Congressional Coalition on Adoption Institute

The Congressional Coalition on Adoption Institute (CCAI) is a non-profit organization that works to raise awareness about the needs of children without families and to remove policy barriers that hinder children from knowing the love and support a family provides. CCAI is unique in that each of our programs brings together policymakers and individuals with direct foster care or adoption experience. We have found that when policymakers hear direct experiences of those affected by orphan and child welfare policy, they become engaged in this issue and work to bring about legislative improvements in an effort to ensure each child has their right to a family realized.

Team Gleason

HEAL We have faith that solutions to the mysteries of ALS exist. Team Gleason will work to evaluate today’s possible alternative solutions while simultaneously exploring advances in medical science through participation, partnership, and leadership in the ALS community.

FAMILY We believe in the importance of family. We will foster a family that is full of love and life no matter what Steve’s physical status is.

Team Gleason will work to create an environment for families living with ALS that will enable them to not only survive, but also thrive.

INSPIRE We believe people are meant to truly live and enjoy life with each other. We plan to continue to participate in adventurous, innovative expeditions while fostering the passionate, honest and meaningful relationships of life.

Team Gleason believes that through these activities and relationships, we will be a source of inspiration to the remarkable people we come in contact with.

The challenges ahead are both real and daunting, but we expect the extraordinary. With support, creativity and perseverance, all things are possible.

The Littlest Heroes

The Littlest Heroes is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization serving children with cancer and their families in Northeast Ohio communities. Services are provided to families and health care facilities free of charge. They focus on addressing the spiritual, emotional and physical aspects of cancer through education and services that work to empower children and individual family members.

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Angels’ Place

Angels PlaceANGELS’ PLACE provides a loving and caring environment for children diagnosed with life-threatening illness and provides emotional support for families that struggle with the death of a young child. Their respite/end of life program provides ease and comfort to the whole family and helps preserve the family unit.

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Gulf Restoration Network

The Gulf Restoration Network is committed to uniting and empowering people to protect and restore the natural resources of the Gulf Region for future generations.

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America’s WETLAND

In the largest public awareness initiative in its history, Louisiana is leading America’s WETLAND: Campaign to Save Coastal Louisiana. The America’s WETLAND Foundation through the Campaign is raising awareness of the impact of Louisiana’s wetland loss and increase support for efforts to conserve and save coastal Louisiana.

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Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure

Susan G. Komen for the Cure® is the global leader of the breast cancer movement, having invested nearly $1.5 billion since inception in 1982. As the world’s largest grassroots network of breast cancer survivors and activists, Susan G. Komen for the Cure® is working together to save lives, empower people, ensure quality care for all and energize science to find the cures.

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Covenant House New Orleans

Covenant House New Orleans provides shelter and services to homeless, runaway and at-risk youth 16 – 21. They seek to rebuild and reunite families whenever possible, or offer youth the opportunity and the tools they need to build healthy, independent and productive lives.

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Pat Tillman Foundation

The Pat Tillman Foundation is a national leader in providing resources and educational support to veterans, active service members and their dependents. The Tillman Military Scholars program aids all veterans and specifically the ever-growing population of veterans and dependents of the Iraq and Afghanistan conflicts.

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Catholic Charities for Adoption

Catholic Charities has a long history of adoption tracing back to 1727 when the French Ursuline Sisters opened an orphanage in New Orleans. Its mission is to provide service to people in need, to advocate for justice in social structures, and to call the entire church and other people of good to do the same.

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Scott Fujita

Scott Fujita was born in Ventura, California on April 28, 1979. He was a three-sport standout at Rio Mesa High School in Oxnard, CA before heading to the University of California, Berkeley, where he graduated with Honors in Political Science and earned a Masters degree in Education.

Fujita has played in the NFL for the Kansas City Chiefs, Dallas Cowboys, New Orleans Saints and Cleveland Browns. Read more