Patricia Meidell, American Wealth Management’s chairman of the board, received Honorable Mention for philanthropic excellence in the twelfth annual Invest in Others Awards.
In addition to being one of the founders of American Wealth Management, Pat is a member of the Renown Health Foundation’s (RHF) board of directors and is President of the Nevada Interfaith Association (NIA), both based in Reno, Nev.
These service roles recently combined to set in motion a project that created a place of spiritual refuge where many face physical, mental, and emotional hardship. Renown Regional Medical Center opened the Interfaith Spiritual Center’s doors to the public March 18, 2018.
Pat has served on the RHF board for seven years and was instrumental in the vision, development, and completion of the hospital’s new Spiritual Center. This project focused on refurbishing the hospital’s old chapel, making it a thoughtfully-designed space that feels inviting to people of all faiths.
“The project has created a cultural shift in the hospital, which is more focused on meeting the spiritual needs of the patients as well as the staff working there,” Pat said. “When people are physically broken, they are more often than not spiritually broken. The hospital is a logical place to facilitate the healing needed.”
“Pat was relentless in her efforts to raise funds over a multi-year period in the face of multiple setbacks, increasing costs, and changing leadership,” said Nancy Bussani, Vice President of Development for the Renown Health Foundation.
In addition to raising funds, Pat personally donated to the project. She is passionate about her work with RHF and NIA, and enjoys organizing interfaith events all year round, including Nevada Prayer Breakfasts, the annual interfaith Thanksgiving program, and interfaith luncheons.
The Invest in Others Charitable Foundation established its awards program to recognize the charitable work of financial advisors and financial services firms in communities across the country and around the world.
Financial 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. Hundreds of inspirational nominations for the Invest in Others Awards were received this year and reviewed by a diverse panel of leaders in the financial services industry. Those earning Honorable Mention were selected based on their leadership, dedication, contribution, inspiration, and impact on a non-profit and the community it serves.
The twelfth annual Invest in Others Awards Gala, a premier event attended by more than 700 financial advisors and financial services executives, is September 27, 2018 in Boston. Awards will be presented in the following categories: Catalyst, Community Service, Global Community Impact, Volunteer of the Year, Lifetime Achievement, and Corporate Philanthropy.
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.