Faith Over Fear

Published
December 8, 2022
Topic
Community

The Garth Steele Faith over Fear Fund was created to encourage Welch LLP partners and staff to push themselves outside of their comfort zone and accomplish something that is meaningful to them.

“Life begins at the end of your comfort zone”

Neale Donald Walsch

Take a course at le Cordon Bleu, perform at the National Arts Centre, climb Mount Fuji, run in the Boston Marathon– there is a goal just out of reach for many of us, and the number one obstacle to realizing those dreams is ourselves. This Faith Over Fear Fund serves to encourage employees to conquer their fears and overcome all the thoughts and doubts that might be holding them back from doing something they have always wanted to do.

HOW DOES IT WORK?

Whenever Welch LLP staff achieve something on their bucket list, Welch LLP will contribute an amount of $100 to the Fund on their behalf.  The accumulated funds will be gifted to charity based on guidance from Garth and his family.

By believing in themselves, taking the initiative, and accomplishing their own dreams, the staff will encourage each other, as well as Garth in his own Faith over Fear journey.

WHAT IS THE STORY BEHIND THE NAME OF THE FUND?

Garth started at Welch LLP in the early 80s and has been with the firm for over 40 years. At the end of December 2021, Garth retired from the firm after receiving news that he was diagnosed with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS).

Garth relies heavily on his faith to help him cope and to make the most of each day. Garth’s talent as a communicator, and the courage to share his story, is reflected in his Faith Over Fear blog. Garth documents his journey, resilience and the support that he draws from his faith.

WHEN WAS THE FUND CREATED?

The Faith Over Fear fund was launched in 2022 to support Garth and his family, reflects Welch’s affection for Garth, and allows us to make a positive impact in the lives of others.

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