A top-ranked financial advisor, Keefe Gorman works with clients as a managing director of investments at Merrill Lynch in Ithaca, New York. Beyond his work at Merrill Lynch, Keefe Gorman dedicates his time and resources to several organizations, including ShelterBox USA, a nonprofit that provides emergency shelter and support services for individuals and families affected by conflict and natural disasters.
For over five years, ShelterBox has been working on the ground in Syria and the surrounding region assisting those who have been displaced by civil war. Since the beginning of the conflict in 2011, more than 12 million Syrians have been left without homes. The conflict has also spilled over into neighboring countries and led to the displacement of an additional 3.2 million people in Iraq.
Working in partnership with organizations such as Hand in Hand for Syria and ReliefAid, ShelterBox has distributed tents, its ShelterKits, and other non-food items to individuals throughout Syria, Iraq, Greece, Turkey, and Lebanon. The organization’s ShelterKits distributed across the region contain family-size tents, water purification equipment, and other materials suited to the season and regional climate.
Today, ShelterBox continues to assist with the Syrian refugee crisis, which is severely underfunded. Those who would like to advance ShelterBox’s efforts in Syria can donate directly to the organization’s Syrian refugee crisis fund. Donations to the fund help cover the cost of life-saving equipment as well as on-the-ground transportation and collaboration. For more information, visit www.shelterboxusa.org.
Wealth management advisor for Merrill Lynch, Keefe Gorman has 30 years of professional experience. When he’s not working hard at Merrill Lynch, Keefe Gorman enjoys ice hockey.
In April of 2017, the commissioner of the National Hockey League (NHL), Gary Bettman announced that after five straight winter Olympics participating, the NHL would not allow a break in its schedule to permit its players to participate in the 2018 games in PyeongChang.
Bettman explained his decision was a result of a variety of compelling reasons. Surveys by NHL fans indicated that they were against the break and teams complained of the disruption to their season. He also said that many teams were punished by losing players to injuries sustained during the Olympics.
The cost was another reason why the NHL decided against participation. The International Olympic Committee had paid all of the associated costs for the previous Olympic Games, but they had informed the NHL that it would not foot the bill in 2018. While they eventually agreed to pay, Bettman thought the money would come from other worthy programs.
Keefe Gorman is a managing director and wealth advisor with Merrill Lynch in New York. When he is not working with clients at Merrill Lynch, Keefe Gorman spends time and resources contributing to charitable organizations such as the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society and Meals on Wheels.
The Meals on Wheels Association of America (MOWAA) is a national charity that provides food and other necessary items to older adults who may struggle to complete grocery shopping on their own. It should be noted that the MOWAA mission extends far beyond grocery shopping, with programs around the United States offering a number of unique services to meet the specific needs of the local senior population.
MOWAA Volunteers are tasked with not only acquiring and delivering food, but also with providing older adults with companionship and an added sense of security. MOWAA visits provide seniors an opportunity to converse with a visitor, while volunteers can check on an individual’s health and living situation. In some areas, MOWAA volunteers actually drive adults to local markets, or to MOWAA food events that bring together local residents. More than 2 million volunteers are joined in this mission by local businesses and organizations sharing the same passion for a united community.
More information on services and volunteer opportunities appears online at www.mealsonwheels.org.
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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