Nonprofit Management and Senior Event Production
Executive Director sponsorKIDS® Charities 501c3:
Mrs. Kravitz corporate experience is in Operations Management, Marketing and Public Relations as she served as Regional Operations Manager at Photography Corporation of America. Her Division ranked in the top 10% in profits globally, with the lowest employee turnover in the nation.
In 2000, she founded sponsorKIDs Charities Peace Journey and began documenting stories of American teens helping kids on foreign soil in an effort to bring understanding of diverse cultures. She arranged music concerts with major artist to help raise funds and awareness. As a documentary director along with Viacom Division, BET TV (Black Entertainment TV) Jeannette co-produced a 30 minute special called Peace Journey, which won a coveted Telly Award for editing. She has gained major sponsor support and in her career, has helped raise hundreds of thousands of dollars for non-profits through charity events including celebrity go lf tournaments, tennis events including World Team Tennis/Elton John/NBC Sports fundraiser to benefit Pediatric AIDS and more
Jeannette is now co-owner and CEO of Peace Spa Products. designed to distribute through spas, providing a revenue stream for her work at sponsorKIDS Charities.
She is the mother of two wonderful grown children and has four adorable grandchildren. In her spare time she enjoys tennis, the arts, music, Tai Chi, travel, especially to her mom’s homeland of Portugal, and being with her family.
With a strong desire to enjoin an identifiable trend towards corporate social-impact with her knowledge of non-profit infrastructure she founded sponsorKIDS Charities, PeaceJourney.com and other youth programs currently being developed. Here students meet to share with the world cultural adventures and explorations via on-and-off-line activities. Each project begins a new movement mapping the way to respect for diverse cultures, honoring active youth through live music events, art and poetry, providing access to healthy foods and shaping global friendships as we advance our chance for a better world.
Executive Producer / Director
David has received many awards including four Emmy Awards, 2 New York International Film and TV Awards, 13 Telly Awards, five Videographer Awards and more. Recent productions include Millennium: “24 Hours of Midnight from Time Square” (World Feed); “New Year’s Eve from Times Square” (annually); “A Prayer for America” Yankee Stadium Memorial (World Feed) hosted by Oprah Winfrey and staring a myriad of talent including Mark Anthony and Bette Midler. TV production includes shows starring Bill Cosby, Rue McClanahan, Julia Child, John Ritter is complimented by his outstanding sport-related productions. (See Below)
David has produced shows for A&E, PBS, TNN, WNBC, ESPN, CBS ABC, NBC, Fox Sports, Olympic Games, Opening Ceremony – Int’l Olympic Committee and more. He is known internationally for his location event production of music-related events with top talent and the world of sports.
Super Bowl & NFL pre game shows
Major League Baseball… An Inside Look, series
World Series pre game shows
Brian Boitano’s Holiday Show, starring Al Jarreau & Linda Eder
Starskates Salute to Broadway, starring Ben Vereen & Betty Buckley
VISA American Cup Gymnastics Series, Reese’s Cup, World Gymnastics Tour Shows ABC Sports
Tour de France; ABC’s Wide World of Sports
Monday Night Football 20th & 25th Anniversary Videos
1988 Winter Olympic Games Videocassettes
1984 Summer Olympic Games Highlight Shows
1992, 1994, & 1998 Winter Olympic Videos, Olympic
Cali Alpert, New York-based producer, host and dv shooter with twelve years experience developing, launching and overseeing top-rated celebrity, travel, and human interest programming. Cali interviewing skills for King Biscuit TV led her to E! Entertainment Television, supervising hour-long celebrity profiles and travel specials called on as a most requested interviewer. She went on to help launch Quincy Jones’ VIBE and HBO and MGM TV international segments for “Sex Bytes” and “Daily Edition”. Producing at THE ROSEANNE SHOW, Cali conceptualized and launched a special segment featuring everyday visionaries and offbeat characters around North America, in while also producing a wide range of celebrities, musicians and newsmakers. She is currently an active part of VH1 production, recently producing a highly publicized documentary on white power music and a highly rated documentary on Lynyrd Skynyrd, now submitted for Emmy consideration. Cali hosted cooking segments with renowned American chefs for the Cable Health Club on The Family Channel before doing a variety of music and travel show pilots. She went on to represent VH1’s burgeoning news department as West Coast Correspondent and Grammy co-host for their live annual special.
Cali’s second ‘career’ has developed around the globe as a published photographer and writer for both print and interactive media. Having traversed much of Western, Central and Eastern Europe, Asia, Australia and North and Central America. Whether it’s interviewing Tom Cruise, visiting a desert-dwelling hermit, covering the techno-tribal Burning Man festival or visiting a Cuban communist youth camp, Cali’s dualistic sensibility serves to present underexposed subjects in a highly stylized, mainstream way.
Rocco is an award winning filmmaker and Co-Founder of Open Road Productions. Through his eight years of directing and producing independent music videos and short films Rocco has successfully found work across the country. His music video “Good Stuff” by the group GIANT premiered nationally on BET and had a successful run for a number of weeks. “Bounty Hunters” a short film series he directed and produced was promoted on Fox Thing in the Morning and the Metro Mix program on CLTV. In addition to directing and producing Rocco and his production company are set to launch an online radio station, to help showcase local Chicago talent on a national level.
Alan R. Scott
Alan’s unique and diverse career encompasses many facets of the music and related entertainment industry, from special events producer/organizer, talent coordinator, and international consultant, to award-winning composer, music producer, and performer. Creating his acclaimed “Music Bridges,” Scott has organized projects and workshops worldwide since 1988 in such diverse locales as Russia, Romania, Indonesia, Ireland, Cuba, Australia, and Germany/Expo 2000. Scott talents include talent acquisition, record companies and management liaison, public relations, location scouting, and scheduling and travel logistics. He further manages concert production, workshop panels, fund-raising, executive production of the recordings and accompanying documentary films, interviews and press conferences.
Scott is the composer of songs recorded by top artists including: Celine Dion, Notorious B.I.G., Gloria Estefan, Smokey Robinson, Patti LaBelle, Sheena Easton, Oak Ridge Boys, and The Pointer Sisters. His songs have been heard in films and television shows such as “First Wives Club,” “Top Gun,” “Coming To America,” “Karate Kid,” “Beverly Hills 90210,” and “Fame.” Scott has secured the participation of more than 200 headlining artists and songwriters such as: Bonnie Raitt, Woody Harrelson, Jimmy Buffet, Cher, Michael Bolton, Burt Bacharach, Evan and Jaron, Joan Osborne, Styx, Dave Koz, Stewart Copeland, Diane Warren, Cyndi Lauper, Lamont Dozier, Gladys Knight, Paul Williams, Indigo Girls, Mick Fleetwood, Mi’shell Ngedeocello, Chuck D., Don Was, Rodney Crowell, Desmond Child, N’Dea Daven port, and Peter Frampton, Hall & Oates, Chaka Khan, Brian Wilson, Ashford & Simpson, Joni Mitchell, Luther Vandross, John Fogarty, David Foster, Robbie Robertson, and Babyface. He has also organized and booked the panels and seminars for the Academy’s annual SONGEXPO.
Scott is a member of BMI, NARAS, FIDOF, SAG, AFTRA, and AEA.
Adrienne Belafonte Biesemeyer
Adrienne is the daughter of famed actor and humanitarian, Harry Belafonte. Adrienne holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Art from West Virginia State College and a Master of Arts Degree in Community Counseling from the West Virginia Graduate College. She is a Licensed Professional Counselor with a private practice focusing on children and their families. She manages a program titled: FIREWALL: STOP AIDS whose goal is to 1. get in front of the AIDS epidemic with a preventive education program targeted at a new generation of sexually active youth, with the primary purpose being to prevent the further spread of AIDS. 2. To reach teens and young adults in South Africa and the United States who’s generation is at the threshold of sexual activity and who have not yet contracted HIV or AIDS, and to make this population aware of how to protect themselves from AIDS and other Sexually Transmitted Diseases. She is laying the groundwork for development of a new Life Style Curriculum for South Africa and the USA.
Event, Artist and Online Development
Songwriter, Artist Performer, American Idol Judge 2003.
Just one look at a list of his Top Ten compositions – hits that have spanned four decades–is sure to send a thrill through any fan of popular music. As a producer, Lamont’s renowned skill has fueled the careers of a dozen artists. And to top it off, Lamont is also a powerful artist in his own right. With gold and platinum records and pop smashes of his own, Lamont established himself in the latter half of the ’70s as an artist to be reckoned with. After taking some time off to concentrate on writing for the likes of Eric Clapton and Phil Collins, along with working on several projects for television, film, and theatre, Lamont is back with his debut album, “REFLECTIONS,” on his own new label, D-Flawless Records. A major part of his success are the classic Motown songs composed by the hit machine of Holland-Dozier-Holland, the songwriting trio that churned out a massive stream of songs for the Supremes, the Four Tops, the Temptations, Martha Reeves & The Vandellas, The Marvelettes, Marvin Gaye, and others that not only become hits at the time of their release, but have been woven into the fabric of American pop culture both then and now. Just about anybody over 12 can hum them: “Baby Love”, “Where Did Our Love Go”, “Baby I Need Your Loving”, ” You Can’t Hurry Love”, “Reach Out, I’ll Be There”, “How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved By You”, “Stop! In the Name Of Love”, ” Love Is Like An Itching In My Heart”, “Heat Wave”, “Nowhere to Run”, “Bernadette”, “It’s The Same Old Song”, and more. Holland Dozier-Holland alone were the architects of the self-titled Sound of Young America and created the songs that turned a fledgling Detroit record company into an industry groundbreaker and powerhouse.
Jeff directs our online marketing technical and musical content as well as assists in directing inschool music programs.. has the following diverse and extensive business and music background that compliments the mission of sponsorKIDS: CEO of DotCom Marketing, an award winning web design company established in 1995. DotCom has dedicated departments for site administration systems and online marketing.CEO of Ally Record Network, a broad range music enterprise established in 1995. Ally has dedicated music recording studio, production/song writing experience and extensive contacts in the music industry. Multi-marketing, Jeff has an extensive history with various multi-marketing companies and marketing plans. Testing has been conducted for employing cutting edge methods of marketing music into schools and direct to consumers.
Nicole Ann LeCompte
Nicole started her career in modeling at the age of 17 in Miami, Florida when an agent from Irene Marie Inc., accidentally ran into her and her family on the beach of Fort Lauderdale. Nicole has been the face of several different national and international television commercials working as a fashion and television model for companies across the United States, including Sears, Nutrasweet, Macy’s, Burdines, Diet Coca Cola and Beefeaters Gin. Nicole has always been an advocate for causes including environmental, domestic Violence, cultural exchange, missing and exploited children and victims of incurable diseases and afflictions, leading to her involvements as a spokesperson and for the Peace Journey global programs. “In exchanging cultures we can help the children of this Planet Earth grow and live in a healthy perfect spiritually reciprocally balanced way.To help heal this world, we need to help those who need it more than us, and sometimes help comes in many guises and from those you’d least expect”
NL, November 10,2004. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Education and Expedition
Peace Journey Expeditions Director
Stan is experienced with kids, education and the outdoors. Stan comes to us from Roberto Clemente High School in Chicago, were he taught Science and EAST (environmental and spatial technology). Prior to teaching in the inner city, Stan was an experiential education consultant at Lake Forest Middle School and taught four years at Lake Bluff Middle School. Stan has been nominated for various teaching awards including the Golden Apple Award. His desire to work with kids has expanded outside that classroom through coaching varsity basketball, soccer, golf and sponsoring the school newspaper, photography club, outdoor club and the yearbook. His expertise is in rock and alpine climbing. His climbing / guiding has taken him to two of the world’s seven summits and many other peaks in Nepal, Africa, Europe, South America and North America. With AMGA (American Mountain Guide Association) and NREMT (National Registry Emergency Medical Technician) certification, and five years as a volunteer fireman, Stan is experienced and trained to guide around the world with confidence.
Business and Legal
Advisor to sponsorKIDS
Randy has over 30 years experience in Sales, Marketing, International and Executive Management roles.
Ronald S. Kravitz
Partner, Liner Yankelevitz Sunshine & Regenstreif LLP
Ronald S. Kravitz is a partner in the San Francisco office of Liner Yankelevitz Sunshine & Regenstreif LLP and a co-chair of the Civil Procedure sub-committee of the ABA Employee Benefits Committee. Mr. Kravitz received his J.D. from Temple University School of Law in 1986 and began his legal career as an Attorney Advisor for the U.S. Department of Justice. With more than 16 years of experience as legal counsel in complex business litigation matters, his practice has been focused primarily on ERISA and securities-related matters since 1992. He has represented numerous third-party plan administrators, registered representatives, broker-dealers, and fiduciaries in connection with plan administration and investment matters. Mr. Kravitz also has been co-lead class counsel in numerous ERISA class actions.
Price Waterhouse – Chicago
Winston Strawn – Chicago – Legal Council
Major Music Labels, Media and More
Special thanks to our Creative Team and their donations to our website:
Photographers: Ingrid Mårn Wood and E. Ken Carl
Special thanks to our Web Designer, Todd Zaroban of Zaroban Design, Inc.