President of Legend Advisory Corporation
For more than two decades, financial services executive Michael Quiel has refined his skills in investment banking, management, and consulting. He began his career in 1989 as the owner of Biltmore Equities & Securities, where he employed more than 50 brokers. After selling that firm, Michael Quiel founded and served as President of Desert Mountain Securities. In 1994, he became a stockbroker at Donald & Company Securities, Inc. While there, he established himself as the branch’s top-producing broker.
After leaving Donald & Company Securities, Mr. Quiel joined Global Financial, where he worked as a stockbroker and branch manager. During his time there, he became one of the firm’s most successful brokers while also managing more than two dozen other brokers across multiple offices.
Since 2001, Michael Quiel has headed the consulting firm Legend Advisory Corporation. In this role, he has helped to develop more than $200 million in equity.
The Rypien Foundation Joins AmazonSmile
An investment banking professional, Michael Quiel has led the Legend Advisory Corporation as president since 1999. In his spare time, Michael Quiel likes to stay involved with charitable organizations like the Rypien Foundation.
In 2013, the Rypien Foundation joined the AmazonSmile program to increase its funding for childhood cancer prevention. Through the program, Amazon customers can make charitable contributions when they purchase from the website, and they have the ability to designate a favorite from a list of different charities. Once a charity like the Rypien Foundation is chosen, the customer can shop, and 0.5 percent of the final purchase price on eligible AmazonSmile products is donated to the charity. On some occasions, Amazon will increase the donation amount on specific products and services for a promotional period. There is no additional cost to the consumer for using this service.
Since the program’s inception, tens of millions of eligible products have been made available to the public. The products are labeled with the verbiage, “Eligible for AmazonSmile donation.” However, recurring Subscribe-and-Save purchases and subscription renewals do not qualify.
Fundraising to Fight Childhood Cancer - The Rypien Foundation
Michael Quiel, the owner and president of Legend Advisory Corporation, has over 20 years of investment experience. Michael Quiel is dedicated to giving back to the community and over the course of his career has donated over $2 million to the Rypien Foundation and other charitable organizations.
Established by football star Mark Rypien after he lost his son to cancer, the nonprofit Rypien Foundation holds a number of events throughout the year to raise funds to support its mission of addressing the needs of child patients with cancer and their families. All of the proceeds go to the children. One event is an annual winemakers’ dinner held at Northern Quest Resort and Casino in Spokane, Washington, where guests donate to the Foundation while enjoying a multicourse dinner paired with premium wines from two of Washington state’s top wineries. The Rypien Foundation also participates in a pair of charity golf tournaments, the Mickey Steele Golf Outing and the Buehrle Golf Classic, which help raise funds for children’s and cancer charities. Combined, the tournaments raise more than $100,000 for the benefiting charities each year.
Interested individuals can make donations to the Foundation directly. Volunteers are also welcome.
Make-A-Wish Arizona Invites Guests to Studio 540 at the Phoenician
An experienced financial services executive, Michael Quiel serves as president of Legend Advisory Corporation in Fountain Hills, Arizona. Michael Quiel is an active member of his local philanthropic community, generously supporting organizations such as the Make-A-Wish Foundation.
Each year in Arizona, an estimated 540 children will be diagnosed with a life-threatening medical condition. Inspired to grant the wishes of each eligible child in the state, Make-A-Wish Arizona has chosen “Studio 540” as the theme of its 2015 Wish Ball. The fun and glamorous event is influenced by the historic 1970s New York City nightclub, Studio 54, with guests encouraged to wear disco-themed attire.
Make-A-Wish Arizona’s Wish Ball serves as the organization’s annual benefit gala. Organized by co-chairs Jennifer Moser and Renee Parsons, the 2015 event will take place at the Phoenician resort in Scottsdale, and will include dinner, dancing, and a live and silent auction. Several corporate and individual sponsors will also be in attendance, along with many of the children whose wishes have been granted by Make-A-Wish Arizona.
The Rypien Foundation and the Mickey Steele Golf Outing
Michael Quiel leverages more than 20 years of investment banking experience to serve as the president of Legend Advisory Corporation, a consulting firm where he focuses on brokerage management, syndication, and capital formation. Outside of his professional endeavors, Michael Quiel has contributed extensively to charitable organizations like the Rypien Foundation, a nonprofit that former NFL player Mark Rypien founded after he lost his own son to cancer.
Focused on the goal of helping children with cancer, the Rypien Foundation raise funds for families by participating in a number of annual events, including the Mickey Steele Golf Outing. The outing takes place in May every year at the Queenstown Harbor Golf Links in Queenstown, Maryland. The links features two of the state’s top-rated public golf courses. Created to benefit charities that assist children, the golf outing honors businessman and Maryland native Mickey Steele, who passed away from Acute Myeloid Leukemia in 2004.
Steele’s family and friends, including Mark Rypien, have since gathered to participate in the Mickey Steele golf fundraiser. For the past 10 years, the Rypien Foundation has been one of the tournament’s benefiting children’s charities.
Make-A-Wish Arizona Chapter Receives Grant from Arizona Diamondbacks
As managing principal and president of the Legend Advisory Corporation in Fountain Hills, Arizona, Michael Quiel represents investment clients located across the globe. Dedicated to helping others whenever possible, Michael Quiel supports numerous nonprofit organizations, including the Make-A-Wish Foundation.
Started in 1980 with the Arizona chapter, the Make-A-Wish Foundation began when a seven-year-old boy named Chris Greicius, who had leukemia, wanted to become a police officer. The Arizona Department of Public Safety made his wish come true, and the organization developed from there. In 2015 alone, the Arizona chapter granted more than 350 wishes to children with life-threatening medical conditions.
On March 31, 2016, the Arizona chapter of Make-A-Wish received a $100,000 Grand Slam Grant from the Arizona Diamondback Foundation. According to Make-A-Wish, it takes approximately $10,000 to fulfill a wish, so the grant money given by the MLB team’s foundation will help at least 10 Arizona children. At the 10th annual Evening on the Diamond, which occurred at Chase Field, participants celebrated the western-themed event with auctions, a concert by country singer Cole Swindell, the granting of awards, as well as the establishment of a new scholarship. More than 800 people attended the event, which raised more than $1.8 million.