Merrill Lynch’s managing director of investments Keefe Gorman has three decades of experience in finance. Outside of his work for Merrill Lynch, Keefe Gorman is a philanthropist who gives to several organizations, including ShelterBox.
ShelterBox provides emergency services to people facing natural disasters and humanitarian crises in more than 90 countries. When a calamity occurs, ShelterBox offers emergency supplies and temporary shelter to people who have been displaced. Since its founding, the organization has assisted more than 1 million people.
The group takes its name from an actual “box,” a utilitarian supply kit it passes out to people and families in crisis. ShelterBox customizes its boxes to meet specific needs, but each box generally includes a tent, blankets, tools, and methods for purifying water. ShelterBox also provides mosquito nets in regions where malaria is a concern.
ShelterBox also provides for children in need, many of whom have lost their possessions and their family. Included in the survival kits are children’s packs, which contain art supplies, educational materials, and other small treasures. The organization also prepares special school boxes, each of which comes with educational materials sufficient to keep 50 students learning in spite of a catastrophe.
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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