Denver, CO – March 6, 2019 – Velocity Global and Rosenberg’s Bagels have partnered to benefit The Cristina M. Weir Foundation. The two Denver businesses are hosting an event to raise funds for the foundation to fulfill its mission of empowering high school students in Weir’s hometown of Prince William County, Virginia, to achieve their leadership, educational, and personal goals.
In 2018, The Cristina M. Weir Foundation was established to honor the life and tragic death of Cristina Marie Weir. Cristina was killed in a violent attack at her apartment in the Five Points neighborhood of Denver, Colorado. In an effort to turn this tragedy into something positive, her family formed the organization so that Weir’s dreams of helping others live on. The foundation provides aid to high school students who face personal and financial challenges with continuing education.
Velocity Global and Rosenberg’s Bagels are hosting the event on March 15, 2019 at 5:00 p.m. The time and date of the event holds incredible significance to Velocity Global and Weir’s family, as it was her work anniversary at the company. Velocity Global keeps her memory alive through a peer-to-peer bonus opportunity named in her honor that rewards employees for living the company’s five values—Professionalism, Empowerment, Integrity, Velocity, and Service. Cristina wholeheartedly embraced these values while working at Velocity Global.
“Not a day goes by that we don’t miss our dear friend and colleague, Cristina,” said CEO of Velocity Global, Ben Wright. “The foundation created by her family is an incredible reflection of Cristina’s legacy to help students climb higher.”
The location of the event also holds significance. It was at Rosenberg’s Bagels where Cristina frequently visited, and where her mother and godmother stopped after the trial, when Cristina’s perpetrator was found guilty and sentenced to 72 years in prison for her murder. The shop’s owner, Joshua Pollack, was moved after hearing the story of what brought them to the bagel shop, and wanted to show his support.
Joshua Pollack, owner of Rosenberg’s Bagels, said, “we were fortunate to have Cristina as a regular at our store; she embodied everything we love about the Five Points neighborhood and its sense of community. We are honored to host the foundation’s first fundraiser in her memory.”
Prior to the Denver event, the foundation is hosting a fundraiser on March 9, 2019 in Warrenton, Virginia, where funds raised contribute to scholarships for deserving students in the area.
“We are excited to kick off The Cristina M. Weir Foundation’s first Denver fundraiser on March 15 with the help of Velocity Global and Rosenberg’s Bagels,” said Cristina’s mother and founder of The Cristina M. Weir Foundation. “When faced with unimaginable tragedy, we made a commitment to give back to the communities that so loved Cristina. We hope to measure up to her vision and values!”
To register for the event or to make a donation, please visit The Cristina M. Weir Foundation’s website.
About The Cristina M. Weir Foundation:
The Cristina M. Weir Foundation was established in 2018 as a 501(c)3 organization to honor the life and tragic death of Cristina Marie Weir. Despite being faced with glaring obstacles as an adolescent born and raised in Prince William County, VA, Cristina never wavered from her resolve to set goals for herself and raise the bar each time those goals were surpassed. She knew that the key to beating the odds in life was to focus on her education. Cristina was a model student at Stonewall Jackson High School in Manassas, VA, and went on to study at The College of William & Mary on a full scholarship. She was a thoughtful and diligent student, colleague, team player, loving daughter, sister and friend. Visit cristinamweirfoundation.org to learn more.
About Velocity Global:
Velocity Global is the leading provider of global employment solutions that has reinvented the way companies expand overseas. With unrivaled expertise in over 185 countries, Velocity Global delivers end-to-end services and best-in-class support to help companies confidently navigate the entire lifecycle of international business. To ensure a compliant, efficient, and flexible international expansion, Velocity Global provides a comprehensive suite of global services that includes International PEO, Entity Setup and Support, Global Talent Acquisition, Immigration, and Consulting.
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About Rosenberg’s Bagels and Delicatessen:
Rosenberg’s Bagels and Delicatessen is an authentic bagel store with locations in the Greater Denver Area of Colorado, specializing in the best New York City-style bagels outside of the Tri-State Region. What differentiates Rosenberg’s from other bagel shops is its process, which marries age-old techniques with a proprietary technology that replicates New York City’s water and its ideal mineral levels. This results in the perfect bagel – crispy on the outside and chewy on the inside – delicious on its own and the perfect canvas for a simple shmear or an elaborate sandwich. The delicatessen also boasts house-cured and smoked fish and deli meats; authentic Jewish foods like matzo ball soup and potato latkes; an assortment of freshly baked breads and pastries, including challah, rye breads, rugelach; and more. Keep up with Rosenberg’s Bagels on Facebook and Instagram.