NOVACO, Inc.

An avid philanthropist, Albert Scaglione supports NOVACO, Inc., an organization that works to help people without homes and those that have experienced abuse. Aiming to encourage healthier, self-sufficient, and secure individuals, NOVACO offers counseling, childcare and mentoring, as well as substantial assistance with financial management, housing, and education. Located in Fairfax, Virginia, NOVACO operates with the help of numerous volunteers, supporters, and generous donations. NOVACO also puts on events throughout the year to raise funds for its cause. Past events have included rummage sales, training seminars, and festivals. In the upcoming year, NOVACO looks forward to hosting Victory over Violence: A World of Difference Gala, as well as a number of auction events and benefits.

The Good Neighbor program also represents an integral part of NOVACO’s efforts. Assisting single-family households that have overcome abuse, the Good Neighbor program offers donations, tutoring, and counseling to those in need. These individuals benefit from help that can easily be found throughout the local community.

Additionally, the Virginia Individual Development Account (VIDA) program aims to help low-income families build savings through a 2:1 matching program with NOVACO. Teaching individuals about controlling expenses and saving for goals remains a key educational aspect of the program, allowing individuals to become self-sufficient and financially secure. According to one successful program graduate, “I got the confidence I needed and the financial freedom I was looking for. This program gave me a sense that homeownership is possible!”

Major sponsors of NOVACO include Exxon Mobil Corporation, Allstate Insurance Company, Fannie Mae, Giving Circle of HOPE, and the Rotary Club of Vienna, Inc.

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About Albert Scaglione
Originally launching his career in the mechanical engineering industry, Albert Scaglione taught mechanical engineering sciences at Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan. During his professorship, Albert Scaglione conducted extensive research into heat shields for supersonic transport and prospective missions to Mars. These investigations that Albert Scaglione participated in were underwritten by NASA but were ultimately discontinued by the government. Faced with few options as a phD mechanical engineer working in the aerospace industryother than delving into weapons delivery systems, Albert Scaglione decided to redirect the course of his career. In 1969, acting on the counsel of a friend, Albert Scaglione established the Park West Gallery, an art gallery and auctioneering firm located in Southfield, Michigan. Traveling to Paris to begin generating business for his gallery, Albert Scaglione had the opportunity to meet Yaacov Agam and Victor Vasarely, with whom he forged strong relationships. Albert Scaglione became one of the biggest dealers for these renowned kinetic and Op artists. In the early years of his gallery operations, Albert Scaglione developed a close business bond with artist Peter Max. Other artists Albert Scaglione has promoted heavily in the American sphere are M.C. Escher, Marc Chagall, and Joan Miró. In addition to the Southfield, Michigan, location, Albert Scaglione’s Park West Gallery has another location in Miami, Florida. Albert Scaglione’s Park West Gallery art auctions are held in the United States and Canada, while the affiliate company, Park West at Sea, puts on art actions across the globe and in venues such as cruise ships. Throughout the years, Albert Scaglione has successfully supplied fine artwork to more than a million customers worldwide.

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