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Michael Meltzer Awarded the 2016 Invest in Others Community Leadership Award

By Peter Ostberg

New York Financial Advisor Earns National Recognition for Philanthropy Michael Meltzer has been awarded the 2016 Invest in Others Community Leadership Award

Newton, MA – September 30, 2016 – Michael Meltzer, Portfolio Manager with Tocqueville Asset Management L.P. in New York, N.Y., was announced as the recipient of the Global Community Impact Award as part of the tenth annual Invest in Others Community Leadership Awards. Mr. Meltzer is being honored for his work with Maya’s Hope Foundation, which will receive a $20,000 donation from the Invest in Others Charitable Foundation.

The Invest in Others Charitable Foundation established the Community Leadership Awards to recognize 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.

After watching his good friend, Maya, use her time and resources assembling care packages to send to orphans around the world, Meltzer encouraged her to start a non-profit to make an even greater impact. Since 2010, Maya’s Hope Foundation has improved the quality of children’s lives in places like Ukraine and the Philippines by providing access to basic needs as well as medical care and education. Meltzer’s guidance and dedication were essential in transforming Maya’s Hope into a reality; he sought legal advice to incorporate the non-profit and establish its 501(c)(3) status and then used his financial acumen and social network to get the organization off the ground. Meltzer continues to serve as the organization’s Chairman of the Board and Treasurer, preparing tax returns, managing the finances and spending, recruiting volunteers, and raising funds. Thanks to Meltzer’s vision, leadership, and dedication, Maya’s Hope has helped 8 children living in Philippine slums attend university, facilitated 20 adoptions, and provided funding for 8 lifesaving medical procedures.

About the Invest in Others Charitable Foundation

The Invest in Others Charitable Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit that was founded by the financial services industry to make a difference in communities across the country and around the world by amplifying the charitable work of financial advisors and their firms. To realize our goals, we recognize and reward philanthropy, inspire volunteerism, and inform the investing public about the positive impact made by advisors and their firms in their communities. Today, Invest in Others is the premier, industry wide non-profit dedicated to recognizing, encouraging, and supporting the charitable work of financial advisors and the advisory industry.

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Media Contacts
Jessica Dunham
Director of Marketing and Communications, Invest in Others Charitable Foundation

September 30, 2016

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