Rochester’s Margaret Home Offers Respite and Hope to Young Moms

Prolife Across America Builds Culture of Life with Positive Billboards

The president and chief operating officer of Livingston Associates in Scottsville, New York, Tony DiTucci has decades of experience in project management and construction. Also committed to philanthropic efforts, Tony DiTucci donates to organizations such as Prolife Across America.

A nonprofit organization founded in 1989, Prolife Across America seeks to establish what it calls an “atmosphere of life” by publishing positive prolife messages. With a grounding in Roman Catholic teaching and the Bible, the organization provides information about alternatives to abortion, such as adoption, and others services to help women choose life and receive practical help to care for their babies.

Prolife Across America spreads its message through the use of billboards. Often these billboards feature the faces of beautiful babies, along with messages such as “Thanks for life, Mom!” or “Fragile: Born & Unborn.” The billboards typically include a specific fact about fetal development, such as that a heartbeat begins 18 days after conception. They also have the organization’s name and phone number so those who view the billboards can reach out for support.

To view the billboards or to learn more about the organization’s efforts to promote love for babies and support women in their journeys to motherhood, visit http://www.prolifeacrossamerica.org.

New York City’s Senior Housing Shortage

Design Build Team Services from DGA Builders

Silhouette construction workers fabricating steel reinforcement bar at the construction site

The vice president of DGA Builders since 2013, Tony DiTucci has overseen the construction of several senior and multifamily housing projects. In this leadership position, Tony DiTucci leads the community-focused construction company in offering services such as pre-construction consultation, construction management, general contracting, and design- build.

To streamline the design and construction process, DGA Builders can serve as a Design Build Team, coordinating efforts from initial planning to project completion. By providing a single point of contact, the team can help reduce costs and improve efficiency, as well as avoid lengthy delays and get the job done faster.

The design team goes above and beyond minimum design requirements to create high-quality projects infused with creativity and innovation. Committed to full customer satisfaction, the DGA Build Design team is responsible for adhering to budgets and schedules, as well as communicating closely with clients to ensure what is happening throughout each stage of the building process.

The ACS and American Red Cross Start New Blood Donation Campaign

Annual Clambake with the Builders Exchange of Rochester

collection of construction safety helmet

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A graduate of St. John Fisher College in Rochester, New York, and later acquiring an M.A. in administration from Central Michigan University, Tony DiTucci serves as vice president of DGA Builders, a construction management firm in Rochester. In addition to overseeing various multifamily and senior housing projects, Tony DiTucci maintains membership in professional organizations, including the Builders Exchange of Rochester.

Comprising more than 600 members and affiliates, the Builders Exchange of Rochester represents commercial, industrial, and governmental construction professionals in the Rochester area. In addition to offering discounted safety training and OSHA certification classes to members, the organization sponsors social functions such as the annual Clambake, the largest construction- networking event of the year.

Held each fall, the Clambake features an Hors D’oeuvres & Clam Bar, followed by a dinner of lobster tails, steak, chicken, or vegetarian lasagna. The annual event invites Builders Exchange of Rochester members to enjoy delicious food and the camaraderie of fellow construction professionals. The most recent Clambake was held September 19, 2019, at the Burgundy Basin Inn.

What Is the Eagle Scout Service Project?

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Eagle Scout Service Project
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Tony DiTucci serves DGA Builders, LLC as its vice president, and in his free time works with various community organizations including the Boy Scouts of America (BSA). Tony DiTucci has a long history with the Boy Scouts, and earned the Eagle Scout designation when he was young.

The largest element of the Eagle Scout program is the Eagle Scout Service Project, which requires prospective Eagle Scouts to assist others in their communities through service to an organization outside of BSA. This effort must have the approval of the organization in question as well as the Scout’s unit leader, unit committee, and council or district. The project must be completed after the Life Scout board of review, though Star Scouts are encouraged to start planning and discussing projects before gaining the Life Scout designation.

Eagle Scout projects must meet several requirements before approval. A Scout’s project must provide a clear opportunity to fulfill the community service element of the program. The project should also be one which is likely to provide a positive experience, and one which the Scout can reasonably complete. Finally, any safety issues must be addressed, and the Scout must commit to more detailed planning if the plan submitted is incomplete or overly broad.