CLEM ECKERT RETURNS AS FOOD BANK AMBASSADOR
Food Bank Ambassador
Clem Eckert, the former President and CEO of the Food Bank of WNY, has been named Food Bank Ambassador, Marylou Borowiak, President and CEO, recently announced. In his new role Clem will be discussing Major and Planned Giving opportunities with Food Bank donors who have an interest in supporting the long-term mission of the Food Bank. He will be assisting in the Development Department.
After retiring from the retail food industry in 1995, Clem joined the Food Bank of WNY and remained with us until his retirement in 2008, during which time he oversaw an impressive expansion of the Food Bank.
In his new role, Clem will meet with donors to discuss larger donations in support of current Food Bank programs and Planned Giving commitments through wills, bequests and other methods, to ensure life giving food for those who are hungry in the years to come.
“As Food Bank Ambassador, my objective, as a member of the Food Bank Development team, is to provide for the perpetuation of feeding the less fortunate of our community, not only for the present but during future years,” Clem said. “Having been part of the Food Bank for 17 years, I have continued to develop an appreciation for and a commitment to its mission and vision.”
Clem is a member of the Friends of Night People board of directors, a board member of the St. Vincent DePaul Society, a member of the finance and restoration committee at St. Louis Church and an honorary board member at the Food Bank of WNY.
Clem looks forward to talking with old Food Bank friends and meeting new ones. Please give him a call at 935-6687 or send him a “Welcome Back” e-mail at email@example.com.
The long-term commitment of a planned gift is a way to create a personal legacy in support of the Food Bank of Western New York. A planned gift means that the Food Bank of WNY will be able to continue providing much-needed sustenance for those affected by hunger within Cattaraugus, Chautauqua, Erie and Niagara counties.
The impact of a planned gift will help us to collect and distribute food through 350 member agencies, provide the funding needed to raise awareness of poverty issues, and find viable solutions in our fight against hunger. The vision of a planned gift ensures that the Food Bank of WNY will be here to do so now and for future generations.
Planned gifts take many forms and may include: personal bequests, IRA contributions and retirement plans, stocks and other securities, real estate and life insurance. When you choose to make a planned gift to the Food Bank of WNY, we suggest that you seek the counsel of your personal financial adviser, attorney, accountant, banker or insurance professional.
The Food Bank of WNY welcomes the opportunity to work with you and your financial counselor to help you decide which giving opportunity best matches your philanthropic goals.
For more information about the Food Bank of WNY’s planned giving opportunities, please contact Clem Eckert at 935-6687 or firstname.lastname@example.org