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Giving back begins with paying it forward.

Our commitment to being a Network For Good drives us beyond simply helping our clients achieve financial success. Each of our team members are personally and heavily invested in philanthropic endeavors that continue to make a difference in our communities.

Edwardsville Neighbors

In 2009, a hardship that hit close to home inspired and committed Chad and Kathie Opel to launching a community effort with the goal of helping other families in similar times of crisis. By 2010, Edwardsville Neighbors was established as a certified 501(c)(3) charitable organization. Today, led by a volunteer board of directors, their tireless charitable work continues in actively seeking and accepting nominations for families facing medical hardship within District 7. Since its inception, the charity has given back over $1 million dollars in direct assistance to local residents. To learn more about their ongoing work, or to nominate a neighbor, visit edwardsvilleneighbors.org. 


The Hometown Dream

As Founder and President of The Hometown Dream, Amanda Ponce also works as an advocate and resource for local residents throughout the Highland school district in need of assistance with securing medical devices, supplies and/or equipment. Her philanthropic work has been influential in helping subsidize financial burdens associated with unforeseen tragedy or crisis – a noble cause that continues to elevate the well-being of those in her hometown community.