Richard supports many charitable causes and he hopes that in your giving decisions you would support one of his choices. The most important thing is that you support charitable organizations.
Rich is part of the Foundation Board of the Florida Drowning Prevention Foundation which is now hosting Aqua Ball.
Rich is grateful to Avow Hospice for the grief counseling they provided to him and his sons. Your support of your local Hospice helps people in the last days of their life and for those who are left behind.
The Greater Boston Food Bank
Rich is a supporter of The Greater Boston Food Bank. Once a hungry college student, he appreciates the support of food coupons his family sent to him. No one should go hungry and your donation to any food bank is greatly needed.
Richard Ballo Journalism Scholarship
The Richard Ballo Journalism Scholarship at Suffolk University in Boston, Massachusetts was established to help aspiring journalists. The scholarship is awarded to students from Waltham or Leominster, Massachusetts or a deserving journalism major in attendance at Suffolk University.
The Melissa C. Johnson Nursing Scholarship at the Florida Gulf Coast University was established to help college juniors or seniors from Lee and Collier Counties who are pursuing a nursing degree and plan to practice in hospitals or nursing homes.