STEPHEN LEVY, MANAGING Partner of the MetLife New England Financial office in Foster City, Calif., donated $15,000 to Shriners Hospitals for Children® – Northern California during a special ceremony in the hospital’s Central Activity Area on Friday, November 4, 2011. The grandson of a Shriner, Mr. Levy has been an agent with MetLife New England Financial since 1983. MetLife recognized Mr. Levy with the 2011 MetLife Good Business Practices Award, which came with the honor of donating $15,000 to a charity of choice.
“I have always admired the work done by Shriners and Shriners Hospitals for Children. My grandfather and stepfather were active in the Shrine fraternity, and I grew up admiring their service and commitment to others. When I embarked on my career at MetLife, I had the honor of working with Robert Haas, a fellow MetLife agent who served on the board of the Northern California hospital and was deeply involved in building the Shriners Hospital for Children in Sacramento,” said Mr. Levy.
Snoopy, a perennial favorite and face of MetLife, posed for pictures with patients, and MetLife provided Snoopy picture frames to hold the keepsakes.
The donation supports Shriners Hospitals for Children in its mission to advance the lives of children through expert treatment, teaching and research. At Shriners Hospitals for Children, there are no barriers to care. Admission is based on age and diagnosis, and any child under 18 is eligible for care providing the child’s condition is within the scope of services provided. As a regional pediatric medical center, Shriners Hospitals for Children – Northern California serves children throughout California and the Western United States. If you would like to learn more about how you, too, can make a positive difference in the lives of children, contact Alan Anderson, Director of Development, by calling 916-453-2009 or sending email to email@example.com.
Something for Everyone: Nancy and Mariana are just two of the many hospital patients who had their picture taken with Snoopy during the donation celebration. Joining Stephen Levy, Managing Partner of MetLife New England Financial, were (from left) Margaret Ash, Kim Levy, Alex Levy, Kevin Le, Snoopy, Stephen Levy, Gary Kiddie, BJ Bartleson, Alan Anderson and Stephen Robinson.