Improving the quality of more than just our clients’ lives…
Advocating Across Generations
Through his work with Boy Scouts of America, Portland Community College (PCC) Foundation, and Western Seminary, advisor Ron Wilkinson focuses on the next generation, as well as their adult counterparts, by integrating his values of education, life planning, and leading a positive spiritual life.
Serving in fundraising, committee, and ground level support roles in all organizations, Ron feels leadership training, life skills, personal management, and the overarching message of teaching youth and emerging adults to live a positive life are key reasons for his involvement.
“I believe an educated community is an economically viable one. A spiritually trained community has personal positive transformation at its core and the programs I am involved with open young adults and adults eyes to possibilities, and prepares them, gives second chances, – and sometimes, first chances – at education and hope. These venues allow me the opportunity to be their advocate.”
“When ye are in the service of your fellow beings ye are only in the service of your God.” Mosiah 2:17
Time and Money– Tools for Furthering Honorable Values
Evan Russell contributes both his time and money to a number of organizations with causes close to his heart including Boy Scouts of America, http://www.scouting.org/ Tualatin River Keepers, http://www.tualatinriverkeepers.org/ and Friends of Bull Mountain, to name a few. Evan also is a Senior Mentor for emerging planners through the Portland and SW Washington Chapter of the Financial Planning Association http://www.fpanet.org/. Evan feels his time and financial contributions help maintain successful programs that have a direct impact on children and families values.
Evan is very active in his church, pays a full tithe, and serves as Public Affairs Co-director for a group of nine congregations.
“Giving allows me to practice doing what Jesus would do. It connects me to those I serve, and gives me a type of satisfaction that self-interest can never offer.”