Frank P. Crivello of Phoenix Investors Announces $10,000 Donates to Local Nonprofit Above and Beyond The Playground Via Dream Machine Bus Tour

Phoenix Investors | September 14, 2020

Frank P. Crivello, Chairman & Founder of Phoenix Investors ("Phoenix"), a national private commercial real estate firm headquartered in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, announced a contribution totaling $10,000 will be donated to local nonprofit Above and Beyond the Playground in support of the Milwaukee stop of Charlie Rocket's nationwide Dream Machine Bus Tour. Charlie Rocket's Dream Machine Bus Tour is in the midst of its second nationwide tour. The initiative encourages community wellness and camaraderie as well as personal inspiration. This year, the Dream Machine Bus Tour has partnered with local nonprofit Above and Beyond the Playground to host the event in Milwaukee. Above and Beyond the Playground provides academic and athletic mentoring programs for students throughout the city of Milwaukee. Frank P. Crivello and Phoenix Investors, alongside others, will sponsor the event.

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So why is it that nonprofits have such a tough time understanding young professionals? Elders have always had trouble understanding youth, but the Millennial Generation seems to really stymie organizations. Some of the conundrums:why you need to attract young professionals as fundraisers/volunteers in your organization now,What Millennials are seeking from the organizations they become passionate about.

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