No one ever seeks out an acknowledgment for their work in community service. I certainly did not. And, what a humbling honor to have Who’s Who In Luxury Real Estate select me to be their 2014 Extraordinary Philanthropist at their 19th Annual Fall conference in Boston several weeks ago where members from around the globe gathered to share best practices and expand their personal connections with the best of the best in luxury real estate.
Here is a part of the commentary which was given when the award was presented to me, “This award is given to the Luxury Real Estate member who consistently displays altruistic concern for human welfare and generosity to other socially responsible purposes. Jim lives a life of “Service Above Self” and is an advocate for several local and nationwide charities.” Again, I was surprised and moved at this acknowledgment.
There is a phrase that is a part of my daily thoughts which continues to motivate me to help make a difference in the lives I am able to touch, “To whom much is given, much is required.” I have been so blessed in my life that it would be impossible not to give back whenever I can. Several of the organizations that are important to me are; Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation; Cycle For Survival; the Food Bank; One Warm Coat; Adopt An Angel; and several more. There are so many needs in each of our communities which need assistance. It is easy to find one or more of them in which to contribute your time and resources.
The one which is my current focus is Cycle For Survival. This is the nationwide one day event held in 11 different cities which raises funds for cancer research at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. 100% of the funds raised goes to cancer research. The 2014 event raised over $20 million! It would be my honor to have you join the battle with me. Just click on this link to learn more.
And, please continue to do what you can to make a difference in your world. It is one of our jobs as long as we are alive. Until next time… Jim Walberg
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