Weiss Contributes to Local Charitable Organizations
Weiss Associates supports local organizations committed to improving the quality of life in our communities. In 2011, our support included organizing staff volunteer events and contributing to five Bay Area charitable organizations:
- Center for Accessible Technology (CFAT) is an organization focused on access to computers and technology for people with disabilities. CFAT also provides business consulting services to corporations, libraries, and government entities.
From left to right: Richard Weiss, Founder and Principal of Weiss and Dimitri Belser, Director of CFAT.
- Disability Rights Education and Defense Fund (DREDF) is a leading national civil rights law and policy center directed by individuals with disabilities and parents who have children with disabilities. The vision of DREDF is a just world where all people, with and without disabilities, live full and independent lives free of discrimination.
From left to right: Susan Henderson, Executive Director of DREDF and Richard Weiss, Founder and Principal of Weiss.
- Emery Ed Fund addresses the gaps in the district's costs in classroom supplies and programs such as art, music, sports, and technology. All efforts help to create better opportunities for the youth and families of Emeryville.
From left to right: C. Phillip Powell, Interim Executive Director of the Emery Ed Fund, Michael Dresen, CEO/President of Weiss, Ms. Whitehurst, Emery Secondary School Science teacher, and Melodi Dice, Vice President of the Emery Ed Fund and Emery Unified School Board.
- St. Vincent de Paul Society (SVDP) is a nonprofit organization that provides direct assistance to anyone suffering or in need. SVDP offers a lifeline to those in want of food and clothing, rent assistance, medical aid, help with addiction incarceration, employment, and/or shelter.
From left to right: Mike Dresen, CEO/President of Weiss and Michele Moore, Development Manager of SVDP.
- San Francisco Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) for Children is the only volunteer program in San Francisco that empowers everyday citizens to become officers of the court to serve as advocates and mentors to abused and neglected children in foster care.
Second from left to right: Sally Hamlin Coates, Executive Director of CASA and Scott Bourne, Senior Project Engineer of Weiss.