Meet Our Ladder of Hope Sponsors
Thank you to our Ladder of Hope Presenting Sponsors Bituminous Roadways, Inc. and Marsden Services and to our Title Sponsor, Anchor Bank. Learn more about them and why they support Guild:
“I just feel really good about supporting Guild’s mission and work and the positive impact on clients.”
When Kent Peterson, President of Bituminous Roadways, Inc. attended a Get to Know Guild event, he didn’t know much about mental illness. Feeling “really moved” by a dad’s story about his son and how Guild helped, he continued to reflect on what he’d heard. Slowly, he put the pieces together. “I knew his son when I was in high school,” he says. “We were friends.” A partner since 2011, this is the fourth year Bituminous Roadways, Inc. has sponsored Guild’s Ladder of Hope event. For Peterson, supporting the event means others get the opportunity to learn about mental illness as he once did. “I just feel really good about supporting Guild’s mission and work and the positive impact on clients,” he says. Watch as Peterson shares more about supporting Guild.
“We know the importance of taking care of people in our own backyard.”
“We know the importance of taking care of people in our own backyard,” says Christopher Reid, Marsden Services‘ Chief Financial Officer, of why they support Guild Incorporated. “Those with mental illness struggle every day in ways most people can’t imagine,” he reflects. “Knowing that Guild is providing hope, skills, and a future for our neighbors is comforting, and something we can enthusiastically support.” A new partner, Marsden Services donates 10% of its profits to charitable causes. This is their first year sponsoring the Ladder of Hope.
“Anchor is truly grateful to work with Guild and to be a part, even in a small way, of Guild’s mission.”
Anchor Bank has been supporting Guild since 2008, and they’ve been a Ladder of Hope Sponsor for six years. But, the events never get old for Health Stanton, Senior VP of Commercial Banking. Each year, he’s impacted. This year, it was the video featuring Dianna and her son Grant, that spoke to him. “The vibrancy of the mother and her struggles were really evident as was her ability to get back on track via Guild,” he recalls. “The comments from her son were very touching; his admiration moved me and the others at my table.” For Stanton, it’s passion that comes through at each event. It’s an aspect of Guild’s culture that he admires. “Anchor is truly grateful to work with Guild and to be a part, even in a small way, of Guild’s mission,” Stanton comments. “Guild is more than a client; they are a friend of mine and of the bank’s.”
December 15, 2016