Bradley DiTeresi of Kansas City has earned degrees from the University of Kansas and the University of Missouri-Kansas City. A faithful Catholic, Bradley DiTeresi enjoys reading the writings of the Doctors of the Church, including Catherine of Siena, St. Augustine, St. Francis de Sales and St. John of the Cross.
When a saint becomes a Doctor of the Church, Catholic leadership has recognized that individual’s global impact on the formulation of Christian teaching. The writings of these saints are applicable to Christians in any era.
St. Augustine of Hippo was born in 354 A.D. in eastern Algeria, under the rule of the Roman Empire at the time. Though trained in Christianity as a child, as a young man Augustine lived a wild life full of sinful excesses. He also explored multiple heretical belief systems until his early 30s, when he experienced a dramatic conversion and began his life as a Christian. Later, Augustine became a priest, bishop, writer, and founder of an order of priests. He died in 430 A.D. in Hippo Regius in Numidia.
In Confessions of St. Augustine, his most well-known book, St. Augustine outlines his life prior to his conversion, “confessing” how the material world brought him nothing but pain, confusion, and grief. The saint contrasts this dark period of his life with a confession of the greatness of God and the importance of faith and belief.
In addition to the autobiographical portions of Confessions, St. Augustine explores philosophical and religious issues such as memory, time and eternity, and the book of Genesis. The book is widely recognized as one of the most influential Christian works of all time.
A graduate of the Bloch School of Management, Bradley DiTeresi is actively engaged in the nonprofit sector as a child sponsor with Unbound and as a supporter of various charities, such as the Lupus Foundation of America. In his leisure time, Bradley DiTeresi enjoys watching baseball, and he is an avid fan of the Kansas City Royals.
The Royals finished the 2016 season in third place in the American League Central, with a record of 81 wins and 81 losses. Injuries largely prevented the ball club from continuing its success following its 2015 World Series title. As the team aims to return to championship form, management has adjusted the roster in the offseason.
One move that has drawn attention is the trade of Jarrod Dyson for Nate Karns, a pitcher from the Seattle Mariners. Karns, who played collegiately at Texas Tech University, will enter 2017 with four years of major league experience. In his time with the Mariners, Rays, and Nationals, he has amassed a career earned run average of 4.41. The Royals coaching staff anticipates that Karns will bolster the starting pitching rotation this year.
Bradley DiTeresi has previously been an analyst for V Wealth Management, LLC. Supporting various charities is something he does in his free time. Currently, Bradley DiTeresi helps the Lupus Foundation of America.
The Lupus Foundation of America is dedicated to eradicating lupus. Some of the foundation’s different programs include providing education, offering advocacy, and giving support to individuals who have the disease. Their overall goals for the program include making sure that all those diagnosed have access to treatment while also working to cut down on the time it takes to be diagnosed so that the disease is treated sooner.
The Lupus Foundation of America announced in December 2016 that the 21st Century Cures Act was signed into law. This affects many of the positions that are crucial to the foundation, such as having drug development that is focused on the needs of the patient. The foundation plans to host the National Policy Summit from June 26-27, 2017, in hopes of raising attention to the needs of those who have lupus.
A respected professional, Bradley DiTeresi is involved in real estate projects in Peru through Casas Hof Constructora e Inmobiliaria. A Catholic who maintains an active church presence, Bradley DiTeresi is also active through Unbound in sponsoring children in Kenya and the Philippines.
The premise of Unbound is unique in emphasizing a “hand up,” rather than a handout, as donations assist families in their efforts to bring themselves out of poverty through self-initiative. Existing at the grassroots level, the Unbound program provides empowering support to those sponsored, toward goals spanning nutrition, education, and life skills.
In addition to training and health care support, families may qualify to receive seed funds toward small farms and businesses. Over the course of the sponsorship period, they gain tools that allow them to become less reliant on outside giving and more self-sufficient. Child sponsorship represents a personal commitment that includes letter writing and active communication that motivates and inspires.
A graduate of the University of Kansas, Bradley DiTeresi serves as a partner of a real estate company based in Peru. For charity, Bradley DiTeresi supports the international nonprofit Unbound.
Founded by a group of lay Catholics, Unbound provides for the needs of marginalized communities in over 20 countries. Based on Gospel teachings, the organization’s mission directly benefits families to encourage them to participate in the community. Unbound also enjoins individuals to support its cause through its Sponsorship Program.
The Sponsorship Program allows private individuals to sponsor families, youth, and individuals who are elderly. Sponsorship funds are used to provide recipients with food and access to health care. Children and teens are also granted opportunities to complete their educations through the sponsorship program. Further Unbound is the only major organization that sponsors the needs of individuals who are elderly, providing them with medical care, nutritious food, opportunities for recreation, and support groups.
An accomplished financial professional and humanitarian, Bradley DiTeresi serves as a partner in real estate development group Casas Hof Constructora e Inmobiliaria. Apart from his real estate career, Bradley DiTeresi supports various nonprofit organizations, such as the Lupus Foundation of America.
A Phase II clinical trial by Aurinia Pharmaceutical Company studying the effects of voclosporin as a therapeutic option in treating lupus has concluded. According to data provided by Aurinia, the study achieved favorable results, with total remission reported in a large amount of those who received the drug through participation in the study.
Lupus Foundation of America president and CEO Sandra C. Raymond commented on the study’s results, saying they are a significant step forward in treating people who suffer from lupus-related kidney disease. She also expressed excitement about voclosporin treatment moving into the third phase of its clinical trials, praising the drug as a strong treatment option should it continue to show results in testing.
The Lupus Foundation of America will keep following the course of voclosporin studies and report the findings to its membership.
Bradley DiTeresi, MBA, works as a financial analyst in Missouri and is currently managing partner of the Peru-based real estate developer Casas Hof Constructora e Inmobiliaria. As an alumnus of the Henry W. Bloch School of Management graduate program at the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC), Bradley DiTeresi continues to play a major role in the local business community by supporting events such as the Annual Entrepreneur of the Year Awards.
Sponsored by the Regnier Institute for Entrepreneurship and Innovation, the 29th Annual Entrepreneur of the Year Awards will be held at the Kansas City Convention Center on October 14, 2014, in observance of local executives, business owners, and alumni who have made major contributions to the local economy. Acknowledging the ambition and effort at the core of the American entrepreneurial spirit, the event will honor the innovations and creative accomplishments of established professionals and promising upstarts.
The University of Missouri-Kansas City’s Bloch School of Management is an AACSB-accredited institution, a distinction held by less than one-third of business schools nationwide and only 5 percent worldwide. The school commonly allocates funds to support research and cutting-edge experimental programs in order to foster a new generation of entrepreneurs.
Bradley DiTeresi is a partner with Casas Hof Constructora e Inmobiliaria, a real estate development company that specializes in modern condominium communities in Peru. A globally minded individual, Bradley DiTeresi also sponsors a child living in the Philippines through Unbound, an organization formerly known as the Christian Foundation for Children and Aging.
Headquartered in Kansas City, Missouri, Unbound is a nonprofit sponsorship organization that helps families living in extreme poverty by connecting them with sponsors in the United States. The organization’s Hope for a Family program provides vulnerable populations such as children and the seniors with basic necessities such as food, education, clothing and access to medical care. For an average contribution of just $30 a month, sponsors empower children and entire communities to become more self-sustaining.
In addition to financial support, sponsors can exchange letters and photos with their sponsored friends; they may also choose to participate in a mission awareness trip to see firsthand the impact of their support.
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).