Charity Challenge

It is very rewarding to be a part of a company where values are more than just words on a website or mentioned in slick marketing campaigns, but are actual living, breathing values that owners, executives and team members are expected to uphold each and every day.

If you look at any of my social media on a regular basis you can see that I firmly believe that one person can and should make a difference in the world. That each of us should reach out to lend a helping hand whenever possible.Lets do our part

For the third year in a row, my company (yes, I take so much pride in where I work that I call it MY company) has held an annual Charity Challenge. Below is an excerpt (highlights, underlines, bolding are my own) from our president regarding this challenge.



For the past two years, it has been very rewarding to communicate the results of our Annual Charity Challenge. As I’ve told each of you before, it is the most rewarding result I have the privilege of reporting to you, far more rewarding than any production numbers or financial results.

Our 2015 results have been totaled and we have achieved our goal once again! Because of your time and generosity, not only did we reach 100% employee participation in our 2015 Charity Challenge, but we far surpassed what we hoped we would achieve. My sincere gratitude and appreciation to each member of our Starkey Mortgage Family.

As you can see by the list below, we assisted in helping over 330 organizations this year. The donation of your time contributed well over 3000 man hours in serving our communities. This is remarkable and something we should each be very proud of. In addition to these man hours served, many of our offices also donated over 2757 canned foods to their local food banks at a cost that is hard to measure, but likely accounts for another $2875 in employee contributions.

The next challenge for each of us is to continue our charitable ways and efforts on an ongoing basis and live up to our mission and value statements. At Starkey Mortgage, we are a different kind of company where people come first!
Before I get to the list of organizations we helped (it is a long list)…..

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Keep it Real

Organizations we helped:

12 Stone Church

306 Elite Performance and Development

5k for Friends of A

5K Run with Soldiers

7 Bridges For Recovery

Adopt A Family

Air Academy Boys Lacrosse – DoCo Classic Tournament

ALS Association

ALS Charity Walk

Atlanta Habitat For Humanity

Atlanta Mission

Atlanta Mission – Down Syndrome

Atlanta Mission – Making Strides Against Breast Cancer

Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s

American Cancer Society

American Diabetes Association

American Heart Association

American Red Cross

Animal Rescue

ARC Thrift Stores

Arthritis Foundation

Arlington Life Shelter

Austin Area Food Bank

Austin Elementary School Field Day

Backpack Beginnings

Ballet Austin



Beds for Kids

Being Convinced

Bethany Food Pantry

Big Brother Big Sister

BKM Foundation

Bonfils Blood Center

Boys Ranch

Boy Scouts of America

Boulder – JCC

Bras For A Cause Brittany Rescue

Brittany Rescue – Pumpkin Patch

Brown Santa – Travis County

Buddy Walk for Down Syndrome Awareness

Calvary Children’s Home

Cancer Levine Children’s Center

Capital Area Food Bank of Texas

Caring Casserole

Carrington Place Nursing Home

Carry The Load


CASA of Pikes Peak Region – The Hanger

Casa de Esperanza

Catholic Youth Organization (CYO)

CCA Resale

Cedar Hill Health Center

Central Texas Dachshund Rescue

Chamber of Commerce

Change the World

Choctaw College Connect

Charles Ellis Montessori Academy Field Day

CHCC Love in Action

Cherry Hills CC Love in Action

Children’s Charity Fund

Children’s Medical Center – Dallas

Choctaw College Connect

Christ Church of Plano

City House

City of Refuge

City Wide Club of Houston

Clothe a Child

Cobb Street Ministries

Colin’s Hope

Colorado Care and Share Food Bank

Community Youth Sports

Cook Children’s Neurosciences Epilepsy Day Camp

Cornerstone Charter Academy

Corpus Christi Chive

Corpus Christi Food Bank

Covenant Church

Cross Pointe Church

Cumberland Interface Ministry

Dallas Cat Lady/SAFEER

Dallas Children’s Advocacy Center

Dallas Elf Society

Dallas Life

Dallas Resource Center

David E Smith Fall Carnival


Denison Animal Rescue

Denver Rescue Mission

Down Syndrome Association of San Antonio

Down Syndrome Guild of Dallas Buddy Walk

Durham Rescue Mission

Eagle Scouts

East Side Church of Christ

East Texas Food Bank

ECCCM Hunger Walk

Edmond Hope Center Food Drive

Edmond Women’s Council

Edmond Realtor Blood Drive

Ellabell Fall Festival

Emerald Coast Mud Run

Emily’s Place

Enduring Gratitude

FBC Lewisville

Feeding Families – Turn Hunger into HOPE

Feed My Starving Children

First Christian Church

First Responders Lunch

Fort Bend Women’s Shelter

Foundation For The Homeless

Four Paws Animal Clinic

Fragile X

Free The Streets Organization

Freewheelers Wheelchair Basketball Tournament – UT Arlington

Friendship Trays

Friendswood United Methodist Church Ministry

Frisco Community Bible Church

Frisco Family Services

Galveston County Food Bank

Genesis Women’s Shelter

Georgia Baptist Children’s Home

Georgia Public TV

Global Dove Ministries

Golden Club of North Texas

Goodwill of Newnan Georgia

Grace Bridge

Greensboro Urban Ministry

Grief Support

Gwinnett Basketball League

GW Industries

Habitat for Humanity

Handmade Dog Collars Sell in Auction

Harvest Hope

Heart of The Bride Ministries

Helping Hands Home for Children

Hephzibah Baptist Church

Hero Makers

Hickory Healing Hands For Children Soup Kitchen

Hickory North Carolina Food Bank

High Point Area Builders Association

High Point Area Builders Association Veteran Skeet Shoot

High Point Pony Baseball League


Hobby Horse Farms

Holly’s Border Bar Crawfish Boil and Charity Fundraiser

Home Builder Foundation

Home Builders Foundation of Metro Denver

Home Works

Houston Food Bank

Houston Food Pantry

Houston Humane Society

Human Rights Campaign

Hunger Canned Food Drive

Interfaith Caring Ministries

It’s the Journey 2 Day Walk for Breast Cancer

Jamestown UMC

Jasper High


John Wesley United Methodist Church

Junior League Thrift Sale

Junior League of Collin County

Katy Area Parents of Multiples

KAPOM (Moms of Multiples Group)

Keller Williams Cares

Keller Williams Cares – Living For Zach

Keller Williams Cares – Susie’s Wish

Keller Williams Red Day

Kidney Foundation

Kids Against Hunger

Kids to Love Foster Care

King Outreach Ministry

Kiwanis Club Easter Egg Hunt

KW Cares

Leukemia and Lymphoma Society

Loaves & Fishes Food Bank

Longmont Food Share

Longmont Humane Society

Lost Pet Hotline

Lotta Foundation

Love Truck Ministry

Making Strides Heart Walk

Maxfund Mutt Strutt

Mayfest Tree Give Away

McCreesh Home Shelter – A Place To Live

McKinney Animal Shelter

Meals on Wheels

Melissa Library

Memory Support Nursing Home

Metro Relief


Minnie’s Food Pantry

Miralle League of High Point

Mission Arlington

Mission of Hope

MS Big Bicycle Ride

Must Ministries

National MS Society

NC Food Bank

Norcross Coop

North Fulton Community Charities

North Gwinnett Co-op

North Mesquite High School Band

North Texas Food Bank

Operation Backpack

Operation Christmas Child

Operation Kindness

Operation Paintbrush

OSO Pony Baseball League

Out of the Garden Food Bank

Painting With A Twist

Painting With A Twist

Painting With A Twist

Pamela C Hill Memorial Golf Tournament

PCH Memorial Golf Tournament

Pets Fur People

Pillars of the Community

Pines Library

Plano Senior High School Booster Club

Port Aransas Beach Cleanup

Project Angel Tree

Project Joy & Hope

Providence Place

Pueblo Cooperative Care Center

Rawson Saunders Cafeteria

Reading To The Elderly

Redeeming The Time Baptist Church

Relay for Life

Resource Center Food Pantry

RHA Howell Benefit Ride

Richmond Hill Seafood Festival

Ride for the Cure

Rock n Roll Marathon

Rocky Mountain Prep

Ronald McDonald House

Saddle Up Foundation

Salvation Army

Salvation Army Food Pantry

Salvation Army Angel Tree

Samaritan’s Purse

Samaritan Inn Easter Egg Hunt

San Antonio Battered Women’s Shelter

San Antonio Food Bank

San Antonio Livestock and Expo.

San Antonio Recreational Center

Savannah Christian

Savannah Sailing Center Autism Event

Second Harvest Food Bank

Sentinels of Freedom Foundation

Shady Grove Wesleyan Church

Sheffield Elementary School

Sheppard Staff Ministry

Shriners Children’s Charity

Smoky Hill Vineyards Food Pantry

Snow Drop Foundation

South Charlotte Middle School

Southwood Care Center

Special Needs Children Horseback Riding

St. Benedict Church

St. Gregory’s Church

St. James Catholic School

St. James Fall Festival

St. John the Baptist Church

St. John’s Catholic Church

St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital

St. Jude Give Thanks. Walk.

St. Vincent de Paul Church

Steeple Chase

Stewpot Shelter

Storybook Ranch

Students On Service

Sunshine Kids

Susan G. Komen

Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure

Susan G. Komen Volleyball Tournament

Talahi Island Community Center

Tender Hearts Women’s Shelter

Thanksgiving Baskets

Thanksgiving Feed for the Homeless

Thanksgiving Lunch with Elementary School

The Extension Drug & Rehab Center

The Haven Animal Rescue

The Haven In The Village at Carolina lace

The Links

The Montgomery Area Food Bank

The Resource Center

The Samaritan Inn

The Shed

The Samaritan Inn

The Wesley Mission Center

Tender Hearts Ministries Thrift Store

Therapeutic Riding Center, TESSA

Thy Way Ministries

Touch a Truck

Town of Pantego

Toys for Tots

Triad Baptist Church

Trinity Church

Trinity Episcopal Church

Trinity Methodist Church

Trunk or Treat

Tucker Civic Association

Turning Point – Fill A Truck

Twinomujuni Children’s Home

Tybee Island YMCA

Union Gospel Mission

University Interscholastic League (UIL)

VA Clinic Sherman, TX

VA Real Estate Professionals (VAREP)

Van Zandt County 4H

Vertical Church

Veterans Association of Real Estate Professionals

Veteran Housing Assistance

Volunteer w/church

Volunteer with City for soccer & field monitoring

Walk For Wishes

Walker Park Elementary School

Warriors Weekend Fishing Trip

Waterfront Rescue Mission

Wesley Mission Center

Wesleyan Christian Annual Golf Challenge

West End Community Garden

World Series Softball Tournament

Wounded Warriors of Texas

Wylie Texas Little League


Young Life


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