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Sidoo Family Co-Chairs Kevin Spacey Foundation Fundraiser & Shares Partnership Announcement

On September 28, 2015 David, Manjy, Dylan and Jordan Sidoo attended the Kevin Spacey Foundation (KSF) fundraiser in Washington DC. Not only were they there with the honour of co-chairing the annual event, they also announced a new partnership with KSF to launch the Kevin Spacey Foundation Artists of Choice Grants program in Canada in 2016.

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Pictured on the eve of the benefit are Jordan Sidoo, Cal Ripken Jr, Dylan Sidoo, Manjy Sidoo, Kevin Spacey, Mohammed Kashanipour, David Sidoo

The KSF Artists of Choice Grants are currently awarded each year to emerging artists in the US and UK who wish to develop plays, musicals, dance pieces, choir/band, and short films. Grants amounts are up to £10,000 / $10,000. Together with a world-class group of established artists, KSF selects the very best from the many hundreds that apply and provides critical mentoring and professional guidance to help ensure success.

The program, made possible by Sidoo Family Giving, will now launch in Canada, which is wonderful news for the arts in this country.

For more information about the KSF Artists of Choice Grants program, check out this press release from the KSF.

Dylan and Jordan Sidoo – Leading Sidoo Family Giving’s Partnership with Warren Moon and the Crescent Moon Foundation

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Jordan Sidoo, Warren Moon, & Dylan Sidoo

On July 23rd, 2015 Jordan and Dylan Sidoo joined Pro Football Hall of Fame inductee and nine-time Pro Bowl selection Warren Moon on the mound at Angels’ Stadium in Anaheim, California. The Sidoo brothers were celebrating this year’s Crescent Moon Foundation Scholarship award winners and the recently formed partnership between Sidoo Family Giving and the Crescent Moon Foundation.

Jordan and Dylan, who head up Sidoo Family Giving, have always been deeply committed to help enhance the lives of those less fortunate in their home town of Vancouver, BC, Canada. They come by it honestly, as their parents, David and Manjy Sidoo, have set a strong example of community leadership and stewardship through their many philanthropic endeavors in their Lower Mainland community.

Their strong sense of obligation to give back to their community in Canada has grown international wings as the brothers have led the charge in partnering with the Crescent Moon Foundation to help youth in America as well.

Jordan Sidoo, Dylan Sidoo

The Crescent Moon Foundation Scholarship Award Winners, Jordan Sidoo, Dylan Sidoo and Warren Moon.

The Crescent Moon Foundation is a logical strategic partner for Sidoo Family Giving, as both organizations share a very similar mission:

Established in 1989, the Crescent Moon Foundation is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing support for educational pursuits that will benefit children most in need who have displayed a commitment to their community, as well as other charitable causes. As part of the Crescent Moon Foundation’s mission, the Rising Moon Scholarship Program awards ten scholarships of up to $5,000 annually to students that demonstrate a commitment to their community, excel in leadership and academics, and who are in need.

“My mother taught me at a young age the importance of giving back,” said Moon, a Los Angeles native and Washington Huskies alum. “Unfortunately, not all kids today have someone guiding them or providing them with the means for success. It is my sincere hope the Crescent Moon Foundation can assist in that regard.”

For more information on the Crescent Moon Foundation: http://www.crescentmoonfoundation.org/

Additional photos of the California event can be seen at the Crescent Moon Foundation Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/HWarrenMoon1

 

Dylan Sidoo Supports VPD Athletics Program for Youth

Dylan SidooDavid and Manjy Sidoo’s eldest son, Dylan, recently contributed $5000 to support the Vancouver Police Department’s Police Athletic League (PAL) program that provides opportunities for disadvantaged youth to participate in organized athletic events.

The Police Athletic League creates an environment for youth from lower socioeconomic backgrounds to learn and develop sportsmanship, teamwork and leadership skills. The community-oriented programs provide positive peer interactions, opportunities to develop problem-solving skills and exposure to supportive adult role models.

The PAL program is run by a member of the Vancouver Police Department and has a number of events scheduled for 2015, including a large-scale wrestling and weightlifting competition for provincial, national and international competitors; soccer tournaments; indoor basketball tournament; and a field hockey tournament.

Dylan’s contribution to the events will help to provide monetary awards, trophies, equipment and manpower to run each tournament. More than 2000 youth will be positively impacted by these events.

We wish the very best to everyone involved in the Vancouver Police Department’s long standing and valuable PAL program!

See media coverage of this donation here

Dylan Sidoo Featured on the Cover of desi TODAY Magazine

Dylan Sidoo

Dylan Sidoo featured in desiToday

The eldest of David and Manjy’s two remarkable sons, Dylan has returned home to Vancouver following a powerful and empowering first year of studies at Chapman University’s Dodge College of Film and Media Arts.

desi TODAY has featured Dylan in a highly complementary article that highlights his chosen path and his photo graces the cover of the June-July 2013 issue.

From the article,

 “Dylan Sidoo is one of those men who can naturally excel at something when he puts his mind to it. A former athlete with an interest in film, Sidoo left home with his family’s support and ventured to California to learn more about film production at Chapman University’s exclusive and illustrious Dodge http://sidoofamilygiving.com/wp-admin/post.php?post=633&action=edit&message=10College of Film and Media Arts. Now home for the summer with a year of studies and successful short films under his belt, Dylan has left a lasting impression on his peers as a down to earth film producer who will play a vital part of the future of the film industry.”

Read the full feature profile here.

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