charitable-causes

In addition to the charitable initiatives we support as a corporation, we wanted to highlight the many charitable causes our employees participate in during their personal time.

Marc Edelstein, a loan officer at our Royal Oak office, keeps the spirit of holiday giving alive year-round with his Pay It Forward Promise program. Every time a customer chooses Marc Edelstein for their home financing needs, he promises to make a $50 donation to the charity of their choice. This year, Marc has donated more than $4,550 to charities in the community, including the Canine Community Rescue Center, Karmanos Cancer Institute, Gleaners, Children’s Leukemia Foundation and Make a Wish Foundation.

Megan Heal, a member of our appraisal department, volunteers at the Animal Welfare Society of Southeastern Michigan in Madison Heights. This year, the shelter is participating in a program to find foster homes for dogs and puppies during the holidays. The foster program allows the shelter to clean up and repaint the kennels for the New Year. In addition to helping the shelter clean kennels, walk, bathe and groom animals, Megan decided to make her house a warm and loving foster home for a dog this year.

Danielle Boote, branch manager of our Brighton office, hosted a Santa party to raise money for the local Gleaners Food Bank. As a result, Danielle was able to help families in southeast Michigan put food on their table this winter.

Pam Hall, a loan originator from our Livonia location, also makes an effort to keep charitable giving alive year-round. Each year, Pam hosts the “Tiki Bowl,” an event she runs in memory of her Maltese that raises money for various animal shelters and organizations. Since starting the event, Pam has raised more than $3,800 for various humane societies in southeast Michigan. This year, she will be hosting an open bowl at Plaza Lanes of Plymouth in hopes to double the donations for the Huron Valley Humane Society.

We love hearing about what others are doing in the community! What charitable causes do you support?

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Tim Ross is CEO of Ross Mortgage Corporation and a lifelong mortgage lender. He has served as president of the Mortgage Bankers Association of Michigan and two terms as a governor on the Residential Board of Governors with the Mortgage Bankers Association of America. Today, Tim is an active participant, charter member and past director of America's Mortgage Cooperative and recently served as the Chairman of the Mortgage Industry Advisory Board for the State of Michigan. Outside of work, Tim enjoys running, golfing and participating in triathlons.

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