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Robert J. Cipriano has been an entrepreneur for over 35 years. At age 18, Cipriano opened a number of entertainment companies and a development company, CEL. He managed or represented numerous celebrities including Jake LaMotta (the Raging Bull), Jackie Vernon, Vivian Blaine (Guys & Dolls), Saverio Saridis, Gig Young, Johnny Crawford, Martha Raye, Tony Devon, Pat Cooper, Foster Brooks, Joey and Judi Faye and Mickey Rooney.

In 1987 he co-developed and built his first property, Elmwood Galleria Office Complex. In 1989 he opened "Cipriano Development Group" (CDG) his own real estate venture in NYC.

In 1994 on a business trip to Manila, he witnessed hundreds of children living in poverty, as such, he formed IllumAlliance International Group (2001) and the AllHumanity Group (2009).

Robert Cipriano is Founder, Chairman, and CEO of The AllHumanity Group and also sits on numerous non-profit Boards.

In 1995, he co-produced a fundraiser on behalf of Prime Minister of Israel, Yitzhak Rabin for the Wall Of Sheba at Cedars Sinai Medical Center prior to his assignation.

In 2000, he traveled in Shenyang, China to orphanages and children's hospitals providing aid to children.

In 2001, he traveled to Shanghai, China and Beijing, China and visited with the Minister of Social Welfare to adopt new programs for the care of orphans and special needs children.

In 2007, he developed Project Warm Blankets in South Africa and also was recognized as the largest single humanitarian donor on MySpace.

In 2008, he created Beyond Borders TV, a humanitarian web portal.

In 2009, he was appointed to the USA Today CEO Advisory Committee.

In 2011, he headed a relief effort (Operation Joplin) in Joplin, MO after the devastating tornado.

In 2012, he created the AllHumanity Network, a social network dedicated to humanitarian workers globally.

In 2012, he led a major relief effort (Operation Sandy) ($250,000.00) program for those devastated by Hurricane Sandy with Easter Seals.

In 2012, Arianna Huffington personally asked him to blog for the Huffington Post.

On April 1st 2014, he was unanimously voted in as a Honorary Member & Chief Petty Officer Mess. at the United States Navy Patron Three Zero Squadron Augment Unit (VP-30 SAU). This honor was bestowed on him on the 121 year anniversary of the Chief Petty Officer designation.

In 2014, Robert Cipriano launched the 2014 AllHumanity World Concert scheduled for November 11 through 14, 2015, in Palm Springs in Southern California.

Visit Rob Cipriano at www.robcipriano.com

Entries by Rob Cipriano

What Is a Hero

(1) Comments | Posted July 8, 2014 | 12:29 AM

What is a hero? Who are the people we make heroes? Why do we need heroes? What happens when a hero falls? Why do we need heroes?

A hero is someone who "we" determine to have demonstrated behaviors and decisions that are ethically and emotionally worthy of our awe. We...

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The Nightmares and Tears Ceased to Cease

(0) Comments | Posted January 28, 2014 | 11:40 AM

I come to you today through this epistle of sorts, to relate and to communicate just how "what one witnesses can bring such profound and unwelcome change in one's being." This is a description of the physical, mental and spiritual change that can occur at the sight of certain physical...

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Honorable Hall Pass

(0) Comments | Posted January 24, 2014 | 1:13 PM

Knowing what you are is as important as knowing what you are not. Being honorable and knowing you are honorable are two very different things as well. Others may call you honorable and trustworthy, but that does not actually mean you are those things. Equally, an honorable act or two...

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A Cultural Device: Charity

(0) Comments | Posted April 18, 2013 | 10:44 AM

As with most of us, there is something that provokes within that calls us to deliberate about things that we would rather not. For the most part, we already know that if we take our beliefs and bond them together with any sense of coherent reasoning, we will end up...

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Building a Global Humanitarian Intelligence Platform and Infrastructure

(0) Comments | Posted August 27, 2012 | 4:30 PM

The global community and social intelligence has made remarkable advances over the past decade. In less than five years we have been able to bring together 500 million people on one platform for the purposes of communicating various likes and dislikes, favorite foods, music and personal information (personal info/intelligence). Great...

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Borrow From Paul to Not Pay Peter

(0) Comments | Posted August 20, 2012 | 4:08 PM

This world has changed, and the U.S. has changed in ways that nobody would have ever predicted. The U.S. of the last century is long, long gone, and we, as a people and culture have, for the most part, abandoned our regard for other people.

A few days ago,...

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Something Never to Be Seen Through the Eyes of a Child

(1) Comments | Posted August 17, 2012 | 4:14 PM

The Siberian arctic wind blew across the rice field I had stood and stared across for so many days. We had arrived at our normal time -- 9:30am at the Chinese state-run orphanage. The hike up the stairs was especially wearing this morning as I had caught bronchitis during the...

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Hallmark Cards Instead of Bombs

(0) Comments | Posted August 9, 2012 | 10:03 AM

Could you imagine dropping books, food and Hallmark cards instead of bombs on our current enemies? Could you imagine going into uncharted lands with a mission of peace rather than force? Well, maybe the time has come for humanitarian diplomacy.

What exactly is humanitarian diplomacy? The ICRC (International Committee...

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Joyful, Joyful Dr. Iris Stevenson

(0) Comments | Posted August 8, 2012 | 12:49 PM

It was a rather cold January Los Angeles day in 1996 when I met the one and only Iris Stevenson. The late Jocelyne Jocya (JJ) had persuaded me to hop into her diesel MB in Hollywood and head over the other side of the tracks, so to speak. We were...

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We Must Commit Ourselves to Opening Our Hearts to the World Audience

(1) Comments | Posted August 8, 2012 | 11:01 AM

Over 600 million children worldwide live in absolute poverty -- an estimated 1 in 4. In many countries, rates are much higher with over 60 percent of children living in households with incomes below international poverty lines. We need to find that "internal olive branch" and decide to...

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Danger Zone Or Comfort Zone

(0) Comments | Posted July 26, 2012 | 4:36 PM

The pictures of all those children. Chinese, Vietnamese, African, Cambodian, Burmese, Russian, Romanian, South American and North American. The pictures of those faces, those little hands, they touch us in a place where very little else dares. Little children crying or laughing living in such horrible places. We have seen...

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That Overwhelming Moment

(1) Comments | Posted July 25, 2012 | 10:30 AM

It was a hot and sticky day in Metro Manila back in the summer of 1997. I had just arrived from the States and had my cast of usual suspects arriving in the Philippines over the next 24 hours. I was there to put yet another hotel resort together. The...

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