LOTUS Financial Partners believes that every business has an obligation to give back to the community and have developed a philosophy of AMPLIFYING the IMPACT of our community members. We look for people doing great work that we can get behind and we try to donate time, money and support to those causes.
Financial literacy is boring for kids, right!? Not anymore! Funding the Future teaches kids the importance of smart financial decisions through live music, video, and an inspirational message shared by a musical celebrity. Funding the Future comes to us through our dear friend and colleague Nicole Spinelli. We are so excited to be able to sponsor live concerts that make financial literacy cool!
The LOTUS Team has participated in the Walk for Sudan, benefiting the Nuba Water Project, since 2009. The people of Sudan have suffered innumerable challenges due to lack of basic development, clean water, and civil unrest. Our clients Martha and Steve Riley have dedicated their lives to helping the Sudanese people live healthier more prosperous lives with access to clean water. They are a testament to the choice we all have to make our lives matter.
We became connected to the CF Foundation through the Herndon Family. Bill and Dawn Herndon have been working tirelessly to support the organization in any way they can. They can be seen frequenting all of the local CF fundraising events and make thousands of gourmet truffles each year with 100% of the proceeds benefiting CF foundation. Their son Zack was diagnosed with CF as a baby. We support the Herndon Family and the CF foundation in an effort to find a cure to this life-threatening disease. Note: they are making amazing progress with medicines that can "cure" some forms of CF!
By providing hope and positive vision, Optimists bring out the best in kids. I can't imagine two people that embody that mission more than our clients Charlie and Gunar Neumann. The Neumanns are always giving back, whether it be through Optimist International, their church, or supporting other charity organizations. We at LOTUS Financial Partners have had the opportunity to support their efforts by becoming "Friends of Optimist International." Charlie and Gunar, we salute you!
As a long time Jeffco resident and active volunteer in her community, Wendi Strom is passionate about both these local charities. The Action Center is a critical force assisting families in the Jefferson County area, they provide hope and assistance with the goal of breaking the cycle of poverty and increasing self-sufficiency. The Jeffco Schools Foundation believes that a quality education is the right of every student and works with several community partners to make sure that Jeffco students get the things they need to succeed…even down to full bellies and clothes on their back. One of Wendi’s favorite activities for both of these organizations is holding clothing drives that allow our entire LOTUS community to redeploy items no longer in use, and get them to someone in need.
LOTUS began holding shoe drives for Soles4Souls several years ago in an effort to amplify the work being done by one of our own, Brandi Miller. Soles4Souls uses the shoes they receive to create a micro enterprise model that provides people living in deep poverty in developing nations the opportunity to start and sustain small businesses by selling them. We love that, in addition to fighting poverty, repurposing these unwanted items and putting them to good use extends their lifespan and keeps them out of landfills!