Congratulations to CameroonONE's David Shnitzer for being a finalist at this years' Invest in Others Awards!
David Shnitzer, Complex Director at Ameriprise Financial in Boston, MA has been announced as one of three national finalists for the Global Impact Award as part of the twelfth annual Invest in Others Awards. Shnitzer is being honored for his work with CameroonONE & ONETrack International, which will receive a $5,000 donation from the Invest in Others Charitable Foundation. If Shnitzer wins his category, the donation will increase to $25,000.
The Invest in Others Awards program recognizes the charitable work of financial advisors and financial services firms in communities across the country and around the world. Advisors are nominated by their peers for actively giving back to non-profits to improve their communities and make a difference in the lives of others. There are five award categories for advisors and two for financial services companies.
Invest in Others received hundreds of nominations this year. Individual finalists were selected based on their leadership, dedication, contribution, inspiration, and impact on a non-profit and the community it serves.
David Shnitzer co-founded CameroonONE after a heartwrenching trip to Cameroon opened his eyes to the plight of orphans in the country. The organization is essentially a foster care system which helps children who have lost parents to HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis, malaria and other tragedies. CameroonONE identifies children who do not need to be in orphanages and places them in households of surviving family members within their birth villages, easing the burden on overcrowded orphanages and creating more stable living situations for the children. Caretaker families receive support from the organization, jobs and proceeds from the bee-farming sustainability project. David’s family-preservation practices have been so successful in Central Africa that the organization is currently expanding the model to new countries with ONETrack and has begun operations in Liberia, Zimbabwe, and Gambia. The organization is currently in discussions to begin programs in India and Tanzania. More than 800 children have been served by CameroonONE since 2010.
Awards will be presented at the twelfth annual Invest in Others Awards Gala, a premier event attended by nearly 800 financial advisors and financial services executives, on September 27, 2018 in Boston, MA.
About the Invest in Others Charitable Foundation
The inspiration for the Invest in Others Charitable Foundation came directly from the financial advisors who invest in others by giving back to their communities with overwhelming generosity and dedication. Since its founding in 2006, Invest in Others has amplified these efforts by providing a platform for advisors to increase awareness, visibility, and funding to their favorite non-profits. For more information, visit www.investinothers.org.