A direct quote from John Lermayer and the inspiration for the Pursue Happiness Foundation. John knew his influence and chose empowerment over power, and now it is time to carry that torch forward. This foundation, with your help, will honor John’s legacy of generosity of heart, body and mind. At a time when it feels as if the platform on which we stand is shaking beneath us, let us be more dedicated than ever to assisting the hospitality industry, let us stand with our community.
Pursuing Happiness is not reckless or selfish, it is mindful and inclusive. Doing good work is not about approval or acceptance, it is about leading by example in a manner that will surround you with the people you need to support that core pursuit of happiness. To recognize those who respect the shift, to shine light on who do good work and to elevate those who pursue happiness; this is The Pursue Happiness Foundation.