Mission: To inspire the commitment of Pinnacle Society members to give of their time, talent and/or resources to benefit people in need. Further, to organize this commitment toward meaningful action by the membership.
April 2015 Effort – Half Moon Bay, CA
Several Pinnacle Members volunteered for a Beach CleanUp and also donated well over $500 to Coastside Land Trust, which is dedicated to the preservation, protection and enhancement of the open space environment, including the natural, scenic, recreational, cultural, historical, and agricultural resources of Half Moon Bay and the San Mateo County coast for present and future generations.
Nov. 2014 Effort – Houston, TX, Tough Mudder Fundraiser for Wounded Warrior Project:
Tough Mudder events are hardcore obstacle courses designed to test your all around strength, stamina, mental grit and camaraderie. With the most innovative courses, over one million inspiring participants worldwide to date, and more than $5 million raised for the Wounded Warrior Project, Tough Mudder is the premier adventure challenge series in the world. But Tough Mudder is more than an event; it’s a way of thinking. By running a Tough Mudder challenge, you’ll unlock a true sense of accomplishment, have a great time and discover a camaraderie with your fellow participants that’s experienced all too rarely these days.
Pinnacle Members Give Back and Raise Over $20,000.00 for The Wounded Warrior Project!
In addition to our group efforts, several members of the Pinnacle Society go above and beyond to support worthwhile causes throughout the country. Since 2010, Danny Sarch has participated in the Pan Mass Challenge, a 190 mile bike ride across MA to raise money for cancer research and treatment. The PMC is the largest athletic fundraiser in the country with 100% of individual contributions going directly to the Dana Farber Foundation Jimmy Fund. In 2014, Danny aspires to cross the $100,00 milestone in money raised (over five years) and has been honored for the last three years as being among the top 10% of fundraisers participating (about 5,000 riders per year). Riding with the Pinnacle Outreach patch on his jersey this year, Danny says that “Riding in the PMC every August is simply the best thing that I do every year.” http://www2.pmc.org/profile/pfp.asp?profileid=DS0283
April 2014 Outreach Event – Boston, MA
On April 5, following our conference in Boston MA, several members of Team Pinnacle worked in the kitchen of the Pine Street Inn (http://www.pinestreetinn.org/ ) to help prepare ingredients for their 2000+ meals to be served that day. We were thrilled to be able to support this facility which provides food, shelter and resources to those in need.
2013 Effort Dove Mountain, AZ:
In October 2013, a team of Pinnacle Society volunteers spent the afternoon at the Marana Community Food Bank in Marana, AZ. In addition to packing a week’s worth of food donations for the clients of the facility, members of the Society donated over $1000 to be used for purchasing food and supplies.We were told by Linda, the Director, that we set a record for the fastest packing ever—go team Pinnacle!