With the health and well-being of its clients and staff in mind, River Wealth Advisors is foregoing its annual client holiday parties this year. In lieu of these parties, the firm is redirecting $25,000 to 25 deserving organizations across Central Pennsylvania and the Lehigh Valley as part of its “25 Days of Giving & Gratitude Campaign.”
The 25 organizations River Wealth Advisors is supporting through its 25 Days of Giving & Gratitude Campaign are:
- Allentown Art Museum
- Cancer Support Community, Greater Lehigh Valley
- Cay Galgon Life House
- Central Pennsylvania Food Bank
- Chamber Business Women, Harrisburg Regional Chamber & CREDC
- CONTACT Helpline
- Diocese of Allentown
- Edward Hand Medical Museum
- Feel Your Boobies® Foundation
- Harrisburg Academy
- Harrisburg Area YMCA
- Harrisburg Symphony Orchestra
- Historic Bethlehem Museums and Sites
- Jewish Family Service of Greater Harrisburg, Inc.
- Jewish Federation of Greater Harrisburg
- Junior Achievement of South Central PA
- MidPenn Legal Services
- Newport Public Library
- Open Stage
- Salvation Army, Harrisburg Capital City Region
- The Foundation for Enhancing Communities
- The Arc of Cumberland & Perry Counties
- United Way of the Capital Region, “Ready for School, Ready to Succeed” pilot project
- UPMC Pinnacle Foundation
- Vickie’s Angel Foundation
Deserving organizations were chosen by one or more of the following criteria: (1) a River Wealth employee serves in a leadership role or on a committee for the organization; (2) the organization is a client of the firm; (3) a client requested a donation be made; (4) the organization aligns with the mission of the firm. In addition to financial contributions, River Wealth is showcasing the recipient organizations on its LinkedIn and Facebook pages with a day dedicated to each.
“When we decided to forego our annual client parties this year because of COVID-19, it was an easy shift in thinking to transfer that budget to help our community,” stated Robert Caplan, President & CEO of River Wealth Advisors. “The most rewarding part of this campaign has been to hear how the gifts will be used.” A terrific example is what it means for the patients of UPMC Pinnacle. Jessica Ritchie, Vice President and Chief Development Officer of the UPMC Pinnacle Foundation, shared, “We are seeing increased requests across our seven-hospital system for help with basic needs—medication, transportation, and clothing. If you are already facing a hospitalization or long-term illness, you don’t want to worry if you can afford your medication or be concerned about transportation to your doctor’s office. On behalf of the Foundation, we are incredibly thankful for your support of our patients.”
The campaign kicks off on Thanksgiving Day. If you too would like to help one of these organizations this holiday season, please visit their websites, listed above, or follow our campaign on our website or social media channels for more information on how to do so.
River Wealth Advisors is an independent, fee-only, SEC-registered investment advisor, offering wealth management and retirement planning for individuals, business retirement plans, along with investment management for trusts and estates. The firm harnesses the skills of highly accredited and experienced professionals to assist clients in protecting and growing their assets. For more information, visit riverwealthadvisors.com.