Archive for February, 2014

February 24, 2014

Michael Keefe Gorman: Foodnet Meals on Wheels Provides Locally Grown Produce

Michael Keefe Gorman: Foodnet Meals on Wheels Provides Locally Grown Produce

A top-ranked financial adviser by financial industry publications, Michael Keefe Gorman served for eight years on the Board of Directors of Foodnet Meals on Wheels of Tompkins County. A longtime New York resident, he participates in many community organizations.

Volunteers with Foodnet Meals on Wheels of Tompkins County prepare and deliver hundreds of meals on a daily basis. Through Menu Improvement Grants and donations from local vegetable gardeners, the nonprofit is able to include nutrient-rich menu items such as fresh fruit, long-grain rice, winter squash, potatoes, tomatoes, and greens in the meals it prepares for homebound seniors and others who need meal delivery. The organization also provides such services as nutrition counseling and outside service referrals. Much of the group’s local produce comes from its own kitchen garden project and from client-tended gardens at a local rehabilitation center. Foodnet Meals on Wheels of Tompkins County celebrated its 25th Anniversary in 2012.

February 5, 2014

Keefe Gorman: The Rotary Club of Ithaca Sunrise Partners with Ovalle Chile International

M. Keefe Gorman, CSNA, CFM, CFP®
Managing Director – Investments Wealth Management Advisor NMLS ID 579816 Merrill Lynch 235 South Cayuga St. Suite 100 Ithaca, N.Y. 14850
Fax: 607-215-7173 Ph: 800-815-5796

The Ithaca Sunrise Rotary Club, a charter of Rotary International, is committed to peace through service – the 2012-13 Rotary International theme. To this end, Ithaca Sunrise Rotary has partnered with the Ovalle, Chile Rotary club to build a facility for teaching English. Through district matching with International Rotary foundation grants, the funds to equip an English teaching lab will be raised. Keefe Gorman is currently on the Board of Directors of the Ithaca Sunrise Rotary Club and recently traveled to Chile to check up on the project.

The need for English teaching facilities in Ovalle is great because residents of this small city north of Santiago do not have access to English language classes beyond high school. English speaking and writing skills are important for Chileans wishing to do business with English speaking countries.

Rotary International’s strength lies in the ability to connect people who otherwise may not be aware of another’s need, and in the connections already in place through Rotary clubs. This partnership between Ithaca and Ovalle is an example of that strength.