An Adaptive Skiing Weekend
Power Thru the Powder Weekend on February 2nd and February 3rd is one of the largest adaptive skiing and snowboarding events for people with disabilities in the Northeast. A weekend filled with inspiration bringing families and incredible nonprofit organizations together will be filled with memories that will last a lifetime.
Dollar Giving brings communities together with the vision of helping others and nonprofit organizations achieve their mission. In our second year as a nonprofit public charity, we are absolutely energized in the months ahead to bring our next collaborative project Power Thru the Powder to Connecticut and the Northeast. Made possible by STRIDE and Ski Sundown and all the coaches and volunteers, we are driven by the commitment of all of you.
Through this platform you will discover our promise to an inspiring weekend of life changing moments and focus on providing all the support for our participants for what will be a positive life changing experience. Whether you’re a nonprofit organization, potential sponsor or just looking to volunteer with the Dollar Giving event team, join our movement today.
Dollar Giving Co-Founder
We are a compassionate team of two based in Connecticut, comprised of parents, entrepreneurs, techies, weekend warriors, and givers who truly believe that the sum of many small acts can make a big impact. Brought together as colleagues who became friends, Dollar Giving quite simply wanted to do more to help those in need. Supporting the local community to do just that, we are committed to seeing just how far one dollar can go, because a little really does go a long way. Donate to Dollar Giving and watch your generosity grow.
Bobby was born in Colorado and raised in Connecticut and earned his Bachelor’s degree in Real Estate and Urban Economics from the University of Connecticut. He also earned his Masters of Business Administration from Youngstown State University. Most recently, he earned a Graduate Certificate in Public and Nonprofit Management from the Department of Public Policy with the University of Connecticut. He is the former Chair for the Board of Directors with Independence Unlimited and prior member of the Connecticut Sate Independent Living Council. Bobby actively serves on the United Way’s Community Engagement Committee and is the Connecticut Media Relations and Sponsorship Chair for Pancreatic Cancer Action Network. Bobby was a participant in the 2017 Quest Class with Greater Leadership Hartford and is a member of the Kappa Sigma Fraternity and Nu Lambda Mu, the national honor society with the Nonprofit Academic Centers Council. In addition to being a founding member United Way’s Emerging Leaders Society in Hartford, Bobby’s professional career includes 10+ years as Project Leader currently working for a Connecticut based healthcare company with a culture that focuses on improving the health and well-being of their customers. Bobby has been recognized by Hartford Business Journal 40 Under Forty Class of 2017 for his leadership and philanthropic efforts in the community and was acknowledged as a 2017 Champion for Children by the Village for Family & Children. His commitment to the community has been recognized in local and national publications including the Middletown Press, Hartford Courant, Record Journal and NPR. He is a special events architect who actively partners with nonprofit organizations to execute fundraisers and cornerstone events.
Why Dollar Giving?
Bobby is a philanthropist with proven record of championing meaningful change through innovative development and volunteer mobilization. Bobby wants to create a movement to help every child and family in our community. He feels tremendously blessed for this opportunity and started Dollar Giving to help nonprofits successfully make a difference to those who need it the most.
Bobby resides in Middletown, CT with his wife Jenny and two fun loving daughters. In his spare time you will often find him playing classical piano, running and researching the next Denver Broncos offseason move.
Originally from Southern California, Kevin transplanted to the East Coast to attend the University of Massachusetts. After graduation, Kevin worked in sales for Hyatt Hotels in New York City and then transitioned to the United Nations with ARAMARK to manage the UN’s restaurants and catering operations. After five amazing years in New York, he and his fiancée moved outside of Hartford, CT to attend the University of Connecticut and complete their MBAs.
Freshly minted with an MBA, Kevin joined the HealthService Leadership Program with Cigna in the summer of 2007 and over the next several years took on increasing responsibility managing a team of sales professionals. In early 2014, he transitioned to project management in international compliance and in late 2014 Kevin joined the National Accounts Underwriting team. Most recently he has transitioned to Pharmacy Underwriting and oversees the Behavioral Underwriting team as an Assistant Underwriting Director.
So why Dollar Giving?
Kevin and his wife have been blessed with four amazing children and have benefited from many organizations that have supported their family as they navigate through the web of services provided to children with growth and learning delays. Partnerships with the American School for the Deaf, Birth to Three, March of Dimes, YMCA, Trinity Lutheran Church, Tolland Public Schools and many other amazing individuals have helped his children grow, flourish and develop into kids who enjoy soccer, baseball, dance and gymnastics.
Organizations such as these help children and families at their most vulnerable times and are constantly facing funding challenges. As equity markets, state budgets and the economy ebb and flow, unsteady funding leaves these organizations having to make difficult decisions on how many families they can support with shrinking budgets. So how do we help?
Wanting to do more in uncertain times, Dollar Giving was an idea Kevin and Bobby developed in order to do more for their community using the skills they have developed in the workforce. Designed to provide additional fundraising support, Dollar Giving can support organizations that are doing great work but find themselves short of the required funds to support their community. Dollar Giving uses the power of social media to help thousands who need help today. Donate today and every month whatever amount you are comfortable with and Dollar Giving will show you how your small donation is impacting the organizations you support.