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Founder and former Chairman of the Board of the major telecommunications enterprise, Business Telecom Inc. (BTI), Peter Loftin, has shared his wealth through volunteer service and significant donations. A supporter of the arts, he made the largest-ever contribution to the city of Raleigh, North Carolina by assisting to develop the BTI Center for the Performing Arts into the largest such venue between Tampa and Washington, D.C. Peter Loftin also supported the North Carolina Museum of Science and the Police Athletic League. As owner of the top South Beach private club Casa Casuarina in Miami, he donated the venue for numerous events benefiting more than 30 charitable organizations. Peter Loftin also served on the National Board of Governors of The American National Red Cross following the 9/11 tragedy. He also contributes to charities that benefit veterans. He is a major donor to the Special Operations Fund, which provides college funding for the children of fallen Tier 1 soldiers, and he supports the Airborne & Special Operations Museum in Fayetteville, North Carolina. While at BTI, Mr. Loftin instituted a program to provide all individuals with disabilities in rural North Carolina schools with free Internet service, earning the company recognition as Corporate Citizen of the Year from a state disability association. Mr. Loftin also has an interest in helping children. While still in his 20s, he established Coats for Kids, which donated winter coats for children in need. He built Camp BTI for the Boys and Girls Clubs of America and implemented the Loftin’s 2-on-2 competition in basketball throughout Atlanta. In addition, Peter Loftin assists Oak Ranch Facility for Troubled Teens and the Make-A-Wish Foundation of America. He has held the roles of former board member of the American Lung Association and the Council for Entrepreneurial Development as well participating in the Board of Visitors of the Kenan-Flagler Business School at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He also sat on the Advisory Board of the Duke Heart Center at Duke University Medical Center. Currently, the philanthropist, investor, and executive serves on the board of the Miami Beach Police Athletic League.