To view the full interview visit www.kirchnergroup.com

Birmingham, Alabama 28 July 2010 – Kirchner Private Capital Group is pleased to announce its founder and Chairman has been featured on an episode of Scully/The World Show™ on PBS. Robert Scully who hosts the show has been described as “the best interviewer on television” delves into the career of W.B. (Bud) Kirchner touching on both his entrepreneurial work with the Kirchner Private Capital Group and his social entrepreneurship with The Christopher Douglas Hidden Angel Foundation, founded by Bud and his wife.

“It is a great honor to appear on such a distinguished show, especially in our 25th anniversary year.” commented Bud. “I enjoyed my discussion with Bob and I am always happy to discuss our successes over the last several decades and hope that our story will resonate with some of the audience members.”

When asked about the portion of the show dedicated to his other passion, social entrepreneurship and his foundation, Kirchner stated, “There is nothing closer to my heart than the Hidden Angel Foundation, created in honor and recognition of our son Christopher.  The Foundation’s mission is to enrich the lives, health, and social well-being of people with cognitive, emotional, and physical challenges through the use of Multi Sensory Environments (MSE).  To be able to participate in the foundation’s work and witness so many lives being touched and enriched is one of the greatest gifts I have ever received.”

Scully/The World Show™ is devoted to one-on-one interviews with some of the world’s most significant and famous personalities. “Since its debut in   1983, the series has featured Nobel laureates, heads of state, royalty, authors, financiers, athletes, designers, diplomats and philanthropists.”

PBS Synopsis

Some businessmen just have a knack for success: they know how to create it, grow it, manage it and even snatch it back from the brink of failure. This week, Bob welcomes two-time Entrepreneur of the Year Bud Kirchner, an Alabama venture capitalist credited with having that golden touch. Kirchner has dedicated his career to helping companies achieve their potential by parachuting in his management team to tighten operations and generate momentum. Yet he may well have found his most satisfying work in social entrepreneurship, developing the Hidden Angel Foundation in memory of his son. It offers Multi-Sensory Environments (MSEs) so that disabled individuals can stimulate brain activity and better engage with the world around them. Through Kirchner’s efforts, we see how the entrepreneurial spirit pays dividends in so many more ways than just what appears on the balance sheet.

Kirchner Private Capital Group

The Kirchner Private Capital Group (KPCG) are partners, principals, agents and advisors to private companies, venture capital and private equity firms, and institutional investors. Through a multi-faceted, customized approach, we match our operational, transactional and investment skills to every portfolio management partnership, transition management engagement, and investment banking mandate. Our depth of experience, validated by a 25-year track record, enables us to assist both clients and partners achieve their objectives. www.kirchnergroup.com.

The Hidden Angel Foundation

The Hidden Angel Foundation is a nonprofit, charitable organization that works passionately to enrich the lives of people with cognitive, emotional and physical challenges.  HAF does this by funding and supporting the creation of Multi Sensory Environments.  To date, HAF has been involved with many projects across the United States and Canada. To learn more about the HAF mission, visit www.cdhaf.org

Conference on helping individuals with special needs

The Hidden Angel Foundation is pleased to host the 8th International Conference on Multi Sensory Environments in Birmingham, Alabama, October 1-3, 2010. The conference will bring together experts from over 12 countries featuring more than 30 renowned speakers who will offer thought-provoking lectures and workshops concerning the use of Multi Sensory Environments (MSE), sensory enrichment and for the first time a large section of the program will be devoted to the brain, its development, plasticity and the impact of the environment. For more information or to register go to www.isna2010.org

For more information please contact:

Andy Agrawal, Managing Partner
Kirchner Private Capital Group
(803) 548-1300
aagrawal@kirchnergroup.com

or

Sandra Fornes, Executive Director
Christopher Douglas Hidden Angel Foundation
(205) 313-9168
sfornes@cdhaf.org

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