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My Alarm Center Executives to Sleep Out to Support Homeless Youth

by Cassie November 18, 2015

Amy Kothari

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President and CEO

As the President and Chief Executive Officer of My Alarm Center, Ms. Kothari plays a pivotal role in shaping the overall direction of the organization. As a result, she received the Women’s Security Council 2012 Women of the Year Award for the Dealer category and was awarded the 2014 SmartCEO Brava! Award recognizing the top female CEO’s in the Philadelphia region.

  1. What attracted you to participate in the Covenant House Executive Sleep Out?
    We learned about this event from our friends at Toll Bros and after doing some research, we were impressed with the real impact that Covenant House has had on our homeless youth. The impact is both deep and broad – Covenant House has made such a difference in so many of the individual lives that it touches and has touched so many lives across our region. My Alarm Center’s home security business is focused on protecting homes and the families that live in them, but there are so many young people who don’t even have a home or a family and have very little chance of a future. We are incredibly honored to be able to contribute in this meaningful way.
  2. What are you hoping to gain from this experience?
    My goal is to help heighten the awareness of the reality of this situation and be able to make a difference in some of their lives. I have 3 teenagers of my own who are very aware of how fortunate they are to have a home and loving family. I am looking forward to learning more about how I can support our homeless youth and help them to realize some of their dreams and the potential that is in all of them.
  3. What other causes do you support?
    As an organization, we have been involved in a number of local and national causes such as Susan G. Komen, the MS Society, National Association of Women Business Owners, and the Special Olympics.

 Personally, I am a very active member of the Philadelphia chapter of Impact 100, which is an organization that unites women in a common philanthropic effort to make a difference in our community through many charitable initiatives focused on family, education, health & wellness, environment and local arts & culture.

 

Anastasia Bottos

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COO and Chief Strategy Officer
In her role at My Alarm Center, Ms. Bottos oversees Field Operations, the Customer Solutions Center, and Acquisitions. She was awarded the 2014 SmartCEO Executive Management Award for demonstrating outstanding leadership and crafting and executing innovative strategies. She was also recognized by Security Systems News as a member of the “20 under 40” Class of 2012.

  1. What attracted you to participate in the Covenant House Executive Sleep Out?
    This event not only raises substantial funds for Covenant House, but it helps build awareness of the difficult situations far too many children in our communities face. I feel so fortunate to be a part of it. I’ve always been a supporter of non-profits/funds that focus on the wellbeing and education of our youth. I believe youth in our communities deserve to have access to opportunities and, at a minimum, basic care and shelter, so these programs like Covenant House are important to me.
  2. What are you hoping to gain from this experience?
    I am very much looking forward to meeting and talking to some of the youth this fundraising will benefit. I am sure hearing about their hopes and aspirations for the future will truly be inspiring.
  3. What other causes do you support?
    There are about a half dozen nonprofit groups I regularly support, but most recently I started a scholarship fund at Drexel University, a portion of which will be rewarded to students each year who have demonstrated a commitment to their education, community service and have a financial need.

 

Kelly Bond

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SVP Business Development
In her role as Senior Vice President of Business Development for My Alarm Center, Ms. Bond is responsible for increasing sales through acquisitions and driving the overall business-to-business development strategy for the company. In 2014, the Women’s Security Council recognized her career accomplishments by naming her an Honoree of their Women of the Year awards.

  1. What attracted you to participate in the Covenant House Executive Sleep Out?
    I’ve supported this organization in the past but, after researching the organization online, I felt there was more that I could do. Covenant House supports kids who have no family to call on or little to no support at all, which is something that I personally cannot imagine. These kids truly found a savior in Covenant House, not just as a place to sleep, but as a true support system that is equipping them for life. Bringing continued awareness and giving these young people a face and a voice has become very important to me.
  2. What are you hoping to gain from this experience?
    I want to really understand all of the elements of how organizations like Covenant House are able to provide resources for the people staying there and how I may be able to share some of this in my own community.
  3. What other causes do you support?
    I have two other causes that I consistently support: Mission 500 and Stella’s Voice.

    1. Mission 500 is a strictly non-profit organization dedicated to serving the needs of children and communities in crisis.
    2. Stella’s House is a home for orphan girls who have been aged out of state-run facilities, and who are prime targets for sex traffickers and those who want to trap them in modern slavery.