Keefe Gorman works with Merrill Lynch in New York as a wealth manager. In addition to his work with Merrill Lynch, Keefe Gorman also supports Camp Good Days, an organization that provides residential programs (camps) for children with sickle cell anemia and cancer, children who have a parent or sibling with cancer or sickle cell anemia, and children who have lost a parent or sibling with cancer or sickle cell anemia.
This year, in response to social distancing requirements, Camp Good Days moved to a virtual platform and decided to end the week by hosting a parade. In the 41 years since its inception, it has held a week-long camp designed to help children with cancer, but because of the circumstances surrounding the pandemic, organizers had to make changes.
The staff managed to pull together a camp in which the children had a good time. Twelve people volunteered to oversee the activities, and 56 children participated in yoga, games, gymnastics, arts and crafts, baking, and other activities. Afterward, the awards ceremony and sing-a-long that has usually closed the camp was replaced by a drive-through parade.
Named one of the Top 50 brokers in the US by Registered Representative Magazine and one of the Top 100 Advisors by Barron's, Keefe Gorman has served as a broker with Merrill Lynch since 1987. In addition to his role with Merrill Lynch, Keefe Gorman spent eight years as a board member with Foodnet/Meals on Wheels of Tompkins County.
To support its mission of alleviating hunger among Tompkins County seniors, the Foodnet Meals on Wheels program aims to preserve dignity and independence as it delivers hot meals directly to clients’ homes. Any adult aged 60 and over who is homebound due to an accident or illness is eligible for meal delivery. Additionally, the program is available to seniors who do not have resources such as a refrigerator or stove, those who are unable to shop for themselves, or those who lack the knowledge and experience to prepare nutritious meals.
In some cases, non-elderly disabled individuals may be eligible under the program, as may non-disabled individuals who wish to purchase meals under the Foodnet Select program.
Keefe Gorman is a managing director of investments and a wealth management advisor at Merrill Lynch in New York. Outside of his work, Keefe Gorman is a member of the World Pro Ski Tour and an avid skier.
Mr. Gorman ranked ninth on the 2019 World Pro Ski Tour despite missing a major event in Beaver Creek, Colorado. He went on to compete at Waterville Valley and Steamboat Springs to secure a Top 10 finish, just five points behind eighth-place competitor Jake Schibli.
Phil Brown of Canada, meanwhile, not only finished the season in first place but earned Rookie of the Year honors. He won in Waterville and Steamboat Springs, and finished second at Beaver Creek to Garrett Driller. Driller, who is a rookie from the United States, and fellow American Alex Leever finished second and third in the season, respectively, despite both players missing the Waterville Valley event.
The complete World Pro Ski Tour rankings can be found online at www.worldproskitour.com.
An economics alumnus of St. Lawrence University, Keefe Gorman is a Merrill Lynch managing director who supports a variety of nonprofit organizations, including Meals on Wheels, Shelter Box USA, and the American Cancer Society. Beyond his professional and philanthropic endeavors, Keefe Gorman enjoys watching hockey.
Hockey fans were offered a glimpse of the game's future stars on June 21 as the National Hockey League (NHL) held its annual draft in Vancouver, Canada. The New Jersey Devils, which jumped up two spots by winning the draft lottery, selected American forward Jack Hughes with the first overall pick, while the New York Rangers selected Finnish winger Kaapo Kakko with the second.
Although he was born in Orlando, Florida, Hughes grew up playing hockey in Toronto as his father Jim worked for the Toronto Maple Leafs. He later played 50 games with the US National Team Development Program and registered 112 points. He's the eighth US native to be selected first overall in the draft.
Kakko, meanwhile, recorded 38 points in 45 games with TPS Turku of SM-liiga, Finland's top professional league. He also scored the game-winning goal in Finland's 3-2 win over the US in the finals of the 2019 IIHF World Junior Championship and later won gold with Finland at the 2019 IIHF World Championship. Kirby Dach (Chicago), Bowen Byram (Colorado), and Alex Turcotte (Los Angeles) rounded out the top five selections.
Named to Forbes' Best in State Wealth Advisors list for 2019, Keefe Gorman is a Certified Financial Planner who serves as managing director at an Ithaca, New York, Merrill Lynch affiliate. A former collegiate skier at St. Lawrence University, Keefe Gorman continues to ski as part of the World Pro Ski Tour (WPST).
The WPST is a dual alpine skiing tour that includes events in the US and Canada with Olympic-caliber athletes. In addition to hosting these events, the WPST operates a podcast that features interviews with some of the biggest names in skiing. The guest on its most recent edition was Bernhard Knauss, who holds the distinction as the only skier to surpass $1 million in career earnings on the pro tour.
A native of Austria, Knauss failed to win a medal at the 1988 Winter Olympics and had limited World Cup success, but was a standout on the U.S. Pro Tour in the late 1980s and 1990s. He retired toward the end of the 20th century with nearly $1.5 million in earnings.
On the podcast, Knauss discusses his initial move to the US and what made him so successful in the dual-skiing format. In addition, he talks about former competitors like Phil Mahre and discussed some ways in which the WPST can grow in popularity.
A financial solution professional, Keefe Gorman serves as the managing director at Merrill Lynch in New York. In addition to his professional activities, Keefe Gorman is a member of the World Pro Ski Tour.
Specializing in the dual format in the field of alpine ski racing, the World Pro Ski Tour hosts events across the United States. The Tour recently concluded its 2019 season with the Visit Maine Pro Ski Championships finale. The finale took place in Sunday River, Maine, with Robert Cone of Vermont winning the main event and going home with $8,500 in prize money.
The World Pro Ski Tour announced the overall season winners at the final event. Taking first place was Phil Brown of Ontario, Canada, who also earned the title of Tito’s Rookie of the Year. Brown's complete earnings were $21,600. The second place winner was Garret Driller with Alex Leever finishing in third place.
An experienced professional in the finance industry, Keefe Gorman serves as the managing director at Merrill Lynch. Beyond his professional responsibilities, Keefe Gorman is active in several community-oriented organizations, including serving as a member of the Allyn Family Foundation.
Dedicated to improving the quality of life throughout Central New York, the Allyn Family Foundation is a philanthropic organization that builds collaborative community partnerships to facilitate permanent social change. Among its recent activities, the Foundation successfully applied for a $3 million private grant for the economic development of the City of Syracuse alongside local organizations Le Moyne College, Syracuse University, Onondaga County, and the city. The joint application for the grant was coordinated and led by CenterState.
JP Morgan Chase awarded the grant to Syracuse after besting nearly 250 other U.S. cities. The resulting funds will be used to overhaul the city’s tech industry, train workers, and ensure veterans, women, and minorities benefit from the development. CenterState coordinated the grant application to assist the Syracuse Surge, an innovative plan by Mayor Ben Walsh to develop the city’s economy.
Merrill Lynch managing director Keefe Gorman is a noted philanthropist who supports nonprofits such as Shelter Box USA, Camp Good Days, Meals on Wheels, and the American Cancer Society. Beyond his professional and philanthropic endeavors, Keefe Gorman is an accomplished skier and certified professional ski instructor. He recently competed in the 2019 World Pro Ski Tour.
The 2019 World Pro Ski Tour was comprised of four different events, the first of which took place in Beaver Creek, Colorado, and was won by Garrett Driller. Canadian Phil Brown, who won the 2019 Tour and earned Rookie of the Year distinction, won both the second and third events in Waterville Valley and Steamboat Springs. The final event took place on March 30 and 31 in Sunday River, Maine.
By accruing 111 total points through the four events, Brown earned $21,600 in prize money. Driller, who finished second with 86 points, won $12,600. For his part, Gorman earned 10 points and $450.
A Toronto native, Brown is a member of the Canadian National Ski Team who has six top-30 finishes in World Cup Giant Slalom. He also earned the silver medal with Canada at the 2015 World Championships Nations Team Event.
A financial advisor with a career that spans three decades, Keefe Gorman serves as managing director of investments and wealth management advisor with the offices of Merrill Lynch in Ithaca, New York. In his free time, Keefe Gorman is an avid karting enthusiast.
A successful go-kart run begins by selecting the proper kart. For greater control, wise drivers may want to look for vehicles with fresher tires. New drivers should be sure that they don’t fall prey to the higher speeds of particularly powerful karts that may lead to drifting and a loss of control.
While driving, the most important thing to remember is to enter turns slow, but exit them fast. This technique enables drivers to keep momentum throughout the race, maintaining control while maximizing speed. Likewise, drivers should strive for constant speed by smoothly applying the accelerator and brakes as needed. Sudden jerking movements while speeding up and slowing down will inevitably lead to higher finishing times.
Keefe Gorman has worked as a leader in the financial industry for more than three decades. He began his career with Merrill Lynch in 1987 and has since received various awards and accolades from the likes of Forbes and Barron’s. Beyond his wealth management activities with organizations such as Merrill Lynch, Keefe Gorman enjoys staying active through skiing and tennis, among other outdoor interests.
The serve is arguably the most important shot in the sport of tennis, as it is the only shot during which a player has complete control over the ball. One important aspect of effective serve strategy is mixing in a variety of serves, with flat, slice, and top spin serves being the three most common types in a player’s arsenal.
The flat serve can be viewed as the basic service motion, though for power players and skilled servers it represents a potent offensive weapon. As the name implies, flat serves travel in a flat, direct line across the court, over the net, and into the opponent’s service box. Due to the lack of spin, flat serves travel quickly and bounce low. However, this same lack of spin gives flat serves little margin for error, as they can easily clip the top of the net, or land long or wide of the service box.
Slice and top spin serves are slower and less powerful compared to flat serves, but can provide players with the advantage in a point through surprise and placement. For right-handed players serving from the deuce court, slice serves cut diagonally across the court and continue to spin away after bouncing, dragging returners off the court. Top spin serves accomplish a similar task from the ad court, though top spin is better used to jam returners with a high-bouncing serve than to pull opponents off the court. Though versatile, spin serves can be attacked by skilled returners should the shot be poorly disguised.
As players improve their service games, they can develop more nuanced shots, such as the kick serve. Also known as a body serve, this shot mixes both top spin and slice to create an unpredictably breaking, high-bouncing shot that is very effective at throwing a returner off of their rhythm.
Michael Keefe Gorman, a broker with Merrill Lynch, serves a geographically diverse group of individual investors, businesses, and non-profits from his office in Ithaca, New York.
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