Chris Singleton, Director of Community Outreach for the Charleston RiverDogs was selected as this year’s winner for his work as an inspirational speaker across the country for Love is Stronger than Hate. Upon his mother’s murder in the Mother Emanuel Church tragedy in Charleston, Chris took it upon himself to make the world a better place. He has displayed incredible feats of devotion, strength, and passion for someone who is only 22 years old.
Keri Gallagher, Corporate Partnership Marketing Manager of the Detroit Red Wings and CFO of Rebel Nell was presented with the 2019 OM Foundation Award in Las Vegas, Nevada. CFO for the Rebel Nell Foundation, and is also the Co-Director of T.E.A (Teach, Empower, Achieve). . Rebel Nell, located in Detroit, Michigan, is a non-profit organization founded in 2013, with the mission to employ women facing barriers to employment, educate them on financial management, life wellness and entrepreneurship, and empower them to transition to a life of independence.
Chris Sinclair, Founder and President of The Anthem Group was presented with the 2018 OM Foundation Award in Frisco, Texas. Chris was recognized for creating his own business as a teenager, The Anthem Group, with one goal in mind: “do well, while doing social good.” Through Chris’ multi industry enterprise, he has continued to fulfill his goal by providing employment and job-training to at-risk youth and adults in recovery, along with assisting adults in transition from homelessness back to the workforce.
Corey Breton, EVP of Sales at Los Angeles Football Club received the 2017 OM Foundation Award in Minneapolis-St. Paul. Corey was recognized for his work with Covenant House, an organization that is dedicated to helping homeless youth. Corey spent a night sleeping on the street by participating in Covenant House’s Sleep Out to raise funds and awareness for homeless youth.
The Winning Edge Leadership Academy was recognized as the 2017 OM Foundation Organizational Award recipient in Minneapolis-St. Paul. The organization was awarded for their work in helping to increase diversity in the sports industry by mentoring and providing resources for minority and female college students who dream of a career in sports.
David Busta, GMR Marketing was the recipient of the 2016 OM Foundation Award in Portland, OR. David suffered a spinal cord injury due to a fall. The injury left him a quadriplegic, with no feeling or movement below his shoulders. During his rehab, he teamed with high school friends and basketball teammates to create the David Busta Basketball Tournament and Silent Auction to raise money for spinal cord injury research.
Round Rock Express was awarded the inaugural OM Foundation Organizational Award in Portland. The organization was recognized for their support of Express President Chris Almendarez’s wife Jana who was diagnosed with stage IV glioblastoma in June 2015. The Express has worked with the Central Texas community to not only raise money to support Jana’s fight but also to bring awareness of this horrible disease to the forefront.
Artie Kempner, Director, Fox Sports, received the 2015 OM Foundation Award in Cincinnati, OH. Artie is the founding President of Autism Delaware, he and the rest of the organization’s staff are responsible for advancing the opportunities, both socially and professionally, for individuals on the autism spectrum and their families throughout Delaware over the past 16 years.
Danny Heinsohn, a long time NSF alum, became the inaugural recipient of the OM Foundation Award in 2014. Diagnosed with brain cancer after college graduation, he overcame and moved on to become an accomplished sports business professional, cycling coach, USA Triathlon All-American, and is the founder of My Hometown Heroes, a national scholarship fund for young adult cancer survivors.