Two Me Fine Board Members Named TBJ’s 40 under 40!

We’re ecstatic that two of our board members were recognized by the Triangle Business Journal in their annual 40 Under 40 awards. The 40 Under 40 awards recognize outstanding professionals under the age of 40 for their contributions to their organizations and to the community. Five judges from the local business community and the Triangle Business Journal pored over nearly 250 nominations to come up with the final list of 40 winners in the 2015 class. This year’s class was honored at an awards luncheon on June 24 at Raleigh Marriott Crabtree Valley.


Jake Connors is our board chair and has served the Me Fine Foundation board for over three years. His leadership and strategic thinking has taken Me Fine to levels we never would have dreamed. Jake’s full time job is a Institutional Retirement Plan Consultant for Compass Financial Partners. He resides in Raleigh with wife Emily and two children Theo and Alice.







Ben Steel joined our board just under a year ago and has already made a significant impact. He helped orchestrate our Music For Me Fine spring event that raised nearly $20,000 for Me Fine. Ben is Vice President, Asset Management / Broker-In-Charge at Empire Properties. He and his wife Lindsay reside in Raleigh and are expecting their first child soon.






Meet Jake, Ben, and our other board members at the 2016 Me Fine Gala. Join us on Saturday, September 17th for an unbelievable evening of live music and dancing, incredible food and drink, all benefitting our community’s children who need our help. The 2016 Me Fine Foundation Gala sponsored by Centrifuge Media will once again be held in downtown Raleigh at City Club Raleigh. The Annual Me Fine Gala is our signature fundraising event. Since our foundation receives no funding from federal, state or local government, we rely heavily on the success of this event.

Be a part of this fantastic event by getting tickets now before they sell out! Take advantage of our early bird special and purchase tickets here for the reduced rate of $100/single and $180/couple through August 15. After that date, only single tickets will be for sale at $125/each. Buy your tickets here! Your business can also help Me Fine by serving as a sponsor! Click here for sponsorship information!

Thank you for your support!

Richard Averitte, Marketing Chair, Me Fine Foundation