‘Tis the Giving Season
Dear friends and clients,
As we enter this season of gratitude, I can’t help but reflect on the abundance of good fortune that has blessed the Firm in 2017. This is a direct result of your loyalty and support. We are eternally grateful for both your business and friendship.
Good fortune is best celebrated when shared, and for that reason SSF seized the opportunity to sharpen our focus on giving back to our communities this year. Community is a fundamental priority of the Firm, and this year we made it our mission to further inspire volunteerism, support passions and ultimately make a greater difference in the communities in which we live.
In celebration of our 40th year in business, we called upon our employees to donate 40 hours of their year to volunteering for a cause they hold dear – for many this was a call for far less than they were already contributing, and for some it was their first concentrated effort to serve. From fostering kittens, walking alongside survivors of breast cancer and leukemia, to mentoring youth and serving our soldiers, the passions and causes were as unique as our individuals.
The Firm also made a pledge to donate $40 a day to non-profit organizations fighting to make a difference in the lives of others. Each week the Firm selected an organization supported by our staff, and for one full week that organization received $40 a day for their cause. In addition to the everyday causes our employees support, the organizations included those providing humanitarian aid for victims of the devastating fires in Northern and Southern California, as well as the hurricanes in Texas, Florida and Puerto Rico.
Giving is more than a donation, it’s about making a difference. In the spirit of gratitude and giving, I hope that you will continue giving back to your community this Holiday Season. Together, we can make an impact on the communities in which live, which will in turn make a difference in the world.
On behalf of all of us at SSF, I wish you a cheerful Holiday Season and a Happy New Year.