EducationThe Group strongly believes education and training enables people to be productive members of society. Scholarships and educational programs are the focus of these initiatives:

  • Miami Lighthouse for the Blind. Celebrating its 80th Jubilee, the Lighthouse serves nearly 10,000 people in the Greater Miami Area. Programs include Braille, literacy, mothers with blind babies, a teen music program, and a computer workshop. These programs provide the tools and training to enable their clients to be productive and integrated members of society.

  • Siena Heights University in Adrian, Michigan – focus has been in the Music Department with Scholarships and support of a Chorus, which has been invited to sing at the Vatican in 2012. The Athletic Department is upgrading its sports facilities with a new stadium and athletic complex to be named in memory of Sash Spencer. This enabled Siena Heights to start a Football Program in 2011.

  • Barry University in Miami, Florida – support of the Sister Jeanne O’Laughlin Scholarship.  Barry University is a private, Catholic institution with a history of academic excellence in the Dominican tradition.  Founded in 1940 in Miami, Florida, the University enrolls 2,737 full-time undergraduate students and 4,187 graduate students. 

  • International Institute for Integrated Health and Higher Conscious­ness. Dedicated to the dissemination of information on orthomolecular medicine, The Institute provides seminars and written reports on the treatment of food and environmental allergies as well as supplements needed for health at the cellular level. The founder of Orthomolecular Medicine was Nobel Prize laureate Linus Pauling.

  • The Akanksha Fund, India.    Supports organizations which focus on reforming India’s education system through schools and centers for disadvantaged children and providing for strong teachers and principals.

  • Wellspring and The Arch Bridge School, Bethlehem, Connecticut. Assists individuals and families in working through the emotional, psychological, and educational issues that prevent them from establishing and maintaining healthy and meaningful lives. We have a successful history of serving students, clients and families struggling with mood disorders, emerging personality disorders, anxiety, trauma and stress related issues, family and school related problems, and maladaptive or self-destructive disorders.

  • Shepherds, Bridgeport, Connecticut.  Helps to close the achievement gap between inner-city Connecticut high school students and their more affluent suburban neighbors. Shepherds fulfills its mission by providing the financial support required to attend a college preparatory high school, academic and life skills training, and the support of an adult Shepherds mentor. The high school graduation rate for Shepherds students is over 90% compared to graduation rates of 55%-60% from the public high schools in the same communities. Today over 60 students participate in the Program.