Early in his career, our founder, Bill Rouse sometimes had occasion to rely on the financial help and good counsel of a friend and colleague named Jim Cohen. One day, after a particularly generous offer of assistance, Bill asked him, “Jim – you just give, and give, and give. How do you do it?”
“Bill,” Mr. Cohen said, “The more I give, the harder it is to catch up with what has been given to me.”
Bill told this story often at employee gatherings. It was a simple story, but it could take him 20 minutes or longer, and while he was speaking you could hear a pin drop in the room. If the meeting were taking place at a restaurant or ballroom the waiters would stop and listen, transfixed. When Bill finished, he was often overwhelmed with emotion. Message received.
Liberty is a national and international company dedicated to giving back to our communities on a local level. Our local people know best what their communities need and how to deliver it. Some examples:
Bill Rouse Day of Caring
Victor N. Richard, Recreation Commissioner for the City of Philadelphia, one of the first beneficiaries of The Annual Bill Rouse Day of Caring