NEW YORK, Dec. 14, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- SAY: The Stuttering Association for the Young announces the appointment of Marc Vetri to its Board of Trustees. Mr. Vetri's appointment expands SAY's Board to 20 Trustees. "Marc's diverse, entrepreneurial background, and extensive non-profit experience, will add a valuable perspective to our Board of Trustees," said Michael Klein, Board Chairman. "We appreciate Marc's willingness to serve as a Board Member. SAY will benefit tremendously from his insight, business acumen, and invaluable perspective as a person who stutters," added Taro Alexander, SAY Founder and Trustee.
"I couldn't be more thrilled to join the SAY family. I wish an organization like this existed when I was growing up. It inspires me to know that today's young children who stutter will have the same dreams and hopes as everyone else because of the work at SAY," said Marc Vetri.
As chef/founder of Philadelphia's critically acclaimed Vetri Family of Restaurants, Marc Vetri has established award-winning restaurants Vetri, Osteria, Amis, Alla Spina, Pizzeria Vetri & Lo Spiedo. Acquired by Urban Outfitters in 2015, the Vetri Family of Restaurants continues to grow nationwide under Marc's leadership. World-renowned for bringing a bold, contemporary sensibility to classic Italian cooking, Marc has won several prestigious awards and developed three highly acclaimed cookbooks. Marc is also a Board Member and the driving force behind The Vetri Community Partnership, that helps kids experience the connection between eating well and feeling good. Through food, education and social interaction, this foundation has served more than 300,000 meals and gives children the nutritional foundation they need to grow and thrive.
The Stuttering Association for the Young (SAY.org) is a non-profit organization that offers innovative programs for young people (ages 2-18) that address the physical, social and emotional impacts of stuttering. More than 70 million people stutter, including 5% of all young children, and approximately 1 in every 100 adults. SAY's programs include: Camp SAY, Confident Voices after-school & weekend programs, SAY: Storytellers, Speech Therapy, and support groups. To learn more about SAY, visit www.SAY.org.
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