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For the fifth time, members of the Samsung Electronics America leadership team have participated in Covenant House New Jersey’s Executive Sleep Out Event. Raising money and awareness to end youth homelessness, this event has become an infamous experience for participating members of the executive team—with interest in the event growing year after year.
With the event shifting virtually in response to COVID-19, this year Team Samsung expanded to 24 leaders from across the company – and the country – who volunteered to support the cause. All participated in the event from their homes, joining a live kick-off with Covenant House youth and staff before spending the night outside in their backyard, balcony or porch.

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Collectively, Team Samsung, who was the number one team in raising funds, generated $197,255 to help Covenant House New Jersey continue caring for the more than 3,000 homeless kids that come to their facility each year seeking shelter, safety and support.
“Samsung has been such a part of the fabric of our growth and your commitment keeps on coming,” said Jim White, Executive Director of Covenant House New Jersey. “You don’t even know the impact you have had in our community. Samsung is a huge company and you are going to inspire so many other companies to support us. On behalf of the thousands of kids we are going to serve, thanks to your contributions, thank you.”
We invited four members of Team Samsung to chronicle their Sleep Out experience.
Here’s what they shared:

James Fishler-2020 CH sleepout (2)

Jason Chung-2020 CH Sleepout

Jeffrey Stowell-2020 CH Sleepout

John Curtis-2020 CH Sleepout

Joseph Stinziano-2020 CH Sleepout

Mike Giordano-2020 CH sleepout

Nick Di Ponzio-2020 CH Sleepout

Ramon Gregory-2020 CH Sleepout

YH Eom-2020 CH Sleepout

Sung In Cho-2020 CH Sleepout

Phil Cohn-2020 CH Sleepout

Wanda Young-2020 CH Sleepout

Jim Kiczek-2020 CH Sleepout

Steve Kim-2020 CH Sleepout

Stephen Choi-2020 CH Sleepout

Lyle Nyffeler-2020 CH Sleepout

Leigh Nager-2020 CH Sleepout

KB Choi-2020 CH Sleepout

Jamal Haughton-2020 CH sleepout (1)

Grace Dolan-2020 CH Sleepout

Bill Lee-2020 CH Sleepout

James Fishler, New York

Jason Chung, Texas

Jeffrey Stowell and his family, South Carolina

John Curtis, New Jersey

Joseph Stinziano, New Jersey

Mike Giordano, New Jersey

Nick Di Ponzio and his family, New Jersey

Ramon Gregory, Ohio

YH Eom, New Jersey

Sung In Cho, New Jersey

Phil Cohn, New Jersey

Wanda Young, New York

Jim Kiczek, New Jersey

Steve Kim and his family, New Jersey

Stephen Choi, California

Lyle Nyffeler, Kansas

Leigh Nager, Texas

KB Choi and his family, New Jersey

Jamal Haughton and his family, New Jersey

Grace Dolan and her family

Bill Lee (not shown) and his Samsung Laptop, New York

At Samsung, we are proud to support our employees as they work to make a difference through community service, with employees across the country already donating over 1,000 hours of service to a diverse group of nonprofit partners this year. The few hours these 24 executives spent in the cold has not only continued an important tradition for our company, but will go a long way to benefit those who face the harsh reality of homelessness each night.
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