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SOURCE i.am.angel Foundation
Industry Leaders from Finance, Marketing, Philanthropy and Technology Join International Recording Artist will.i.am to Help Advance the Mission and Programs of the Foundation
LOS ANGELES, April 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The i.am.angel Foundation, created by musician, producer, director, entrepreneur, and philanthropist, will.i.am, today announced the appointment of Dennis Archer, Jr., Kuji Chahal, Morad Fareed and Antonio Manning to its Advisory Board.
The recently created Advisory Board will assist the i.am.angel Foundation Board of Directors, Executive Director and staff in enhancing current and future programs run by the foundation that deliver youth education, STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts and math) education initiatives, and community reinvigoration programs. Advisory Board members will also help identify new brand partners, allied community groups and donors who share like-minded mission and goals.
"On behalf of the i.am.angel Foundation, our Board of Directors and the foundation staff and program management teams, I am delighted to welcome Dennis Archer, Jr., Kuji Chahal, Morad Fareed and Antonio Manning to the i.am.angel Foundation Advisory Board and family," commented Justin Paschal, Executive Director, i.am.angel Foundation. "Each of these individuals has already distinguished themselves through their actions to assist the foundation by lending us their hands-on expertise, financial acumen and industry contacts."
"In the past year the i.am.angel Foundation has made tremendous progress toward helping to ensure that students and young people in under-served communities of Boyle Heights/East Los Angeles, and East London, United Kingdom are learning essential STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts, mathematics) and computer literacy skills they will need to succeed in school and in life," commented will.i.am, President of the i.am.angel Foundation. "I have had to opportunity to work alongside each of our distinguished Advisory Board members and am impressed by their dedication to helping others through philanthropy at the international, national and regional levels. With their input, extensive business networks and business leadership skills, 2014 will be a year of positive TRANS4Mation in my hometown of Boyle Heights and new communities in need of reinvigoration."
Dennis Archer, Jr. is a Detroit, Michigan based business leader and entrepreneur. Archer is the President & CEO of Ignition Media Group (IMG), a boutique Detroit-based marketing and PR firm. He is also the founding partner and president of Archer Corporate Services (ACS), and is a founding principal of Hamilton Woodlynne Publishing, which publishes the bi-monthly, Michigan-based lifestyle magazine Ambassador. A native of Detroit, Archer received both his undergraduate and juris doctorate degrees from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. He serves on the boards of the Detroit Regional Chamber, the Jalen Rose Leadership Academy, the Michigan Black Chamber of Commerce, and the Dennis W. Archer Foundation. Archer is also a member of the boards of directors of Archer Corporate Services, Main Street Bank and the General Motors Supplier Council.
For the past twelve years, Kuji Chahal has been employed by Fisher Investments, a $45 billion wealth management firm in Northern California working in a variety of roles, including sales, client service, and recruiting. Recently Chahal accepted the position of Senior Institutional Director for Fisher Investments Institutional Group Europe overseeing the firm's institutional efforts in the UK, Ireland & Scotland where Chahal is based in London. Previously, Chahal served as a Vice President-Institutional Sales & Senior Relationship Manager for the firm, charged with overseeing investment consultant relations, business development, and client service in the Southeast, Southwest, Great Plains, Greater Midwest and New York City regions of the United States working with CIO's and Board Members involving Public and Corporate pension plans, Foundations & Endowments, Sovereign wealth funds and Taft-Hartley pension plans. Throughout his tenure with Fisher Investments, he has received multiple top achiever and performance awards for his capital raising abilities. Chahal is also a very active fundraiser for political campaigns and philanthropic events at the national and regional levels and is a member of Ro Khanna for Congress National Finance Committee 2014. Chahal also lends his expertise to non-profit and charitable events that operate in the U.S. including the Clinton Foundation Millennium Network, the Full Circle Fund, Rock the Vote and the Blues Foundation. He is an angel investor in several global real estate, entertainment and hospitality ventures.
Morad Fareed is a New York-based entrepreneur and former professional athlete. He is the co-founder of Delos, the pioneering real estate development company that is uniquely focused on improving health and well-being through the strategic integration of health features into the built environment. Delos has identified and pioneered a new standard of health-related technologies that enhance our homes, offices, hotels, schools, and other living spaces. This WELL Building Standard™ has become the new paradigm for healthy living, and attracted the interest of leaders and leading institutions across sectors from policy, to business, medicine, and design. Prior to co-founding Delos, Fareed worked at Starwood Hotels and Resorts, where he worked on more than $2 billion in hotel development projects including the industry's first green hotel brand, Element by Westin. His previous career experience also includes Goldman Sachs and First Manhattan Consulting group as a Senior Analyst, and he co-founded a successful telecommunications startup called ICS Inc., focused on Voice-over-Internet Protocol technology. He took a break from his career to play with the Palestinian National Soccer Team in its efforts to qualify for the 2006 FIFA World Cup. Fareed co-founded and runs Project Phoenix, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that he launched at the Clinton Global Initiative, which is committed to building sports facilities in impoverished communities globally, beginning in Cite de Soleil, Haiti. Fareed is a member of the Clinton Global Initiative, the U.S. Conference of Mayors' Business Council, and serves on several non-profit boards including Cleveland Clinic's Wellness Institute and Soccer for Peace. He is a native of New York and lives in Manhattan.
Antonio Manning is Vice President, Office of Corporate Responsibility for Global Philanthropy at JP Morgan Chase & Co. Based in Los Angeles, Manning manages both philanthropic and community relations. A very active member of the community, Antonio is a founding member of African-Americans in Philanthropy, Southern California, a membership organization comprised of corporate and philanthropic executives. He currently serves on the Enterprise Leadership Advisory Council and the Advisory Board for the USC Center on Public Policy and Philanthropy. Manning's board affiliations include the California Asian Pacific Chamber of Commerce, Coalition Responsible for Community Development, Heritage Housing Partners, Insight Center for Community Economic Development, Los Angeles Business Council, and the Los Angeles Conservation Corps. Antonio is a Los Angeles native and attended the University of Southern California.
Launched in 2009, the i.am.angel Foundation was created to TRANS4M lives through education, inspiration and opportunity. As a part of his commitment to philanthropy, will.i.am and the i.am.angel Foundation administer charitable activities and programs targeted towards providing college scholarships (i.am scholarship), financial literacy and home mortgage assistance (i.am Home) and college preparation and student life (i.am College Track).
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