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Leeland to Attend White House Compassion in Action Roundtable Tomorrow, December 5

White House Office of Faith-Based and Community Initiatives to Host Compassion in Action Roundtable on Developing the Next Generation of America’s Social Entrepreneur and Nonprofit Leaders


NEWS SOURCE: Provident Label Group
December 4, 2008

Leeland As emerging leaders in philanthropic efforts, Jack and Leeland Mooring of GRAMMY-nominated, progressive rock band Leeland have been selected by the White House to participate in a Compassion in Action Roundtable titled “Next Generation of Social Entrepreneurship.” They will be in Washington, D.C., on Friday, Dec. 5.

WASHINGTON, D.C. – On Friday, December 5, 2008, the White House Office of Faith-Based and Community Initiatives (OFBCI) will convene a Compassion in Action roundtable titled, "Next Generation of Social Entrepreneurship." As the final event in a two-year series of monthly Compassion in Action roundtables, this program will spotlight the innovative leadership of an emerging generation of social entrepreneurs in America. The event will bring together young people from across the Nation leading creative philanthropic efforts to address poverty, disease and a range of other critical needs at home and across the globe.

Following the roundtable discussion, the OFBCI will host a service project for the young entrepreneurs in partnership with World Vision, a faith-based international nonprofit and PEPFAR and PMI partner, to build Caregiver Kits for men and women who provide home-based care to people with HIV/AIDS, supported by faith-based and community organizations.

A complete Compassion in Action roundtable agenda is included below.

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 5, 2008

WHO: Jedd Medefind, Acting Director, White House Office of Faith-Based and

Community Initiatives
Anita McBride, Assistant to the President and Chief of Staff to the First Lady
Rear Admiral Timothy Ziemer, U.S. Malaria Coordinator

WHAT: White House Office of Faith-Based and Community Initiatives

Compassion in Action roundtable and service project

WHERE: The White House

Eisenhower Executive Office Building (EEOB)
Compassion in Action roundtable: Room 450
Service Project: Indian Treaty Room

WHEN: Friday, December 5, 2008

Compassion in Action roundtable: 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. EST
Service Project: 12 p.m. – 1 p.m. EST

Members of the press should arrive at the Northwest Appointment Gate by 9:30 a.m. EST to ensure entry.

NOTE: Members of the press who do not have a White House press credential must fax his or her name (as it appears on his or her driver's license), Social Security number and date of birth on company letterhead to (202) 456-7019 no later than 6 p.m. on Thursday, December 4, 2008. For additional credentialing or logistical questions, please call (202) 456-7348.

White House Compassion in Action Roundtable:
The Next Generation of Social Entrepreneurship

December 5, 2008
10 a.m. – 12 p.m.

10 a.m. Welcome

Mike Bzozowski, Intern
Office of Faith-Based and Community Initiatives, The White House

10:05 a.m. Introductory Remarks

Jedd Medefind, Special Assistant to the President and Acting Director
Office of Faith-Based and Community Initiatives, The White House

10:20 a.m. Panel 1

Moderator: Rear Admiral Timothy Ziemer, U.S. Malaria Coordinator
Panelist: Zach Hunter, founder, Loose Change to Loosen Chains; founder,
Generation Change
Panelist: Conner Cress, founder, Dry Tears Inc.
Panelist: Jordan Foxworthy, founder, Bite Back
Panelist: Jack Mooring and Leeland Mooring, founders, Leeland
Panelist: Kelly Everett, mentor and project leader, Infusion

11:05 a.m. Panel Introduction

Amy Cheng, Intern
Office of Faith-Based and Community Initiatives, The White House

11:10 a.m. Panel 2

Moderator: Anita McBride, Assistant to the President and Chief of Staff to
the First Lady, The White House
Panelist: Brittany and Robbie Bergquist, founders, Cell Phones for Soldiers
Panelist: Sidra Kalsoom, founder, Milagros; Project Coordinator,
Spread the Dough
Panelist: Russell Hebert, founder, All-American Youth Rodeo Association
Panelist: Cally Robertson, founder, Thai Totes
Panelist: Jaime Colman, founder, Walk Humbly

11:55 a.m. Closing Remarks

Jedd Medefind, Special Assistant to the President and Acting Director
Office of Faith-Based and Community Initiatives, The White House

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