Stonebridge Financial Partners’ Community Support
Here is a list of a few of the community causes we support financially and/or with our time:
Since 1980, the Make-A-Wish Foundation has given hope, strength and joy to children with life- threatening medical conditions. From its humble beginnings with one boy’s wish to be a police officer, Make-A-Wish Foundation has evolved into an organization that grants a child’s wish in the U.S. every 40 minutes.
Check out our Walk-For-Wishes event day pictures here.
Habitat for Humanity of Oakland County is a nonprofit, ecumenical Christian housing ministry which seeks to eliminate poverty housing and homelessness from Oakland County, Michigan, and the world, and to make decent shelter a matter of conscience and action. The organization works in partnership with God and people of all faiths and backgrounds to develop communities for people in need by building and renovating houses, creating homeownership opportunities and, in collaboration with others, transforming lives and neighborhoods. https://www.habitatoakland.org
High School Seniors throughout Oakland, Wayne, and Macomb Counties are invited to apply for the Robert A. Schuele Scholarship through Boys and Girls Club of Oakland and Macomb Counties. The Robert A. Schuele Scholarship Fund was established to honor the life of a friend, a family man, and a business professional. The intention of the Robert A. Schuele Scholarship Fund is to grant a scholarship award in an amount that will secure the attendance of a student at a major college or four-year university in Michigan. The Trustees are searching for an applicant who has outstanding character, demonstrated commitment to academic studies, significant financial need and who will take advantage of the mentoring and networking resources the Trustees intend to offer to maximize the recipients educational experience.
In support of the Robert A. Schuele Scholarship, we sponsor two annual events –
- The Big Wine Classic is an annual golf, wine and charity event that brings together interested enthusiasts for a day of fun and fund raising. Each year, proceeds contribute to a four-year, full-ride scholarship to a deserving young person.
In the beginning, the Big Wine Classic started as a tribute to Rob Schuele, a good friend whose life was cut short. Rob’s dream was to “rock someone’s world” by sharing his good fortune with others. Each year, Rob hosted an event called Big Wine Night. It was an annual gathering where dinner guests were required to bring a rare and expensive bottle from their personal collection. Attendees would spend the evening drinking wine and celebrate their good fortune. Today, the Big Wine Classic realizes Rob’s dream and provides scholarship opportunity to college-bound students. The experience of helping to change others’ lives has not only “rocked their worlds,” but ours as well. In just three years, we have provided a four-year, full-ride scholarship to two deserving young people. It is our hope that through your generous donations and participation in the Big Wine Classic, you too will enjoy the experience of “rocking someone’s world.” “Infectus Negotium” is written on the scroll in our logo. It is Latin for “unfinished business” – the Big Wine Classic allows us to finish Rob’s business of helping others – something that will forever remain Infectus Negotium. www.bigwineclassic.com
- The Big Bird Classic is an annual hunt event, held at Hunter’s Creek in Metamora Michigan each fall. The hunt is followed by a beautiful wine tasting. For more information, please visit www.wingsandwinesociety.com/events, or contact our office at 248-647-2400.
The Michigan Animal Rescue League is one of southeast Michigan’s most established animal shelters, serving the community since 1953. The Michigan Animal Rescue League believes that every animal deserves the highest quality of life. Each and every animal that comes through our door is given unconditional love and regard in the form of physical care, socialization and the day to day joys that an animal would receive in a home. www.michigananimalrescueleague.org
The YMCA of Metropolitan Detroit is a non-profit, values-based human development organization serving southeastern Michigan. A part of the worldwide YMCA movement, the YMCA of Metro Detroit is committed to strengthening and enriching the development of kids, families and the community. https://ymcadetroit.org/farmington
Grace Centers of Hope offers a one-year life skills program for men, women, and children who are seeking shelter and healing for their souls. True change begins when the hurts of the heart are healed. Our Christian based approach to recovery offers the community and accountability which is so critical for long-term success. Grace Centers of Hope (GCH) provides help and hope to those in need without any government funding. For more information, please visit www.gracecentersofhope.org
Cornerstone Schools Partnership Program provides a deep and rich personal experience for both the partner and student. The partner joins his or her student(s) at four partner morning visits during the school year. Partner morning visits provide the opportunity for the partner and student to share in a classroom activity, learn what is being taught in class and continue to build upon their relationship. This year, Cornerstone will deliver educational excellence in its independent and charters school locations, serving over 1,100 children! Cornerstone is an ISACS Accredited and ISO Certified School and is known for its 95% High School graduation rate. www.cornerstonesschools.org
SOS was established in 1985 by seven religious congregations in Oakland County in response to the problem of homelessness. SOS works with a diverse range of people struggling with homelessness, including first-time homeless individuals and families, the chronically homeless, veterans, domestic violence victims, and people battling substance abuse, mental health issues, and frequently both. Since our founding, we have cared for more than 12,208 homeless children and adults. Annually, over 8,000 volunteers commit approximately 42,000 hours of in-kind support to provide over 34,000 meals and 11,000 nights of shelter.
The WGA champions education through golf in sponsoring the Evans Scholars Program. Established by famed amateur golfer Charles “Chick” Evans Jr., it provides full housing and tuition scholarships to deserving caddies across the country. For the academic year 2014-15, 870 caddies are enrolled in college on scholarship; there are nearly 10,000 Evans Alumni across the country. Most Scholars attend one of the 14 universities where the Foundation owns and operates a Scholarship House.
The Evans Program is funded by contributions from more than 26,000 WGA Evans Scholars Par Club members across the country, as well as Evans Alumni and proceeds from the BMW Championship.
Special Kids Fund, an umbrella organization for special needs and at-risk youth, is an innovator, creating Internet fundraising programs that enable the general public at large to participate in helping charitable causes on a regular basis. They believe that foundations, corporations, major philanthropists and every single one of us should be part of the charitable giving that truly makes America great! Their CharityChoice Gift Cards provide a way for everyone to add a charitable dimension to their special occasion, by giving a charity gift, whenever. www.charitygiftcertificates.org
*The above organizations are not affiliated with, nor endorsed by, Stonebridge Financial Partners, Cetera Advisor Networks, or CWM, LLC.