We were able to raise the funds necessary for 60 deserving children to fulfill a dream; 60 of them in total
Austin, Texas (PRWEB) November 4, 2010
U.S. Money Reserve, with its employees, customers, and vendors, raised more than $300,000 in cash donations for the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Central and South Texas. A substantial amount of in-kind donations were made to the Foundation as well. Through this sizeable contribution, U.S. Money Reserve, with the Foundation, was able to grant 60 wishes in 60 days to children in our region dealing with life-threatening medical conditions.
'60 Days, 60 Wishes’ was a program developed by U.S. Money Reserve CEO Dean Leipsner and head of strategic business development, Angela Koch. Leipsner and Koch were able to solicit ABC affiliate KVUE to join their effort, and in the end granted a record number of wishes in only two short months. Wishes granted included trips, experiences and gifts for children dealing with life-threatening medical conditions.
“We were able to raise the funds necessary for 60 deserving children to fulfill a dream; 60 of them in total,” said Milton Verret, founder, U.S. Money Reserve. “A sense of community and helping others has always been a part of my life and it is my hope that other companies and individuals in Central Texas will follow our lead and make the commitment to improve the lives of others.”
A significant portion of the donation also came from U.S. Money Reserve president and owner, Annette Renaud. Having been an active business leader in the Austin area for two decades, Renaud said “Words cannot express how proud I am for what my employees have done to give these children and their families both an immediate and a long lasting impact on their lives.”
The breakdown of the cash donation to the Foundation is as follows:
- U.S. Money Reserve and its customers: $112,819
- Annette Renaud, president/owner, U.S. Money Reserve: $50,000
- Milton Verret, founder, U.S. Money Reserve: $150,000
About U.S. Money Reserve
Based in Austin, Texas, U.S. Money Reserve (also known as United States Rare Coin & Bullion Reserve) is one of the nation’s largest distributors of United States government issued gold coins. U.S. Money Reserve specializes in connecting customers with U.S. legal tender gold coins that, based on rarity, are most likely to appreciate in value to the highest levels and at the fastest pace. Since being founded in 2001, U.S. Money Reserve and its employees have made significant contributions to over 50 charitable organizations. For more information about U.S. Money Reserve, visit http://www.usmoneyreserve.com.
About The Make-A-Wish Foundation
Established in 1980 in Phoenix, Ariz., The Make-A-Wish Foundation traces its beginning to one boy’s wish to be a police officer. To date, nearly 200,000 wishes have been granted to children with life-threatening medical conditions in the United States and its territories.
Editors note: Milton Verret, founder of U.S. Money Reserve, is an Austin-based philanthropist and entrepreneur who has given in excess of 1 million dollars of his personal money to several charities, most of which benefit children. In the past few years he has given to Austin area charities including the Boys and Girls Club of Austin and the Capital Area Boy Scouts. The eight large guitars on display at Austin-Bergstrom airport, seen by thousands of travelers each day, are a result of Verret’s donation to the Gibson Foundation benefitting American Youth Works and the Austin Children’s Museum. In addition, he has supported notable philanthropy efforts that benefit children outside of Texas too, including Bailey’s Café and Music Rising. For more information about Mr. Verret’s philanthropic contributions to our community, please contact Jenna at 773.715.0879 or jenna(at)snackbox(dot)us.
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