Emory Morsberger, Helping Ukraine, and Samuel Richmond, Nvestfit (Good2Give Podcast, Episode 4)
Emory Morsberger, Founder of Helping Ukraine, and Samuel Richmond, President at Nvestfit, were the guests on this edition of the Good2Give Podcast. Emory Morsberger discussed his work and that of others to provide needed medical supplies and other goods to the people of Ukraine. He shared a compelling vision given to him and the invitation to deliver supplies. Emory also shared how Helping Ukraine has provided portable incubators, surgical tools, medical supplies, blankets, generators, support for orphanages, and Hope Centers for those left homeless by the destruction. Samuel Richmond discussed the benefits of philanthropic giving, the advantages of donor-advised funds, and more.
The Good2Give Podcast is presented by the Community Foundation for Northeast Georgia and is produced by the North Fulton studio of Business RadioX®. You can find the full archive of shows by following this link. The show is available on all the major podcast apps, including Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google, Amazon, iHeart Radio, Stitcher, TuneIn, and others.
Helping Ukraine is a 501(c)3 designed to raise funds for medical supplies and other goods for the people of Ukraine.
The growing concern for the people of Ukraine has never been more evident than in the months since the February 24th bombing. Stimulated by Dr. Olha Paliychuk, Ukraine, her call for medical supplies, became a call heard around the world. Through individuals who reached out to one another from Ukraine to the US, a mission began sending medical supplies, ready to eat food and even cots for shelters bound for Ukraine. Rotarian Emory Morsberger of Atlanta, Georgia played a personal role by escorting expensive Stryker Drill Sets to hospitals in Ukraine in his own luggage.
Emory Morsberger founded Helping Ukraine, and joined Ken Ward and his team for a humanitarian mission to deliver stoves, generators, blankets, clothes, food and medical supplies to those along the frontlines of the war in Ukraine.
Emory Morsberger, Founder, Helping Ukraine
In 1991 Emory Morsberger, CEO of the Morsberger Group, founded Avalon homes, a strip of 350 town homes, and spearheaded the Highway 78 project to improve the declining conditions of the area. He became active in organizations, such as the Highway 78 Community Improvement District board, the Gwinnett County Revitalization Task Force, and the Gwinnett Chamber of Commerce board, which promoted the success of Gwinnett County.
His trademark “Progress Coming” signs began to appear in the windows of empty buildings that lined the seemingly abandoned Lawrenceville City Square and the Morsberger Group was created. As an extension of his development firm Morsberger created Lawrenceville Properties. Stripping down the Square’s century old buildings to their original brick and wood floors, the Morsberger Group transformed the Lawrenceville Square into a bustling destination for fine dining, shopping, and entertainment.
As a longtime Rotarian and Atlanta businessman, Emory was moved to service after seeing images, media coverage and hearing stories of the needs of the Ukrainian people. Through his connections, he was able to help elevate an effort that had begun with local Rotary clubs to send surgical and medical supplies, food and other goods.
In June 2022, Emory traveled to Ukraine and hand-delivered much needed supplies and also deepened my connections with Rotary Clubs throughout the country. Upon his return in July, he was moved to do more and launched Helping Ukraine US.
Nvestfit’s mission is to help their clients work toward financial independence through planning. They spend time with clients to determine their goals and objectives, time horizon, risk tolerance, and help them make suitable financial decisions for their future.
Their goal is to be a trusted and knowledgeable advisor to their clients for the long term through education, training, integrity, and outstanding client service.
Samuel Richmond, M.S., CFP, President, Nvestfit
As a CFP® professional, Samuel strives to serve his clients to the highest ethical standards of care. Taking the time to understand what is MOST important to you is paramount, while utilizing an established process to work towards your stated goals. Sam engages with his clients in a fiduciary capacity, providing specialized, objective and independent advice, putting your needs and best interest first.
His practice is geared towards how his clients measure peace of mind as business owners and families navigating the unique challenges faced in our world today. He offers his clients a holistic financial planning approach to help them maintain overall financial health and pursue multiple (and competing) financial goals. Whether it’s a more comprehensive financial plan or a specific planning need, his services always align with your current priorities, including ongoing review and monitoring.
For over a decade, he has passionately sought out all investment personalities with confidence, expertise and insight. As part of your executive team, he will partner with your CPA’s and attorneys to coordinate the components of your entire financial picture, making a positive impact on generations to come.
Samuel says his most notable accomplishments include the marriage to his beautiful wife Melanie going on 17 years and the birth of their wonderful boys Samuel and Isaiah. The family’s hobbies include exploring the great outdoors as well as an appreciation for the arts, theater and music. They also enjoy a worship experience that adds great value to their lives.
Samuel is on the Board of Visitors for the School of Business at Georgia Gwinnett College. He was appointed by former Commissioner Marlene Fosque to serve on the SPLOST Citizens Project Selection Committee overseeing the funding of transportation projects throughout Gwinnett County. He has been involved in various non-profit organizations throughout Georgia and Tennessee such as Gwinnett Chatt Outreach, Preface, The Urban League, Big Brothers Big Sisters and Operation Hope. Samuel is a proud member of Rotary International.
In 2009 Samuel earned a Bachelors of Science in Organizational Management from Covenant College followed by a Master’s in Personal Financial Planning from Kansas State University in 2014. He achieved his CFP® designation in 2015 and continues to feed his appetite for learning through ongoing trainings, workshops and books.
The Good2Give Podcast celebrates the work of donors, nonprofits, and the causes they care about. The hosts of the show are DePriest Waddy and Maria Walden-Sullivan, and the show series is presented by the Community Foundation for Northeast Georgia.
The Good2Give Podcast is produced by the North Fulton studio of Business RadioX®. You can find the full archive of shows by following this link. You can also find the show on all the major podcast apps, including Apple Podcasts, Spotify, and many others.
At the Community Foundation for Northeast Georgia, everything they do centers around one purpose – improving the world through the power of philanthropy.
On a fundamental level, they do that through managing funds held in trust, donated by individuals, organizations, and businesses. Most funds are donor-advised funds, similar to savings accounts. These funds are pooled for investment purposes and their income is used to make grants for a wide variety of charitable purposes.
But the Foundation’s goals expand far beyond managing funds. They desire to strengthen the communities they serve in Gwinnett, Northeast Georgia, and beyond by providing leadership, addressing community needs, and assisting individuals and organizations with their charitable giving.