2011 Holiday Brunch & Silent Auction
We had a record breaking year at our annual Holiday Brunch & Silent Auction! With
your generous support, we raised $20,165 for the Omaha Food Bank!! This amount
doubles last year's total and we could not have done it without our clients and
Volunteer Work for Food Bank for the Heartland
Carson Wealth volunteered for the Food Bank this summer by handing out food every
Friday morning at one of their Fresh Produce stands here in Omaha. Food and other
items distributed through Food Bank for the Heartland have touched over 150,000
lives this past year. We all enjoyed giving back to the community and we hope to
do it again next year!
CSI Golf Fore Kids Event
Carson Wealth Management Group will be the title sponsor for the Child Saving Institute’s
Golf Fore Kids event. This event takes place every June here in Omaha. CSI exists
to help children and families. They provide emergency services to children and teens
in crisis. And they offer therapy for physically and sexually abused children. Additionally,
CSI is a community leader in preventive family education, preservation, and childcare.
At next year’s event, you will have a chance to showcase your game and make a difference
in an at-risk child's life. A multi-divisional tournament offering both a two-person,
handicapped best ball and a four-person scramble, this is THE tournament to play
next summer. If you are interested in supporting this event and would like to be
involved, please let us know!
Bring Your Dog to Work Day
October 7th was our 1st Annual Bring Your Dog to Work Day! It was a huge success
among the two-legged and fur-legged participants alike! We had a judging contest
for the Best Trick, Best Costume and Cutest Dog! The winners were as follows: Best
Trick – Chewie the Golden Retriever (owner – Micah Schmidt), Cutest – Lucy the yellow
lab (owner - Kelsey Ruwe), and Best Costume – Daisy the Yorkiepoo (owner – Scott
Herman). In conjunction with this event, we participated in the Lee National Denim
Day. Each employee made a personal contribution to support the Women’s Cancer Programs
of the Entertainment Industry Foundation and in return, got to wear jeans to the
Ron is currently assisting with the Nebraska Huskers donating his time and plane
to help with recruiting trips for the coaches. He believes all of their efforts
have been paying off and is very optimistic about the future of the program. He
really enjoys being on the sideline during the game and in the locker room during
and after games. This opportunity has given him a great insight to the caliber of
kids and coaches at Nebraska. Go Huskers!
We were once again the premier sponsor for the American Lung Association’s 31st
Annual Corporate Cup! The Corporate Cup's unique character--businesses and their
employees coming together to have fun and fight lung disease--is the basis for its
success. This year there were over 12,000 participants and they are on target to
raise over $400,000! Ron had a personal best in the 10k and is determined to beat
his time for next year!
Corporate Angel Network (CAN)
Ron was involved with the Corporate Angel Network (CAN) this past year and flew
Paul Lucko and his girlfriend from New York to Chicago. Paul was a 25 year old 3rd
year medical student at Columbia University when he found out he had a brain tumor.
His prognosis is getting better and better every day and you can read more about
his miraculous journey at www.runpjrun.com.
Corporate Angel Network is the only charitable organization in the United States
whose sole mission is to help cancer patients access the best possible treatment
for their specific type of cancer by arranging free travel to treatment across the
country using empty seats on corporate jets. This not only improves the patients'
chances of survival but at the same time, it reduces their emotional stress, physical
discomfort and financial burden.
Educating Our Youth
Phil McBride spoke at Papillion La Vista South High School (the school he used to
teach at) earlier this spring. His audience was 9th – 12th graders and he did a
presentation on finances and what it means to be a financial advisor. He explained
the importance of paying themselves first, why they have the most important tool
when it comes to investing - time, problems with credit cards & debt, the typical
day of a financial advisor and traits you need to become a successful advisor. It
was a great day and it reminded Phil of his old teaching days!
2010 Special Olympics Airlift
Ron recently volunteered his time and the use of his plane this past summer to the
Special Olympics. Ron and his co-pilot, Brian Smith flew athletes, coaches, and
staff round trip from Tulsa, Oklahoma to Lincoln, Nebraska and back to participate
this will be replaced by the SWF.
Ron Carson is an experienced pilot who donates his time and aircraft to fly people
in need to hospitals across the country. The program is called Angel Flight. The
nonprofit organization has a small army of volunteers-5,000 private pilots. They
donate their time and their planes, free of charge, to provide flights of hope and