At MKG Financial Group, we hold a strong belief in leading a life that is balanced between work, home, and community. As a reflection of our belief in community involvement at the personal and corporate level, we lend leadership, financial support and education to healthcare, culture and the arts, through participation in the following Oregon based organizations:
De La Salle North is a North Catholic High School providing a faith-based, college preparatory education to underserved students from the Portland area. Their goal is to develop tomorrow’s community leaders by making high-quality education accessible to motivated young people in a learning environment that values cultural, spiritual and ethnic diversity. The educational approach provides each student with the opportunity to succeed through small classes, high expectations and active participation in their Corporate Internship Program. They don’t turn away any capable, motivated or interested student because they cannot afford the tuition.
Folk Time has been connecting people who share the experience of living with mental illness through peer support and community-based activities since 1986. FolkTime operates 5 social programs throughout the Portland Metro area offering games, classes, music, art, outings, and daily meals in safe spaces. FolkTime offers the only peer-to-peer social program in the tri-county area that is free and open to anyone over the age of 18, regardless of health care system affiliation. FolkTime additionally provides peer support through 5 clinics in Clackamas and Washington County, as well as manages a Mental Health Awareness Campaign for Clackamas County.
White Bird Dance is committed to bringing the best Portland-based, regional, national and international dance companies to Portland, Oregon and to fostering the growth of dance in the region. White Bird strongly believes in making dance exciting, educational and accessible to everyone, young and old, of all social backgrounds, and seeks to realize these goals through contributed income and sponsorships, which will facilitate outreach to schools and keep ticket prices affordable. Fifteen years, 160 dance companies, 29 new works commissioned, and a total audience of over 350,000 – and all since Walter Jaffe and Paul King launched White Bird in July 1997 as a not-for-profit organization.