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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.

Dr. Joel Schlessinger offers donation to support Pine Ridge ReservationDr. Joel Schlessinger donated a free Silkpeel to benefit the efforts of Friends of J Medicine Hat, a group of volunteers continuing the mission of Jent “J Medicine Hat” Monk. This organization is dedicated to improving conditions on Pine Ridge Reservation and helping residents lead healthier lives.

The Silkpeel donated by Dr. Joel Schlessinger and the LovelySkin Spa was placed in a large silent auction during an event that included comedic and musical performances by individuals like Heather Jones, The McGuigan Brothers, Liberty Monk and James Johann. Proceeds from this event will be used to promote better way of life on the reservation, while donated items like diapers, food, clothing and toiletries will be given to Healthy Start, a nonprofit committed to promoting healthy pregnancies, children and parenting tactics.

J Medicine Hat used his talents as a comedian and hypnotist to raise money for Pine Ridge Reservation and scholarships to assist Native American students with college expenses. He opened shows for acts that included Jerry Seinfield, Dennis Miller, Roseanne Barr, The Beach Boys and Stevie Ray Vaughn.

Pine Ridge Reservation is located in South Dakota and home to the Oglala Sioux Tribe. The reservation spans across 2,000,000 acres with an estimated population of 40,000. The families living in this area battle an 80% unemployment rate as well as financial, housing, health, educational and social issues.

If you would like to join Dr. Joel Schlessinger in donating to Healthy Start or Friends of J Medicine Hat, send an email to contact@friendsofjmedicinehat.com or visit the website for more information.

Joel Schlessinger MD interviews potential students for Brown UniversityJoel Schlessinger MD understands the importance of a good education. Besides making generous donations to Brown University, Joel Schlessinger MD also donates his time to helping the admissions staff interview potential students.

“It never ceases to amazing me that there are such incredible students out there applying to Brown, as well as other colleges,” Joel Schlessinger MD said. “Being an interviewer allows me the opportunity to meet diverse and remarkable teenagers, while contributing to one of my alma maters.”

Joel Schlessinger MD attended Brown University Medical School in the early 1980’s. His daughter, Claire, is a current student at the college.

Brown University has a student body of 6,000 undergraduates, 2,000 graduate students and 400 medical school students. Students and faculty members come from every U.S. state and more than 100 foreign countries.

This Ivy League school overs approximately 2,000 courses each year in over 40 academic departments. Brown University’s prestigious reputation attracts and cultivates independent thinkers that have the drive and power to create change.

“Brown was a pivotal and important part of my learning experience and it is a good to give back to it.”

Read more about Joel Schlessinger MD’s other involvements with Brown University here.

Do you aid your alma mater in the admissions process? Tell us about your experience in the comments.

Dr. Joel Schlessinger donates to the American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery
Dr. Joel Schlessinger recently donated to the American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery Research Fund. This respected society’s mission is to promote excellence in patient care by helping to advance the biomedical application of lasers and other medical technologies.

The research fund for the American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery is used to develop lasers and other related technologies for healthcare. With Dr. Joel Schlessinger’s generous donation, this society will be able to make large strides toward identifying and supporting new research as well as funding research grants.

Dr. Joel Schlessinger uses lasers daily in his clinic and understands the importance of continuing development of these innovative skin care tools. The American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery acts not only as source for laser innovation, but it also as a source for educational conferences, training, safety and expertise.

To donate to the American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery, visit the website here.

Have you ever received a laser healthcare treatment? Tell us about your experience in the comments.

Dr. Joel Schlessinger and family donate to AAD Camp DiscoveryDr. Joel Schlessinger and his family recently made a donation to Camp Discovery, a summer camp sponsored by the American Academy of Dermatology that allows children with chronic skin conditions to enjoy a week of activities like swimming, fishing, boating, water skiing, arts and crafts.

Under the care of dermatologists and nurses, Camp Discovery allows children affected by skin conditions to spend a week with others who share their similar experiences. Many camp counselors also have chronic skin conditions so they are able to provide support and advice to the children.

The camp is free and is funded by the generosity and support of donors. As a board-certified dermatologist and pediatrician, Camp Discovery holds a special place for Dr. Joel Schlessinger. He understands that children with chronic skin diseases can often feel socially ostracized, which is just one reason why this camp provides such an amazing opportunity for so many children. Dr. Joel Schlessinger is also a big supporter of Camp Discovery because it allows children that are often sheltered from extracurricular activities to have fun without worrying about their condition.

The campers that attend Camp Discovery are affected by diseases such as epidermolysis bullosa, psoriasis, alopecia, vitiligo, eczema, scleroderma, congenital nevus, ehlers-danlos, ichthyosis, extodermal dysplasia and more.

To donate to Camp Discovery, click here.

Do you know a child that could benefit from Camp Discovery? Visit the website and see what you can do to help them make it to next year’s camp.

Dr. Joel Schlessinger donates gift certificate to 2012 Completely Kids GalaDr. Joel Schlessinger and his family recently made a donation to the 2012 Completely Kids Gala. The donation of a gift certificate for the LovelySkin Spa will be up for silent auction at the event.

Completely Kids is a non-profit organization that helps meet the needs of families in the Omaha community by serving at-risk children with after school and weekend programs. The Completely Kids Gala is an event that helps raise money to fund services and family-strengthening programs.

Dr. Joel Schlessinger and his family are strong advocates for education and programs for the underprivileged. In the past, they have also donated to the Urban Arts Partnership and the OneWorld Community Health Centers.

To donate to Completely Kids, visit the website here.

Dr. Joel Schlessinger and family donates to Urban Arts PartnershipJoel Schlessinger and his family recently made a large donation to the Urban Arts Partnership. This organization “advances the intellectual, social and artistic development of underserved public school students through arts-integrated education programs to close the achievement gap.”

Joel Schlessinger and his family are strong supporters of the arts. Through this donation to the Urban Arts Partnership, many children will be able to attend after-school programs, master classes, summer programs, arts festivals and other special projects.

The organization teaches students a variety of arts including filmmaking, digital music, photography, theater, design, visual arts, dance and language arts.

With this donation from Joel Schlessinger and his family, over 12,000 students will be empowered with arts-integrated educational programs. Since the beginning of 2012, the Urban Arts Partnership has moved into a new office, launched programming in Los Angeles and opened the first Peapod Adobe Youth Voices Academy in New York City.

To donate to this remarkable organization, visit the website here.