AUGORA HILLS, Calif., Oct. 12, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- David Meltzer, CEO of Sports 1 Marketing, award-winning humanitarian, and international best-selling author, was recently named the Unstoppable Foundation's new Chair of the Board. As Chair, Meltzer, along with the non-profit organization's CEO and Founder, Cynthia Kersey, will lead the Foundation to realize its mission – empowering lives through education.
Primarily focused within the Maasai Mara region of Kenya, the Unstoppable Foundation takes a holistic approach to creating sustainable education by supporting community development through Sponsor A Village (SAV), a proven 5-Pillar development model which provides access to education, clean water and sanitation, healthcare, food and nutrition, and income training.
"We are grateful for David's philanthropic support and leadership," remarked Kersey. "The Foundation is at an exciting time in which we are seeing the tremendous impact that our development model has had on the communities we serve. David exemplifies the vision and commitment necessary to bring us that much closer to achieving our mission."
In addition to his role as CEO of Sports 1 Marketing, one of the world's leading sports and entertainment marketing agencies, Meltzer brings more than 25 years of experience as an entrepreneur and executive within the legal, technology, sports, and entertainment fields. With expertise across many industry verticals, he is uniquely positioned as a world-renowned thought leader, business strategist and leading humanitarian.
"I plan to bring additional value and resources to the board to help attract more individuals, organizations, and corporations to be involved with this incredible organization that is transforming an entire region of the world," said Meltzer. "I want to leave a legacy of empowering others to be happy and encouraging them to give."
Meltzer first became involved with the Unstoppable Foundation in 2015 through Cynthia's friend and mentor Joe Lake, Founder of Children's Miracle Network. He has served as an Unstoppable Foundation board member since January 2016 under former chair Rinaldo Brutoco, who is now Chairman Emeritus for the organization.
In June of 2016, Meltzer took his first trip, along with his family and business partner, Warren Moon, former NFL Hall-of-Famer, to visit the Unstoppable communities in Kenya. Meltzer was so inspired, that he plans to return next year to experience the progress the Foundation has made and meet with the community members who are empowered through the organization's efforts.
"The Unstoppable Foundation's approach is different from other organizations working in developing countries," said Meltzer. "Their model incorporates everything crucial to lifting communities out of poverty and removing obstacles to educating children by providing access to primary education, clean water and sanitation, healthcare, food and nutrition and training for the parents to earn an income so they'll never need charity again. I am thrilled to be supporting such an important cause."
The Unstoppable Foundation is a nonprofit humanitarian organization that empowers lives through education and moves communities in developing countries from surviving to thriving so that every person can realize their full potential. The Foundation's approach to creating sustainable education is a proven, holistic 5-Pillar development model called Sponsor A Village (SAV). SAV incorporates everything crucial to lifting communities out of poverty and removing obstacles to educating children by providing access to primary education, clean water and sanitation, healthcare, food and nutrition, and income training for parents. To ensure students are able to gain employment in their community and increase the standard of living for themselves and their families, the Unstoppable Foundation awards full scholarships to qualifying high school graduates in the Maasai Mara region of Kenya through their Unstoppable Scholars program. Unstoppable Scholars receive a state-of- the-art education that combines theoretical studies with technical training, placements and internships. Students also receive leadership and empowerment training – enabling them to achieve their full potential as leaders in their families, communities and the world at large. One hundred percent of donations to the Unstoppable Foundation fund our international programs. To learn more about the Unstoppable Foundation, visit www.UnstoppableFoundation.org.
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