience and personal responsibility. The council is welcoming and accessible to all youth and their families regardless of interests and abilities, teaching positive values, good citizenship and important life skills. Among the largest youth-serving organizations in the state of Pennsylvania, hundreds of community organizations join in partnership with Cradle of Liberty Council by chartering 600 Scouting units.

Through their participation in a diverse array of activities including team programs, skill-developing badge-earning experiences, camping excursions, summer programs and much more, Scouts build lifetime friendships while learning leadership skills, active patriotism, personal fitness, and practical life knowledge.

Programs

PBP has long supported a range of Scouting activities, especially those focused on developing vital skills and positive values—embodied in the Scout Oath. Ed Satell issued the largest challenge grant in a five-year period, providing a half-million dollars in matching funds to support key Scouting programs. The Challenge worked! In 2012, Ed presented the Man of the Year award to PA Governor Corbett and thanked all who participated in the challenge success.

Opportunities for Employee Engagement and Sponsor Recognition

  • •Corporate sponsorship and naming for specific programs like Resilience for life
  • Employee opportunities for mentoring scouts from challenging backgrounds in life skills and resiliency.
  • Employee opportunities for teaching Scouts about the importance of civic involvement and being leaders within their respective communities.
Participant Comments
We are dedicated to inspiring positive change, developing impactful programs, and empowering organizations and individuals.

“The support from Ed & his company, Progressive Business Publications, allows us to continue to cultivate boys and girls into prepared and responsible leaders of tomorrow.”

Bill Dwyer CEO & Chief Scout Executive Cradle of Liberty Council Boy Scouts of America
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The National Constitution Center

The National Constitution Center (NCC) is a leading history institution, dedicated bringing the U.S. Constitution to life.

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Promoting the American Experience

International House of Philadelphia

Background

The National Constitution Center (NCC) is a leading history and education institution, dedicated to informing, engaging and bringing the U.S. Constitution to life for all ages through multimedia exhibitions, live performances, timely public programs and dynamic educational resources. As America’s first and only nonpartisan, nonprofit institution devoted to the Constitution, the NCC illuminates constitutional ideals and inspires acts of citizenship, so that “We the People” may better “secure the blessings for liberty to our posterity and ourselves”.

Programs

PBP helped develop and sponsored the first book published by the Constitution Center, The American National Tree, based on the center’s most popular exhibit. The book includes a moving foreword, written by Ed Satell, which is largely based on his own experiences as a descendant of immigrants.

PBP has also sponsored the annual Naturalization Ceremony on Constitution Day, September 17 for many years. Seventy new citizens or more are sworn in during this inspiring ceremony on the stage of the NCC. Ed has spoken from the heart to these new Americans, welcoming them as fellow citizens, then personally presenting each with a copy of The American National Tree as a meaningful keepsake of this moving celebration.

Opportunities for Employee Engagement and Sponsor Recognition

  • A wide range Corporate sponsorship and naming opportunities for Exhibits, Programs and Events.
  • Named Sponsorship and employee participation at the annual Liberty Medal ceremony.
  • A wide range of volunteer engagements for employees.
  • Company-sponsored Family Memberships for employees.
Participant Comments
We are dedicated to inspiring positive change, developing impactful programs, and empowering organizations and individuals.

“Ed Satell’s one of the great civic matchmakers of our time – between needs and resources, good causes and smart people, between problems and solutions. And what’s especially great about Ed is that he gives his all — not just of financial support, but also of his incredibly sharp mind and his passionate heart.”

Joseph M. Torsella Founding CEO National Constitution Center
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University of Connecticut

The Satell Social Entrepreneur Program

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The Satell Social Entrepreneur Program

University of Connecticut

About

Social Entrepreneurship has been proven as one of the most effective strategies for lifting people out of poverty and teaching them real and sustainable business models. On the cutting edge of this approach is the Social Entrepreneur Corps (SE Corps), an organization that has contributed over 333,000 hours to projects in five countries in 2012 alone. In partnership with the SE Corps, almost a decade ago a unique consortium was created with Duke University, Columbia, the University of Notre Dame, and UCONN to create a social entrepreneur internship program for their students. Living with local families, these interns train and coach local “entrepreneurs” to help develop and sustain micro-consignment-supported businesses. This nine-credit Honors Program in the School of Business offers a life-changing summer experience dedicated to helping others.

CSR Programs

Progressive Business Publications sponsors and provides scholarships for an exciting Honors Internship program for the UCONN students through our Progressive Business Publications Charitable Trust and the Satell Family Foundation. This program has already allowed more than 80 students interested in international development to work directly with SE Corps field professionals in Guatemala, impacting thousands of lives and training more than 500 local micro-entrepreneurs.

Each intern receives nine honors credits, and has the opportunity to present an inspiring seminar on their accomplishments for students, faculty, families, alumni, and other regional guests. This event has become an acclaimed model at the University, and continues to create momentum for the program.

Opportunities for Employee Engagement and Sponsor Recognition

  • Provide financial support to the Social Entrepreneur Corps at one of the participating schools.
  • Engage employees in mentoring the SE Corps students.
Participant Comments
We are dedicated to inspiring positive change, developing impactful programs, and empowering organizations and individuals.

“One of the most effective ways for students to help poor and marginalized communities in developing regions is through social entrepreneurship, including the development of micro-finance and micro-credit business opportunities. With support from the Ed Satell International Social Entrepreneurship Fund, our students participate in a remarkable experiential learning program in Guatemala and acquire a valuable set of business skills and intercultural knowledge.”

Dr. Daniel Weiner Vice Provost for Global Affairs University of Connecticut
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United Way

For more than 125 years, United Way has been a powerful tool for individuals and corporations to make an impact.

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United Way

About

For more than 125 years, United Way has been a powerful tool for individuals and corporations to make an impact on local health, education, and social service needs. Its mission remains constant – to harness, leverage and strategically invest the collective power of donors, advocates and volunteers, to drive measurable results that improve the lives of people in our region. Through the United Way, resources are collectively used in the most powerful way to solve the region’s most pressing issues, providing the tools, services, and expertise that can enable individuals and families to become stronger and more independent.

Progressive Business Publications is strongly invested in empowering our employees, and recognize many of our employees are committed to their personal selections for giving back to the community. To support THEIR choices, PBP established its United Way Program. Through the Progressive Business Publications Charitable Foundation, we fully match all eligible employee donations, up to $1,000 each, allowing for a much more significant total annual contribution. The United Way distributes the funds to any 501(c) selected by the individual employee.

Our employees have the power and flexibility to choose the institution or program most meaningful to them. They are proud to know that their contribution – and its impact – is doubled through this powerful program, and we are pleased to support our regional community. A true win-win for all!

Opportunities for Employee Engagement and Sponsor Recognition

  • Encourage employees to support the United Way clients that fit their interests.
  • Provide support to United Way clients who meet your strategic corporate interests.
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The Nonprofit CEO Forum

“All executives have the same two problems…people and money”

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The Nonprofit CEO Forum

About

“All executives have the same two problems…people and money” is a familiar truism. More than a decade ago, PBP’s Founder, Ed Satell, recognized that nonprofit CEOs essentially were isolated by their roles, and could benefit from a private, confidential peer forum similar to several he participates in, like the World Presidents Organization (WPO).

He set up the Nonprofit CEO Forum along those lines, and quietly invited the CEOs (or equivalents) of some of the region’s leading nonprofits to join. The group meets five or six times each year to discuss prevalent nonprofit themes, present on institutional issues, and benefit from shared wisdom and experiences. Membership is by invitation only, and over the years all members, those current and those who have retired or changed roles, have deeply appreciated this unique initiative.

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Walnut Street Theatre

The Walnut Street Theatre, is America’s oldest theater, the Official State Theatre of Pennsylvania, and a National Historic Landmark.

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Walnut Street Theatre

About

What do President Thomas Jefferson, President Jimmy Carter and Groucho Marx have in common? They’ve all been to The Walnut!

The Walnut Street Theatre, founded in 1809, is America’s oldest theater, the Official State Theatre of Pennsylvania, and a National Historic Landmark. With more than 56,000 season ticket holders annually, the Walnut is also the most subscribed theater company in the world. Many noteworthy American actors of the 19th century and many from the 20th century have performed at the Walnut. Unlike venues which book touring shows, the Walnut is a producing theater, creating all aspects of its productions. Long-time acclaimed CEO Bernard Havard is both CEO and “Managing Artistic Producer”.

The Walnut presents popular theater at its best!

CSR Programs

PBP has been the sole annual financial corporate sponsor for the Theatre’s Mainstage spring musical production, more than six dozen live performances, enjoyed by more than 100,000 people each year, for more than a decade. During these years, Progressive Business Publications sponsored shows have broken all Walnut attendance records. PBP employees are proud to point out the Walnut banner affixed to poles and hung at bus stops throughout the city each spring and summer. These shows have included Les Miserables, Miss Saigon, The Buddy Holly Story, The Producers, Carousel, West Side Story and Fiddler on the Roof. A range of complimentary tickets for PBP employees, their families and guests, are offered and much appreciated for the production each year.

Another highlight of this corporate sponsorship is the much-anticipated cast party at Ed Satell’s home, a wonderful evening of food, camaraderie and entertainment. The Walnut’s Board, leadership team, Staff and full cast attend, along with a number of PBP’s leadership and Staff. This developmental opportunity includes live entertainment by the Walnut’s cast!

Opportunities for Employee Engagement and Sponsor Recognition

Corporations

  • A wide range of Sponsor opportunities, for Mainstage productions, Independent Theater productions.
  • Sponsorships for a range of children & youth Touring Outreach programs, which focus on contemporary issues like bullying, peer pressure, food issues and the environment .
  • Sponsorships for other youth programs like the “Theatre School”.

Employees

  • Exceptional Walnut Street Theatre ticket opportunities and special family performances for employees.
  • “Insiders backstage” opportunities to learn about this theatre and a producing theater company.