1987 God’s Love We Deliver on CNN Business News

1987 God’s Love We Deliver on CNN Business News


Live from New York! [HOST WILLIAM HARTLEY]: On Friday,
the Food and Drug Administration approved the first prescription drug for
AIDS. It is called AZT. It’s made by a British drug company’s American
subsidiary, Burroughs Welcome. It’s not a cure, but it does prolong life. Jan
Hopkins is here with the story of a volunteer organization that is also
providing relief for AIDS victims. It’s a group, by the way, started by a Wall
Streeter. [HOST JAN HOPKINS] Good morning, Bill. We’ve been hearing a lot about insider trading
scandals on Wall Street about power and greed. This is a story about Wall Street
good guys. Last July, 29-year-old Jane Best quit her job as financial advisor
at Sanford C. Bernstein. She wanted to devote all her time to the nonprofit
firm she co-founded. It’s purpose: deliver meals donated by Manhattan restaurants
to AIDS victims. [JANE BEST] I took out a bank loan and I had some savings from having
worked, and lived on that for about six months before I even had any income at
all. [JAN HOPKINS] Fifty volunteers including, three from Best’s old Wall Street firm, answer
phones, line up restaurants and make deliveries. Their efforts are backed by
contributions from individuals and firms including Sanford C. Bernstein. [JANE BEST] I think
there’s also a revolution taking place in terms of values in people in my
generation for sure in their 30s and older and younger realizing that money
is not going to bring you happiness. [HOST JAN HOPKINS] For Jane Best, happiness these days is
bringing good food to terminally ill AIDS victims. [GOD’S LOVE CLIENT] Now the appetite’s coming
back and it’s so nice to have good food that you don’t have to cook yourself. [HOST JAN HOPKINS]: As Jane Best says, “There are different kinds of wealth.”
The kind she has is a gift from AIDS victims:
that’s an appreciation for each moment of life. Bill? [HOST BILL HARTLEY] It’s a inspiring story, Jan, did
what she learn on Wall Street help her in any way? [HOST JAN HOPKINS] Yes, it helps her
every day. The selling skills that she learned on Wall Street she’s able to
sell restaurants to give meals because they can’t deduct them. And the financial
skills she’s able to use in organizing the money and
organizing the organization and using the money, investing the money, that is
contributed by individuals and corporations.

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