A Good Investment
By Richard Weinstein,
President and COO, Ocean Reef Community Foundation
This article is not about financial savvy. It is however, about high interest, return on investment and income. These are the three things that the Ocean Reef Community Foundation’s All Charities Weekend are really all about. Our hope is, if you aren’t already, that you’ll get involved and experience all three.
No, we aren’t talking about the “fruit of money,” but we are talking about passion, or more specifically, a personal high level of interest to make a difference for those around you and those in need. For some, this level of interest has been described as a “calling” and they are compelled to give, seeking nothing in return. But we already know, the returns are many.
Return on Investment
Giving doesn’t just “feel good.” You can visibly see the benefits of getting involved in All Charities Weekend. Whether you donate an unforgettable experience for the live auction, an interesting item for the silent auction, a priceless bottle of wine, or your valuable time as a volunteer, you will see results of your efforts, your return on investment, through our local recipient partners – The Medical Center at Ocean Reef, Art League, Cultural Center, Academy, ORCAT and OR Conservation Association. These iconic entities at Ocean Reef are what make this community so special and they would not exist as we know them today without the amazing support for All Charities Weekend. You can also join one of the Foundation’s charity tours to see first hand the impact Ocean Reef Members have on the lives of thousands in our surrounding communities.
Ocean Reef has a strong boating history. Any boat or yacht owner knows the significant expense in managing that asset. It’s no surprise to hear that many outside the marine world might see a boat as a poor financial investment. But those on the inside, those who own and cherish their vessels, know that they receive a very different kind of benefit from that ownership… psychic income. Not the paranormal kind but simply the kind of income that makes you wealthy with joy and happiness. This same glow has been known to shine on those involved in charitable giving, those who know their work truly makes a difference. If you are the type who is always looking for a good investment, be sure to save the date for the Ocean Reef Community Foundation’s All Charities Weekend, February 11 to 13, 2022. Investing your time, caring and commitment to this event promises amazing returns.