Experienced financial planner Keefe Gorman recently celebrated his 30th work anniversary with Merrill Lynch, where he serves as managing director. Outside of his everyday work at Merrill Lynch, Keefe Gorman supports the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society (LLS).
Last September, the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society announced its plan to donate funds to those affected by the devastation of Hurricane Harvey. The organization pledged $1 million to help patients suffering from blood cancers who had been negatively impacted by the hurricane. Through the program, patients can receive up to $500 each to help with travel costs, replacement medicines, and other health-related needs.
During the announcement, LLS President and CEO Louis J. DeGennaro, Ph.D., spoke about the additional suffering that blood cancer patients would have to deal with while rebuilding their homes. He then vowed that his organization would do what it takes to provide direct support to such patients.
To learn more about the plan or to sign up for aid, visit www.lls.org/hurricane-harvey-relief.
An accomplished financial advisor with 30 years of experience, Keefe Gorman serves as managing director of investments at Merrill Lynch. Beyond his professional responsibilities at Merrill Lynch, Keefe Gorman also supports nonprofit organizations such as the American Cancer Society (ACS).
In support of its mission to spread cancer awareness, the ACS recently organized the publication of a new book designed to help Spanish-speaking women better understand breast cancer. Titled Cáncer de Seno Claro y Sencillo, it provides answers to commonly asked questions about the disease. The book, intended for newly diagnosed patients, also comes with helpful illustrations and information that could help them decide whether they should consider breast reconstruction.
In the official press release, ACS board member Dr. Carmen E. Guerra touted the book’s easy-to-follow format, which makes it a vital primary resource for those just learning about the implications of their diagnosis. Apart from consulting leading experts, the ACS also solicited the input of breast cancer survivors in constructing the book. It is also available in English.
A New York-based wealth advisor, Keefe Gorman serves as a managing director of investments at the Merrill Lynch office in Ithaca. In his free time outside of Merrill Lynch, Keefe Gorman, who is also a certified ski instructor, enjoys hitting the slopes.
Although New York is perhaps best known for its urban centers, the state is also home to a variety of mountainous terrain that helps make it an excellent ski destination. While New York’s excellent skiing is no secret to locals, some outside of the state may be surprised to learn that New York features more ski areas than anywhere else in the country. Among its over 40 ski locales are several destination resorts, including Gore Mountain, Windham Mountain, and Whiteface Lake Placid.
Home to more skiable acres than any other New York resort, Gore Mountain offers 107 trails and 27 glades as well as excellent off-hill attractions. For something a little closer to New York City, many area skiers head to Windham Mountain. This Catskills resort boasts 269 skiable acres and prides itself on providing something for skiers of all ability levels.
With a name recognized worldwide, Whiteface Mountain in Lake Placid is a premier resort with the highest vertical drop east of the Rockies. Those who visit the resort can easily see why it was chosen twice to host the Winter Olympics.
Keefe Gorman is the managing director for Merrill Lynch in Ithaca, New York. Before he started his nearly 30-year career that launched him to his management position at Merrill Lynch, Keefe Gorman was a Vilas Scholar at St Lawrence University, where he received a bachelor of arts in economics.
The Bodman Foundation of New York City founded the Vilas Scholarship in 1976 in honor of an accomplished Wall Street financier named Homer A. Vilas who graduated from St. Lawrence in 1913. Not only was Mr. Vilas a successful businessman, he was also a philanthropist to many charities, including his St. Lawrence University.
The scholarship is for $88,000 for four years of study, and it goes to students who wish to pursue a liberal arts degree as a preparation for a business career. However, they are not required to declare a major in business in the liberal arts. After graduation, Vilas Scholars are assisted further by introducing them to colleagues in the alumni network.
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.
A managing director of investments at Merrill Lynch, Keefe Gorman is an award-winning financial advisor. Named by Registered Representative Magazine as one of the top 50 brokers in the United States in 2003, Keefe Gorman is also an accomplished athlete, who volunteers for the Central New York (CNY) Ski Racing Foundation.
The CNY Ski Racing Foundation is a nonprofit organization that exists to help develop alpine ski racers. CNY Ski Racing Foundation is under the supervision of the US Ski and Snowboard Association (USSA), an organization responsible for creating programs to help young athletes train and eventually enter into the Olympics.
As part of a set of training organizations underneath the USSA, the CNY Ski Racing Foundation has training regimes for both junior and college programs, and internationally recognized coaches to work with them. The foundation works on not only physical ability, but also the technical and mental skills of athletes, to more fully prepare them for the rigors of competition.
With nearly three decades of financial industry experience, Keefe Gorman currently serves as a managing director at Merrill Lynch. Keefe Gorman earned his bachelor’s degree in economics from St. Lawrence University (SLU) under a competitive four-year scholarship. A component of his degree included studying abroad at the University of Madrid in Spain.
In its Best 381 Colleges: 2017 Edition, The Princeton Review gave SLU high rankings in a number of categories. Noted as being warm and welcoming, SLU ranked high in Best Alumni Network (No. 6), Impact Schools (No.10), Most Active Students Government (No.12), Most Popular Study Abroad Program (No.15), and Top Internship Opportunities (No.25).
Situated on a 1,000-acre campus in Canton, New York, the school was founded in 1856. It is the oldest continuously coeducational higher learning institution in New York State. Fall 2015 enrollment totaled 2,528 students with an average class size of 16 and a low student-to-faculty ratio of 11:1.
Reports indicate that around 97 percent of students in the class of 2015 are working toward a higher degree in graduate school or are already employed.
Best Colleges is the one of the most popular guides of The Princeton Review and only profiles approximately 15 percent of the 2,500 four-year colleges in the United States.
Keefe Gorman, managing director of Merrill Lynch, assists clients with balancing estate planning, credit and lending, retirement, and other financial services. While Keefe Gorman is not providing assistance to his clients at Merrill Lynch, he enjoys lacrosse.
A combination of strength, endurance, quickness, and speed is necessary to achieve improvement in lacrosse. Following specific tips can help you become a better player. The first thing is to focus on your legs. Squat jumps, body weight lunges, and stretching will lead to more speed and efficient power while shooting, passing, and catching during a lacrosse game or practice.
While passing and catching during lacrosse, it’s beneficial to move the ball around and make passes short and sharp, away from the defense. Ensure that feed passes are thrown underhand or overhand, with no sidearm passes. It’s essential not to make passes to someone who is covered just so you can pass the ball. While shooting, ensure that your legs are set up with a good base and that your elbows and hands are high and away from your body.
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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