Elliott Broidy: Real Life Inspiration
By Martin Schwartz
These days, it is awfully easy to allow ourselves look at everything and everyone in the public eye with a great deal of cynicism. However, every now and then someone comes along and does the right thing – and it simply blows us away. Today, Elliott Broidy is that someone.
Unfortunately embroiled in a scandal, Mr. Broidy chose to be of the utmost help to the authorities in his cooperation with the investigation. On top of that, Mr. Broidy paid in restitution an amount of money that was, according to a judge, “significant excess of what he personally received.”
The judge added: “It is quite exemplary that his restitution to the fund exceed any of his own personal gain.”
You can read more details here, but rest assured you know the important points. Mr. Broidy has shown that one can not only be an upright and generous individual when things are going well, but also when times get tough. We can call take a lesson from him.
Here are a couple facts about Mr. Broidy that just may inspire you to try a little harder today:
- Mr. Broidy is a community and civic leader, and also a noted philanthropist who has served on many boards including the United States Homeland Security Advisory Council, Los Angeles Fire and Police Pension Fund, Kennedy Center, Simon Wiesenthal Center and the Los Angeles Police Foundation.
- Because of his substantial ability in finance and his interest in law enforcement, from 2002-2009 he served as a Commissioner of the Los Angeles City Fire and Police Pension Fund and was a member of the Board of Directors of the Los Angeles Police Foundation.
- In 2005, he was appointed by Secretary Michael Chertoff to serve on the United States Homeland Security Advisory Council as well as the Future of Terrorism Task Force and New Technology Task Force.