Goldfarb Financial presented City of Buffalo Animal Shelter (CBAS) with a $2,500 check for winning the inaugural Goldfarb Holiday Giveaway at the Oak Street shelter on Wednesday. After two weeks of a competitive public voting process, City of Buffalo Animal Shelter trumped the four other charities and received 7,011 votes, a 53 percent total majority from the 13,283 votes cast.
As a part of Goldfarb’s impact investing model, the Goldfarb Holiday Giveaway demonstrated how a marriage between capitalism and community consciousness could encourage socially responsible investing.
“We are so pleased with the incredible turnout we had with our inaugural competition, as this reflects the importance our community places on giving back to worthwhile causes,” said Goldfarb Financial CEO Jeffrey Goldfarb. “The advisors with Goldfarb Financial are dedicated to bettering Buffalo through the promotion of putting your dollars to use by supporting charities that are the backbone of our community. This contest was designed to showcase how smart, impactful investments can go a long way in helping to support and sustain noble causes such as City of Buffalo Animal Shelter and many others.”
In addition to the City of Buffalo Animal Shelter, other charities that participated in the Goldfarb Holiday Giveaway contest included Child and Family Services, Buffalo Center for Arts and Technology (BCAT), Cantalician Center and Say Yes To Education Buffalo.
“Friends of CBAS is thrilled to accept Goldfarb Financial’s donation of $2,500, which will be used to supplement the high quality of care that animals receive during their time at the Shelter,” said Susan Herzog, Treasurer, Friends of CBAS.
About Goldfarb Financial
Goldfarb Financial is a boutique independent financial firm in the heart of Downtown Buffalo, NY. The firm’s continued success over the last 30 years has been attributed to its financial advisors’ pursuit of meaningful growth and impactful investing with our clients. From investment consulting and business planning, to retirement and estate planning, the team at Goldfarb Financial is equipped to handle all areas of wealth management. To learn more, visit GoldfarbFinancial.com.
About Friends of CBAS 
Friends of CBAS, the volunteer organization of the City of Buffalo Animal Shelter, consists of over 100 active volunteers. In addition to working with Shelter staff to promote the Shelter’s highly successful adoption program, Friends of CBAS performs community outreach, provides foster care for animals in need, and performs fund raising on behalf of the City of Buffalo Animal Shelter. Financial assistance provided to the Shelter covers emergency medical care for animals in need as well as the purchase of collars, leashes, treats, toys and other enrichment items. In the past, Friends of CBAS has provided funding for an off-leash dog play area, grooming table and supplies, commercial washer and dryer, and renovations to seating in the Meet & Greet Room.
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PHOTO CAPTION: Goldfarb Financial presents a check for $2,500 to City of Buffalo Animal Shelter (CBAS) as the winner in the inaugural Goldfarb Holiday Giveaway contest. CBAS garnered 53 percent of the votes over a two-week public voting period amongst five Western New York not-for-profit organizations. Pictured left to right: Chintan Shukla, Investment Executive, Raymond James Financial Services and Portfolio Manager, Goldfarb Financial; Ari Goldfarb, Communications Director, Goldfarb Financial; Jeffrey Goldfarb, Branch Manager, Raymond James Financial Services and CEO, Goldfarb Financial; Shannon Shaw-Lisicki, Client Services Coordinator, Raymond James Financial Services and Office Manager and Notary Public, Goldfarb Financial; Genna DeMetsenaere, Financial Advisor, Raymond James Financial Services and Financial Planner, Goldfarb Financial; Adam Goldfarb, Financial Advisor, Raymond James Financial Services and Community Liason, Goldfarb Financial; Kelly McCartney, Shelter Director, City of Buffalo Animal Shelter; Kerry Neaf, President, Friends of CBAS; and Katie Kenney, Volunteer, Friends of CBAS. (Photo Credit: Michele Goldfarb)
PHOTO CAPTION: Goldfarb Financial presents a check for $2,500 to City of Buffalo Animal Shelter (CBAS) as the winner in the inaugural Goldfarb Holiday Giveaway contest. CBAS garnered 53 percent of the votes over a two-week public voting period amongst five Western New York not-for-profit organizations. Pictured left to right: Chintan Shukla, Investment Executive, Raymond James Financial Services and Portfolio Manager, Goldfarb Financial; Ari Goldfarb, Communications Director, Goldfarb Financial; Jeffrey Goldfarb, Branch Manager, Raymond James Financial Services and CEO, Goldfarb Financial; Shannon Shaw-Lisicki, Client Services Coordinator, Raymond James Financial Services and Office Manager and Notary Public, Goldfarb Financial; Genna DeMetsenaere, Financial Advisor, Raymond James Financial Services and Financial Planner, Goldfarb Financial; Adam Goldfarb, Financial Advisor, Raymond James Financial Services and Community Liason, Goldfarb Financial; Kelly McCartney, Shelter Director, City of Buffalo Animal Shelter; Kerry Neaf, President, Friends of CBAS; and Katie Kenney, Volunteer, Friends of CBAS. (Photo Credit: Michele Goldfarb)