Wings for Crossover Auctions Off Taylor Swift Tickets

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Wings for Crossover

A veteran health care executive, Jeffrey Goffman brings more than three decades of experience to his current position as the founder, chairman, and chief executive officer of Integrated Oncology Network, LLC (ION). In addition to his role with ION, Jeffrey Goffman supports a range of nonprofit and charitable organizations, including serving as a board member for Wings for Crossover.

Founded in June of 2013, Wings for Crossover is a 501(c)(3) organization created to support Crossover International Academy, an educational institution for orphans and rescued child-slaves in Ghana. Since its founding, Wings for Crossover has worked to build new structures at the academy, develop food security and sustainable income programs, and create innovative educational opportunities for Crossover students.

To raise funds for the academy, Wings for Crossover hosts a number of events and benefits throughout the year. In July and August of 2015, the nonprofit group held an auction for VIP tickets to a Taylor Swift show at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. The premier package up for auction was five tickets for a private suite to watch Swift’s performance during her “1989” tour. The package also featured access to VIP parking and gate entrance. Other items up for bid included a signed, handmade hat from Pharrell Williams’ personal collection.


Wings for Crossover Helps School Establish Food Security

The founder of Integrated Oncology Network, LLC, Jeffrey A. Goffman leads the radiation oncology management and cancer center development company as its chairman and CEO. He also founded OnCURE Medical Corp., one of the nation’s premier providers of radiation oncology therapy, and U.S. Diagnostic, Inc., a consolidator of outpatient diagnostic imaging facilities. Outside the office, Jeffrey Goffman enjoys several leisure and recreational activities and supports numerous charitable endeavors, especially the American Cancer Society and Wings for Crossover.

Wings for Crossover, a 501(c)3 organization founded in 2013 by Jim Conti and Chad Cooper, supports the activities of the Crossover International Academy, which serves a student population of about 250 children in the area around Ghana’s Lake Volta. The Academy serves not only as a school for the children, who are either orphans or former slaves, but also provides them with food and shelter.

Although Wings for Crossover tried to focus its efforts on building a new school to replace the ramshackle structures the Academy was using, it quickly became clear that providing a secure, reliable food supply for the students was equally pressing. The organization thus invested in an aquaponic farming system for the school. This combines fish farming, or aquaculture, with hydroponics, the farming of plants without soil, in a symbiotic system.

Operated primarily by students, the Academy’s aquaponics system can support 4,000 tilapia and 3,000 plants. It uses 27,000 gallons of water, which are recycled regularly between the fish ponds and the plant beds, providing nutrient-rich water for the plants and returning clean, oxygen-rich water to the fish. The farm’s first fruits were harvested in March 2014, when mature fish were harvested and salted, and the first crop of tomatoes, beans, and peppers was taken to market and exchanged for bulk rice.

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