More than 7,000 votes were received during the two-week competition period
Goldfarb Financial presented City of Buffalo Animal Shelter with a $2,500 check for winning the inaugural "Goldfarb Holiday Giveaway" on Wednesday. After two weeks of a competitive public voting process, City of Buffalo Animal Shelter trumped the four other charities and received 7,011 votes, a 53 percent total majority from the 13,283 votes cast.
As a part of Goldfarb's impact investing model, the "Goldfarb Holiday Giveaway" demonstrated how a marriage between capitalism and community consciousness could encourage socially responsible investing.
"We are so pleased with the incredible turnout we had with our inaugural competition, as this reflects the importance our community places on giving back to worthwhile causes," said Goldfarb Financial CEO Jeffrey Goldfarb. "The advisors with Goldfarb Financial are dedicated to bettering Buffalo through the promotion of putting your dollars to use by supporting charities that are the backbone of our community. This contest was designed to showcase how smart, impactful investments can go a long way in helping to support and sustain noble causes such as City of Buffalo Animal Shelter and many others."
In addition to the City of Buffalo Animal Shelter on Oak Street, other charities that participated in the "Goldfarb Holiday Giveaway" contest included Child and Family Services, Buffalo Center for Arts and Technology, Cantalician Center and Say Yes To Education Buffalo.
"Friends of CBAS is thrilled to accept Goldfarb Financial's donation of $2,500, which will be used to supplement the high quality of care that animals receive during their time at the shelter," said Susan Herzog, treasurer of Friends of City of Buffalo Animal Shelter.
Friends of CBAS consists of more than 100 active volunteers. In addition to working with shelter staff to promote the shelter's successful adoption program, Friends of CBAS performs community outreach, provides foster care for animals in need, and performs fundraising on behalf of the City of Buffalo Animal Shelter.
Financial assistance provided to the shelter covers emergency medical care for animals in need as well as the purchase of collars, leashes, treats, toys and other enrichment items. In the past, Friends of CBAS has provided funding for an off-leash dog play area, grooming table and supplies, commercial washer and dryer, and renovations to seating in the meet-and-greet room.
Goldfarb Financial is a boutique independent financial firm in the heart of downtown Buffalo. Its continued success over the past 30 years has been attributed to its financial advisers' pursuit of meaningful growth and impactful investing with clients. To learn more, visit GoldfarbFinancial.com.
Pictured, above, from left: Chintan Shukla, investment executive, Raymond James Financial Services, and portfolio manager, Goldfarb Financial; Ari Goldfarb, communications director, Goldfarb Financial; Jeffrey Goldfarb, branch manager, Raymond James Financial Services, and CEO, Goldfarb Financial; Shannon Shaw-Lisicki, client services coordinator, Raymond James Financial Services, and office manager and notary public, Goldfarb Financial; Genna DeMetsenaere, financial adviser, Raymond James Financial Services, and financial planner, Goldfarb Financial; Adam Goldfarb, financial adviser, Raymond James Financial Services, and community liaison, Goldfarb Financial; Kelly McCartney, shelter director, City of Buffalo Animal Shelter; Kerry Neaf, president of the Friends of CBAS; and Katie Kenney, volunteer, Friends of CBAS. (Photo by Michele Goldfarb)