Bright Future International Announces Star-studded Board Of Directors Including Forest Whitaker, Dionne Warwick And Others

Board features Actors, Singers, Professional Athletes, Politicians and more

Jan 15, 2013, 08:00 ET from Bright Future International

CHICAGO, Jan. 15, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Bright Future International (BFI), a 501(c) (3) international nonprofit organization, whose programming has been backed by the United Nations and UNESCO, is proud to announce its brand new 14-member Board of Directors who will help govern the organizational agenda and shape its future for the coming year. 

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BFI Founder and Chairman, Anthony Melikhov, will be on the board along with BFI's Strategic Planning Director, Lindsay Miller.  Other board members include: actor and director Forest Whitaker; Grammy winning artist Dionne Warwick; Illinois Secretary of State Jesse White; producer Damon 'Dame' Elliot; Brooklyn Nets player Charles "CJ" Watson; attorney Juliette Passer; family practice physician Dr. Andrew Ivanchenko; producer Vladimir Alenikov; Children Affected by HIV/AIDS director David Loewenguth; Program Director of BFI's Children's Program in Panama Biljana Bijelic Rosen; Chicago Bears player Jonathan Scott and Dance4Peace Executive Director Sara Potler.

"I am thrilled that so many well-known and respected individuals from a range of backgrounds and professions have agreed to join our Board of Directors," said Anthony Melikhov, Founder and Chairman of BFI. "Through our combined efforts we can foster an environment of peace and compassion and ultimately effect positive change in the world."

BFI was created to help shape the future of the world through programs that instill morals, values and positive life experiences for underprivileged children. The new board members will help drive the organization and deliver on its agenda for 2013.

"I am very excited about joining Bright Future International's Board of Directors and look forward to working to bring programs and services desperately needed by children in underserved communities around the world," said C.J. Watson of the Brooklyn Nets.

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About Bright Future International:
Bright Future International (BFI) is a charitable organization helping underprivileged children around the world achieve a better future by promoting values like compassion, self-esteem, kindness, hope, and the desire to help others. In order to teach children how to develop these moral and spiritual values, BFI funds arts and educational enrichment programs through partnerships with local and international organizations.

SOURCE Bright Future International