The Children’s Rights Council Mediation Program

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An award-winning attorney, Marc Rovner of East Rockaway, New York, serves as director of business development and general counsel at BETA Abstract LLC. Outside of supervising the firm’s legal department, attorney Marc Rovner supports a number of charities, including the Children’s Rights Council.

Incorporated in 1985, the Children’s Rights Council works to ensure that children enjoy meaningful relationships with their parents, no matter their parents’ marital status. In addition to facilitating positive interactions between children and their parents, the organization advocates for custody reform and administers a mediation program.

CRC’s mediation program can be either a court-ordered or a voluntary process, initiated by one or both parents and guided by a neutral third party. The mediator oversees the discussion and negotiation process to provide clarity and reach a consensus that is beneficial for the child or children involved. Although not involved in decision making, the mediator can suggest solutions and help both parties ease their concerns.

Following mediation, the mediator also helps both parties in finalizing the written agreement.

Business Development Tips for Title Insurance Companies

Attorney Marc Rovner of East Rockaway, New York, is the general counsel and director of business development at BETA Abstract LLC, a title insurance company headquartered in Oceanside. Marc Rovner has been a senior staff attorney for BETA Abstract for more than two decades. His responsibilities include managing and integrating business development in five offices and three states.

Title insurance companies require the expertise of business development representatives to implement winning strategies that will boost insurance sales.

One of these evergreen strategies is establishing an online presence. In this generation of widespread digitization and internet usage, title insurance companies cannot afford to neglect the importance of having a user-friendly website or mobile app that communicates their values and services to clients. Potential customers are increasingly relying on their internet-enabled devices to do almost everything from shopping for clothes and accessories to renting homes.

Social media and search engine optimization are also vital to improving outreach efforts. Title insurance providers should create educational and fun content around their services and promote that content widely.

Penn State THON Raises Over $10.6M This Past Weekend

Kristen Peterson is a senior at Penn State University, where she studies Public Relations and Business. She has also been member of the Public Relations Student Society of America THON committee for her last 2 years at Penn State.

THON is a student-run philanthropy committed to enhancing the lives of children and families impacted by cancer. Its mission is to provide emotional and financially support, spread awareness and ensuring funding for research, all in pursuit of a cure. THON is the largest student-run philanthropy in the world. “FTK” stands for the kids!

Traditionally, Penn State hosts thousands of dancers and students who gather at the Bryce Jordan Center. The BJC is the home base for THON, where volunteers stay committed on their feet for an entire 46 hours straight. The awareness and donations raise money for pediatric cancer research.

Due to COVID-19, those dancers participated from their own homes this year. Over the past 47 years, the dance marathon has raised over 178 million. The money raised helps children and their families fight cancer. This year, $10, 638, 078.62M was raised!

Kellogg Cereal Provides Ronald McDonald’s Residents Breakfast

The general counsel and director of business development at BETA Abstract, LLC, Marc Rovner has over two decades of experience working as an attorney at an insurance company. An East Rockaway resident, Attorney Marc Rovner also supports the Ronald McDonald House.

In August, the Ronald McDonald House announced that Kellogg Cereals would be serving breakfast to 144 families who are staying with the charity. The Ronald McDonald House has long been known for assisting families in finding support programs that assist with health and welfare of both families and children.

Because traveling back and forth from the hospital can be hard for families, Kellogg’s contributions will be welcome for these families. As part of the multi-year program, Kellogg will distribute 100,000 meals and snacks to people staying in Ronald McDonald’s homes while their children are receiving medical treatment.

This program is an extension of the Kellogg’s Better Days Program, which supports families getting their nutrition and reducing hunger. Kellogg’s Better Days Program has donated in excess of 2.5 billion servings of food around the world since 2015. Since the beginning of the pandemic, the program has also distributed close to $17 million in food and money to hunger relief efforts globally.

Hope through the Giving Program at the Garden of Dreams

East Rockaway attorney, Marc Rovner, contributes his time and money to a number of area causes. Outside of his work as an attorney for BETA Abstract, LLC, based in Oceanside, one of the causes Marc Rovner contributes to is the nonprofit Garden of Dreams, based in New York City.

The Garden of Dreams provides NYC children with access to funding opportunities through its Giving program. The nonprofit collaborates with MSG Entertainment, MSG Sports, and MSG Networks, Inc. to help kids in the city experience life-changing opportunities they might not have on their own.

The program funds both scholarships and projects that enrich the community. Since 2015, the Garden of Dreams has awarded more than $2.5 million in scholarships through its Inspire Scholarships to high school students in the Tri-State area.

Outside of giving scholarships to high school seniors, the Giving Program also funds community projects. Some of the projects that have been funded include refurbishing the gymnasium at SCO Family Services and remodeling the outpatient welcome center at Hackensack University Medical Center, among others.

Community Chest South Shore Name Reflects Expanded Purpose

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Title insurance attorney Marc Rovner, of East Rockaway, New York, oversees the entire legal department for the multi-million dollar company Beta Abstract, LLC. In 2012, the Five Towns Community Chest recognized attorney Marc Rovner for his community service.

Prior to its name change, the Five Towns Community Chest’s mission was to raise funds to help residents and organizations on Long Island’s South Shore in times of need. In 2016, the organization re-branded itself as the Community Chest South Shore, reflecting an expanded purpose as the umbrella organization for the Five Towns Community Center, Center for Adult Life Enrichment, Tempo Group, Inc., and Five Towns Early Learning Center.

The purpose of the change was to incorporate more communities into its purview, and to remain relevant and important to the people it served. Today, the organization supports 22 programs.

One of these programs is Neighbors Helping Neighbors, which assists residents with the basics such as paying a heating bill or helping a family obtain clothing for their child. Since its inception in 2011, the program has assisted more than 700 families.