Helping Others Along the Way
We care deeply about making a difference for people, the community, and the planet. The city and community of Arvada have always supported our office and we want to give back. One of our goals is to devote 60 hours per year on community involvement. We do this both as an office and individually.
Arvada Community Food Bank
The Arvada Community Food Bank has been helping serve Arvada’s hungry since 1982, and its annual community food donations have exceeded 500,000 pounds. Andy has been volunteering for this great organization since 2008 and has been a board member since 2010. As an office, we hope to continue our efforts in helping this cause.
Susan G. Komen
The Susan G. Komen foundation has been actively fighting breast cancer since 1982, and its efforts to end breast cancer are becoming stronger each year – they have invested over $2 billion to date. They are focused on early detection, effective treatment, and more research to bring hope to people worldwide. Andy’s wife, Gina, is a survivor, and every October the McClaflin family sponsors a team for the Race for the Cure. We also send care packages to our clients who are currently fighting the disease and those who are survivors. We know how hard the battle is and we want to support our clients in any way we can.
Heifer International started in 1944 with only a few cows and now provides more than 30 types of animals to people in need. Its mission is to work with communities to end hunger and poverty and care for the Earth. Its animals are sent where needed and provide many valuable resources to the families who receive them. We started donating to this cause on behalf of our clients: rather than receiving a gift card for their birthday, an animal was donated to the Heifer project. Thus far, we have purchased a llama, a goat, and a water buffalo and we hope to purchase more animals in the future.
Apex Parks and Recreation District Foundation
The Apex Park and Recreation District Foundation has supported community recreation since 1973. They work on many projects to provide a significant and lasting benefit to the local community. Andy has been a board member since 2013, and he looks forward to expanding and improving Apex facilities and programs for years to come.
Jefferson County Schools Foundation
Jeffco Schools Foundation is a separate, nonprofit organization registered and in compliance with the Colorado Secretary of State. The organization has a strong and supportive relationship with the District Education Center and its leadership, as well as strong relationships with school leadership. Upon its creation over 30 years ago, the Superintendent and one school board member have always served as part of the organization’s nonprofit governing board of directors, comprised of community leaders.
Pulmonary Hypertension Association
The Pulmonary Hypertension Association is a 501c-3 organization providing support, education, advocacy and awareness for pulmonary hypertension. The Association focuses on preventative and curative methods by offering hope through support, education, research, advocacy and awareness. The overall mission of the association is to improve the lives of everyone affected by pulmonary hypertension and eventually aid medical research in finding a cure for PH.
Dumb Friends League Denver
Dumb Friends League Denver is an animal shelter that rescues animals & offers animal adoption. Our mission is to work with our compassionate community to end pet homelessness and animal suffering. To better reach and impact our community, the Dumb Friends League is a proud partner of the Metro Denver Animal Welfare Alliance (MDAWA), a coalition of public and private shelters, rescue groups and other animal-service providers committed to saving pets and fostering responsible pet ownership and regular veterinary care. By coming together as an alliance, we are able to place as many shelter and rescue animals as possible into loving homes within the far-reaching areas we serve.
I Have a Dream Foundation of Boulder County
The “I Have a Dream” Foundation of Boulder County is dedicated to helping low-income youth achieve a brighter future through long-term, comprehensive educational and cultural enrichment programs. The ultimate goal of “I Have a Dream” is to provide the youth it serves with the necessary support and trusting relationships they need to close the achievement gap with their more affluent peers and complete high school prepared for higher education and a fulfilling career. As a unique incentive, the program offers each Dreamer a four-year tuition-assistance scholarship for college or vocational school upon successful completion of high school.
*Raymond James is not affiliated with the above organizations.