Celebrating Red Nose Day
As strong supporters of the Boys and Girls Club of Thurston County, Pillar Financial Group was proud to sponsor a table at this year's annual Foundation for the Future Breakfast, held Thursday, May 25, 2017. The breakfast coincided with the annual Red Nose Day, celebrating charities that help provide assistance for kids in need.
Thurston County Boys and Girls Club - Born to Be Wild
Zale Crawford, one of the financial planners in our Olympia office, serves on the board of directors for the Boys and Girls Club of Thurston County. He hosted a table at the annual fund-raising dinner and auction on October 21, 2016. One of Zale's clients contributed a weekend in their treehouse retreat, which proved to be very popular. In fact, two people were willing to bid the same amount ($1,200), so this client donated two weekends! Zale and the Boys and Girls Club are so impressed with their generosity!
Council for the Homeless in Vancouver
On October 20, 2016, Kathleen O'Connor, the financial planner in our Vancouver, Washington, office, was a featured speaker at the annual fund-raising luncheon for the Council for the Homeless in Vancouver. Kathleen's presentation, "The Family Effect," centered on the period of time that one of her family members was homeless. Pillar Financial Group was a sponsor for the event, and Kathleen hosted 20 guests. Kathleen serves on the board of directors for the Council for the Homeless.
Girlfriends Run for a Cure
Kathleen O'Connor, the financial planner in our Vancouver office, walked 6.55 miles (1/4 of a marathon) in the Girlfriends Run for a Cure race that was held on October 16, 2016, in Vancouver. Two friends, Joy Stonex and Paula Johnson, walked with her. There was hardly any rain despite dire predictions of a torrential downpour. This is the 10th year that this race has been put on by Northwest Personal Training, and $450,000 has been raised in that time to support breast cancer resources. This year, the funds raised will be divided between the Kearney Breast Center at PeaceHealth Southwest in Vancouver and the Pink Lemonade Project, a Vancouver nonprofit organization with several support programs for women dealing with breast cancer.