Mike Mayernick, Wealth Management Advisor at Mayernick & Associates with Northwestern Mutual, has been announced as one of three national finalists for the Global Impact Award as part of the 13th Annual Invest in Others Awards. Mayernick is being honored for his work with Love One International, which will receive a $10,000 donation from the Invest in Others Charitable Foundation. If Mayernick wins his category, the donation will increase to $40,000.
Ten years ago, Brentwood residents Mayernick and his wife, Suzanne, adopted a three-and-a-half-year-old girl, JosieLove, from Uganda. When they went to pick up JosieLove and bring her back to the United States, the girl weighed 15 pounds and suffered from TB, malaria and was HIV positive. Stunned by how many children were like JosieLove, Mayernick knew he had to take action to improve these orphans’ lives. Soon thereafter, he and Suzanne founded a nonprofit now known as Love One to provide a place where kids could get necessary care – love, food and medicine – in a country where resources are extremely scarce.
As Love One’s earliest champions, Mayernick’s goal was to help create the international nonprofit, fund it, grow it and serve the community in order to change the dire circumstances for children and their families in the Masindi District of Uganda. Thanks in large part to his vision and longstanding commitment, each year more than 6,000 children and their families are provided comprehensive services including food, water, medicine and shelter.
The Invest in Others Awards program recognizes the charitable work of financial advisors in communities across the country and around the world. Advisors are nominated for actively giving back to nonprofits to improve their communities and make a difference in the lives of others. Invest in Others received hundreds of nominations this year. Finalists are selected based on their leadership, dedication, contribution, inspiration, and impact on a nonprofit and the community it serves.
Awards will be presented at the 13th Annual Invest in Others Awards Gala on September 26, 2019 in Boston, Mass.
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 nonprofits. For more information, visit investinothers.org or follow Invest in Others on Twitter, LinkedIn, and Facebook.