tegrity, a way to show love to one another."
their lives," he said.
ment at St. Bonaventure. Annunziato co-founded EIV Capital in 2009
and currently serves as a member of the Investment Committee,
where he leverages more than 40 years of commodity trading experi-
ence to provide strategies for managing commodity price risk. In
1997, he founded AAA Capital Management Advisors, Ltd. He spent
ergy futures brokerage, hedging, and investment advisory services to
a wide range of commercial traders and individual investors.
platform. Six years ago, student Shane Hvizdzak (classes of 2010,
'11) approached Palmer with the idea that would become Helpified.
A meeting with Annunziato -- followed by years of partnering with
Hvizdzak -- has resulted in a strong web-based enterprise with 3
million web visitors and 350 business clients that is headquartered
opportunities for our SBU students," said Palmer. "We are using
what we have learned with Helpified to secure grant funding to ex-
pand C4 Consulting. Our vision is that in five years C4 will be a na-
tional consulting brand with franchises across the country."
students have received in return.
the world. Bring something to a neighbor. These have not happened
because of my vision, but kids trying to help, and trying to engage.
It's been successful because of the belief that we can help," An-
Sight. "This experience is giving me the exposure to the non-
profit sector and how academics interacts with the non-profit
sector in the field of global health. It's also amazing to be
able to learn about sustainable and culturally conscious global
health practices," Gerhard said.
connections, and heal our broken world," he said.
want them to forget they're in school and
forget that this is `educational.' The expe-
rience of being with the people in the
community, of caring for their children and
seeing each other as the same, that's really
how we are going to change this world. I
just hope that I'm working hard enough
for the kids to get to that moment," Ro-
like Todd Palmer who repeatedly encour-
to encourage a bunch of 18- to 19-year-
old students to go to Uganda and start a
microfinance institution, if you think about
it. But he has a gift for recognizing capa-
bilities and talents in students that they
don't recognize in themselves. He pushes
you to do the work on your own, and as-
sumes you can do it. That's how you instill confidence at a
young age, how you teach entrepreneurship, and really, how
you produce leaders."
through a gift to St. Bonaventure.
us the means and the freedom to make all of these things hap-
pen through Enactus."
"I don't believe in just giving money. There should be some
Bahamas," Annunziato said. "That's what I was searching for.
Todd did a good job in trying to use that money in creative
ways, to get things that students would be involved in," he
and take the gifts that you are given to help others," Annunzi-
ato added. "It's a model that helps build communities. A com-
every six months to meet with clients at Mikwano Microfinance.