P.J. Pearlstone is from what one might call an ASSOCIATED dynasty. For four generations, his family has been involved with Jewish Baltimore. As a young adult, P.J. wasn’t sure how he would fit in to THE ASSOCIATED, but he says he always had aspirations of being involved. He started small, serving on the board of Pearlstone Conference and Retreat Center and the AJC Real Estate Committee. Today, he is chairing THE ASSOCIATED Business and Professionals Group.
“As a financial advisor for Morgan Stanley Smith Barney, I find being a part of the Business and Professionals group helps me advance my network while giving back to the community,” says P.J. “Our motto is ‘doing good is good for business,’ and I have personally seen that the group opens doors. It allows you to meet doctors, lawyers, people involved in real estate, Jewish female professionals, techies – people that could be your next colleagues, clients, partners or even bosses.”
However, P.J. knows that while business success is a priority for him and his family, it is equally as important that he set an example for his sons – Zach, 9, and Jordan, 5 – by giving tzedakah and involving himself in projects that he knows impact Jewish Baltimore and the global Jewish world.
Through Business and Professionals, says P.J., “I truly have an insider’s perspective on the scope of the work done by THE ASSOCIATED and its network of agencies. I am fortunate to have the means to give back and through involvement in THE ASSOCIATED, my philanthropy is more meaningful.”
THE ASSOCIATED Business and Professionals group offers large-group and niche programming for doctors, lawyers, techies and those involved in the real estate industry.
Says P.J.: “Business people can sometimes be very focused on business. By being ASSOCIATED, I think we can step back and see how important it is to help other people.”
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