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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.

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December 9, 2013

Rotary International Announces Dates for Its 2014 Convention

Recognized by Barron’s as one of the top-100 financial advisors in the country, Keefe Gorman currently works with Merrill Lynch as a managing director of investments. Aside from his duties at Merrill Lynch, Keefe Gorman supports a number of charitable and civic organizations, including Meals on Wheels, the American Cancer Society, and Rotary International.

Rotary International recently announced the dates for its 2014 International Convention, which is scheduled to take place June 1-4, 2014, in Sydney, Australia. In its 105th year, the Rotary International Convention also serves as the organization’s annual meeting, at which traditional association business is conducted. The convention is also designed to inspire Rotarians from around the world and inform them about incoming officers, such as president and governors-elect, so they can convey this information to members at the district and club levels.

Established in 1905, Rotary International is a worldwide organization that develops and coordinates global campaigns and initiatives for the greater social good. Among its many accomplishments, one of the most notable successes of Rotary International is the eradication of polio in all but three countries in the world.

December 19, 2012

An Overview of ShelterBox USA by Michael Keefe Gorman

ShelterBox USA is a nonprofit organization headquartered in Lakewood Ranch, Florida, that seeks to provide basic emergency needs for survivors of disasters. The organization provides emergency shelter and other equipment to residents in areas affected by disasters like volcanoes, floods, earthquakes, tsunamis, and hurricanes. ShelterBox was founded by Tom Henderson, who asked himself what his family would need should they ever lose everything. He decided to develop a compact kit that would supply families with the basic necessities. Each box features a tent and other equipment, each geared toward a different emergency.

To meet the needs of those in disaster zones, ShelterBox USA uses Response Teams that deliver boxes to those who need aid. The teams are made up of volunteers who are capable of handling the devastating situations they may encounter. Individuals interested in volunteering with ShelterBox USA or donating to the organization should visit http://www.shelterboxusa.org to learn more about how to get involved.

About the author: Michael Keefe Gordon supports numerous charities, including ShelterBox USA, the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, Meals on Wheels, and the American Cancer Society. Professionally he works in investments wealth management.

December 6, 2012

Michael Keefe Gorman Discusses Rotary International and Polio

Since Rotary International’s creation in the early 20th century, it has involved itself in numerous philanthropic activities. One important mission for the organization concerns the elimination of polio, and it has raised over $1.2 billion to eradicate the disease. One way it accomplishes this goal is by partnering with the 24-year-old Global Polio Eradication Initiative.

In September 2012, Rotary International announced its commitment to the Global Polio Eradication Initiative by pledging $75 million to partly cover its $945 million funding gap. Rotary International announced this plan at a September 27 event featuring United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon, Bill Gates, and other leaders. Due to their efforts, polio hit an all-time low in the first three-quarters of 2012, with only 140 cases reported. Also that year, the World Health Organization removed India from its polio endemic list. Today, the poliovirus is only endemic to Nigeria, Pakistan, and Afghanistan.

About the Author:

A graduate of St. Lawrence University with a Bachelor of Arts in Economics and Spanish, Michael Keefe Gorman serves on the board of his local Rotary International chapter.

February 21, 2012

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