A graduate of the University of Missouri at Kansas City’s MBA program, Bradley DiTeresi works as a financial professional in Kansas. Bradley DiTeresi supports several nonprofit organizations, including the Lupus Foundation of America.
The only national organization that seeks to solve the mystery of lupus, the Lupus Foundation of America raises funds to improve the quality of life for those who have lupus through advocacy, education, research, and support. It also seeks to reduce the diagnosis time, ensure those with lupus have safe, effective treatments, and expand services, treatment, and care.
Those interested in donating to the organization can do so through a variety of means, including:
* Donating stock. People who donate stock do not need to pay capital gains taxes, sales commissions, or brokerage fees. Financial advisors or brokers can assist with this type of donation.
* Giving a vehicle. The organization accepts trucks, boats, cars, or RVs. Depending upon the value, donors may qualify for a tax deduction.
* Planning a fundraising event. Individuals can create their own unique event to raise funds for lupus research and education, based around interests like biking, cooking, or running.
* Contributing funds. With a year-end tax-deductible donation, people can support lupus research. They also can opt to make a monthly donation.
A financial professional who is developing a housing project in Peru, Bradley DiTeresi also enjoys training dogs. The two dogs in Bradley DiTeresi’s household include a rat terrier mix.
Legend has it the rat terrier breed was named by Theodore Roosevelt, who used them to rid the White House of rats. Created by 19th century Americans from other terrier varieties, they are energetic dogs and indeed adept at killing rodents.
Excellent farm dogs, rat terriers are best matched with active families who have older children. Their small size appeals to apartment dwellers, but they need to be walked twice a day and given plenty of time to socialize and exercise in a yard.
Enclosures should include a tall fence that goes deep into the ground; rat terriers can jump very high and burrow rapidly. An independent breed, if they escape the leash while being walked, they will run off despite your commands.
Even so, they make good family pets and reliable watchdogs. The breed warms up to people they know and is among the more trainable terriers, if instructed early.
Bradley DiTeresi completed his undergraduate degree in psychology from the University of Kansas and pursued graduate studies in business administration at the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC).