Wednesday, October 8, 2014

RCF Gala- Post Press Release



On October 3rd, The Roberto Carcelen Foundation held its first annual charity gala at the Washington Athletic Club in Seattle, WA.  The sold out event was attended by several local and international personalities including members of local media, business owners, artists, and political officials from the US, Peru and Latin America.  
 
The fundamental aim of the Roberto Carcelen Foundation is to develop programs for children in the US and Latin America centered in computer science and athletics.  The goal of this gala was to foster awareness of the foundation’s mission and raise funds to kick start projects here in the State of Washington and in Peru.  
 
The Roberto Carcelen Foundation is grateful for the partnership and support announced with The Seattle International Foundation. The SIF has been instrumental in providing guidance and support and will be matching the donations received on the night of the gala.
  
Attendees to the gala were presented with an emotionally touching short film titled, “What do you want to be when you grow up?” created by local Seattle startup Churro Media.  The film followed RCF’s founder as he traveled to Cusco, Peru.  
 
RCF was honored to welcome keynote addresses from journalist Allen Schauffler and RCF’s Executive Director Roberto Carcelen.
 
The evening was complete with a silent auction, dinner, Pisco tasting, live music and a performance of Opera Arias by Seattle opera singer Dan McGraw.
 
Special thanks to Churro Media, Grupo Bestow, Eagan Family Charitable Fund, The Seattle International Foundation, Pisco Porton, and the RCF team for making this evening possible.

The foundation is excited to announce that members of the RCF team will be attending the Microsoft Education Global Forum next month in Miami. 

Please look forward to updates regarding the foundation’s work in the near future.
 
Todo es Posible!
 

The Venue
 
 
Keynote speaker TV figure. Mr. Allen Schauffler
Mr. Roberto Carcelen, congresswoman Republic of Peru Leyla Chihuan, Rep. Luis Moscoso, Rep. Brady Walkinshaw

Rapper Yirim Seck - Roberto Carcelen

 
 

                                                                              

Saturday, September 6, 2014

Press Release Roberto Carcelen Foundation Gala.

 
 
-PRESS RELEASE-
 

IMMEDIATE RELEASE 
The Roberto Carcelen Foundation celebrates their 1st Annual Gala

Come and share an evening of inspiration and help build a future for our neighboring young people in Latin America and Washington State.

Seattle, WA – The Roberto Carcelen Foundation (RCF) will be hosting a Celebrity Gala the 3rd of October at the Washington Athletic Club in Seattle, Washington. This gala has been organized to communicate the foundation’s purpose to the community.  The Roberto Carcelen Foundation is working tirelessly to promote educational programs in Latin America and in the U.S. 
Hosted by TV personality Allen Schauffler, the evening will be honored to present a delegation of Peruvian dignitaries, local political figures, and notable members of Seattle’s Community
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During this Gala, you will hear about the programs being developed focused on education in technology, English proficiency, and Olympic sports values. The foundation aims to equip children with the tools they need to achieve success.  RCF believes that the promotion of diverse education will deliver life-changing growth for both students and their communities.

RCF’s founder Roberto Carcelen, a Seattle resident, will provide an inspirational perspective on the power of overcoming adversity.  Carcelen will explain how his own personal journey as Peru’s first winter Olympian inspired him to start this foundation.

The Roberto Carcelen Foundation would like to thank its main sponsor the Eagan Family Charitable Fund for the support they have provided for this event.  RCF would also like to thank Grupo Bestow and Churro Media for their kind patronage in making this gala possible.

For ticket sales, sponsorship or press inquiries contact: Ticket office info@robertocarcelen.org 


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Saturday, August 2, 2014

Yes, Todo es posible!

My apologies for the lack of postings lately, but getting the foundation off the ground is taking all my time. The commitment to start helping others can not wait. We need to aid the ones in need immediately and the soonest the foundation gets revenue (and a lot of it) the more lives that we can provide a future.
Fortunately, we have a very passion and committed team working almost full time to make the dreams of others come through. If you are interested in volunteering and help with operational on/off site efforts please contact us.
My consulting company Grupo Bestow has been playing a main role to provide funding to the Foundation. So far GB has donated more than 15k to cover the startup costs of the RCF. The GB partners have agreed to allocate immediately a large percentage of the profits towards the foundation's fundraising needs.
The Foundation has been registered, the board structure is now in place and can't be more than happy with the members I suggested to form our board.
I'm happy to announced our chair: Jossie Tirado, a bright talented professional and co-worker at Microsoft and with a enormous commitment to social change. Jossie was born in Puerto Rico and moved to the U.S to attend school.
Our first gala date is now set and made public. It will be held at the Seattle Athletic Club on October 3rd and only 100 guests will be invited to attend to live this unforgettable night for a change.
Networking and reach out has been a great move to get our foundation mission statement out. The Seattle community is very aware of our mission statement and very eager to support it.
The motivational speeches have played a key role on promoting the foundation goals and we leverage every single opportunity to evangelize our mission.
 


Part of the board members

motivating

Our operations team

Todo es posible friends in India
 
 
 
 

Friday, June 27, 2014

Long week

It was a long week indeed! a lot done that makes that keeps my motivation engine running strong.
We are getting so close to our goals that is getting the Roberto Carcelen Foundation off start changing lives.
Our first fundraising event is insight and thanks to my amazing team we are expecting a fun event but most importantly a large giving outcome.
The RCF fundraising will be held at the Washington Athletic Club (WAC) the night of October 3rd. 
It will start silent auction networking event followed by live auction dinner.
Email us if you like to attend at give@robertocarcelen.org



The Seattle Art Museum current exhibition Modernism in the Pacific Northwest: The Mythic and the Mystical is highly recommended.
As SAM members we get to attend the opening celebration of the exhibit and listen to Curator Patricia Junker and Virginia Wright  given a comprehensive talk about the history and influences of a group the artists of the Pacific NW, last century.



 
The best way to spread the word out is through media channels and television is still being effective.
Actitud Latina is a television show airing on Azteca America TV and super popular in the latino and Hispanic community in the NW.
I was invited to talk about my story and how it is empowering millions through inspiration and a taking action attitude.
This and other shows can be tuned: Comcast 349, dish/directv 45,frontier 480

Monday, June 9, 2014

Real people.

When growing up I don't remember of role models coming to our schools and giving engagement speeches or motivational talks.
I remember our parents being our immediate role models and they were always talking to us, but a more representative figure was missing. We always related to soccer athletes, and TV personalities but they look to far and un reachable.
It is very rewarding for me to recall and acknowledged those years and being able to inspire my audiences with excitement and parts of my story that will stay in the back of their head of the these children. Also, the chance of meeting someone that is as real a they are capable to do whatever dream set off and visualized their self doing the same.



 



 

Friday, May 23, 2014

Evangelizing!

 
One of the most rewarding actions in life is giving. The pleasure of giving is endless and nothing can beat it.
This week I had the chance to give some speeches at 4 different events to 4 different types of audiences and what really propels my engine to keep rolling is the engagement that you get from people and how my story affects their lives and puts a light in their eyes.

In the words of my friend and mentor, Michel Laitman:
" Love is characterized by giving. I love – means I give; I enjoy from pleasing the other. How could it be that I please the other? What do I please him with? With my attitude toward him. How can he receive pleasure from me? Only if he loves me. In this case, if I relate to him with love, he receives pleasure from it. However, if I don’t love him, I will perceive his good attitude toward me as hatred, and this will push me away from him even more."

Peru for all, all for Peru
 
My 6 Y.O engaged and love helping at my talks.
 

Monday, May 19, 2014

Getting it done!

This was another super busy week.
The main focused was to secure our board of directors and set the date for our first fundraising event.
I'm happy with our board members selection, their passion for helping others and compromising with The Roberto Carcelen Foundation mission and vision statement.
Our committed super board member is formed by:

Paul Bragiel - i/o Ventures
Jossie Tirado – Microsoft Corporation
Kevin Egan – Microsoft Corporation
Dave Cook – Engineers without borders.
Antonio Sanchez- WA State Attorney
Rosario Arias – Plaza Bank
Jeremy Shuman – Sight Life
 
With some of the Roberto Carcelen Foundation board members.
 
Father Stephen Sundborg, president of the Seattle University hosted a nice lunch to six of us at the Seattle U campus. He's a man that drives a great sense of humor, compassion and wisdom. You don't get to meet this level of human beings on daily basis. Thank you Father Sundborg!
 

Seattle University Lunch
The Martinez foundation established The Martinez Foundation in 2008 by Baseball star and local celebrity Edgar Martinez and his wife Holly hosted their annual MF fundraising event at the Husky Stadium club. In a nicely organized party the Foundation raised almost a quarter million dollars! Viva Martinez!
I spoke with Edgar about having him as a guest honor at our first Roberto Carcelen Foundation fundraiser in October.