Legacy – Message From the CEOFebruary 1, 2018
Today, I have cousins and siblings who are doctors and lawyers, engineers and teachers, manufacturers and business owners, civil servants, and social workers. One of my cousins was a U.S. Congressman and another was the U.S. Ambassador to Switzerland. My grandparents and their extended families would be proud and surprised. They came for a better life, for life itself, little could they imagine the contributions to their new home that their descendants would make.
I understand that the world has changed since the early 1900’s. I understand that threats to our country, and others, require increased security. But, I cannot understand how unifying families should not be encouraged and how providing a home to young people who are already demonstrating significant contributions should not be welcomed. I wonder where my generation would be if those before us had been turned away or deported. Lately, I’ve been thinking a lot about my grandparents.
Lee Sherman, President & CEO