Park West Gallery CEO featured in Forbes.com for philanthropy

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Albert Scaglione Autumn de Forest Park West Gallery

From left: Dr. Louis Zona, director of the Butler Institute of American Art; Autumn de Forest; and Park West Founder and CEO Albert Scaglione (Photo credit: Doug de Forest)

Giving back through philanthropic and charitable causes is a great way for a company to show it cares, and Forbes.com points to Park West Gallery CEO Albert Scaglione as a prime example.

Forbes published “Effective Marketing Tips For Your Corporate Philanthropy Programs,” providing a list of ideas for companies on how to benefit from their donations and contributions. In the article, the important work of the Park West Foundation, the non-profit arm of Park West Gallery, is highlighted.

The Park West Foundation has contributed to a number of local, national and international causes. Most recently, the foundation has teamed up with art prodigy Autumn de Forest to support Turnaround Arts, a national program that brings celebrities, musicians and artists to classrooms around the nation to encourage creativity.

As the article points out, the foundation has also helped sponsor museum exhibitions held throughout the U.S. that Scaglione has made sure to attend. The foundation supports such efforts in order to promote arts awareness and education.

“While his motives are certainly in the right place, it is also clear that the success of his foundation is partly due to the personal commitment he makes to the community,” the article states.

Other causes the Park West Foundation has supported include Michigan foster care youth, Prince’s Trust International, the National PTA,  Guy Harvey Ocean Foundation and Best Buddies International. Park West has provided resources for each endeavor.

“The idea that I could have this life where I still have the opportunity to work with the artists, educate, bring art to the public. I’m thrilled about that,” Scaglione says.

Park West Gallery Prince's Trust International

Park West Gallery Founder and CEO Albert Scaglione and his wife, Mitsie, meet with Prince Charles to discuss the Prince’s Trust International organization (Photo courtesy of Prince’s Trust International)

The article provides other tips for companies to donate and how companies can benefit from it. For instance, participating in events or providing services aside from monetary donations are imperative. For instance, Park West participated in Relay For Life, not only by sponsoring the event, but by forming a team and raising $1,030 for the cause.

Read the full Forbes article here.

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