Italian Heritage Foundation of Rochester
Tony DiTucci, the vice president of DGA Builders, LLC, since 2007, holds a master of arts in administration from Central Michigan University. At DGA Builders, he oversees the development of multifamily and senior housing projects in the northeastern and midwestern United States. Outside of work, Tony DiTucci is closely involved in his local community and supports organizations such as the Italian Heritage Foundation of Rochester.
Since 2007, the Italian Foundation of Rochester has focused its efforts on education, providing need-based financial aid to help high school students attend private high schools. In the past 10 years, the foundation has awarded more than half a million dollars to students at private high schools in Monroe County.
Its fundraising efforts rely in part on its “Friends” program, which invites committed local individuals and businesses to join the social organization in improving local education. Members receive invitations to Foundation events, such as the annual Golf Tournament and Raffle Fundraiser, and are invited to attend family functions that emphasize the value of Italian heritage and the importance of community service.
With more than two decades of experience in the construction field, Tony DiTucci serves as the vice president of DGA Builders, LLC, in Pittsford, New York. In this position, he oversees various commercial and residential real estate developments. Outside of his professional life, Tony DiTucci is a committed philanthropist and supports organizations such as the American Cancer Society.
Earlier this year, the American Cancer Society partnered with the CVS Health Foundation and the Truth Initiative to roll out new grant funding for colleges nationwide that are working to make their schools totally tobacco and smoke free. Each of the organizations has made a commitment to bring forth the first generation of tobacco-free students at these schools and has committed a large amount of money toward that effort.
In total, the group awarded $1.2 million in grant funding to 126 colleges. The recipients represent a wide range of institutions, including state-based schools, historically Black colleges and universities, and community colleges.
Students for Liberty
A vice president at DGA Builders, LLC, Tony DiTucci serves as a construction management and estimating expert based in New York. Besides leading the development of multifamily housing projects, Tony DiTucci remains active in social service activities through his contributions to organizations such as Students for Liberty (SFL).
A non-profit organization, SFL has been deemed to be the largest pro-liberty student organization in the world. Established in 2008, its mission is to educate and empower students to identify and foster liberty leaders in the next generation. The group began as a small assembly of youth leaders, which now has expanded to an international network of libertarian students. The organization now encompasses over 1,350 groups and more than 800 young leaders from around the world.
SFL provides students with opportunities to grow by helping them increase their skills and experience. The SFL network does this by giving them chances to work with the best in their field in a challenging environment. Ultimately, it makes students realize that their visions can be turned into reality. In addition to serving current students and student groups, the organization extends its services to alumni.
As vice president of DGA Builders, LLC, Tony DiTucci oversees multi-family and senior housing projects. Apart from his professional pursuits, Tony DiTucci donates to Foodlink, an organization that fights hunger and supports communities, established in 1978.
Foodlink aims to end hunger by creating a healthy community that is powered by nutritious meals. As part of its mission and vision, the Foodlink Kitchen organizes a unique culinary training program especially for community members with difficulty in finding employment. The training institute also helps employers hire workers who have received proper skills training. The 12-month training program targets the problems faced by underemployed individuals. Some solutions provided by the program include:
–Opening opportunities for development and mastery of skills as well as for continuous training and education that will prepare the individuals for their actual work.
–Leading community members to career pathways that are identified through their strengths, interests, abilities, and other factors.
Creating work environments for hands-on practical training and assisting community members in finding suitable jobs.
With more than two decades of experience in the construction sector, Tony DiTucci serves as vice president of DGA Builders, LLC, in Pittsford, New York. There, he manages the commercial, industrial, retail, and multifamily residential projects. Outside of his work, Tony DiTucci is a longtime supporter of the United Way.
Earlier this year at the Education Innovation Awards event sponsored by EVERFI, the United Way and the NFL were recognized for their student education efforts. United Way and the NFL partner with one another to present the Character Playbook, an online learning tool that fosters skills and learning among middle school students, who are entering one of the most crucial developmental phases of their lives. Among other tools, the playbook gives them guidance on how to foster good relationships with others.
The United Way and NFL were among 20 other organizations that received recognition at the Education Innovation Awards event. Some of the criteria judges considered when evaluating the Character Playbook were its overall impact, student engagement, and quality of partnership with volunteers and other key stakeholders.
March of Dimes
Tony DiTucci is an experienced professional in the building and construction industry, with more than two decades of experience. In addition to serving as vice president of DGA Builders in Pittsford, Tony DiTucci makes time to participate in several forms of philanthropy, including donations to the March of Dimes.
March of Dimes funds a wide range of research that protects babies, thereby reducing the infant mortality rate. One of the areas it focuses much of its grant money and research effort on is premature birth, which affects more than 350,000 babies each year.
In 2004, the March of Dimes began its Prematurity Research Initiative (PRI). This focuses on discerning the causes of prematurity, which are often unknown. It has awarded almost $28 million to researchers looking into both genetic and environmental causes for entering labor prematurely, including asymptomatic infections.
PRI grantees have also started to work on finding ways to treat or prevent preterm labor. Normal pregnancies suppress uterine contractions, and the mechanism by which this is achieved could lead to new drugs or other techniques to prevent premature birth.