EXTON, PA — Dennis F. Zatlin, CEO of Allied Resources Group, has been awarded the prestigious Ellis Island Medal of Honor for his dedication to improving the lives of disadvantaged youth and families in the Philadelphia region. The Ellis Island Medal of Honor recognizes individuals who have made significant contributions to their communities and exemplify the values of integrity, passion, gravitas, humanitarianism, and ethnic heritage.
“Receiving the Ellis Island Medal of Honor is a humbling experience, and I am deeply grateful for this recognition. Along with my wife, Linda, our passion for helping others who are struggling has always been the driving force behind our philanthropic efforts,” said Dennis F. Zatlin.
Zatlin’s financial and personal support has played a vital role in assisting organizations such as the Ertz Family Foundation’s House of Hope Project, Bringing Hope Home, Timoteo Sports, Make a Wish Foundation, and the Challenge Program. These organizations work towards bringing positive change to the lives of individuals facing various challenges.
Bringing Hope Home, a nonprofit organization dedicated to aiding local families affected by cancer, has greatly benefited from Zatlin’s commitment. Through his financial contributions and strategic partnerships, Zatlin has helped the organization fulfill its mission of providing financial support and vital resources to numerous families in the region burdened by cancer-related financial hardship.
Zatlin’s support has also had a profound impact on Timoteo Sports, which has transformed the lives of North Philadelphia teenagers through its mentorship and sports programs. Furthermore, as a board member of the Challenge Program, Zatlin contributes to motivating students to develop the necessary skills for success in school and beyond.
With the Zatlin’s involvement, the House of Hope, a three-story home in North Philadelphia, will open its doors in the summer of 2023. The restored building will serve as a hub for enrichment programs, support, and services for children in Hunting Park.
The Ellis Island Medal of Honor, reserved for those who exhibit exceptional character and reputation, recognizes Zatlin’s commitment to integrity and his honorable acts in creating a positive impact on society. Renowned medical figure and esteemed television personality Dr. Mehmet Oz nominated Zatlin for this esteemed award.