Canadian National Vimy Memorial
Founder and CEO of Hatch Canada, Peter Kuperman started the company to make computer science more accessible to children and to teach them how to code. In his free time, Canadian Peter Kuperman enjoys travel and once visited the location of the Battle of Vimy Ridge in France, which holds historical significance for him.
The 1917 Battle of Vimy Ridge was a World War I skirmish in which the Canadian Corps eradicated German defenses in three days. Many factors contributed to this success, including the use of underground tunnels and caves.
Visitors to the grounds of the Canadian National Vimy Memorial can see the Grange tunnel and frontline trenches that aided in the victory. Tourists can also see the giant limestone Vimy Monument and visit the two cemeteries that became the final resting place of 3,000 Canadian soldiers.
Founder and CEO of Hatch Canada, Peter Kuperman, and his team provide a mastery-based coding education for kids. He established the business in 2014 and has created a library of more than 600 projects for students. Peter Kuperman recently spoke about coding education for children and discussed several coding toys in a video from CTV News. Dedicated to giving kids a high-quality coding education, Hatch Canada offers school programs, camps, and weekly classes.
Meanwhile, Hatch Alpha courses allow students to solve real-world problems. These courses are divided into three parts: Basic Python, Advanced Python Topics, and Alpha Projects. Each of these parts lasts two months and provides students with a chance to form teams and compete in computing tournaments. With these three parts, Hatch Alpha teaches everything from basic “if” statements and loops to graph theory. Classes last two hours and are designed to help students gain acceptance into top universities and other competitive academic programs.
Entertaining may feel intimidating at first, but after several events, the activity starts to become second nature. The following are some tips for jazzing up a get-together at your home.
1. Offer nibbles in fancy dishes. The silver and crystal bowls you received for your wedding or housewarming work well for displaying treats such as olives and nuts.
2. Create a table that reflects the season. Setting a fine table builds the mood for a successful party. Look to nature, with mini-pumpkins in autumn and blooming branches in spring.
3. Select mood lighting. Instead of turning all the lights up brightly, why not utilize candles? Such low light exudes glamour and intimacy.
4. Allow guests to linger. Do not rush them out at the end of the meal. Serve coffee and tea and permit the party to end naturally.
5. Vary the music you play. One option is to begin with something upbeat from South America and follow that with a more mellow tune during the meal. Afterwards, dance music from your teen years can lighten the mood.
Peter Kuperman currently leads the investment management firm of QED Benchmark. In his spare time, Peter Kuperman enjoys honing his gourmet cooking skills.
Full Circle Fund
About the author: Peter Kuperman, founder of QED Benchmark Management, LLC, has participated in Full Circle Fund since 2008.
Based in the San Francisco Bay Area, Full Circle Fund takes charitable giving to another level. Its members donate money, time, connections, and skills to create partnerships among public and private organizations, with the goal of creating beneficial change for communities.
Full Circle Fund accepts both enterprises and individuals for membership. Members offer discounted or pro bono services or donate goods in support of various causes. Members work in direct collaboration with nonprofits, focusing on raising funds in the areas of education, the environment, and global economic opportunity.
Full Circle Fund also encourages investments and donations from larger corporations and fellow nonprofits. Companies may sponsor specific events or grants. Some companies choose to support individual employees in joining the fund to enhance their leadership development.
Full Circle Fund
A philanthropic organization located in San Francisco, Full Circle Fund focuses on transforming young people into future leaders committed to social change. Full Circle Fund membership comprises successful professionals, entrepreneurs, and executives with careers in the business, venture capital, government, and nonprofit sectors. Members are divided into three categories, depending on their interests: education, environment, or global economic opportunity. Within each group, members concentrate on four functions: strategic planning for social change, grant making, member education, and nonprofit capacity building.
Since its founding in 2000, Full Circle Fund has effected positive business and policy changes in all three categories. Additionally, the group has raised millions of dollars in support of its mission and helped its youth members contribute more than 75,000 volunteer hours to the community.
About Peter Kuperman: In addition to supporting Full Circle Fund, Peter Kuperman contributes his time to the Penn Club of Northern California and serves as an Outreach Coordinator for the Khan Academy. Professionally, he is the Managing Member of QED Benchmark.