“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 so that they can continue to raise funds in order to benefit communities locally and abroad. Daniel Palmier and his family have supported The Buddy Dog Humane Society, which finds permanent, responsible homes for the animals in their care, and Soccer Support Abroad (SSA), which provides pre-owned equipment to children in developing countries and impoverished areas. Daniel Palmier has been actively involved with donating money and supplies to the St. Christopher School in Staten Island, New York and the American Red Cross for Hurricane Sandy recovery, and financing a technology and arts building for Newton Country Day School of the Sacred Heart in Newton, Massachusetts.
Other groups that Daniel Palmier aids include the Catholic Schools Foundations of Boston and New York, the Asian Christian Academy, the Notre Dame Sorin Society, Tufts Hillel, Wellesley METCO, Inc., and One Fund Boston, which benefits the victims of the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing. Through the Palmier Foundation, Daniel Palmier also helped raise funds for the Lieutenant Walsh and Firefighter Kennedy Memorial Fund, which honors the two firefighters who perished recently fighting a blaze in the “back bay” area of Boston.
Previously, Daniel Palmier ran the Boston Marathon in 1994 and 1996, raising funds for the American Liver Foundation. Daniel Palmier ran the 2014 Boston Marathon to raise funds for the Lieutenant Walsh – Firefighter Kennedy Memorial Fund, One Fund Boston, and Friends of Wellesley METCO, Inc. through the Palmier Foundation. In 2015, Daniel raised funds running the Boston Marathon in support of Notre Dame Charities.
Daniel Palmier participated in the Jimmy Fund Walk, inspired by his friend Kimberly Stemple. Kimberly Stemple has a rare form of Mitochondrial Disease and progressive muscular degenerative disease, which are both genetic. She is a proud HeLa gene immortal cell line donor for much-needed research. 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 Jimmy Fund supports Boston’s Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, through raising funds for adult and pediatric cancer care and research in efforts to improve the chances of survival for cancer patients around the world. Although cancer is their focus, through their genetic research, they have been able to open doors to treatment for many other diseases.
The Palmier Foundation also supports the performing arts. They recently supported the Masconomet Music Parents Association, which helps 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 Middleton, Boxford, and Topsfield, Massachusetts.
The Palmier Foundation supports the environment by funding incubator research in the development of sustainable energy sources. The genesis for UC Green came from experimentation with sustainable energy sources in the form of fuel for cars.
Daniel Palmier of Boston also understands the serious nature of cardiac arrest. As a result, the Palmier Foundation is also currently mobilizing substantial aid to communities in Haiti with a particular emphasis on their hospital’s cardiac arrest services.
James B. Palmier
Currently attending the University of Massachusetts, Amherst with a Business major at the Isenberg School of Management, at the age of 21, James B. Palmier has already demonstrated his commitment to researching and developing sustainable energy sources. Developing UC Green as an incubator for experimenting with biodiesel made from vegetable oil, James, together with his father Daniel, is working toward his goal of making America to become more energy efficient and independent by decreasing the need to import fossil fuels from foreign countries.
Henry D. Palmier
A Freshman at the University of Notre Dame and competitive soccer player, Henry D. Palmier founded Soccer Support abroad (SSA). SSA provides pre-owned equipment to children in developing countries and impoverished areas. Both lifelong athletes and proponents of fitness, Henry and Daniel understand the benefits of how sports such as soccer and organizations such as SSA can benefit youth around the world, through encouraging active lifestyles, teamwork, leadership, awareness of sustainability through recycling, and building character and friendships. Henry is a Navy Reserve Officer in Training and aspires to attend the Mendoza School of Business.