During this special time of year when we are reminded to pause and be thankful, I am grateful to the hardworking nonprofits and volunteers that we have partnered with and to those individuals and families who find the strength to persevere despite life's many challenges. When we see a little bit of ourselves in one another and respect the resiliency of the human spirit, we are compelled to lift each other up -- that is where philanthropy begins.
It begins in the hearts of people like Dan and Jacquie Shorter who we were privileged to recognize last month with The Jim Moran Foundation Award. For more than two decades, Dan and Jacquie have been volunteering and providing food to thousands of hungry families. Through their acts of service, they are giving us all the opportunity to consider how we can make a difference.
May we each take the time to count our blessings and continue to give back to our community this holiday season and throughout the coming year!
Our warmest wishes to you and your families,
Chairman and President