Furnishing Dignity’s Ambassadors offer their expertise and leadership to advance the visibility, mission, and vision of Furnishing Dignity and to endorse, enhance, and expand Furnishing Dignity’s fundraising opportunities.

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Greg is a Senior Vice President and one of the founding Directors of GPW and Associates, Inc., an actuarial consulting and captive management firm located in Phoenix, Arizona. In addition to serving on several industry related Boards and Committees, he has been an active volunteer in the Phoenix community for nearly thirty years serving as a Big Brother with Big Brothers/Big Sisters and as a past president with the Phoenix Serra Club.

 

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Derek Greene
The founder and owner of Get Your Move On, LLC, has always enjoyed volunteering and donating to local charities. He has been on the board for Walk Now Autism Speaks and continues to volunteer and donate logistical support each year. Derek strengthens the board through his many years of moving and business experience, while also donating a portion of his storage and moving services monthly. He also donates to UMOM, the largest homeless shelter in Phoenix, where he helps to move families in their re-housing program. When not volunteering and overseeing his company, Derek likes to work out and spend time with his family.

 

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Anita Buckel
A life-long volunteer, Anita has worked with non-profit organizations in the Phoenix area since 2006. She has served church, school and the greater community in various volunteer capacities including: treasurer, fundraising auction chair, procurement chair,  den leader, committee chair and merit badge counselor. Her service here in Phoenix has primarily aided St. John Bosco Catholic School, St. Benedict Parish, Seton Catholic High School and the Boy Scouts of America.

 

George Belokas
George is a Vice President and Actuary of GPW and Associates, Inc. He served a three year officer term for the Casualty Actuaries of the Desert States, is a Fellow of the Casualty Actuarial Society, and is a member of the Arizona Captive Insurance Association. George volunteers his time supporting local actuarial students and serves on the Actuarial Science Advisory Board for Arizona State University. He is an avid supporter of local charities and is excited to serve on Furnishing Dignity’s Ambassadors Board.

 

Patrick Peterson
Patrick has been a professional football player with the Arizona Cardinals of the National Football League since he was drafted in 2011. Patrick has been named to the Pro Bowl in each of his seven professional seasons and was named to the All Pro team three times. In addition to Patrick’s many football accomplishments, he is also actively involved in his community. In 2012 Patrick started the Patrick Peterson Foundation for Success to provide low income and inner city youth with opportunities and resources to reach their full potential. Programs include Pick out a Book, Shop with a Jock and Patrick’s Corner, which consists of providing a reading section in libraries in Title I schools and inner-city community centers. The Patrick’s Corner program partnered with Furnishing Dignity in 2017, providing bookshelves, bean bag chairs, floor rugs and books to specific families with small children to promote literacy and the love of reading.