Friday, November 20, 2009

Ozzie Guillen

November 20--Miami, FL--Chicago White Sox Manager Ozzie Guillen and Buddy taped a public service announcement for Best Buddies.

Miami Gala

November 20--Watson Island, Miami Florida--The 13th Annual Best Buddies Miami Gala celebrating the 20th year anniversary of Best Buddies International.  The American themed event raised over $1.4 million for Best Buddies International.

Verne Troyer with Miss Teen USA Stormi Bree Henley

Boxing Champ Evander Holyfield with a Buddy 

Life is Sweet 5

November 17--The Audi Forum in Herndon Virginia--The Fifth Annual Life is Sweet Pastry Chef Showcase benefitting Best Buddies Virginia.  The 25 chefs and their buddies. All photos copyright Laurence L. Levin
David Guas, Damgoodsweet, Buddy Chef Chris Battle

Shaun McCarty, Brasserie Beck, Buddy Chef Jesse Helton

Susan Wallace, Blacksalt, Buddy Chef Lauren Hyer

Buddy Chef Caitlin Donovan

Cathal Armstrong, Restaurant Eve, Buddy Chef Natalie Mills

Penny Karas, Hello Cupcake, Buddy Chef Felicia Aquah

Patrick Bazin, Bazin's on Church Street, Buddy Chef Cameron Graham

Kate Jansen, Willow, Buddy Chef Suzan Basoglu

Harry Sarkees, Silva's Patisserie, Buddy Chef Conner Mirt 

Michelle Poteaux, Bastille, Buddy Chef Max Douglas

Laure Weber, Swiss Bakery, Buddy Chef Maddie Leasure

Gian Piero Mazzi, San Vito, Buddy Chef Eric Latcheran

Sara Siegel & RJ Cooper, Vidalia, Buddy Chef Nick Moore

Jon L. Mathieson, INOX, Buddy Chef Cory Blazer

Jonathan Krinn, INOX, Buddy Chef Erin Thompson

Michel Richard, Michel Richard Citronelle, Buddy Chef Jenny Holden 

Norm Messer, TenPenh, Buddy Chef Carter McGavin

Chris Ford, Trummer's on Main, Buddy Chef 

Yasmine Sandhu, Rock Creek, Buddy Chef Ross Kepler

David Serus & Christopher James, Ritz Carlton Washington DC
Buddy Chef Ryan Gutkowski

Tom Wellings, Equinox, Buddy Chef Michael Charlton

Geoff Tracy, Chef Geoff, Buddy Chef Brandon Fisher

Lauren Whiteledge, Art & Soul, Buddy Chef 

Dasher Board & The Defenseman GEICO Commercials

Washington Capitals player Mike Green, behind the scenes of his GEICO Insurance commercial debut.
Produced by DCP Productions.
Mike Green and The Caveman, Dasher Board
Mike Green,  The Defenseman
Capital Coach Bruce Boudreau

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Chris Brown and Best Buddies

November 19--Miami, FL--Recording artist and actor Chris Brown joined Best Buddies in preparing holiday cards for military serving in the middle east.  Brown performed at the 13th Annual Best Buddies Gala in Miami.

Monday, October 26, 2009

Swiss Embassy

October 26--Swiss Embassy, Washington, DC--Urs Ziswiler, Swiss Ambassador to the US at the Annual Tell Award Presentation in the residence.

Ambassador Ziswiler, preseting the Tell Award to Peter Turner of CSL Behring for significant innovation and technology investment in Switzerland.  AGCO Corporation, Alcon Laboratories, Inc, Baxter International, Metronics Inc, and Yahoo, Inc., receive a Tell Award for their company's investments and business in Switzerland for 2008

Tuesday, October 06, 2009

Corporate Responsibility: KRAFT FOODS

October 6--Washington, DC--Members of the Government Affairs office of Kraft Foods volunteer in preparing food in the DC Central Kitchen.

Abigail Blunt, Kraft Foods,  Mike Curtin Jr. CEO DC Central Kitchen, and Representative Jo Ann Emerson (R-MO) in the DC Central Kitchen.

Monday, September 14, 2009

Audi Best Buddies Challenge: Hearst Castle

San Simeon, CA (September 12, 2009) – Nearly 1,500 people took part in the Audi Best Buddies Challenge: Hearst Castle, a 100-mile cycling fundraiser from Carmel to San Simeon. The Challenge raised close to $4 million in total donations for Best Buddies International, a nonprofit dedicated to establishing a global volunteer movement that creates opportunities for one-to-one friendships, integrated employment and leadership development for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
Daniel Noltemeyer providing pre-riding inspiration.
Riders along Pacific Coast Highway
Scenic view Pacific Ocean along the Pacific Coast Highway
Criterion Participants
Ciara concert at the Hearst Ranch

Siedah Garrett

Carmel, CA--Singer/Songwriter Siedah Garrett performance at the Best Buddies kickoff event Friday night before the the  Audi Best Buddies Challenge: Hearst Castle, a 100-mile cycling fundraiser from Carmel to San Simeon

Wednesday, September 02, 2009

GMA Executive Conference

The Grocery Manufacturers Association's annual Executive Conference held August 29-September 1, 2009 at the Broadmoor, Colorado Springs, CO.  Industry leaders discuss trends and innovations, interesting speakers highlight political and cultural development.

Stuart Varney, Economic Journalist
Fox Business Network

Peggy Noonan
Columnist, Author, Commentator

Paul Winum, Managing Director
RHR International Company
In a session entitled, CEO Succession: Keeping Great Leadership at the Top

Malcolm Gladwell
Author, Writer for The New Yorker Magazine

Darnell Rigby, Partner
Bain & Company
Moderator for the session, Delivering Innovation in a Challenging Economy

Vicki B.Escarra
President & CEO
Feeding America

Risa Lavizzo-Mourey 
President & CEO 
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

Country Recording Artist Phil Vassar
Entertained  salutimg  Feeding America