We can all use doses of Good News in life, but it’s become especially important the past few months to find positive mental nutrition in the midst of all the bleak headlines and reports on the news feeds. We’ve got one for you that’s a heartwarming share we are grateful for today.
A Dose of Good News
In response to private practices across the country being forced to temporarily close their doors, the Geier Family Foundation is pledging $200,000 in grants to provide relief. Jay Geier, founder, and CEO of the Scheduling Institute started the Geier Family Foundation with his family to serve individuals and organizations in need. When the Geier Family Foundation learned that the office closures resulted in thousands of front desk team members having an urgent need for financial assistance as they struggle to pay for housing and food without their normal income, they immediately wanted to do something to help. The grants will benefit 400 5-Star Certified team members who work in practices that are Scheduling Institute members during these tough economic times.
“I’d like to announce an extremely exciting initiative we have going on during this time of uncertainty with COVID-19,” said Flint Geier, Jay Geier’s eldest son. “We’re privileged and honored to announce $200,000 in grants for Scheduling Institute 5-Star Certified team members. We wanted to create relief in this time of need for a group of people that we are very grateful for. The 5-Star Certified team members have been an integral part of not only the Scheduling Institute’s business but also my life. For as long as I can remember I knew that my dad (Jay Geier) did one thing … help doctors learn how to get more new patients, and these team members are on the front line of that. Being 5-Star Certified not only means that you have successfully completed Scheduling Institute’s core training on the telephones, but that you are committed to on-going accountability for bringing new patients into your practice. We wanted to do something to show our continued support for these dedicated team members.”
Positivity is Contagious
Jay Geier first announced the grant opportunity to Scheduling Institute’s top membership level, the 5X Coaching group. He urged them to forward the grant information to any team members they thought would benefit, and challenged them to give during this time if they were financially able. “I really believe that money always works out if you do the right thing, so I want to give a commensurate amount in a month that technically most people are in dire need. I challenge you to do the same. Even if when you look at the numbers you can only give $10 or $50 … just do it.” Jay went on to explain why he chose the front desk team members, “During this time of quarantine it is meaningful to do something close to home, and this is a special group of people that I don’t usually get to give to. This group really means a lot to me. It was a family decision, and they agreed right away.”
The 5X Members accepted the challenge with excitement, with several pledging to match the grant amounts for their team members. Soon, all of the other Scheduling Institute membership levels were also referring eligible team members to apply. We’re all looking for some good news right now, and it looks like some fantastic news is headed to 400 5-Star Certified team members.
It isn’t every day that we as individuals have the ability to help one another, but if there was a perfect day for that, why not make it today? Spend some time thinking about someone you might be able to bring some good news to – not even necessarily in the form of money – and go do it. It may seem like a trite TV ad slogan, but there really is power in the phrase “we are all in this together.” Let’s make this more than a saying and put some action behind those words today.
“Positivity is contagious. LET’S START A PANDEMIC.”
The Geier Family Foundation is a non-profit organization that was created to serve individuals and organizations in need. Funds are disbursed annually to a variety of causes. Generosity and gratitude are the motivating forces behind their mission; faith is what determines their path.