Lombardo Asset Management LLC will be making an annual donation to an apolitical organization. Dollar amounts have yet to be determined but will likely be performance-based.
While giving donations is very important and sometimes a better use of your talents, LAM believes hands-on volunteering makes one’s life more fulfilling.
It takes a village to enable social progress. Volunteering, at home or abroad, gives you the chance to vote every day about the kind of world you want to live in. It gives you the opportunity to be a part of something bigger than yourself and use your civic responsibility for the greater good. Without people who are willing to sacrifice their time and skills to meaningful causes, a lot more people and animals would be worse off.
Meaningful relationships are just as important as meaningful work. Both are mutually reinforcing. In the process, one can attain stretch opportunities, make real people connections, gain a whole new perspective and get inspired.
While naysayers believe these efforts are in vain, the Indian activist Mahatma Gandhi once said:
“It’s the action, not the fruit of the action, that’s important. You have to do the right thing. It may not be in your power, may not be in your time, that there’ll be any fruit. But that doesn’t mean you stop doing the right thing. You may never know what results come from your action. But if you do nothing, there will be no result.”