Transcendence Global Media, NFP, Parent Company of POEFF

Transcendence Global Media (TGM) NFP (est. 2009) is a 501 (c) 3, whose primary mission is to expand the Peace On Earth Film Festival, along with other projects that advance the understanding, enterprise and sustainability of a culture of peace for all humanity.

TGM’s mission is to foster a change in public discourse by building alternatives to violence, while demonstrating progressive steps toward social justice and an eco-balanced world. The POEFF fulfils that mission by presenting films, discussion panels, and outreach programming which highlight such efforts both locally and worldwide.

A cornerstone of TGM philosophy is taken from a quote of President John F. Kennedy: “Peace is…a process of gradually changing opinions, slowly eroding old barriers, and quietly building new structures”.

Transcendence Global Media Board of Directors

TGM Executive Director:

Nick Angotti
Former film and television actor and Founder/Executive Director of the POEFF.


TGM Board of Trustees:

Milissa Pacelli, President

Jeannette Kravitz, Vice President
Executive Director of sponsorKIDS® a Charities 501c3; and Co-Owner of Juvenesse Spa & Cosmetics in Chicago; Mrs. Kravitz corporate experience is in Operations Management, Marketing and Public Relations as she served as Regional Operations Manager at Photography Corporation of America.

Timothy Hari, Treasurer
A CPA for over twenty years, working in both public accounting and executive financial management roles within the legal services industry.

Gail Galivan, Secretary
Alternative Health Practitioner, Reiki Master and Instructor.

Robert C. Koehler, Trustee
Award-winning, Chicago-based journalist, former editor at Tribune Media Services and a nationally syndicated writer.

John D Hancock, Trustee
Oscar nominated director; a screenwriter, producer, musician, and Owner of FILMACRES Production Company.

Paul A. Kakuris, Trustee
President, Illinois Dunesland Preservation Society; and an environmental professional and a coastal consultant since 1974.


TGM Advisory Council:

Diane G. Kelliher
Real Estate Investor.

Mary Jeanne Larrabee, Ph.D.
Director of the DePaul University Peace/Conflict Resolution/Social Justice Studies Program.

Leonard Iaquinta
Owner Excellence in Communications, and a not-for-profit fundraiser of programs at public and private universities.

Blake Levinson
Freelance Marketing, Writer and Creative Director.


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The Peace On Earth Film Festival is neither affiliated nor sponsored by Universal Studios