Doing Good In The Neighborhood

For every home I help my clients buy or sell, I donate a college or law school scholarship, tuition for music lessons so underprivileged children can attend Youth Music Project, and pizzas parties for teachers to promote learning. 

So far I've given ...

College/Law School Scholarships Awarded
Youth Music Project Scholarships
Pizza Parties Awarded

I am in the process of expanding my giving to health care professionals, police, fire, EMT's, teachers, and veterans. If you belong to one of these groups, please contact me so I can thank you for all that you do.

Picture on the left: 

Gaile Baack was my high school counselor at Madison High School. She encouraged me to go to college even when it was not even on my radar. Because of her, I went on to obtain a bachelor’s degree in Business Economics and Communications at Lewis & Clark College. After graduation, I became a bank manager of one of the largest banks, allowing me to not only help thousands of clients achieve their dreams, but also to provide for my children. I’m not sure where I would be had Gaile not been in my life. I created a scholarship program in honor of Gaile Baack, paying it forward to others as she did for me. The very first scholarship was given to one student volunteer at the New Year in the Park event in April. 

Picture on the right: 

I had dreamed of going to law school for 13 years, but I didn’t know how I would survive going to law school with three kids who were 3, 6, and 9 at the time, while maintaining a full-time job. Luckily, I had wonderful people who offered to help me get through law school, including Laura Stephens and Peter Greenfield. This picture was taken the day I was sworn in as an attorney. My legal education has benefited my clients in many ways. It is my honor to open the scholarship program to law students also, so they, too, could use their legal education to help those in our community. 

Why do I do it? I believe Tim McGraw said it best in his song, Humble and Kind:

"When you get where you're going, don't forget turn back around. Help the next one in line. Always stay humble and kind."

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