Lollypop Farm Offers Summer Camp Program for Children

A construction and contracting professional in Rochester, New York, Tony DiTucci oversees the construction of multi-family and senior housing projects as vice president of DGA Builders. Outside of work, Tony DiTucci supports charitable organizations including Lollypop Farm.

Lollypop Farm aims to protect vulnerable animals through education and community outreach. This summer, the organization will offer Summer Camp @Home options to keep children engaged and entertained. The week-long animal themed virtual camps include both live and self-paced activities that children can participate in from a private online space. An interactive Bitmoji virtual classroom invites children to connect with peers, as well as to learn about animals through live virtual sessions with shelter experts.

To support children’s learning, parents can order a Lollypop Farm Camp @Home Kit, which includes a camp t-shirt, a book, and instructions for various DIY activities. For more information or to sign up for Summer Camp @Home, visit www.lollypop.org.

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

The ACS and American Red Cross Start New Blood Donation Campaign

Annual Clambake with the Builders Exchange of Rochester

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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.

Education and Networking at the Builders Exchange of Rochester

 

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Builders Exchange of Rochester
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New York-based construction executive Tony DiTucci serves as vice president of DGA Builders in Pittsford. Alongside his day-to-day professional activities, Tony DiTucci is a board member of the Builders Exchange of Rochester.

Dedicated to supporting the construction industry throughout New York State and northern Pennsylvania, the Builders Exchange of Rochester (ROBEX) offers members a number of tools and resources. These extend to networking programs and various educational offerings, including courses, seminars, and certificate programs.

Currently, ROBEX offers classes on blueprint reading, business services, and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration and safety in the workplace. In conjunction with area law firms and Associated General Contractors of New York State, the organization also oversees legal seminars in state law and a supervisory training program designed for construction supervisors and managers.

The various networking programs and activities at ROBEX include the Junior Builders Exchange, which connects young leaders in the construction industry via social mixers as well as educational/leadership programs and local project reviews. The ROBEX networking calendar also features industry breakfasts and luncheons, executive events, and fundraisers, such as an annual clambake and the ROBEX Annual Golf Tournament.

Make-A-Wish Recognizes Celebs with Award for Wish Granting

 

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Make-A-Wish Foundation
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The vice president of DGA Builders, LLC, in Pittsford, New York, Tony DiTucci is experienced in construction project management. Outside of work, Tony DiTucci is a dedicated member of his community, supporting charities such as the Make-A-Wish Foundation.

Every year, Make-A-Wish grants thousands of wishes made by children who are living with critical medical conditions. The organization facilitates many of these experiences thanks to the cooperation of its celebrity supporters. For the last three decades, Make-A-Wish has recognized the generous contributions of these individuals with the Chris Greicius Celebrity Award.

In November 2018, Make-A-Wish announced its most recent award winners, each of whom has played an instrumental role in furthering the organization’s goals and hosting their own wish experiences.

WWE co-president Michelle Wilson earned recognition for her work as a member of the organization’s Corporate Advisory Council and board member of its Connecticut chapter.

Make-A-Wish also honored celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay for launching a campaign to arrange 24 wishes in the span of 24 hours. After involving some of his celebrity associates, he surpassed his goal with 32 total wishes.

The third recipient was YouTuber and baker Rosanna Pansino, who regularly grants wishes by making delicious treats with her wish kids. With a network of 10 million subscribers, she shares her wish-granting experiences among a diverse audience.

Lastly, Make-A-Wish recognized NBA champ Stephen Curry, who has been fulfilling wishes for five years. He has granted 24 wishes in the past year alone.

The Boy Scouts of America’s Sea Scouting Program

 

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Sea Scout
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As vice president of Pittsford, New York’s DGA Builders, LLC, Tony DiTucci provides oversight and leadership to the construction of multi-family and senior housing projects. A passionate supporter of local nonprofits, Tony DiTucci serves on the Eagle Scouts Review Board for the Boy Scouts of America (BSA).

Founded in 1910, the BSA has provided scouting experiences in five different programs for more than 110 million Americans since its inception. One of the BSA’s core areas of programming is sea scouting, through which members gain extensive knowledge in the United States’ maritime heritage and learn essential boating skills.

Sea Scout units, which are referred to as ships, learn to operate and maintain power vessels and sailboats with a special emphasis on safety. Other lessons focus on the importance of lights and buoys, the proper method for dropping an anchor, and how to use the tide and wind to your advantage. Moreover, ships facilitate course instruction regarding lifesaving, first aid, swimming, cardiopulmonary resuscitation, and Coast Guard Auxiliary Sailing and Seamanship. Scouts can also participate in regattas and earn internship opportunities.