ID – Orchard Banking Office

What is your commitment to philanthropy and volunteering?

“Volunteering is more than just giving your time, it is about the energy, the sweat, and the smiles on people’s faces when they know that people from their community are there for them and not turning their eyes/backs on them.

Currently I am volunteering for Junior Achievement, teaching 5th graders about Economics and Credit. I have volunteered throughout my time at Boise State University partnering with my fraternity Delta Sigma Phi. For my first year I stepped up as the Philanthropy Chair on the board and planned a yearly blood drive through our philanthropy, American Red Cross. I also partnered with other fraternity and sororities planning volunteer events for our Greek community to come together and help in our community with Rake Up Boise, Paint the Town and cleaning up our beloved Table Rock, a well-known site here in the Boise Community. Currently the blood drive is a huge success on the Boise State Campus and happens twice a year and I was happy to begin the tradition with my fraternity before I left the University.”

What do you believe is the purpose of a volunteer trip like this, and how is such an experience beneficial for Sunwest and the community?

“To assist and help the lives in our local and global communities. Volunteer trips like this connect the lives that share this Earth, it is all our responsibility to help each other, regardless of our differences. We created the World we live in and it is our responsibility, as humans, to help each other in times of need. An experience like this is beneficial for Sunwest and the community because it shows our commitment to more than just running a successful business. Making money isn’t our goal, building up our local communities for the benefit of all, and creating better lives for others in our global communities.”