Why is volunteering important to you?
For me, volunteering says I care about my community and those around me. Volunteering is a way to give back and in some cases give hope to others. I would also say that volunteering puts more emphasis on others than me, and that helps me stay grounded.
What is the most rewarding aspect of volunteering?
The most rewarding aspect of volunteering is knowing I helped someone else. Whether it’s mentoring, cleaning up a park or serving someone a warm meal it makes me feel good to know that I contributed to making my community better. Also, I think when we give our time, talents and treasures to others it blesses us in the long run.
What could a successful suit and tie partner and portfolio fund manager at Brown Advisory know about growing and harvesting potatoes, green beans, zucchini and sweet corn? Twenty years ago, Rick Bernstein knew about as much as any weekend backyard gardener but in the years to come, his farm life would define him as much as his investment life would, if not more.
Once just a boyhood dream infused with a dose of genetics from a mother who grew up on a farm, Rick’s vision has transformed into an amazing, real-world social enterprise with a clear mission and track record of helping others.
Imagine starting your day reading to bright-eyed three- and four-year-old preschoolers who can barely wait to sit to hear the carefully chosen story you are about to read. Imagine sitting on a child-sized chair with little ones all around edging ever closer and closer just to touch you as you bring the story to life. Imagine the wide-eyed curiosity, big smiles and smart discussions that naturally follow from the story-telling.
And imagine, just imagine, that this is really working; that this experience is bringing tremendous benefits to these young children who will leave their Union Baptist Head Start pre-school in Baltimore well-prepared to succeed in kindergarten.
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