Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Three Tips to Immersing Yourself in Local Culture While Traveling

Timothy “Tim” Maleck, a certified public accountant with the state of New York, works as a financial associate for a New York-based asset management firm. His work responsibilities include preparing financial statements and providing financial analysis for deal team requests. Outside of his professional life, Tim Maleck is fond of traveling. 

One way to make lasting memories while traveling is to immerse yourself in the destination's culture. Listed below are three tips that will help you better immerse yourself on your next trip. 

1. While you do not need to spend months learning French for a two-week trip to France, learning a few useful phrases in the local language will help you immerse yourself in your destination's culture. Also, doing so will allow you to engage more with the locals so that you can avoid playing the “point and pantomime” game. 

2. Reading up on the local history of a destination can enrich your experience and provide greater context in regards to your destination’s customs and culture. 

3. When planning your trip, avoid overplanning to where you don't have a chance to fully explore and get to know more about where you are. For example, you will likely form a stronger connection with Japan if you spend a week in Tokyo instead of trying to see multiple cities within that time frame.

Monday, July 9, 2018

Delta Sigma Pi Chapters Serve Their Communities

Timothy Maleck, a financial analyst based in New York City, holds a master of science in accounting from SUNY at Buffalo, where he played rugby and was recognized for his academic achievements. While at SUNY at Buffalo, Timothy (Tim) Maleck, was part of Delta Sigma Pi, a coed business fraternity.

Since 1907, Delta Sigma Pi has helped prepare business students for successful careers after college. Over 260,000 students nationwide have pursued excellence through the organization’s opportunities for professional training, leadership education, community service, and social activity.

Each of Delta Sigma Pi’s collegiate and alumni chapters is encouraged to pursue at least six service projects per year. To help chapters facilitate service initiatives, the national office provides planning resources and ideas for two specific endeavors: the Ronald McDonald House and Make a Difference Day. Chapters can help families affected by serious illness by earning money, collecting soda can tabs, cooking meals for families, or doing yard work at local Ronald McDonald Houses. 

Likewise, chapters can join Make a Difference Day on the fourth Saturday of October. Make a Difference Day, sponsored by USA Weekend magazine and the Points of Life Foundation, allows organizations across the country to qualify for national recognition and grants. Delta Sigma Pi chapters are encouraged to coordinate service projects around the Make a Difference Day event.

Friday, July 6, 2018

Fundraising Tips from Cycle for Survival

A CPA registered in New York CIty, Timothy Maleck has served as a financial analyst at a Manhattan-based asset management firm since 2015. Outside of his professional responsibilities, Tim Maleck supports charitable events that fund cancer research, among them Relay for Life and Cycle for Survival. 

To advance its mission of funding rare cancer research, Cycle for Survival operates high-energy indoor cycling events throughout the country. The organization offers fundraising support for participating teams and individuals, including tips on how to meet fundraising goals. 

Cycle for Survival offers a customizable email template that encourages participants to leverage social media to reach a wide range of donors. Sharing a personal story makes donation requests more compelling, as does requesting a specific amount from supporters who can give bigger gifts. In addition, it is important to follow up on requests and send thank you notes to people who make a donation. 

Cycle for Survival supporters can be confident that 100% of donations fund rare cancer research conducted at the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. Since its founding in 2007, Cycle for Survival has raised $180 million for rare cancer research.

Thursday, June 21, 2018

Washington the Latest City to Launch Major League Rugby Team

A New York City-based Certified Public Accountant, Timothy "Tim" Maleck is experienced in providing financial analysis and preparing financial statements. Supplementing his experience, Timothy Maleck holds a master’s degree in accounting from SUNY Buffalo, where he was a member of the school's nationally ranked rugby team.

Major League Rugby (MLR) began its inaugural season in April 2018 with seven United States-based teams and has already gained momentum for expansion in the near future. A New York team will join the league for the 2019 season, while a team was recently granted to Washington, DC, for no later than the start of the 2020 season. Former US Eagles fullback Paul Sheehy and businessman Chris Dunlavey led efforts to secure the MLR expansion franchise in the nation's capital, regarded as one of the country's largest rugby markets. 

The ownership group generated excitement for the new team with an exhibition match played between South Africa and Wales at Washington's RFK Stadium on June 2. The 57-year-old stadium, however, isn't certain to be the home stadium of the Washington MLR team. Along with New York, the Washington franchise will be the only MLR team east of New Orleans, as the other seven teams are based on the West Coast. As a result, MLR Commissioner Dean Howes anticipates a natural rivalry forming between New York and Washington.

Saturday, May 12, 2018

The Annual New York Cares Winter Coat Drive

Timothy Maleck, a financial associate in New York City, studied accounting at the State University of New York at Buffalo. Beyond his financial analysis duties, Timothy “Tim” Maleck spends time supporting a variety of local organizations through his work with New York Cares.

As the city’s most comprehensive volunteer network, New York Cares provides interested individuals with thousands of charitable opportunities at schools and nonprofits throughout all five boroughs. Over the years, New York Cares has established a number of philanthropic programs, including the annual New York Cares Coat Drive. For nearly three decades, the coat drive has provided in-need individuals with 1.8 million items of winter clothing, collecting more than 109,000 winter coat donations in 2017 alone.

Always looking to top their charitable successes, the New York Cares team has established future winter coat drive goals of 125,000 coats. While the coat drive is held in conjunction with the upcoming winter months, New York Cares accepts clothing and monetary donations year round at www.newyorkcares.org.

Tuesday, April 24, 2018

New York Cares Day for Schools Campaign

A New York City-based financial associate, Timothy Maleck divides his time between work and philanthropy. Over the years, he has participated in a number of cancer-research fundraising events. Timothy “Tim” Maleck also supports local organizations such as New York Cares.

Since 1987, New York Cares has connected local volunteers with a wide range of nonprofit groups. The organization also hosts a range of fundraising and volunteer events during the year, including the New York Cares Day for Schools. This campaign raises funds to expand public educational programming and help students develop self-esteem and essential life skills.

Volunteers interested in participating in a Cares Day for Schools must join or create a team. Individuals can choose their school site preferences when registering for the campaign, and the organization will do its best to place volunteers and their teams near their desired locations. New York Cares suggests that all participants set a goal of at least $100 and contribute $25 to get things started. 

As part of the fundraising effort, volunteers complete beautification projects at New York schools. In 2017, volunteers restored playgrounds and painted classrooms at 38 local schools.

Tuesday, March 27, 2018

Support Rare Cancer Research through Cycle for Survival

The recipient of a master's degree in accounting from SUNY, Timothy (Tim) Maleck earned induction into the Delta Sigma Pi and Beta Alpha Si honor societies. Now providing financial accounting and investment support service as a financial associate at a major New York City firm, outside of work Timothy Maleck contributes to charitable organizations such as Cycle for Survival.

Dedicated to raising funds for research to cure rare types of cancer, Cycle for Survival relies upon volunteers and donors to support its efforts. The organization invites the community to join the battle and become part of its life-saving mission.

Donors can make contributions online at www.cycleforsurvival.org/donate. Every penny of donations funds research through Memorial Sloan Kettering. Those who donate $5000 or more become members of the Cycle for Survival Battle Trust. These generous donors play a vital role in funding research efforts.

Individuals not in a position to commit financially can engage with the community or their companies to help raise funds. For example, interested individuals can organize teams of riders for local cycling events or create their own fundraisers.