CAF Volunteer National President Peter Chieco to be Honored as Finalist for IiO Lifetime Achievement Award This Thursday, September 23

September 20, 2021 – The Cooley’s Anemia Foundation is thrilled to share that Peter Chieco, CAF Volunteer National President, has been selected as one of three national finalists for the Lifetime Achievement Award as part of the 15th Annual Invest in Others (IiO) Awards.  Please join us in congratulating Mr. Chieco, and show your support by tuning into the 2021 IiO Lifetime Achievement Awards Presentation on Thursday, September 23 at 4:45pm ET. Watch at the following link:  (no logins or passwords needed). 

Mr. Chieco’s decades of work on behalf of the Cooley’s Anemia Foundation has gained him this unique honor, and as a result, CAF will receive a $20,000 donation from the Invest in Others Charitable Foundation. This donation will increase to $75,000 if he is announced as the winner of his category on Thursday.

The Invest in Others Awards highlights the philanthropic endeavors of financial advisors throughout the United States. Mr. Chieco, who serves as Managing Wealth Management Director of Morgan Stanley Wealth Management in Greenwich, has worked tirelessly in support of the Cooley’s Anemia Foundation for over 30 years. As father to a daughter with thalassemia major (also known as Cooley’s anemia), he has made it his personal mission to help find a cure for this genetic blood disorder. Since joining CAF in 1989, Mr, Chieco has volunteered as National Board Member, Westchester-Rockland Chapter President, and Chair of several committees such as Medical Information and Fundraising. Notably, Mr. Chieco developed CAF’s first endowment campaign, which provided the Foundation with financial stability during the COVID pandemic.

CAF National Executive Director Craig Butler commented, “The Cooley’s Anemia Foundation is thrilled that Invest in Others Charitable Foundation has recognized the extraordinary work and dedication of Peter Chieco, our National President and a long-time member of the CAF Board of Directors. Our Foundation is blessed with many amazing, committed volunteers, and it is heartening to see Peter acknowledged for his exceptional efforts on behalf of our patients. Thank you, Peter, and thank you, Invest in Others.”

Mr. Chieco offered the following remarks: “I want to thank Invest in Others Charitable Foundation for considering me for this wonderful honor, and most importantly for highlighting my work with the Cooley’s Anemia Foundation. My daughter was diagnosed with beta thalassemia major, also known as Cooley’s anemia, in 1988 when she was just nine months old. At that time her life expectancy was uncertain. Thanks to the decades of patient advocacy and medical research led by the Cooley’s Anemia Foundation (CAF), the medical treatment available to people like my daughter has taken leaps. Today, she has a thriving career, is married, and has a child of her own. We still have much work to do to find a universal cure for thalassemia, and receiving recognition from the IiO is wonderful encouragement as I continue my work with CAF.”

Please join us in congratulating Mr. Chieco on this well-deserved achievement, and tune in this Thursday, September 23 at 4:45pm ET to watch the awards presentation. Add this event to your calendar by clicking the following link:

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