Over the years, Greg has spent a lot of time - & collaborated with a lot of groups - in Pennsylvania. On a personal level, he has enjoyed fun experiences like making his own chocolate bar in Hershey and attending a Pittsburgh Penguins game. On a civic level, his foundation funded two college scholarships for a student from Pennsylvania. On the professional level, the books based on Greg's story (The Silhouette Man & The First Thirty) have been utilized by organizations & schools around Pennsylvania (i.e. Mount Joy Chamber of Commerce, Leadership York, Rosati Ice, a branch of Fifth Third Bank) with their staff, clients or students &/or as part of their outreach efforts to make a difference. Groups in Pennsylvania (i.e. Visit Pittsburgh) have sponsored Pennsylvania-based editions of The Elevator Project (a kindness recognition project based on the books). SCROLL DOWN TO CONTINUE
Greg has spoken at many events around Pennsylvania for people of different ages & backgrounds. He keynoted a conference for people who work with seniors & spoke at an event for the staff of specific senior communities. He has spoken at events for seniors as well. .He was the guest speaker at a conference for college students with an interest in art & civic engagement. He has done lectures for students at specific colleges (i.e. Community College of Allegheny County), On two occasions, a program for civic-minded Jewish teens in Pittsburgh got copies of The First Thirty for their participants and then brought Greg to town to meet & speak with them. He has spoken at events for younger students (i.e. middle schoolers) as well (i.e. in Sewickley & Pittsburgh). The Janus School in Mount Joy chose The First Thirty for a common read among staff and older students. At the end of that school year, they brought in Greg to serve as Graduation Speaker.