Newton, MA – October 9, 2018 – Jim Quigley, Founder and CEO of Barrington Wealth Management in Chicago, Ill. won the 2018 Invest in Others Global Impact Award, one of seven awards presented on September 27 at the 12th annual Invest in Others Awards Gala in Boston. Jim earned the honor for his charitable work with Hope’s In, which received a $40,000 donation from the Invest in Others Charitable Foundation.
Hundreds of nominations were received for the Invest in Others Awards this year. Winners were selected based on their leadership, dedication, contribution, inspiration, and impact on a non-profit and the community it serves. The Global Impact Award is presented annually to a financial advisor who has made a lasting impact on a community in another country by actively serving as a volunteer for at least three years with a charity whose primary mission is to help those who live outside the United States. Jim was one of three national finalists for the award.
“Congratulations to the other finalists who were very deserving to win. This is a great honor and it is an encouragement to everyone involved with Hope’s In; the Board, the volunteers and the donors. The funds will be well used to benefit our beneficiaries in Guatemala. I also appreciate the work done through Invest in Others and plan to help them advance their efforts as well ” said, Jim Quigley.
In 2006, Jim Quigley and his family journeyed to Guatemala, where they inadvertently joined a group building playgrounds for local school children. Jim and his family found the service so moving and enjoyable, they continued to volunteer abroad annually and started inviting friends along for the experience. Six years later, Jim’s family formalized their passion for international service when his daughters founded Hope’s In, a nonprofit that empowers families living in the Guatemala City garbage dump communities as well as develop the next generation of humanitarian leadership. The organization partners with local Guatemalan organizations to build homes, sponsor elementary school classrooms and run medical clinics in impoverished neighborhoods.
Jim’s commitment to Hope’s In has been unwavering since 2012. In addition to covering many startup and operational expenses, Jim has played an active role in fostering community relationships, connecting Hope’s In with businesses, donors, and volunteer groups. Jim continues to volunteer on service trips every year which have resulted in 35 homes being built that house about 175 Guatemalan people. For Jim, each trip is life changing and something significant is always learned.
“We are so grateful for Jim’s work and commitment to this organization. His quiet, sacrificial support and dedication was such a humbling experience to acknowledge and celebrate through the Global Impact Award. His countless hours and heartfelt investment in our impact makes the lives of so many people both Stateside and in Guatemala better” said HOPE’S IN’s Executive Director, Courtney McGovern.
About the Invest in Others Charitable Foundation
The inspiration for the Invest in Others Charitable Foundation, a 501(c)(3) charity, came directly from the financial advisors who invest in others by giving back to their communities with overwhelming generosity and dedication. Since its founding in 2006, Invest in Others has amplified these efforts by providing a platform for advisors to increase awareness, visibility, and funding to their favorite non-profits. For more information, visit www.investinothers.org.
About Hope’s In
HOPE’S IN NFP’s mission is to empower families living in Guatemala City and develop the next generation of humanitarian leaders. HOPE’S IN empowers Guatemalan families by defending their rights to shelter, education and healthcare. This is done by building homes, investing in local tutoring programs and financially supporting and volunteering at local health clinics. Also, the organization’s newest initiative is to formalize a network of Guatemala’s leading organizations that champion inclusion for children with disabilities in Guatemala City.
The development of humanitarian leaders is done through both international service trip opportunities and local volunteer programs. Additionally, HOPE’S IN is piloting a program for service learning in a public high school in Illinois. These volunteer opportunities give students a unique perspective of the world that allows them to enhance their skills as a leader in a global narrative. Learn more about HOPE’S IN at www.hopesin.org.
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Invest in Others Charitable Foundation
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