“Every day is a new day of opportunity,” notes Boston-based Daniel Palmier. He would like to share this positive attitude with the community.
In 2014, Daniel Palmier and his family started The Palmier Foundation to benefit individuals and communities, worldwide. Steeped in Judeo-Christian values, The Palmier Foundation’s mission statement is to acquire and grow resources that assist individuals in local and global communities to attain a better quality of life. The Palmier Foundation, inspired by His Purpose, works on the principle that helping and serving others is divine and blesses all those who participate. The Bible says in Proverbs 11:25, “A generous person will prosper; whoever refreshes others will be refreshed.” (NIV). The Palmier Foundation combines financial resources, education, social services, and volunteerism to improve lives and communities across all continents. Dan Palmier and his family have also supported research and incubation projects to improve the quality of life in American and abroad.
Dan and his family also “walk the walk” and are perennial participants in walks, runs, golf tournaments, marathons and other activities to help other foundations and causes, contributing thousands of miles and thousands of hours of personal time. This Fall 2017, Dan will run the Marine Corps Marathon to raise money for InterVol, a medical organization providing medical supplies and life-giving attentions to those most in need in some of our most impoverished corners of the world. Dan has run in the Boston Marathon for many years, raising funds for the American Liver Foundation and Notre Dame University’s global charities.
Other marathons, walks, and activities the family has participated in also honor the memory and raise monies for “local heroes” such as the Lieutenant Walsh and Firefighter Kennedy Memorial Fund. The Foundation also walked and ran many miles for One Fund Boston to benefit the victims of the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing. Dan has also run and walked for his good friend, Kimberly Stemple, who has a rare form of Mitochondrial Disease and progressive muscular degenerative disease. The Jimmy Fund Walk allows participants to follow the course of the 26.2 mile Boston Marathon route, and honors friends, family, co-workers and patients facing all forms of cancer.
The Palmier Foundation also supports the performing arts. They recently supported the Masconomet Regional High School Music Department fund student participation in district and state level music festivals, and outreach concerts to promote music education in Massachusetts.
Other organizations and agencies who benefit from The Palmier Foundation’s support include: The Notre Dame Haiti Program, Asian Christian Academy, Brigham & Women’s Hospital, the Kelly Cares Foundation, Rivertown Church, Perspective Ministries, InterVol, the Wounded Warriors Project, Catholic Schools Foundations of Boston and New York, the Notre Dame Sorin Society, Tufts Hillel, Wellesley METCO, Inc., One Fund Boston, the Lieutenant Walsh and Firefighter Kennedy Memorial Fund, The Buddy Dog Humane Society, American Red Cross for Hurricane Sandy recovery, Newton Country Day School of the Sacred Heart
Neill B. Faucett
Neill B. Faucett is a Managing Principal of Lubert-Adler, focusing on new acquisitions and asset management in the Southeastern United States. Mr. Faucett is also a member of the Investment Committee. Mr. Faucett has over forty years of experience in the real estate investment sector. Prior to joining Lubert-Adler, Mr. Faucett formed Faucett Consulting, which advised real estate clients in equity and financing transactions as well as strategic planning and business structures. Previously, he was a founding partner of the Atlanta accounting firm, Faucett Taylor & Associates where he concentrated on real estate. Prior to this, he worked for the international accounting firm of Arthur Andersen. Mr. Faucett graduated magna cum laude from Auburn University. He received the President’s Award as the outstanding business school graduate. In addition, he was selected as the outstanding accounting graduate.
In addition to the Palmier Foundation, Mr. Faucett also serves other charitable organizations. Mr. Faucett is on the board of the Asian Christian Academy.. He also serves on the board of Widow Life (perpectiveministries.org). Widow Life provides care for the widow and fatherless and encourages others to do the same. Mr. Faucett is on the advisory committee to raise funds for the City of Refuge in Atlanta, Ga. The City of Refuge seeks to lead individuals and families on a journey to self-sufficiency for generations to come by focusing on five key areas; health and wellness; housing; human trafficking; vocational training and youth development. Finally, Mr. Faucett is on the board of the World Outreach Foundation. This foundation is guided by Matthew 25:35 : “For I was hungry, and you fed me. I was thirsty, and you gave me a drink. I was a stranger, and you invited me into your home. I was naked and you gave me clothing. I was sick and you cared for me, I was in prison and you visited me.” Honduras outreach is one of the foundations primary ministries (hoi.org).
James B. Palmier
This past May, James graduated from the Isenberg School of Management at The University of Massachusetts, Amherst. Currently employed with Volkswagen Group of America as a product specialist, working in sales and finance, James continues pursuing his interests and gaining greater experience in the automotive world. James has a passion for the promise of new transportation vehicles with equal passion for the responsible use of natural energies. James has already demonstrated his commitment to researching and developing sustainable energy sources. In his launch of “UC Green”, James has created an incubator for experimenting with biodiesel made from vegetable oil. James, together with his father Daniel, is working toward his goal of making America and other countries more energy efficient, responsible to their citizens’ health, and less reliant on importations.