CreativeBridge Coalition
CreativeBridge Coalition Newsletter
December 1, 2012 

Greetings and happy holidays from CBC! It's been a very busy summer and fall.  We invite you to enjoy our update.

Count Me In, Lanterman



We attended the end-of-year concert presented by the Count Me In, Lanterman students in Los Angeles. This inspiring event was attended by all of the Lanterman students, along with teachers, aides, and numerous parents and visitors.
Lanterman Banner

 Rich Center Fundraiser
Dan and Bill served as "celebrity bartenders" for a Rich Center for Autism fundraiser in Poland, OH.  The event was fun for all and allowed us to reconnect with a number of friends and family while helping to raise money for the Rich Center.

 Rich Center
Golf Volunteers
CBC Official PGA Volunteer Crew.
CBC Volunteers at PGA Golf Tournament
Linda assembled a crew of CBC volunteers to work at the Bridgestone Invitational golf tournament in Akron, OH.  CBC also provided flower pot centerpieces to adorn the tables in the volunteer compound and food tent.  We want to thank the folks who spent most of a week making things comfortable for the golfers and their followers there.
Set Up Crew
Set-Up Volunteer Crew in their CBC tee shirts!
Portland, Maine Meeting
Bill and Dan were in Portland, ME meeting with CBC's grant writer, Becky Antworth.  They used this time to work on CBC's long-range business plan with a focus on enhancing organizational fundraising.


Maine mtg.
Dan, Becky & Bill hard at work! .

Bill Interviewed on PBS
Bill appeared on Ventura, California's "Get Moving" PBS television show.  Interviewed by the host, Dr. Chris Landon, they discussed CBC and our relationship with The Rhythmic Arts Program (TRAP).
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Rich Ctr. Training
Linda, Stephen & Shea on final training day.
Count Me In, Rich Center
Our newest project, Count Me In, Rich Center, in Youngstown, Ohio, kicked off with the arrival of internationally recognized percussionist and long-time TRAP facilitator, Stephen Flinn.  Mr. Flinn was flown in to train Shea Whinnery in the TRAP curriculum for this project.  We're thrilled to be back at the Rich Center and to have Shea delivering the certified TRAP curriculum with students there. Welcome aboard, Shea!
CBC Receives CVS/Caremark Grant Funding
October also produced another important event at Lanterman High School in Los Angeles - receipt of a check to CBC from CVS/Caremark.  Presented by CVS District Manager Mani Alagarsamy, the funds, along with those of the Rochelle & Rich Maize Foundation, help to finance the second year of our Count Me In, Lanterman program.
Rich Maize, Mani Alagarsamy, Christina Cisneros & Bill
CBC has received generous support from a number of families and foundations recently and we would like to recognize the following:

The Rochelle & Rich Maize Foundation; The Rags For Riches Foundation, Craig Kaplan of Performance Team Freight Systems; Rick Blase of Rick's Ranchwear; the Dan Turner Family; Jim and Sandy DeVicchio; Millwood, Inc.; and the Flinn Family Foundation.

We sincerely thank all of our donors for helping us bring programs to these great kids.
DeVicchio Star
Bill with Sandy & Jim DeVicchio
Rick Blase
Bill & Rick Blase of Rick's Ranchwear


Remember Us.....
It's that time of year to ask each of you to include CreativeBridge Coalition in your giving plans.  We're proud of what we've accomplished and need your financial support to continue our work.  Please know, too, that because we are all volunteers, more than 80% of your donation goes straight into musical sessions with kids.  Regardless of the amount, please consider donating to CBC today.

This year, we're instituting a donor "gift exchange" program.  For your gift of $500, CBC will send you the iDesign Flip Speaker (retail value $100).  This two-in-one compact, lightweight and portable travel speaker dock plays, docks and charges iPhone and iPod devices for on-the-go music and movies.

To donate, you can send a check to CreativeBridge Coalition, 921 Iliff St., Pacific Palisades, CA, 90272, or go to our website and click on "DONATE" to use PayPal or your credit card.  You may also simply click DONATE here to be directed to our website donation page.

Thanks for your continued support.  Be sure to stay in touch with CBC on our website or Facebook page.  Happy Holidays!

Bill Bodine
Dan Marshall

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