Villa Esperanza Services Celebrates Launch of Capital Campaign

first_img First Heatwave Expected Next Week 21 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Local philanthropic leaders, including Pasadena Mayor Bill Bogaard, celebrated the launch of Villa Esperanza Services’ Capital Campaign. The mid-day celebration with more than 50 guests in attendance was held at a private club and was sponsored by Wells Fargo. “For the past 21 years Wells Fargo executives have served on Villa Esperanza Services’ board of directors. Since 1993 devoted Wells Fargo team members such as current director of the board Joe DeFur and former board member Rich Byrd have lead the charge in bringing hope to families in Southern California,” said Jonathan Weedman, head of the Wells Fargo Foundation in Los Angeles.“Due to the urgent need in our community, and as a result of the passion and confidence we have in the mission of Villa Esperanza Services, Wells Fargo has committed to this first phase of the Capital Campaign with a gift of one million dollars,” said Lisa Stevens, Wells Fargo Pacific Midwest Bank Executive. Stevens also recognized The Ayrshire Foundation for leading the way with the first one million dollar gift to the campaign.Following Wells Fargo’s opening remarks guests heard from Pasadena Mayor Bill Bogaard, Villa Esperanza Services CEO, Kelly White, and Villa Esperanza Services board member and campaign co-chair Jim McDermott, but it was, board member and father, Jay Henneberry, whose personal family story emotionally moved all those in attendance.“To really understand the impact of Villa Esperanza Services I want to share with you what my son Jamie was like before he came to Villa for his education. Jamie was born with a rare genetic disorder, and at the time of his birth the doctor, in words I’ll never forget, told us that his condition was quote ‘incompatible with human life and we could take him home but he would be dead within a few months.’” Henneberry went on to say, “Villa Esperanza welcomed us when no one else would. They did a phenomenal job with our son, well beyond my expectations and they continue to open their arms to us. And for that I will always be hugely, hugely grateful.”Hope Moves Forward is the name of the Villa Esperanza Capital Campaign. The organization’s namesake means “House of Hope” and Phase I of the master plan is to build a new school and purchase and renovate a new permanent home for the adult day program, entitled Dimensions. The new Villa Esperanza Services School will include seven classrooms, designed for 12 students, each 71 percent larger than the current classroom size, allowing for an increase in school enrollment by 41 percent; Dimensions Adult Day Program also forecasts growth of 36 percent. Currently the school can only accommodate five children in wheelchairs, but once complete it will be able to accommodate as many as needed in the new facility, making the school more accessible and inviting. All buildings will be energy efficient, built to LEED-certified standards as well as full American Disability Act standards.Villa Esperanza Services has secured 45 percent of the nine million dollar Phase I goal and plans to break ground in July 2015. Phase II, another nine million dollar goal will help complete the renovation, including new occupational and physical therapy facilities and administrative offices, will begin shortly thereafter. When both phases are completed, the main campus will have grown 37 percent to 41,000 square feet.“We are extremely grateful to the Ayrshire Foundation, Wells Fargo, Pasadena Community Foundation, board members, and philanthropic leaders from the community for their generous gifts. We rely on the community to support our general operating and to have them step forward with gifts for capital is truly amazing,” shares Villa CEO Kelly White. “Villa is fortunate to have campaign co-chairs, Cynthia Kurtz and Jim McDermott and many campaign volunteers assisting with this project.”The tremendous showing from the community and Wells Fargo executives was heartwarming and exemplifies the commitment Wells Fargo has to Villa Esperanza Services. Wells Fargo executives in attendance at the launch event included Rich Byrd, Regional Managing Director Abbot Downing; Joe DeFur, Senior Managing Director for California; David DiCristofaro, Greater Los Angeles president; Steve Mann, regional director of Wells Fargo’s Private Bank; Tim Sloan, CFO; John Sotoodeh, LA/OC president; and Lisa Stevens, Pacific Midwest Bank executive.Wells Fargo, recently named the nation’s top corporate philanthropist, acknowledged that the decision to fund the capital campaign was due to the urgent need and the long-standing relationship between Wells Fargo and Villa Esperanza Services. The donation to Villa Esperanza Services is from the national Wells Fargo Foundation budget and will not affect Wells Fargo’s annual giving to other local nonprofits.About Villa Esperanza ServicesVilla Esperanza Services is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the care and education of children, adults and seniors with developmental, intellectual and other disabilities. Villa offers nine programs including a comprehensive education center for children up to the age of 22 years; a Speech and Language Center and Occupational Therapy Clinic providing children, adults and seniors with comprehensive therapies; employment services; day programs for adults; and adult residences in Pasadena and Thousand Oaks. To learn more about Villa’s collaborative approach, log on to www.VillaEsperanzaServices.org.About Wells FargoWells Fargo & Company (NYSE: WFC) is a nationwide, diversified, community-based financial services company with $1.5 trillion in assets. Founded in 1852 and headquartered in San Francisco, Wells Fargo provides banking, insurance, investments, mortgage, and consumer and commercial finance through more than 9,000 stores, 12,000 ATMs, and the Internet (wellsfargo.com) and has offices in more than 35 countries to support the bank’s customers who conduct business in the global economy. With more than 270,000 team members, Wells Fargo serves one in three households in the United States. Wells Fargo & Company was ranked No. 25 on Fortune’s 2013 rankings of America’s largest corporations. Wells Fargo’s vision is to satisfy all our customers’ financial needs and help them succeed financially. Wells Fargo perspectives are also available at http://blogs.wellsfargo.com. Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Business News Benefits Villa Esperanza Services Celebrates Launch of Capital Campaign STAFF REPORTS Published on Thursday, February 27, 2014 | 4:14 pm Top of the News Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Community News Subscribecenter_img Community News Make a comment More Cool Stuff Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. 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Appeals Court Expands Ohio Statute of Limitations Decision

first_imgHome / Daily Dose / Appeals Court Expands Ohio Statute of Limitations Decision Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago in Daily Dose, Featured, Print Features Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Editor’s note: This story was originally featured in the January issue of DS News, out now.Recently, the Ohio Eighth District Court of Appeals expanded upon the Ohio Supreme Court’s Holden decision. In Holden, the court had determined that a foreclosure plaintiff is not barred from enforcing its mortgage interest against the property when the borrower’s personal obligation to pay the mortgage loan has been discharged in bankruptcy. According to the Eighth District, Holden applies to permit the foreclosure plaintiff to enforce its mortgage interest even if the plaintiff is barred from enforcing the promissory note because the statute of limitations has expired.The facts of the Walker case at hand are a common set. The borrower has defaulted on the promissory note, but through a series of circumstances, the matter was not referred for foreclosure until after the six-year statute of limitations governing negotiable instruments has expired. These facts beg the question: Can the mortgagee pursue foreclosure even after the statute of limitations for enforcing the borrower’s obligation to pay the note expires? The Walker case answers the question in the affirmative. The Eighth District has applied the longer statutes of limitations governing contracts in writing and actions against real estate to permit mortgagees to recover on the mortgage instead of the promissory note.Under Ohio law, the statute of limitations governing negotiable instruments is six years from the acceleration date. Accordingly while a party may be entitled to enforce a promissory note, it may not be entitled to obtain a judgment on the note because the six-year statute of limitations has expired. Notwithstanding this conclusion, the mortgagee may still have the right to pursue an ejection action or foreclosure because actions on the mortgage are governed by longer statutes of limitations under Ohio law.As a result, the Ohio courts have provided a means by which mortgagees can enforce otherwise time-barred mortgage loan defaults. While this approach denies the mortgagee a personal judgment against the borrower, it solves the larger problem of permitting the mortgagee to liquidate the mortgaged property under many circumstances.You can read more legal updates in the January 2018 Black Book issue of DS News, out now. Previous: Diversity Council Drives Progress With Leadership From Fannie Mae Next: Massachusetts Supreme Court Ruling Clarifies Foreclosure Rights Sign up for DS News Daily Tagged with: Eighth District Court of Appeals Foreclosure Ohio Ohio Supreme Court time period Walden Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Share Save Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Appeals Court Expands Ohio Statute of Limitations Decisioncenter_img Eighth District Court of Appeals Foreclosure Ohio Ohio Supreme Court time period Walden 2018-01-30 Radhika Ojha Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago January 30, 2018 5,058 Views Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Related Articles The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago  Print This Post Subscribelast_img read more

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Loganair safeguards City of Derry Airport’s Liverpool route

first_img Previous articleSadness in Tyrone with passing of Fergal McCannNext articleIllegal adoptions: Government to consider review of St Patrick’s Guild files News Highland DL Debate – 24/05/21 WhatsApp WhatsApp Facebook Loganair has taken over the Liverpool route from City of Derry Airport which was previously operated by Ryanair.The service gets underway on May 24th, operating four days a week initially, and then daily by mid June. Tickets go on sale from today.Loganair will use an Embraer aircraft for the service which is smaller than the planes used by Ryanair.However, Airport Manager Steve Frazer says with more flights, the weekly capacity will remain virtually unchanged:Audio Playerhttps://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/03/frazer1pm.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. FT Report: Derry City 2 St Pats 2 Google+ Facebook Journey home will be easier – Paul Hegarty Twitter By News Highland – March 9, 2021 center_img Loganair safeguards City of Derry Airport’s Liverpool route Google+ AudioHomepage BannerNews Pinterest Pinterest Harps come back to win in Waterford Derry draw with Pats: Higgins & Thomson Reaction Twitter RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24thlast_img read more

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Welcome to Britain

first_imgThe Government has rushed in changes designed to help employers fill skillsgaps with overseas talent. But there are still major policy issues to beresolved, warns Julia Onslow-ColeOn 28 September, the Department for Education & Employment posted anotice on its web site heralding the most dramatic changes to the Work PermitScheme in 20 years. The notice preceded any formal government announcement andcaught the media and most employers completely unawares. The changes followed a major shift in the past few months in the Government’sattitude to immigration. This was highlighted in September when the Home Officeminister, Barbara Roche, called for a fresh debate on immigration policy in awell-publicised speech made at an Institute of Public Policy Researchconference. Roche emphasised the need to look afresh at immigration in thecontext of a global economy. She referred to the fact that there was now aninternational scramble to attract experts and wealth creators and to fillskills gaps. She stressed that UK immigration policies had to be in tune withthe reality of the 21st century and the globalised economy. Immigration experts considered the minister’s speech an important step in along-term process of persuading the public of the need for more immigration.Privately, civil servants working in the Home Office were talking about twoyears for major Home Office changes. At the same time the DfEE, whichadministers the Work Permit Scheme, had been undertaking a review of the workpermit process. This review came out of the White Paper on Competitiveness andwas encouraged by the Department of Trade and Industry. Within weeks of Barbara Roche’s call for a fresh look at immigration, theDfEE had announced sweeping changes to the Work Permit Scheme. Whether it was acase of joined-up government in action or a happy coincidence, the DfEE had inone step made the Home Office minister’s vision a reality. One of the DfEE’s most important moves was to lower the skills criteria atthe heart of the Work Permit Scheme. From now on the basic qualification anoverseas national must have to obtain a work permit is a degree, a relevant HNDoccupational qualification, a general HND qualification plus one year’srelevant experience, or three years’ “high-level relevant specialist skills”for a job at NVQ Level 3 (which is in essence A-level standard). A graduatewith no work experience can now meet the skills criteria of the new Work PermitScheme. Until October, to meet skills requirements overseas nationals had tohave at least a degree and two years’ relevant senior level experience,normally gained outside the UK; or, if they had no degree, five years’ relevantsenior level experience. The changes are obviously welcome. In particular they will give employerssignificant opportunities to hire talented overseas nationals to fill jobs inall industry sectors. Furthermore, the changes are welcomed by overseasstudents who have been encouraged to study in the UK after the relaxation lastyear of some immigration measures. Foreign students can now study for a degree and then go on to obtain a fullwork permit allowing them to stay in the UK. However, as well as the overseas national fulfilling the skillsrequirements, an employer applying for a work permit must demonstrate thatno-one else is available in the labour market to fill the position. Therelevant labour market includes everyone in the UK who has the right to live inthe UK permanently, plus nationals of the wider European Economic Area.However, there are cases where the DfEE is likely to waive the requirement totest the resident labour force. These include cases where employers haveconducted a thorough graduate recruitment process, or where the position is ona “skills shortage list” maintained by the DfEE. Many of the jobs inthe information technology sector fall into the latter category. Intracompany transfers, where employees have worked overseas for the sameemployer for more than six months, will also be given particular exemptionsfrom testing the resident labour force. However, in most other cases it isdifficult to see how employers could demonstrate that there are no othersuitable candidates for the position, given the relatively low level of skillsnecessary in the new Work Permit Scheme. If the application for a work permit is in a category which means it must beadvertised, the employer will have to advertise the vacancy in a nationalmedium which has a European circulation or, in some cases, on the Internet. Howwill employers be able to advertise a job at new graduate level and show as aresult of the advertisement that there is no-one else available who can do thejob in the resident labour market? They may well have some difficulty. The recent changes include a provision for employees to move with relativefreedom to similar jobs with a different employer. At present it is not clearwhether this exemption applies to employees who originally came to the UK asthe result of an intracompany transfer. These and other issues are beingclarified with the DfEE. Another live issue which must be resolved quickly concerns people in theTraining & Work Experience Scheme, many of whom now qualify for a full workpermit. Apart from for those who want to work in a genuine supernumerarycapacity, the Training & Work Experience Scheme is now effectivelyredundant. Can trainees in the middle of their scheme switch to full workpermits? The DfEE is also considering this issue. The DfEE has introduced a pilot self-certification scheme whereby employersor their representatives will be given work permits which they themselves canissue in straightforward cases of intracompany transfers, where employees havebeen working for the company overseas for six months or more. This will run forsix months as a pilot scheme in 15 companies, but if it is successful it islikely to be implemented more widely. However, it is unlikely the scheme willoutlive the pilot stage, because electronic processing of work permit applications,which will be implemented later this year, will streamline the applicationprocess and reduce the advantages of self-certification. Furthermore,self-certification is costly for the DfEE to maintain, as site visits and closemonitoring are essential to ensure permits are issued only in accordance withthe strict requirements of the scheme. From this month work permits can be issued for up to five years. This is awelcome change. After four years on a full work permit an overseas national canapply for indefinite leave to remain. The five-year permit will give employeesor their representatives time to apply for permanent residence at the four-yearpoint without worrying that they will run out of time to stay in the UK. Thisis an area which can cause great strife for business travellers. The changes have been introduced at breakneck speed: consultations did notbegin until shortly before last Christmas. It will be interesting to see theireffect. It is hoped they will boost the economy and give a welcome fillip tobusinesses. However, there are concerns about the speed with which the changes have beenmade. There are major policy questions which the DfEE must resolve urgently,and the department is aware it must ensure there are adequate checks andbalances to preserve the integrity of the system. If this is not done and there is obvious abuse, public opinion will notpermit the continued relaxation of our immigration policies that is soessential for our success in the global economy. Julia Onslow-Cole is partner of CMS Cameron McKenna and head of globalimmigration team Previous Article Next Article Comments are closed. Welcome to BritainOn 1 Nov 2000 in Personnel Today Related posts:No related photos.last_img read more

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