The SCORE Foundation Announces Creation of National Advisory Board Three New York Business Leaders Selected as Members

Washington, D.C.—The SCORE Foundation establishes a national advisory board to extend the reach and impact of The SCORE Foundation, a nonprofit organization that serves as the philanthropic benefactor to the SCORE Association. Members of the advisory board were nominated by The SCORE Foundation board of directors for their community, business and philanthropic leadership.

Paul DeLuca of Plandome co-founded Porta Systems Corp. in 1969 and grew the business to over $70 million in sales before his retirement in 1989. He holds over 30 patents in the field of telecommunications and serves as chairman of Telecom Consultants, Inc. DeLuca is a member of the business school advisory board for Manhattan College and is the president of the alumni advisory board at the CUNY School of Engineering.

Michael Drinkard of Brooklyn serves as the senior vice president for purchasing at Cumberland Packaging Corporation, the makers of Sweet ’N Low. Drinkard has authored three books: “Rebels, Turn Out Your Dead,” “Disobedience,” and “Green Bananas.” He is a successful businessman with a deep understanding of the entrepreneurial process and spirit.

Paul Labib of Manhassett leads a successful career in the fields of investing and finance. As the managing director of marketing and investor relations, Labib is responsible for executing Harbert Management Corporation's marketing strategy, business development and client services. He is a registered investment advisor and a CPA.

The SCORE Foundation National Advisory Board will:

  • Leverage the entrepreneurial spirit of individuals with national stature
  • Identify and access new opportunities for philanthropic growth and outreach
  • Provide philanthropic leadership to SCORE’s cutting-edge strategic initiatives
  • Serve as a sounding board for new initiatives
  • Provide input into the ongoing strategic direction of the foundation

The SCORE Foundation raises funds to help the SCORE Association fulfill its mission of service to the small business community through entrepreneur mentoring and training.

The SCORE Foundation was formed in 2001 and is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, public charity dedicated to ensuring a lasting legacy of business counseling for successful American small businesses by supporting the SCORE Association and its volunteer corps. For more information, visit www.score.org.