Holiday Message from Gary Hollister

Fourteen years ago, in December of 2002, seventeen of us gathered around a table for our first XANGO holiday celebration. It was a time of miracles for us and our company. Abundant passion, unlimited belief, never-ending talent, the invincible spirit… I knew XANGO was unstoppable—destined for lasting greatness and success. Aaron sang from the depths of his heart. There were no dry eyes.

Never before in all my business ventures had I witnessed the nucleus of such irrepressible talent as that of my partners Aaron Garrity, Joe Morton, Gordon Morton, and Kent Wood. I said to all, “Look around the room my friends. This is just the beginning.”

Earlier that month, Gordon had asked my partners and me to give a portion of all XANGO profits to a charitable foundation. Now, XANGO didn’t have any profits at that time, going into our second month of business, but that did not stop our giving. We chose to make a contribution that December, blessing children who needed it most.  

Together, daily we live Margaret Mead’s message to the world:

Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed, citizens can change the world.
Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has. 

My friends, this I know for sure: XANGO’s best is ahead of us. Surround yourself with positivity, honor the talents of those around you. Love, laugh, live, create and don’t take yourself too seriously. Commit, take action and change your world. 

May you have the most memorable time with your family, your loved ones and your friends this holiday season. We are grateful for you. We honor you and we thank you. God bless you in your health, happiness and success this holiday season.

Happy holidays from all of us at XANGO, 

Gary Hollister