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Let’s Celebrate Make a Difference Day!

For the past 27 years, countless neighbors have set aside time to help their communities on the fourth Saturday of October. Make a Difference Day is an annual event dedicated to helping others, but studies have shown that it can help you too. According to the Cleveland Clinic, giving is associated with a variety of health benefits, including lower stress, a longer life and increased happiness* so, here are some ideas to inspire ways you can give back.


  • Mentor or sponsor a junior colleague. If you’re a senior executive, consider coaching a junior colleague to help her achieve her full potential. It doesn’t need to be a long-term commitment and your career advice and industry insights may help advance her career. If you’ve identified a particularly strong performer, consider sponsoring her with a recommendation for advancement that opens doors. For additional information on the benefits of mentoring, read Luma Wealth’s Be a Champion.


  • Volunteer. This year we’ve chosen Merrick House as our Community Beacon, in support of their programs that empower individuals and families and support the community. For example, Merrick House offers a community center providing supervised activities for our youth in Cleveland’s Tremont neighborhood, a MomsFirst Program to reduce infant mortality and educational programs to enhance career opportunities. Consider volunteering for this organization or another charitable cause meaningful to you.


  • Be philanthropic. As the year-end draws near, it’s time to think about how to channel your giving in a way that lets you make the most of your contributions. Your Luma Wealth advisor can help you re-evaluate your giving strategy to create a plan that aligns your charitable and financial goals.


At Luma Wealth, we value community and want to help you make a difference. Learn how to get involved by participating in our social, educational and philanthropic events.


*Wanna Give? This Is Your Brain on a ‘Helper’s High’ – Studies document how giving affects your body, November 15, 2016, Cleveland Clinic,