By Randy Pierce
I believe that the active demonstration of thankfulness is more valuable than just the expressing of thankfulness. However, they go together — while I certainly hope and strive to commonly demonstrate my appreciation for the many people (and pups!) who help me achieve a valuable, meaningful, and generally very enjoyable life, I believe it’s important to publicly express it too. So I would like to say thank you to a most excellent community of friends!
On behalf of the 2020 Vision Quest, I think it’s important to talk about some of the powerful realities brought about by the community of support given to our charity efforts. At our recent and very successful Sixth Annual Peak Potential Dinner and Auction, I told the room some of the highlights of our mission. We have now spoken to more than 45,000 students in schools throughout New England mostly. The litany of positive testimonials on the students, teachers, and administrators is all the thanks I would ever need to continue my earnest work and it is your community of support and encouragement which has helped us to realize that potential and to create a vision of reaching so many more in the years ahead.
Both NHAB and Guiding Eyes have confirmed their appreciation for the donations we’ve given over the last five years – an incredible amount totaling $164,440. This fantastic financial contribution to those worthy organizations helps ensure that crucial services are available to many visually impaired people.
We do all this with a team of individuals who give freely of their time and efforts to ensure we continue to reach the primary mission of inspiring people to achieve their own versions of peak potential personally, professionally, and philanthropically. I do not know how many lives have been positively impacted by the work of 2020 Vision Quest, but I’m extremely confident it is many thousands of people at this point to match the many thousands of dollars donated.
So one more time for this Thanksgiving week, let me thank all of you reading this and many more who sadly may not know the full measure of my appreciation but deserve it nonetheless. You are an incredible team and I’m both proud and grateful for the peaks we are reaching together. Thank you all!