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Community Service

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    The two principals of AMG are natives of St. Louis, proud of it and believe in giving back to their local community. Our two principals and current leaders  collectively have served as a volunteer founder, officer or advisory board member to over seventy groups in the civic, charity, business and political arenas and helped raise hundreds of thousands of dollars for worthy causes.
 
    Also, they have worked with many other worthy local, regional and national causes to give back to their local community and help promote goodwill for their own  hometown. Together they co-founded the St. Louis 1904 World's Fair Charitable Foundation (www.1904stl.com) on March 14, 2002. This continues to be an all-volunteer not-for-profit 501 (c) (3) public charity that raises money for the Forest Park 'beautification program', the St. Louis Zoo and other worthy charities that need help with event planning and fundraising for their cause.
 
 
 
Cicardi A. Bruce                  Richard T. Pisani
Volunteer                                                             Volunteer
Click on Photo for Charity                                Click on Photo for Charity
 
 
 
 
     St. Louis is the birthplace of AMG and its principals, Cicardi A. Bruce and Richard T. Pisani. They've enjoyed business success and believe in giving back to their community every chance the get. With help from a great team they co-founded the St. Louis 1904 World's Fair Charitable Foundation on March 14, 2002. This non-profit is an all-volunteer public charity that raises funds for the Forest Park 'beautification program', the St. Louis Zoo and other local worthy charities that need help.
Saint Louis
community  *  diversity  *  history
   Our Saint Louis 1904 World's Fair Charitable Foundation was originally set up on March 14, 2002 at the Top of the Chase Hotel with nearly one thousand attendees and the event was emceed by KMOV TV-4 News Anchors Julius Hunter and Vicki Newton. VIP's that launched us at the microphone that evening included Missouri Governor Bob Holden, St. Louis City Mayor Francis Slay, St. Louis County Executive 'Buzz' Westfall, Archbishop Justin Rigali, Saint Louis Ambassadors President Frank Ferrara and a host of celebrities and reporters from radio, television and newsprint media. Governor Holden gave our newly formed all-volunteer public charity a mission, which was to eagerly "celebrate the 100 Year Anniversary of both the 1904 World's Fair & III Olympiad in Forest Park throughout the year of 2004" as a salute to our forefathers who placed St. Louis in the eyes of the world circa 1900. Cicardi A. Bruce was appointed Chairman and Richard T. Pisani was appointed President of the organization at this event. They announced that our all-volunteer group would "sponsor and/or co-sponsor a variety of celebratory events for the families and businesses in our metropolitan area with a diverse group of individuals from all walks of life and would gather grass roots support for the residents from the bi-state St. Louis Region of 2.8M residents, 193K businesses and over one thousand registered non-profits.

   Once our all-volunteer group had accomplished its original goal by the year end of 2004 our team could have dissolved, Instead, because we had no overhead, were driven by all-volunteers and had momentum as a community service group we decided to stay together. We changed our mission, goals and objectives to help raise funds for the Forest Park 'beautification program', the St. Louis Zoo and other local charities. Since our non-profit status had no sunset as a 501 (c) (3) public charity and was approved by the Internal Revenue Service in July of 2002 with Federal ID number of # 43-1967243 we had the right to continue performing community service projects that would help others in the St. Louis Region. Our charity's IRS Form 990-EZ 501 (c) (3) and fiscal reports have always been made available to the public with a simple phone call to our tax attorney and Founding Charter Member, Mr. Sean Clancy, who is our charity's Secretary/Treasurer & Legal Counsel and can be called at 314-726-6868 or contacted via email at spc@rgsz.com to secure a copy of our IRS returns, which is mandated by law. Also, we make our IRS Form 990 available on our charity's website, which can be accessed at our website at www.1904stl.com. Additionally, we host six board meetings every year and Mr. Clancy gives the attendees an update of our income, expenses, deposits, donations, etc. so that all are informed on a regular basis. In a few cases we will directly 'host and be the main sponsor' of an event to benefit another non-profit and we will collect the donations directly and mail all or a portion of the net proceeds to the selected group(s). However, and in the majority of the cases, our organization takes the position as a 'co-host and becomes a co-sponsor' of an event for an organization and we have the donors write the checks directly to that group. We prefer to help plan, execute and provide volunteers as a 'co-sponsor' for other organizations that need support and not get involved in the collection and distribution of their funds.
 
      We had a goal to salute and honor our forefathers for hosting both the 1803 Louisiana Purchase Exposition, which is best known as the 1904 World's Fair and the  III Olympiad at the turn of the century in Forest Park. Once the seven month long fair and eighteen weeks of competitive Olympic Games were over the fifteen hundred buildings. structures and statues that were made of 'staff' were torn down. The good news is that it left us immediately with a new Forest Park, the Bird Cage and the Art Museum. Several years later they built the now famous St. Louis Zoo, the World's Fair Pavilion, the Jewel Box and the Jefferson Memorial, which is the headquarters for the MO History Museum. Our park and zoo are rated in the 'Top Ten' in the U.S. and also is home to beautiful lakes, streams, water-falls, walking trails, biking trails, exercise areas, athletic fields, professional tennis courts and competitive golf courses.  
                                     
 
 
 
 
 
 
    Missouri Governor Bob Holden hand-picked a team to launch the St. Louis 1904 World's Fair Charitable Foundation on 3-14-02 at the Top of the Chase Hotel. Our all-volunteer charity was set up to host the celebratory events in Forest Park in 2004 for the 100 Year Anniversary of the 1904 World's Fair & III Olympiad. The still current "Advisory Board" and 'Honorary Advisory Board' is the best that any organization could ever hope to build. It's a unique group because it includes an all-volunteer group of diverse individuals that want to help raise funds for the Forest Park 'beautification program', the St. Louis Zoo and other local charities.
 
      Since 2002, and as a matter of protocol, the current MO Governor, MO Lt. Governor, St. Louis County Executive and St. Louis City Mayor head up the Honorary Advisory Board, which includes many of our Missouri's U.S. Senators, U.S. Congressmen, MO State Senators and MO State Representatives. It also includes a variety of local VIP's that include successful business individuals, radio talk-show hosts, television news anchors and professional athletes. To this day we are an all-volunteer charity that's out to help our St. Louis Metropolitan Region help on event planning and fundraising.
 
Meeting with Governor Bob Holden at the Cabanne' House in Forest Park
to officially establish the 1904 World's Fair Charitable Foundation.
 
Photo: (L-R)
 
Cicardi A. Bruce - Chairman, Richard T. Pisani - President, St. Louis County
Executive "Buzz" Westfall, Governor Bob Holden, St. Louis City
Mayor Francis Slay, St. Louis Ambassador President Frank
Ferrara and Arthur Kline head of Swank Motion Pictures.
 
 
Supporting our Charitable Foundation
 
    Missouri Governor Matt Blunt presents a MO Proclamation to show support to the 1904 World's Fair Charitable Foundation in March of 2005. The Governor saluted the successful all-volunteer efforts of the St. Louis 1904 World's Fair Charitable Foundation for hosting the variety of celebratory events for the 100 Year Anniversary of the 1904 World's Fair and III Olympiad held throughout the year of 2004 in Forest Park.
 
Governor Matt Blunt recognizing the successful efforts of the
1904 World's Fair Charitable Foundation.
 
Photo: (L-R)
 
Richard T. Pisani - President, Missouri Governor Matt Blunt and
Cicardi A. Bruce - Chairman in the Governors Office.
 
 
Supporting our Scholarship Program
 
    Missouri Governor Matt Blunt presents a MO Proclamation to the 1904 World's Fair Charitable Foundation in March of 2006 to salute the efforts of the charity and Mr. Tom Ousley, who is the foundations Chairman for the charity's Scholarship Committee. Tom is also the Director of the Infinite Scholarship Foundation and handles all the applications for high school students that need financial aid to continue their education in order to earn a college degree.
 
Governor Matt Blunt praises the 1904 World's Fair Charitable Foundation
for its work towards supporting scholarship funding.
 
Photo: (L-R)
 
Richard T. Pisani - President, Scholarship Student, Governor Matt Blunt,
Scholarship Student and Scholarship Chairman Tom Ousley
 
 
 
    Missouri Governor Jay Nixon presents a MO Proclamation to the St. Louis  1904 World's Fair Charitable Foundation in March of 2009 to show support for the charity. Also, the Governor officially dedicated the 'Time Capsule' to the St. Louis University Archives, which contains memorabilia from the 1904 World's Fair & III Olympics, as well as items from the 100 Year Anniversary celebratory events held in Forest Park throughout the year 2004.
 
      Additionally, the Governor presented MO Proclamations to Dr. David Campbell for his groups volunteer work with the Institute for Family Medicine, Dr. Jim Logan for his volunteer work with the Racing to Read Charitable Foundation, Mr. Jim Donahoe who is the former Director of the VA Hospital 'VCS' who put together a team of 1904 Foundation volunteers that helped raise over $7M for the VA's 'Fischer House.' Jamie Gotlieb, a 13 year old who volunteered her time to raise $2000 for the Fischer House, was saluted by Governor Blunt, State Rep Vicki Schneider, Mr. Donahoe and our charity for a 'job well done'.
 
At the MO Governors Office State Rep Vicki Schneider
salutes the 1904 World's Fair Charitable Foundation 
for supporting the efforts of the Institute for 
Family Medicine and the Racing
to Read Charitable Foundation.
 
Photo: (includes)
 
MO Governor Jay Nixon, MO Lt. Governor Peter Kinder, MO State Representative
Vicki Schneider, MO Senator Chuck Gross, Richard T. Pisani-President,
Cicardi A. Bruce-Chairman, Sean P Clancy-Secretary &Treasurer,
Joan K. Bengston-VP Events, Rob Mitchell-VP Archive
and Advisory Board members John Walsh, Dr. David
Campbell, Dr. Jim Logan, CarolAnn Miller,
Bob Bess and Jim Donohoe from the
VA's 'Fischer House.
 
 
 
   St. Louis County Executive Charlie A. Dooley presents a Declaration to the 1904 World's Fair Charitable Foundation. This officially dedicated the ''Time Capsule' to the St. Louis University Archives, which contains memorabilia  from the 1904 World's Fair and items from the events from the Fair's 100 Year Anniversary held in Forest Park in the year 2004.
 
County Executive Charlie A. Dooley dedicates the 1904 World's Fair
Charitable Foundation 'Time Capsule' to the 
St. Louis University Archives.
 
Photo: (L-R) 
 
Sean P. Clancy, Legal Counsel/Secretary/Treasurer; County Executive
Charlie A. Dooley; Joanie K. Bengston VP Events and
Richard T. Pisani, President.
 
 
 
       The 'A Taste of Italy' in 1998 netted $252K for the American Cancer Society with over 1200 attendees at the Regal. Cicardi Bruce and Rich Pisani have co-chaired this popular event since 1991 to help fight for a cure for cancer that causes 45K deaths monthly in the U.S.
 
The 1904 World's Fair Charitable Foundation's 'A Taste of Italy' 
event at the Regal brings 1,250 attendees and nets
$252K for the American Cancer Society.
 
Photo: (L-R)
 
Event Co-Chairs Richard T. Pisani and Cicardi A. Bruce along
with two children that where battling cancer.
   
 
   The principals of AMG have supported groups like NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness) Annual Gala and other Walk-A-Tons in Forest Park on behalf of mental disorders, which now affect 25% of all Americans. Much of it is attributed to our 'fast and furious' American way of life.
 
Archbishop (now Cardinal) Justin Rigali salutes the efforts of the 
1904 World's Fair Charitable Foundation.
 
Photo: (L-R)
 
 Cicardi A Bruce - Chairman, Cardinal Justin Rigali and
Richard T. Pisani - President.
 
 
 
       This team of 28 launched an effort to help individuals with physical disabilities. Ram's owner, Georgia Frontiere, hosted 'A Taste of Italy' in 2006 at Ram's Park to help the ShowMe Aquatics & Fitness Center Charity that helps individuals with disabilities.
 
Governor Bob Holden helps plan the 'A Taste of Italy' event to help
raise funds for disability research. 
 
Photo 1: (Front: L-R)
 
Frank Meyer - Founder of the Association of Disabled Volunteers of America
Cicardi A. Bruce - Chairman, Richard T. Pisani - President, MO Governor
Bob Holden, St. Louis County Executive "Buzz" Westfall, St. Louis Mayor
Francis Slay, St. Louis Ambassador President Frank Ferrara and
SLA Advisory Board members Keith Savage, Arthur Klyne
with their 'core group' in the back two rows.'
                              
       
'A Taste of Italy' fundraiser at Ram's Park
nets $135K for disability research.
Photo 2: (Front: L-R)
 
Cicardi Bruce - Event Co-Chair, Susan Bruce
Barbie Linton and Rich Pisani - Event Co-Chair
 
(Top: L-R)
 
Joan Bengston - VP of Events, Regina Shapiro, Arash and Mack Amini - Sponsors,
Rob Mitchell - VP of Archives, Doc Jim Logan, Bob Bess, Dave Einhorn,
Kathy Einhorn, and Erin Herwig with the 'Rams Cheerleaders'.
 
           
 
      The picture shown reflects the teammates and work done by the both the MO Adoption Exchange and our 1904 World's Fair Charitable Foundation. We netted over $28,000 in our 8-30-12 'Annual Golf Tournament' to help MO Foster Care children find 'real adoptive parents and forever homes'.
 
Cardinals CFO Brad Wood welcomes Kerry Robinson, the Cardinals MLB 
Scout, to our 1904 World's Fair Charitable Foundation 'Honorary Board'.
 
Photo: Front Row (L-R)
 
Richard T. Pisani - President next to Kerry Robinson, former Cardinal Outfielder and the current Cards MLB Scout; Back Row (L-R) - Joanie Bengston, VP of Events; Dick Wolf, Advisory Board; Brad Wood, Cardinal's CFO & Advisory Board; Karen Wood, Adoption Exchange & Advisory Board; Lisa Shaffer, Adoption Exchange Director & Advisory Board; Cicardi A. Bruce - Chairman and Host;
Susan Bruce-Advisory Board & Hostess.
 
 
   Our team from the 1904 World's Fair Charitable Foundation planning the event for the Kilo Diabetes Foundation, which reports that over 25M children and adults have diabetes, plus nearly 20K diabetic related deaths occur each month in the United States. 
 
TV-4 News Anchor Rick Edlund salutes joins the 'Honorary Board' of the 
1904 World's Fair Charitable Foundation.
 
Photo: (L-R)
 
Cicardi A. Bruce-Chairman; Joanie K Bengston, V. P. of  Events; TV News Anchor Rick Edlund and
 
 
Supporting our Famous Munchkin
      Our 1904 World's Fair Charitable Foundation team at Governor Jay Nixon's office installing our new Honorary Chairman, ''Wizard of Oz" Munchkin - Mickey Carroll. It was a double celebration day on the MO Senates dais with MO State Senator and MO State Representative proudly displaying Mickey's 'Hollywood Walk of Fame' star that was awarded to Mickey and the other six Munchkin's still living that year
                                                         
State Rep Vicki Schneider recognizes 'Wizard of Oz' Munchkin 
Mickey Carroll in the MO House of Representatives. 
            
Photo: (includes)
 
"Wizard of Oz" Munchkin - Mickey Carroll (C)
Rob Mitchell - V.P. Archives; Joanie K Bengston, V. P. of  Events
Ralph Turney - Advisory Board; Bob Bess - Advisory Board
Barb O'Loughlin - Advisory Board;
John Walsh - Advisory Board
           
 
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ST. LOUIS POST-DISPATCH 02/18/2007
       


  Deb Peterson, PD Writer                                                    





                                                                                                                                                                                                             Mayor Slay & Lou Brock
 
Casa Loma Ball Room Birthday Bash & Fundraiser
 
BALLROOM BASH FOR RICH PISANI:
     Cicardi Bruce, Chairman of the 1904 World's Fair Charitable Foundation, with event planning help from Joan Bengston and Rae Cardwell, foundation Advisory Board members, are co-hosting a 60th birthday party for Rich Pisani (1904 Foundation president), which will be a fundraiser for the Lou Brock Scholarship Foundation beginning at 7 p.m. March 3 at the Pat Brannon's Casa Loma Ballroom. Brock and his wife, Jackie, are ordained ministers and elders at Abundant Life Fellowship Church in St. Louis. They were officially appointed by MO Governor Matt Blunt and St. Louis City Mayor Francis Slay on Valentine's Day as Co-Chairs of the 1904 World's Fair Charitable Foundation's 'Honorary Advisory Board'.
     Rich Pisani, who celebrated his 60th. birthday this night hosted it as a fundraiser for the Lou Brock Scholarship Foundation. St. Louis City Mayor Francis Slay presented Rich with a City of St. Louis Mayoral 'Proclamation' at this event to recognize his untiring efforts of over three decades of community service and charitable giving to help those individuals and charities that need support.

 
 
   Lou Brock, MLB ''1984 Hall of Famer,'' is installed as the Honorary Chairman of our 1904 World's Fair Charitable Foundation by St. Louis City Mayor Francis Slay and St. Louis County Executive Charlie A. Dooley at the ''Time Capsule & Monument'' dedication ceremony at the World's Fair Pavilion in Forest Park.
 
Photo: (includes)
 
MLB-HOF Lou Brock (C) - Honorary Chairman
of our St. Louis 1904 World's Fair Charitable Foundation
Cicardi A. Bruce - Chairman; Richard T. Pisani - President St. Louis City Mayor - Francis Slay; St. Louis County Executive - Charlie A. Dooley
Carolann Miller - Advisory Board and
John Walsh - Advisory Board
 
 
 
   Lou Brock, MLB ''1984 Hall of Famer'' and his wife, the Reverend Jackie Brock, accept a 'net' proceeds check for $45,000 to be shared equally with their Lou Brock Scholarship Foundation and the Institute for Family Medicine. Our 1904 World's Fair Charitable Foundation held the 'Lou Brock Golf Classic' in Forest Park and packed the course with 144 golfers.
 
Our annual 1904 World's Fair Charitable Foundation's 
charity golf tournament in Forest 
Park nets $45K for Lou Brock 
and his two charities. 
 
        Photo: (includes)
 
Lou Brock & Jackie Brock (C); Dr. David Campbell;
Cicardi A. Bruce - Chairman; Richard T. Pisani - President
Rob Mitchell - V.P. Archives; Joanie K Bengston, V. P. of  Events
Ralph Turney - Advisory Board; Bob Bess - Advisory Board
Barb O'Loughlin - Advisory Board;
John Walsh - Advisory Board
 
 
 
   Our 1904 World's Fair Charitable Foundation co-hosted three major events for the Judevine Center for Autism named the "Festival of Trees Gala & Auction" at the Frontenac Hilton Hotel raising over $100k at each of the events.
 
The 1904 World's Fair Charitable Foundation again co-sponsors the 
Judevine Center for Autism 'Festival of Trees - Auction & Gala',
which netted over $100K for three years in a row. 
 
Photo: (includes)
 
Richard T. Pisani - Gala Co-Chair; Cicardi A. Bruce - Gala Co-Chair;
Gene Tichacek - Sponsor; Whitney & Anna Harris - Sponsors;
MO State Representative - Vicki Schneider
 
 
 
   Our 1904 World's Fair Charitable Foundation co-hosted three major events for the Heritage League Founders (HLF), which is the entity for the American Cancer Society that raised $9.2M through Charitable Remainder Trusts under the leadership of Cicardi Bruce and Rich Pisani who were the Co-Founders and Co-Chairs of a twenty two member HLF Advisory Board.
 
BJC President Ron Evans salutes the efforts of Cicardi Bruce and 
Rich Pisani for Co-Chairing the American Cancer
Society's 'Heritage League Founders', which 
raised $9.2M in Charitable
Remainder Trust funds
in just 3 years. 
 
           Photo: (includes)
 
Dr. Ron Evens - President of BJC Health Systems (C),
Richard T. Pisani - HLF Co-Chair; Cicardi A. Bruce - HLF Co-Chair;
Dave Hatfield - HLF Executive Director
 
 
 
   Our 1904 World's Fair Charitable Foundation hosted three "A Taste of Italy" events to raise funds in order to help find a cure for cancer. One event was held at the Ritz in Clayton and benefited AMC Cancer Research (top photo), which netted &65K for breast cancer research. And the other two (lower photos) were held at the Regal / Millennium Hotel for the American Cancer Society, which had combined net proceeds of over $400K, which was used for general cancer research.
 
The 1904 World's Fair Charitable Foundation's "A Taste of Italy" 
nets over $65K at the Ritz in Clayton for AMC Cancer
Research targeted towards breast cancer.
 
Photo: (includes)
 
Cicardi A. Bruce - Co-Chair; Regina Shapiro - Co-Chair; Richard T. Pisani - Co-Chair;
Keryn Shipman - AMC Cancer Research Ex. Dir.;
Gene Tichacek; Jan Bandera
 
 
The 1904 World's Fair Charitable Foundation's bi-annual "A Taste of Italy" Gala
& Auction was hosted at the Ritz, Adams Mark, Regal & Millennium Hotels
in St. Louis raised over $750K for cancer research in only eight years. 
 
   Fran Capra, Cicardi Bruce, Rich Pisani                     Ed Tucciarone, Rich Pisani, Cicardi 
and Jim Sites.                                                                 Bruce, Carol Jones and Jim Sites.
                                                                    
Supporting the St. Louis Zoo
 
   The Chairman of our 1904 World's Fair Charitable Foundation, Cicardi A. Bruce, plus our foundations Advisory Board Member and his beautiful wife, Susan Bruce, hosted another 'white-tie, tails and ball gown affair' at their lovely home in Chesterfield, MO. They donated a very rare item to the Zoo Ado, which was "The Last Dinner on the Titanic: Menus and Recipes from the Great Liner" to help raise much needed funds for the top-ranked St. Louis Zoo nestled on the edge of the city's other gem...Forest Park. This was the second time the community-minded pair donated this interesting and historical auction item. Cicardi loves to prepare and cook every menu item himself. Their first dinner was a twelve course gourmet delight right out of the Great Liners history book with a giant keg of ice placed in their hot-tub that ended the dinner to depict the infamous iceberg that caused the accident. The couple streamlined this second dinner down to five courses, one which included squab that Cicardi hunted himself for this event. 
 
   The auction item winner this year for the "Titanic Dinner" was non-other than Cicardi and Susan's close friend, Barry Cervantes, who is the son of our famous 1960's Mayor for the City of St. Louis, A.J. Cervantes. The eight dinner guests pictured below attended Zoo Ado to help raise over one hundred thousand dollars at this bi-annual gala, auction and fundraiser for the St. Louis Zoo.
 
Cicardi & Susan Bruce donate another "Titanic Dinner" 
 at their beautiful home to raise funds for the 
St. Louis 'Zoo Ado' Annual Gala & Auction.
 
Photos: (L-R)

Ken and Mary Bower, Jane Garvett, Cicardi A. Bruce - Host (C-L), Jerry Garvett, 
Susan Bruce - Hostess (C-R), Barry Cervantes - Auction Winner and Linda LaPot.
 
  
      The 1904 World's Fair Charitable Foundation is presented with a MO State Resolution from State Representative, Vicki Schneider, as they open an office in Creve Coeur to launch their 'Under Forty Organization' to gather support and volunteers from the up and coming younger generation of civic-minded individuals.
 
State Rep Vicki Schneider presented a MO Resolution upon the
opening of the 1904 World's Fair Charitable Foundation office
at AMG Corporate Offices - Des Peres.
 
Photo: (includes)
 
Joanie K Bengston; Richard T. Pisani; John Walsh; Dr. Jim Logan; Barbie Linton;
MO State Rep. - Vicki Schneider: Ralph Turney; Sean Clancy; Bob Bess;
Eric Smith; Mark Kelly; Jen Radman.

      
    The 1904 World's Fair Charitable Foundation officers host their ''Annual Gala'' at the Cabanne' House in Forest Park to recognize our team of volunteers who sit on our Advisory Board and donate their time, effort, energy and money to help our great cause. This all-volunteer charity was established in 2002 and continues to raise funds for the Forest Park 'beautification program', the St. Louis Zoo and other local charities.
 
The 5 officers of the 1904 World's Fair Charitable Foundation
accept a City of St. Louis 'Mayoral Proclamation'
on behalf of their charity's efforts that
raise money for Forest Park, the St.
Louis Zoo and other charities.
 
Photo: (Top / L-R))
 
Richard T. Pisani - President; Cicardi A. Bruce - Chairman;
Sean Clancy - Treasurer/Secretary & Legal Counsel; Rob Mitchell - V.P. Archives;
Joanie K Bengston, V. P. of  Events
 
                                       
      
   C0-chairs, Cicardi A. Bruce and Richard T. Pisani helped Executive Director, Dave Hatfield, launch the Heritage League Founders for the American Cancer Society (ACS). This group was established to raise much-needed money for an endowment fund for on-going cancer research across our country and at the Siteman Cancer Center in St. Louis. The two co-chaired a twenty two member professional 'Advisory Board' made up of certified public accountants, tax attorneys and wealth managers. The professionals would set up Charitable Remainder Trusts for their wealthy clients who would then donate their property or money to ACS, which would give a tax benefit to the donor and eventually leave an asset to ACS to conduct research.    
 
     At the "3rd. Annual Spirit of Hope Awards Gala' ACS recognized the top doctors involved in cancer research in St. Louis. Plus, Cicardi, Rich, Dave gave their twenty two member team credit in front of the 400 attendees because they beat the original goal of raising $1.5M compared to the $9.2M raised in thirty six months.
 
The 1904 World's Fair Charitable Foundation 'Founding Charter
Members' attend their 3rd. Annual Spirit of Hope
Awards Gala and recognition dinner.  
 
Photo: (includes)
 
Cicardi A. Bruce, Richard T. Pisani, Dave Hatfield, 
Jan Bandera and Gene Tichacek and guests. 
 
 
 
        These three from AMG put together an event and helped raise funds for the American Heart Foundation. Heart disease is currently the cause of over 50,000 deaths each and every month in our country and is the leading cause of death for both men and women. It costs over $110B annually to care for individuals who have to deal with heart related illness in the United States.
 
The officers of AMG raise much
needed funds for the American Heart Association.
 
Photo: (L-C-R)
 
Wm. M. Clayton - Sr. VP, Cicardi A. Bruce - Chairman 
and Richard T. Pisani - President.
                                    
Supporting St. Louis University
   
    St. Louis University's 'Center for Entrepreneurial Studies' hosts a foreign trade forum for 150 VIP's in their Anheuser Busch conference center in the summer of 2012 with famous guest speaker, Choi Young-Jin, who is the U. S. Ambassador from South Korea. Rich Pisani and Cicardi Bruce worked in the SLU 'Center for Entrepreneurial Studies' with Dr. Robert Brockhaus and Dr. Jerome Katz from 1987 thru 1994. Currently both men have a 'Teaching Agreement' with SLU and Dr. Katz to work with the centers MBA students on their 'Business Planning 101' class that requires them to create and produce a 5 Year Business Plan that needs review, approval and scoring by the SLU 'Business Planning Advisory Board' teammates.
 
The 1904 World's Fair Charitable Foundation joins as part of the 'SLU
Welcoming Committee' to greet the South Korean Ambassador
to the U.S., Choi Young-Jon.
Photo: (L-R)
 
Mark Johnson - 1904 Foundation Executive Board; Choi Young-Jon-South 
Korean Ambassador to the United States; Richard T. Pisani, 1904 
Foundation President; and Ellen Harshman, Dean of the 
John Cook School of Business & Center for
Entrepreneurial Studies.
 
 
 
Saluting our St. Louis Cardinals
   
    Our 1904 World's Fair Charitable Foundation is very proud to have Kerry Robinson on our charity's Honorary Advisory Board. He is a former St. Louis Cardinals outfielder and current MLB Scout for the Cubs, Brewers and Royals. Kerry is a native of St. Louis, attended Hazelwood East High School and graduated Southeast Missouri State University. Upon graduation he was drafted by the St. Louis Cardinals as an outfielder and is their current MLB Scout for the Cubs, Brewers and Royals. Our charity hosted 'Kerry Robinson Day' on September 4, 2013 at Busch Stadium in the 'Mike Matheny Media VIP' room where all press conferences are held...a very special venue for this very special event.
 
The 1904 World's Fair Charitable Foundation hosts  an event
at the Busch Stadium 'Press & VIP' media room on
9-4-13 to salute our Honorary Board Member
and St. Louis Cardinal, Kerry Robinson. 
 
 
 
Photo: (L-R)
 
Sean Clancy, Rich Pisani, Cicardi Bruce, Cards MLB Kerry Robinson, Joanie
Bengston, President of the Board of Alderman Lewis Reed
and Mayor Harold Dielmann



Saluting Business & Charity Efforts
   
    Our company, American Marketing Group, Inc. (AMG), is the proud Founding Sponsor of the U.S. Small Business Institute (SBI) in St. Louis, MO, which has been supporting small business development since 1985. Since the beginning, AMG has teamed up with SBI 'Business & Charity' Advisors to donate consulting, coaching and mentoring services to both small business owners, their top-tier managers and leaders of charitable foundations that need direction, guidance and assistance in order to increase their chances of success in the business or charity arena. The team pictured below was on-hand to help Cardinals MLB Kerry Robinson launch his new 'baseball training' business at the beginning of 2013. AMG volunteers their time to help Kerry and his new business...at no charge.
Saluting Small Business 'Charity Volunteers'


Volunteers serving business and charities...since 1985!

Photo: (L-R)
 
U.S. Congressman Jack Buechner, Rich Pisani,
Bob Topolski, Mark Lammert and Rob Harris
who started SBI to help small businesses
and charitable foundations. Its
Founding Sponsor is
AMG!
 



                    
 "There is a light at the end of the tunnel and
   we can help you get through it successfully."
 
Cicardi A. Bruce          &        Richard T. Pisani
 
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