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Charitable Giving

The firm contributes a portion of its annual profits to a donor advised fund where employees recommend donations quarterly to charities of their choice.  Some charities we have supported include:

  • Alzheimer's Foundation of America
  • Bridge Family Center
  • Connecticut  Brain Tumor Alliance
  • FIBUSPAM
  • Gift of Hearing Foundation
  • Hope for the Warriors
  • Leadership Greater Hartford
  • Mercy Hospice
  • Safe Haven of Greater Waterbury
  • Village for Families & Children
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Community Involvement

YHB is involved in our community by partnering with Westmoor Park, an environmental, agricultural and horticultural education center in West Hartford that is dedicated to raising awareness and appreciation of the natural world.  Since 1999, Westmoor Park has dedicated farmland for Plant A Row for the Hungry, a national public service campaign in which volunteers grow vegetables for less fortunate neighbors.  Westmoor Park has designated a half-acre for this dynamic program where volunteers help to organically grow vegetables and herbs.  The fresh produce is donated to a local shelter in Hartford, as well as senior centers in town.  Our 2021 service project with Westmoor Park included planting, maintaining and harvesting vegetables on several occasions.  In September, employees helped the park to prepare for their 9th annual Feast on the Farm community fundraising event, where a farm to table, gourmet meal was served al fresco to over 100 patrons at communal tables at the park. As a Silver Sponsor,  YHB proudly supported the Feast on the Farm fundraiser in both 2019 and 2021.   YHB’s mission of helping clients to plant financial seeds that are cultivated to provide sustenance and a foundation for financial security is parallel to helping our community to sow and grow vegetables to provide healthy food for our neighbors.

YHB is a longstanding community partner with The Town That Cares, a special fund established by the Town of West Hartford’s Department of Human and Leisure Services. The fund offers low-income residents assistance with basic necessities such as food, utility bills, shelter and transportation.  The Town That Cares is 100% funded through contributions from generous individuals, businesses and community groups.  YHB supports The Town That Cares fund throughout the year, both financially and through volunteerism.  The most recent efforts included monetary and in-kind donations of peanut butter for the Food Pantry.

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Outside Involvement By Our Team

Throughout the year, the employees of the firm donate personal time, effort and money to support the initiatives of many charitable causes and organizations, including local causes in the greater Hartford and West Hartford areas.  Our staff also support education and medical initiatives, including a medical clinic in Ecuador, founded by Paul Martel.

Fibuspam is an Ecuadorian non-profit entity whose goal is to provide high-quality health and social services to the needy in Ecuador.  Fibuspam operates its own clinic in Riobamba.  The clinic offers medical services to thousands of people each year through its lab and clinic.  Roughly 8 specialties are offered including general medicine, dentistry, gynecology and ophthalmology. The clinic has a surgical unit with two operating rooms providing hundreds of surgeries each year.  Fibuspam organizes many “caravanas” to bring medical care to remote communities in Ecuador.   Lastly, Fibuspam arranges for surgical care for critically ill children who must travel to the U.S. for acute care.

A sister organization, Partners for Andean Community Health (PACH), Inc., is a U.S. 501c3 that exists solely to provide financial support for Fibuspam in Ecuador.  Through its wide ranging relationships with physicians from many countries, other NGOs and volunteers, PACH is able to continue its mission of providing care to thousands of people throughout Ecuador.

Fibuspam is an acronym for its formal Spanish name, Fundacion Internacional Buen Samaritano Paul Martel.

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