November 18, 2016
With the holiday season fast approaching, all of us at Summit Place Financial have much to be thankful for. We are grateful to our clients and colleagues for their continued support and the trust they put in us, and we are grateful to be part of a free, democratic country that respects diverse opinions. We share the many mixed emotions across our country right now as we watch our democratic process at work. This time of year, however, reminds us that understanding and compassion are the true hallmarks of our country. We look forward to spending time with our families and loved ones over holiday meals and renewing our commitment to acceptance and giving back. Not everyone is fortunate enough to have family ties nearby or the ability to be part of a warm welcoming holiday meal; for this we support Citymeals-on-Wheels each year.
Founded in 1981 by Gael Greene and James Beard, Citymeals-on-Wheels is a nonprofit organization that raises private funds to ensure that no homebound elderly New Yorker goes without food or human company. In its first year, the program was able to provide 35,000 Christmas dinners, and it currently serves over 2 million meals annually. Today, the Citymeals program provides support for government-funded organizations that would otherwise close on these days. Also, nearly 19,000 volunteers collectively will spend over 67,000 hours this year making meal deliveries and providing companionship to homebound elderly who have no one with them this Thanksgiving.
We are constantly touched by the generosity of our clients to so many worthy causes and we are inspired by them to share our corporate success with others. We hope that your holiday season gets off to a great start this week and have a happy Thanksgiving!