GJM’s Wanderlust Brings Special Gift for Veterans

Gilmore Jasion Mahler’s (GJM) benefit Wanderlust: A Night in Casablanca was successful in its goal to help Flag City Honor Flight send more veterans to Washington, DC. The 2019 event, held November 1 at Findlay’s Marathon Center for the Performing Arts, raised over 95-thousand dollars for the nonprofit. Major sponsors included Ohio Logistics, Huntington Bank and American Interiors. Their generosity and that of all sponsors, and those donating at the event, helped to contribute to the final number of $95,263.71. Auctioneer Trent Farthing helped to grow the total by getting the crowd of about 250 caught up in the bidding excitement during the Wanderlust live auction, and the “fill the flight” call for donations.                               

Flag City Honor Flight is a volunteer-run organization funded solely through donations. Its mission is to send veterans to Washington, D.C. to see the memorials built in their honor. In light of the large amount of money raised at Wanderlust and other fundraisers throughout the year, the organization plans to once again offer two flights and two bus trips in 2020. Flight dates are June 9 and September 22. Bus trips are April 24-27 and October 16-19. Flag City Honor Flight serves veterans from not only the Findlay-Hancock County region, but across the state of Ohio and beyond.

Gilmore Jasion Mahler is proud to support the organization by coordinating and hosting the special event. The firm is grateful to all those who have helped to make this year’s event such a success. GJM has hosted three major fundraisers for Flag City Honor Flight since 2016, raising a total to date of $266,667.11.

Some key Wanderlust 2019 sponsors and donors joined Gilmore Jasion Mahler and Flag City Honor Flight for a check presentation December 11, 2019 at the GJM Findlay office.

Pictured left to right:

Nikki Clement, Laurie Zydonik, Marcia Walton, Deb Wickerham, Bob Weinberg, Kevin Gilmore, Mike Brough, Courtney Haas, Steve Schult, Tracy Kennedy, Chuck Stumpp, Susan Ross Wells, Don Bledsoe.

Those unable to attend Wanderlust: A Night in Casablanca who would like to donate to Flag City Honor Flight can do so anytime at www.flagcityhonorflight.org.

Established in 1996, Gilmore Jasion Mahler, LTD is the largest public accounting firm in the region, with offices in Maumee and Findlay. Locally owned, GJM offers cloud-based accounting services and provides comprehensive financial services including assurance, business advisory, tax, risk advisory, healthcare management and outsourced accounting. GJM’s professionals specialize in industries including construction & real estate, healthcare, manufacturing & distribution and utilities.

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