EXECUTIVES

Tracey Leinen

Founder & Executive Director
Tracey holds extensive knowledge of the sports travel and hospitality industry with 20+ years of travel and event management experience. After contributing for more than 15 years to the Philadelphia Eagles as their Director of Travel Operations, Tracey created TEAM Management, a meetings and special event company which currently supports the National Football League as a Super Bowl team liaison and coordinates the NFL Travel Directors Meetings.

Her areas of expertise include event coordination, event management and community relations. Tracey uses her expertise to help goal-oriented individuals and organizations strategicaly plan and coordinate benefits for various charities. Through her proven history of success, Tracey has earned respect and trust from colleagues in and outside of the NFL, helping clients maximize their charitable potential. Her methods emphasize client satisfaction.

She parlayed TEAM Management with her commitment to making a difference and create a foundation to show support for others.

Tracey serves as Chairperson for the North Penn Alumni Association, her high school alma mater.

 

Hank Baskett

When my Dad was diagnosed with lung cancer in 2011, I had the wonderful opportunity to partner with my close friend, Tracey Leinen, to form The Griffin Gives Foundation. We are a philanthropic, not for profit 501(c )(3) foundation dedicated to supporting our military, those effected by debilitating disease and the health and wellness of children. Throughout my life, I have been blessed to have many special people in my corner. They have continued to support me along the way as I have tirelessly pursued my dreams. They have picked me up when I have fallen. They have pushed me to keep moving forward. Working with the foundations below has given me the opportunity to inspire others in the same way.

 

Joseph Broderick

Tony Cevoli

Tracy Shannon

 

BOARD OF DIRECTORS 

Kristin Penna

President

Jason Vavra

Treasurer
As managing member of VCM Wealth, Mr. Vavra has more than 20 years of experience in the financial services industry. His vision was to create a client focused company that provides personalized investment management, retirement plan, financial planning, consulting and insurance services to institutional and individual clients. Mr. Vavra is also the portfolio manager of the VCM Balanced ETF and VCM Growth ETF strategies.

Mr. Vavra holds a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Accounting from Bloomsburg University. In addition to being a Registered Investment Advisor, Mr. Vavra is also a Certified Public Accountant, Personal Financial Specialist and registered Life/Health Insurance Agent. He is the Chairman of the Board of Directors for Superior Credit Union, Treasurer of the Griffin Gives Foundation and a member of the Bloomsburg University Foundation investment committee. In 2015, he was named a 5-Star Wealth Manager in Philadelphia Magazine.

Brent Harris

Cheldin Barlatt Rumer

Secretary
Cheldin, Brand Consultant & Executive Producer at i-g creative, has spent over a decade creating, managing and executing strategic grass roots marketing campaigns for clients within an array of various lifestyle industries. As a seasoned marketing executive, Rumer is committed to communicating on behalf of her clients while aggressively motivating them to share their own enthusiasm for the products and services they represent and/or own.

With the use of strategic planning and aggressive communication methods and materials, she has helped countless clients achieve their marketing goals while also aiding large and small businesses in finding their marketing voice.

Whether her clients have limited resources or a multimillion dollar budget, Rumer creates effective marketing programs that deliver measurable results. Through This is it TV and her other This is it… brands (Philadelphia, New Jersey, Delaware, New York and Washington DC), Rumer connects, shares and promotes newsworthy content through creative and engaging online videos and interesting editorial.

In addition to her roles within i-g creative and This is it TV, Rumer is also an Adjunct Professor at Temple University in Philadelphia where she instructs undergraduate students in the art of Interactive Media and Advertising.

Amy Klein

Amy Klein is the current Director of Sales Solutions and Support for Marriott International. Her experience includes more than 25 years in the hotel and hospitality industry. Amy resides in Maryland.

Program Directors

Mark Eberle

 

Arianna Maniscalco

 

Jessica Myers

CONTACT US

For more information on The Griffin Gives Foundation, please contact:

Tracey Leinen
Executive Director

P.O. Box 405
Kulpsville, PA 19443
tracey@griffingives.org
267-225-GIVE

If you wish to give back or discuss an upcoming opportunity, please send details to:

info@giffingives.org

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