Janiczek’s Community Involvement
It’s not happiness that brings us gratitude; it’s gratitude that brings us happiness.
At this special time of the year, we at Janiczek Wealth Managements seek to express the profound sense of gratitude we feel for the many blessings we have received. This year many team members have spent their free time volunteering in the community and organizations that are close to their heart.
Matt Gray spent 2016 teaching a Personal Finance course at East High School through Junior Achievement. Wrapping up the year, Junior Achievement hosted Finance Park; a day-long activity in which middle schoolers learn how to build budgets and manage a career in real-life scenarios. Matt enjoyed spending the day with the children teaching them the importance of budgeting.
Pam Dorn has spent the year mentoring a group of young athletes from ages 5-16. She works with them on goal setting and affirmations. In the last year she has been amazed by the goals that the children have set. Pam worked with a five year old on long terms goals. A five year old mapped out how she wanted to be a Disney princess; brave, kind, smart, humble, pretty and loving. The passion that the young kids have hold a special place in Pam’s heart.
Kyle Kersting enjoys volunteering at the Boys and Girls Club with at risk youth. Kyle describes his experience, “These are great children who lack mentors and a steady support system. Providing help with homework, reading and writing, or even playing games, makes such a big impact in their daily lives. I look forward to these volunteer events and feel I am giving back to the community in a positive way.”
Carole McKeown volunteers for the Four Mile Living Historic Park and the Denver Architecture Society. A highlight of her year was spending October at the Four Mile Living Historic Park’s pumpkin festival. In just one weekend, they raised over $30,000 for the museum and park.
Brady Siegrist kept himself busy by volunteering at many organizations; Samaritan House, Brent’s Eley Foundation, and the Colorado Ovarian Cancer walk. A moment Brady will not forget is volunteering at the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation’s Cycle for Life Event.
Cathy Wegner volunteers with Colorado Uplift. Colorado Uplift is dedicated to making a difference in the lives of urban youth through the development of long-term, consistent, life-changing mentor relationships. Cathy participated in Uplift’s fall book reading project by reading the book Owen & Mzee to a class of 4th graders at Denver Green Elementary.
Brian O’Neil donates his time as a Kids Mobility Volunteer and most recently a Thanksgiving Meal Project Volunteer. This past year, the Thanksgiving Meal Project provided meals to over 280 families. Brian and his family delivered four meals to families in the Denver area. Brian stated, “It was a humbling feeling to help out in what we thought was a small way and it reminds me to be very thankful for everything that I have. It’s one of my favorite days of the year.”
Joseph Janiczek, “Being engaged in community service and faith formation organizations has profoundly impacted and grounded my life in the most important ways.” Joseph remains very busy in 2016, as he is heavily involved in the community. Joseph helps homeless families at the Samaritan House, he has befriended the homeless at Christ in City, and is currently a board member for the Spitzer Center for Ethical Leadership. Some of Joseph’s closest friendships started and flourished in such organizations and some of his most meaningful life experiences have resulted in participated in such groups.