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Congratulations Preston Ott '16

Preston Ott ’16 was a member of the CSN Football team throughout high school. Preston was also on the CSN Baseball and Track and Field team, while also involved in other extra circular activities. Preston is now a senior at Denison University in Granville, Ohio. He recently ended his 4-year college football career with back-to-back NSAC Conference championships. He also received an honorable mention in the NCAC All conference Team.  Congratulations Preston!  








CSN Alumna, Elizabeth Galbut, '07,


(Macys, Inc) (December 5, 2019)

About SoGal Ventures
SoGal Ventures is the first female-led millennial venture capital firm. Elizabeth Galbut and Pocket Sun started this fund after experience as entrepreneurs and venture capitalists. They believe in the power of diversity, borderless business, and human-centric design. SoGal invests in early stage diverse founding teams in the U.S. and Asia, aiming to be the strongest ally for their portfolio companies. Powered by the SoGal Ecosystem across 40+ cities around the world, they are galvanizing a brand-new demographic - millennial & Gen Z women and minorities - to take center stage in entrepreneurship and creation.

Macy’s launches SoGifted, a female entrepreneur-focused destination for gifts in partnership with SoGal Ventures and powered by b8ta, at seven stores nationwide (Photo: Business Wire)

"Open through January 2020, the SoGifted concept shops give Macy’s shoppers access to new brands that define what SoGal stands for: entrepreneurship, equality, and empowerment of diverse enterprises. Today, SoGal co-founders Elizabeth Galbut and Pocket Sun guide more than 65 companies, reaching a network of more than 100,000 entrepreneurs in an excess of 30 countries.

“Our mission is to build a firm that embodies the cultural values that we want to see in the world,” said Elizabeth Galbut, SoGal Ventures co-founder. “With the partnership at Macy’s we’re taking this a step further and giving in-store shoppers across the country an opportunity to discover and support female-led small business brands - so the next generation of women can be empowered to know that entrepreneurship is within their reach,” added Galbut."

Elizabeth Galbut is a Naples native and graduate of Community School of Naples’ Class of 2007.  Of the influence Community School had on her career, she says “At CSN I learned how to be a leader and a teammate. From my time on the volleyball court, to leading our class community service efforts, to surviving challenging AP science classes, the skills, knowledge and confidence I gained from my time at CSN have been the foundation for my success today. Additionally, I am lucky to still consider many of my CSN classmates my closest lifetime friends and business peers.”



NICHOLAS CARR, Class of 2012   

Nicholas "Nick" Carr, a CSN 2012 graduate, has recently joined Naples businessman, Mr. Ford O'Connell, as his Campaign Manager. 
Mr. O'Connell is running for U.S. Rep. Francis Rooney’s open Congressional seat.  



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