As a team, our goals are very clear:
- We want to make a difference in the lives of our clients
- We want to make a difference in the world
Last Christmas, we raised enough money to build a school in Cambodia through Plan Canada. This year, we are going to build a school in Mali.
Our donation strategy employs leverage -- in a good way -- to make the best use of our resources: we donate $2,500 to Plan Canada to build the school and three of the companies we work with match our donation. We would like to thank Dynamic Funds, Picton Mahoney Asset Management and Antrim Investments for believing in this cause and for enthusiastically joining us.
Our $10,000 gift to Plan Canada will trigger additional donations totaling $60,000, raising the amount available for the new school to $70,000.
Why are we telling everyone?
Many companies and individuals are doing amazing work to support a wide range of charities. Some are quiet about what they do and who they support. We decided a few years ago to shout out what we are doing, and hope to inspire others toward giving or doing more themselves.
Last year, one of our clients, Lee Chapman, loved our idea of building a school in Cambodia so much that she matched us. She donated $10,000 of her own money, and received the same 6:1 matching ratio as we did from governments, foundations and organizational donors. Her $10,000 was also worth $70,000 for “her” school.
Having someone join our school-building effort made our announcement completely worthwhile! But that was not our primary aim. We are fortunate to live where we do, being able to enjoy so many benefits that are unavailable to others. If there is a cause dear to your heart, we encourage you to give as well!
Thank you for placing your trust in us and working with us to make a difference in the world.
We wish you a safe, joyful holiday season and both good health and success in the coming year!