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Albert Scaglione, Founder Of Park West Gallery, Hailed At 18th Annual Quality People, Quality County (Q2) Breakfast

Park West Gallery CEO honored for his generous, ongoing contributions to the community

Pontiac, MI (Sept. 28, 2010)—Albert Scaglione, founder and CEO of Park West Gallery, was honored today by Oakland County Executive L. Brooks Patterson at the 18th Annual Quality People, Quality County (Q2) Breakfast at the Centerpoint Marriott in Pontiac. The Q2 Award is given each year to members of the community who have made a positive, continuous impact on the residents of Oakland County and Southeast Michigan.

Albert Scaglione, Park West Gallery, L. Brooks Patterson, Q2 Awards

Park West Gallery CEO/Q2 recipient Albert Scaglione (left) and Oakland County Executive L. Brooks Patterson (right) at the Q2 awards ceremony on Sept. 28, 2010.

Albert Scaglione was recognized specifically for his unbridled generosity and passionate community involvement through the Park West Foundation and Park West CARES. The Park West Foundation is a not-for-profit organization founded to provide aid to underprivileged youth aging out of the foster care system in southeast Michigan. Park West CARES is a philanthropic initiative of Park West Gallery through which over $1.5 million worth of brand new clothing will be donated to local charitable organizations as well as gifts of art made to schools, libraries, hospitals and many other organizations.

“Albert Scaglione is most deserving of this recognition because of his tireless efforts toward enhancing the quality of life for others as well as his deep caring, compassion and concern for those facing extreme hardship. He has been at the vanguard in promoting the arts, philanthropy and volunteerism for over forty years,” said Oakland County Executive L. Brooks Patterson. “It is with the deepest respect, admiration and appreciation that I recognize Albert Scaglione with the 2010 Q2 Award.”

Other recipients of this year’s Q2 Award include: Ron Kagan, Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer of the Detroit Zoological Society; and together, Oakland University President Dr. Gary Russi and retired Beaumont Hospitals President and CEO Ken Matzick.
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Park West CARES Donates to South Oakland Citizens for the Homeless

South Oakland Citizens for the Homeless, Park West Gallery, Park West CARES, Albert Scaglione, Mitsie ScaglionePark West Gallery CEO Albert Scaglione with his wife Mitsie, Park West Gallery Director of Land Auctions and Events David Teeman, and South Oakland Citizens for the Homeless volunteer Peter Carlson at Park West Gallery on September 24, 2010.

Park West Gallery′s goodwill initiative, Park West CARES, completed its most recent donation on Friday, September 24, 2010. Hundreds of clothing items were given to South Oakland Citizens for the Homeless (SOCH), a local charity organization. The SOCH donation was just one of numerous successful Park West CARES clothing giveaways achieved throughout the last few months.

Park West CARES has additional donations scheduled throughout the coming weeks at other local nonprofit organizations.

If you know of a charitable organization that would benefit from Park West CARES, please contact Raquel Fournier at rfournier@parkwestgallery.com or call (248) 204-6844.

About South Oakland Citizens for the Homeless
In 2000, a group of concerned citizens in Royal Oak joined forces with local clergy and began to meet monthly to discuss the issues facing homeless people in Royal Oak.  Their vision was to open a day time drop-in center for the homeless population who used evening and overnight programs, but had few places to go during the day except the streets and public buildings.  The goal was to provide a safe place where the homeless could shower, make phone calls, have a meal, explore job opportunities, store their belongings, accept mail and get connected to community social services.  South Oakland Citizens for the Homeless became a non-profit 501c3 and started a day center for the homeless during the winter months. To learn more, please visit sochwelcomeinn.org.

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