Eric Pulier is the Venture Capitalist Who Cares

The world of technology is largely dominated by entrepreneurs. If you relied only upon pop culture for your information then you likely think of these tech-focused entrepreneurs as self absorbed and ruthless. This is the furthest thing from the truth, however, as entrepreneurs can be some of the most giving people in the business. Case in point? Eric Pulier. Pulier came to Los Angeles in 1991 in order to chase his tech dream. Over the past two decades Pulier has found immeasurable success in a number of different ways. Through it all, Eric Pulier has been focused on helping out where he can and that has led to a gigantic philanthropic outreach

Pulier’s most notable jump into the philanthropic realm came by way of his work with the Painted Turtle. The Painted Turtle is a camp that focuses on giving children who suffer from chronic illness the chance to feel better and feel their age. Pulier has donated his time as well as generous amounts of cash in order to work with the organisation as the Vice President of Cloud Computing. Along this same line, Pulier has worked hand in hand with the Starbright World foundation. Starbright World is a social media setting where these same children can connect, meet, and find support from others who suffer from the same illnesses.

We’ve also seen Eric Pulier work with some huge names in order to focus on philanthropy. Pulier was brought in to work with President Clinton back in the ’90s in order to address cloud computing needs in communities that couldn’t afford the latest technology. Pulier also went on to help develop programs that helped to inform and educate people suffering from multiple sclerosis.

It’s clear that Pulier is so much more than just a man with a tech company or two in his back pocket. Pulier has worked hard in order to innovate within his field but he has also continued to push for equality and greater understanding for the most at-risk among us. Eric Pulier right now is focused on his work with vAtomic Systems as well as the XPrize Foundation.

 

Patty Rocklage; Therapist, Philanthropist, and Home Renovation

Patty Rocklage has over 20 years of experience as a marriage and family therapist, having gotten her degree from USC in 1981, and became licensed in Massachusetts as a Psychotherapist. Patty Rocklage is a warm person with a comfortable communication style necessary for patients to be comfortable about opening up in regards to their issues. She is married to Dr. Scott Rocklage, a graduate of MIT in Chemistry. In 2016, both Patty and Dr. Rocklage made a charitable donation to the chemistry department at MIT, to help with the costs and renovations of Lester Wolfe Professor of Chemistry, Moungi Bawendi’s nanochemistry and nanotechnology lab space located in Building B.

There is a nice article on the Rocklage home and how it was in need of a renovation. The Sudbury Companies took the job, with Ed Freelander at the helm, coming up with ways to improve the Rocklage residence. The first issue that Patty and Scott wanted to address was the front entrance, as visitors to the home often could not find the front door and instead came to the back door or wandered to the barn area looking for a doorbell. Patty and Scott’s house now has a wrap-around porch and a three season porch in addition to visitors now knowing where the front door is. Landscaping was done with recycled materials from the area, and then the inside of the house was addressed. Click here to know more.

Patty and Scott did not like how their kitchen area was disconnected from the house and the two family spaces. Not only was this going to be a major job knocking down walls, but matching colors to the kitchen cupboards made out of Southern Yellow Pine, and dealing with the mess of electrical wiring going on. Looking at the before and after pictures of the house is breathtaking and the work makes use of some of the existing materials already part of the house and blended it with the new.

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