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Joel Schlessinger MD supports the Northwestern University Dance Marathon with a monetary donation.

Monetary donations to the Northwestern University Dance Marathon are distributed to the beneficiaries of this year’s event, the Daddy Did Foundation and the Evanston Community Foundation. Joel Schlessinger MD made a donation to support the mission of this fundraiser, organized by students of Northwestern University, where his son Daniel Schlessinger is currently a student in the 7-year combination undergraduate/medical program.

The donation made by Joel Schlessinger MD will help promote epilepsy awareness and the improvement of Evanston.

Northwestern University Dance Marathon is one of the largest student-run philanthropies in the nation and has raised more than $13 million for over 30 different beneficiaries since its founding in 1975. This year, the dance marathon partnered with the Danny Did Foundation and the Evanston Community Foundation as its primary and secondary beneficiaries.

The Danny Did Foundation was created by the parents of Danny Stanton, who died in his sleep at the age of 4 due to Sudden Unexpected Death in Epilepsy (SUDEP). SUDEP affects nearly three million Americans and 50 million people worldwide, but is not well understood. It is the goal of this organization to bring awareness to the issue of epilepsy and mainstream seizure detection and prediction devices.

The Evanston Community Foundation is dedicated to enriching Evanston and the lives of its people, now and in the future through endowments, grant-making and leadership in community issues. Northwestern University Dance Marathon chose to partner with this foundation as it’s the location of the university’s campus and a large support system to the institution and its students.

During the dance marathon, which takes place on March 8-10, 2013, participating students will be dancing for 30 straight hours as they raise money and awareness. If you would like to submit a monetary donation or learn more about this event, visit the Northwestern University Dance Marathon website.

Joel Schlessinger MD supports educational institutions and their philanthropic missions.

Improving education programs and supporting philanthropies across the country is important to Dr. Joel Schlessinger. This specific mission not only benefits Northwestern University, but the lives of those affected by epilepsy.

In the past, Joel Schlessinger MD has supported educational institutions including Baylor College, Bellevue University and Brown University.

Joel Schlessinger MD donates gifts to Walnut Creek Elementary School's Teacher Appreciation Luncheon

Joel Schlessinger MD honors educators by supporting the Teacher’s Appreciation Luncheon.

Walnut Creek Elementary School is located in Papillion, Neb. and is home to over 400 students in preschool through sixth grade. Each year, the Parent Teacher Organization (PTO) hosts the Teacher Appreciation Luncheon to honor the hard work and dedication of the school’s faculty and staff. This year, the luncheon will be held on March 15, and to support the PTO and their mission, Joel Schlessinger MD has donated items to be given away during the event.

To learn more about Walnut Creek Elementary or to contact members of the PTO, go to their website.

Skin care products and sets donated by Joel Schlessinger MD will be used as prizes for the teachers.

Dr. Joel Schlessinger has provided free skin care products to be used during the Teacher’s Appreciation Luncheon. The LovelySkin Blue Quilted Cosmetics Case with a built-in mirror can be used to conveniently carry cosmetic and skin care products anywhere. Three of these cases, each valued at $25, will be given away during the luncheon.

Joel Schlessinger MD also donated three of the LovelySkin Spa 7 Piece Gift Sets, valued at $25. These sets contain 7 skin care tools that can be used to exfoliate and polish the body.

As a thank you for his support, Dr. Joel Schlessinger and LovelySkin will be recognized during the event as well as on the Walnut Creek PTO Facebook page.

Joel Schlessinger MD is a proud supporter of many educational institutions.

Dr. Joel Schlessinger continues to donate his time and effort to educational programs across the nation. Whether it is at the elementary or college level, he understands the need for dedicated and enthusiastic educators.

Recently he has donated to the Baylor College of Medicine 1985 Scholarship Fund and has spent time interviewing potential students for Brown University.

Joel Schlessinger donates to Girls Nite Out fundraiser for Girls Inc.Girls Nite Out is an annual event held to support the work of Girls Incorporated of Omaha. This year, Joel Schlessinger and the LovelySkin.com staff donated 300 EltaMD samples to give out to the attendees.

Girls Nite Out helps support the work of Girls Inc. of Omaha, an organization strongly supported by Joel Schlessinger.

The Girls Nite Out event has been tremendously successful for the past 19 years. This year, the event takes place on January 31 at the Mutual of Omaha Dome. Comedienne Karith Foster, a comedian, TV & radio personality, motivational speaker, actress, author and entrepreneur will be featured during the event. Cocktails, buffet dinner, and a raffle will take place during the event

Corporate tables are available for the event. To reserve yours, contact Jane Allamong at (402) 457 – 4676 or visit this website.

Learn more about Girls Inc., one of the many organizations Joel Schlessinger supports in the Omaha community.

Girls Incorporated of Omaha is a non-profit organization that helps girls overcome certain social, legal and economic barriers that can prevent them from achieving their full potential. Their mission is Inspiring All Girls to be Strong, Smart and Bold! The organization has been in Omaha for over 34 years with two headquarters in North Omaha and South Omaha.

Every year, Girls Inc. serves over a thousand girls in their centers and even more in their outreach programs. Their locations provide age-appropriate programs that are research-based for girls after school and during the summer. These programs are designed to help them become responsible, confident adults that can achieve their full potential.

Joel Schlessinger and his family donate to a number of outreach programs around the Omaha area.

Joel Schlessinger and his family are strong supporters of the Omaha community. They have donated many goods and services to numerous programs for the betterment of our local community. Learn more about some of these efforts here:

Do you have an organization similar to Girls Inc, in your community? Tell us about it in the comments!

Joel Schlessinger's daughter continues work with organization in Rwanda

Claire Schlessinger, daughter of Joel Schlessinger, follows her dream of helping those in need.

While Joel Schlessinger and his family continue to lend their support for local organizations within Nebraska, they also believe in taking their skills and knowledge to individuals in need all over the world. Currently, Joel Schlessinger’s daughter Claire is in Rwanda working with the peace-building organization Never Again Rwanda (NAR) to inspire youth to work towards change in the region.

Joel Schlessinger and his family support NAR which empowers the youth to help create lasting and sustainable peace.

NAR was founded in response to the 1994 genocide in Rwanda during which hundreds of thousands of individuals lost their lives. Conflicts between the Tutsi and Hutu, two ethnic groups of the region, left the country of Rwanda with a decreased population as well as lingering social and economic problems.

The organization recognizes the power the youth has to rebuild Rwanda and strengthen relationships. NAR is a non-profit organization that uses programs to encourage the young people of Rwanda to become involved in their communities and continuously strive for economic and social development.

Claire, a senior in college, works with NAR to study the causes and reasons behind the conflict as well as how to prevent these events from recurring. The group also studies the issues of human rights, democracy, justice, socio-economic development and peace-building efforts within the area.

Both Joel Schlessinger and his daughter have traveled abroad to help victims of disasters.

Joel Schlessinger, who has traveled to Haiti, understands the importance of dedicating time and effort to those affected by disasters and conflict. “I am so proud of her for following her passion to help others.”

While in Haiti, Joel Schlessinger used his medical training to help individuals who were affected by the 2010 earthquake. Read about his experience in his blog.

Find out more about NAR and its programs by visiting www.NeverAgainRwanda.org.

Joel Schlessinger MD donates to NET Nebraska Television.Building a strong community and supporting programs that benefit the people of Nebraska are important to Joel Schlessinger MD. His recent donation to NET Television, Nebraska’s PBS and NPR Stations, goes a long way in developing the communication and connections between the communities of Nebraska.

The mission of NET is to engage the people of Nebraska and to celebrate the diverse cultures and experiences of the state. NET strives for high quality content that encourages service to others to foster diverse and motivated individuals.

NET sponsors Nebraska’s Public Broadcasting Station that brings educational programs into people’s homes. This station features popular favorites such as “NOVA,” “Antiques Roadshow” and “Masterpiece Theatre” as well as local programs such as “Nebraska Stories” and local news.

NET also sponsors the National Public Radio which brings the latest news and classic music to the community. This station reaches nearly every Nebraskan community to connect individuals and spread information quickly.

As a non-profit organization, NET relies on the support of the community and individuals. The donation made by Joel Schlessinger MD helps Nebraska’s PBS and NPR stations bring educational, entertaining and inspiring content to the community. This donation helps fund programs that celebrate the history and culture of Nebraska including “Standing Bear’s Footsteps” and “Rosenblatt: The Final Inning.”

Joel Schlessinger enjoys donating to many local organizations and institutions such as Completely Kids, Rose Blumkin Jewish Home and Bellevue University. Visit their websites and the NET Nebraska site to support these local programs.

Joel Schlessinger & family donates to The Omaha SymphonyJoel Schlessinger and his family recently made a donation to the Omaha Symphony for the 2012 – 2013 Annual Fund.

Donations like this one made by Joel Schlessinger and his family help support the Omaha Symphony and its mission of service. The Omaha Symphony gives the gift of concerts, education programs and community partnerships to thousands of people throughout the Omaha metro area.

Besides donating to the Omaha Symphony, Joel Schlessinger is also on the Board of Directors for the symphony. Through the guidance and commitment of the directors, the Omaha Symphony is guaranteed a healthy and enterprising future.

Joel Schlessinger has been deeply involved with the Omaha Symphony for over 20 years. Learn more about Joel Schlessinger’s involvement here.

The doctor and his family are large supporters of the arts. They have also made past donations to organizations such as Sweet Adelines International and Film Streams.

You can also contribute to the Omaha Symphony’s Annual Fund either as an individual or as a corporation. To donate to this educational organization, click here.

Do you play an instrument? Have you ever played with a symphony? Tell us about your experience in the comments.

Joel Schlessinger and family donate to United WayDr. Joel Schlessinger and his family recently made a donation to the United Way of the Midlands to help build a stronger community in the Omaha area.

United Way of the Midlands is a non-profit organization that helps provide opportunities to members of area communities. This organization believes that all people deserve a quality education, a stable job, good health and steady income to support their family through retirement.

Through various community programs, United Way of the Midlands supplies education to children and youth, promotes financial stability programs and independence, and improves people’s health.

In 2008, the national United Way organization initiated a 10-year program to cut the number of high school dropouts in half, get 1.9 million working families on the road to economic independence, and increase health among youth and young adults and help them avoid risky behaviors.

With donations such as the one made by Dr. Joel Schlessinger and his family, these goals can be succeeded. Dr. Joel Schlessinger and his family received a very nice hand-written note in response to their donation.

“Donations such as yours make a positive change in the Omaha area and United Way thanks you for your generosity. Your gift ensures a stronger community for future generations,” said Deb Steele, a member of the United Way of the Midlands.

Dr. Joel Schlessinger and his family have donated to many other organizations that help those less fortunate pursue education, stable jobs and steady employment. One such organization is the OneWorld Community Health Center, a non-profit organization that provides quality health care to people who may fall through the cracks due to economic status.

Have you donated to the United Way before? Tell us about your experience in the comments.

Joel Schlessinger MD and LovelySkin staff organize a toy drive for the Nebraska Children's Home SocietyJoel Schlessinger MD and the LovelySkin staff worked hard this season to spread holiday cheer to the children at the Nebraska Children’s Home Society in Omaha, NE. With the help of LovelySkin staffer Josh Barnes, Dr. Joel Schlessinger, his wife Nancy and the staff organized a toy drive to donate gifts to the children.

The Nebraska Children’s Home Society has locations across the state of Nebraska that provide safe care to children of all ages. The organization offers a foster care program, early childhood programs and pregnancy, parenting and adoption services.

“I thought the toy drive was a great idea when Josh brought it to me and Nancy,” Joel Schlessinger MD said.

In honor of the organization’s commitment to creating a safe and fun environment for children, the LovelySkin staff decided to spread holiday cheer by participating in a toy drive for children at the center. Throughout the season, Joel Schlessinger MD and the staff donated toys, clothing and supplies to be donated.

Some gifts were collected for specific children while others were donated to the center to be given away to families and children in need. The gifts were collected and placed under the tree at the LovelySkin Retail Store before being delivered to the Nebraska Children’s Home Society offices in Omaha.

Joel Schlessinger MD enjoys spreading holiday cheer and continues to support local organizations who are dedicated to improving the lives of others, especially children. In the past, Joel Schlessinger has donated to organizations such as Camp Discovery, Completely Kids and Urban Arts Partnership.

Learn more about the Nebraska Children’s Home Society here.

Joel Schlessinger makes donation to Baylor College of Medicine 1985 Scholarship Fund
Joel Schlessinger recently made a donation his alma mater, Baylor College of Medicine. Joel Schlessinger received his MD from Baylor College of Medicine in 1985 before continuing his education in residency programs at the University of Alabama and Barnes Hospital.

Baylor University is a private Christian university located in Waco, Texas that is a nationally ranked research institution. With more than 15,000 students, this vibrant campus community has an international reputation for excellence in teaching and scholarship.

This donation made by Joel Schlessinger will help generate scholarship awards to students in need. Joel Schlessinger has also aided his other alma maters, including interviewing potential students for Brown University and donating to the alumni association of the University of Rhode Island.

How do you help your alma mater? Share with us in the comments.

 

Joel Schlessinger MD supports higher education with a donation to Bellevue University
Joel Schlessinger MD recently made a donation in support of Bellevue University, a nationally recognized university in Bellevue, Nebraska. Dr. Joel Schlessinger continues to support higher education and strives to help provide institutions with the resources they need.

Joel Schlessinger MD supports Bellevue University as it strives to encourage studies to obtain education and skills that will help them strive in a competitive environment. With core values of integrity, trust, respect and teamwork, this institution is committed to helping develop responsible citizens of the world.

Bellevue University is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools (NCACS), a group that is dedicated to developing high standards in colleges and universities. By maintaining the standards set by the NCACS, Bellevue University ensures that its students receive the highest quality education possible to help them achieve their goals.

Several university programs have received recognition from the International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education (IACBE). Through a process of reviews and evaluations, business programs such as Accounting, Business Administration, Finance, and Marketing have been accredited by the IACBE. This process guarantees that these programs maintain high standards and continuously develop new ways to teach students.

Bellevue University is also dedicated to providing an education to every type of student. The university offers credit for military service members and assistance programs dedicated to helping veterans and current service members. Bellevue University also offers online classes and accelerated programs to help working adults and parents earn an education.

To learn more about the university or to join Joel Schlessinger MD in donating to the college, visit the Bellevue University website.