Deeply rooted within the Summit culture is a desire to make a positive and lasting impact. This is seen not only within our commitment to providing our clients with an exceptional experience, but also in our local communities as we seek ways to make a difference. We believe when we join hands with our brothers and sisters in our community to care for those who need it, our impact can be felt for generations to come. Scroll through the images below to see some of the recent projects our staff have been involved with, either personally or with Summit team-based volunteer days.
Kitchen on the Street
The Summit Wealth Group Scottsdale branch organizes "Bags of Hope", providing lunches for poverty level children in the Phoenix area. This is an annual volunteer day for the Scottsdale branch which happens every October.
Team Samaritan House
Dan Cook, Vice President in our Lone Tree office, is part of the cycling team known as "Team Samaritan House". They bike in various cycling events throughout the year including Ride the Rockies, Pedal the Plains, Copper Triangle and many more to help those experiencing homelessness.
Team Samaritan House was created to raise both awareness and money to support and help the families and individuals experiencing homelessness in the Denver community.
Ross and his family recently volunteered at Crossfire ministries in Colorado Springs. This is a Christian, faith based organization which puts God's love into action by offering food and daily necessities to those in need.
The Never Alone Foundation
Nathan Archuleta, advisor in our Colorado Springs office, serves on the Board of Directors for the Never Alone Foundation. He attends and volunteers at events such as their annual 5k and Never Alone Family Ball.
The Never Alone Foundation invests in families connected with the international adoption community. Drawing from the foundation’s reservoir, they bridge the financial gap to assist parents in bringing orphaned children home.
Angel Flights West
Since 2015, Marie (in our Scottsdale office) and her husband Tim have been involved with Angel Flights West.
Tim is a Pilot in Command for Angel Flight West. He flies patients to and from, sometimes remote locations, to the facilities that provide their critical healthcare services. Marie helps with the outreach programs, educating doctors, hospitals, clinics and hospice facilities about this free service. Marie and her husband have even provided housing at their home in Scottsdale to help with the patients' expenses and to provide a warm and loving home away from home.
Eagle Academy Student Meals and Snacks
Kristy McClurken in our Lone Tree, CO office, volunteers for Eagle Academy Student Meals and Snacks. This non-traditional school helps kids that have aged out of foster care or are in high risk situations finish high school. Each month she puts together a meal to feed the kids. She also helps collect and distribute bus passes, King Soopers cards and ready-to-eat meals and snacks to provide for the kids.
Jefferson County Action Center
The Summit Lakewood, CO team volunteered for a day back in July to help organize school supplies that would be distributed to families in need!
Night to Shine, Tim Tebow Foundation
Alyssa out of our Lakewood office had the opportunity to volunteer at Night to Shine, which is an unforgettable prom night experience for people with special needs.
Mississippi Coastal Conservation Association
Gary James, Vice President in our Meridian, MS office, volunteers on the Board of Directors for the Mississippi Coastal Conservation Association. He works the booth for membership drives and helps to raise awareness to what CCA does for recreational fishermen and women. He also presents the Association's financials at state board meetings and interacts with the national office to adhere to accounting rules and standards.
Every year around Christmas time, the Colorado Springs office staff spends time at Christmas Unlimited (one of Pikes Peak regions oldest charities) helping families in need to obtain toys for their children for Christmas.
Food for Thought
Our Lone Tree, CO team volunteers annually with Food for Thought packaging bags of food for low-income families in the Denver area.
Community Foundation of Greater Memphis
David Lee in our Memphis office has been a member of the Grants & Initiatives Committee for the Community Foundation of Greater Memphis for 10 years. They make decisions regarding the use of funds to support organizations that improve life in Memphis.