It is hard for many to believe it's already been a decade since Legacy Stories co-founders Tom Cormier and Dennis Stack put their vision on paper.
They met in 2007 after Tom lost his business partner in a plane crash and Dennis lost his father, then lost his mother to Alzheimer's.
By chance introduction, they shared stories of lost loved ones, and the stories they took to the grave. In an 'aha' moment they realized that as family elders of the 20th century pass away, we are losing the greatest body of wisdom in history. And, to allow these priceless life lessons to go extinct would be one of greatest tragedies in history.
To answer the call they launched the Living Legacy Project, with a mission to provide families essential legacy education, tools and resources at no cost, so that anyone, regardless of economic status can leave their mark in history.
To fully commit to this challenge Dennis left a lucrative 20 year career as a wealth manager for UBS/PaineWebber, and Tom ended a 15 year run of his national talk show. The two then formed DenTom, llc. dba Legacy Stories.
"I realized I had been doing a good job helping my clients pass down their valuables but not doing anything to help them pass down their values," Dennis remarked. "And having missed the chance to ask my own parents about their past, I wanted to make a difference, and this mission became my passion."
With the help and support of their talented advisory team, social investors and many others, they constructed the world's most comprehensive legacy-building platform with resources for families and the profesionals who serve them.
"I was searching for a purposeful way to apply my marketing and business experience after the loss of my business partner," said Tom. "This project has given me the opportunity to collaborate with top experts in multiple disciplines from around the world who all want to make a difference with us."
Dennis sees a chance to heal at a time when it's needed most. "In a world divided, rallying around a common cause to pass down our wisdom to the next generation can bring us all together in a meaningful way," says Dennis. "The Living Legacy Project is making a difference in the lives of families and in society as a whole. We can only hope people will take action before it's too late."