12.16.21 / Community

A Surprise Visit from Marcus Lemonis Leads to “Tips” for Staff and an Extraordinary Donation!

Dear Community,

I am writing to share some extraordinary news.

Early this morning, our great friend Marcus Lemonis, entrepreneur, television personality and philanthropist, visited God’s Love. He came to recognize and thank our staff members with an exceptionally generous gift.

In recognition of the dedication and resilience of all of our staff throughout the pandemic, Marcus announced a “tip” of $3,000 for every God’s Love employee as part of his Great American Tip Off program. Further, Marcus is committed to ensuring that all staff receive the full $3,000, net of taxes, so he will gross up the amount he donates to make this happen.

But that’s not all. Marcus had another surprise.

Marcus will continue his exceptional generosity by giving God’s Love a $1 million dollar donation to help us expand our services to the most vulnerable New Yorkers in our community.

We hope you will help us amplify this exciting moment! Please comment on and share our posts on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, and Instagram, and please forward this email to family and friends.

And while we were absolutely blown away by Marcus’s announcement and generosity today, we know he has a big heart, and we’ve seen his generosity in action. Last year, Marcus made a generous year-end match of $150,000.

We thank our Board Chair Terrence Meck and Board member Melba Wilson, and all our staff, who joined us for these great announcements and celebration. I know I join my colleagues in saying that it was a great way to start the day!

We thank Marcus and his wife, Bobbi, for this extraordinarily generous recognition of our staff and the great work we do at God’s Love. We are grateful for their friendship and look forward to working together well into the future.

All my best,

Karen Pearl
President & CEO

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