By: David M. Foster, CFP®, CAP®
Hello listeners, and welcome to the fourth episode of the Gateway Giving Podcast. My guest today is Courtney Noto, the Chief Development Officer for Marygrove.
There are lot of debates in our society about who is deserving of help, and I hope to be able to explore that topic in future episodes of this podcast, but the good news is that pretty much everyone agrees that kids are innocent and blameless for their own circumstances. That’s part of the reason it’s so heartbreaking to see kids who have the deck stacked against them in so many ways. Whether it’s something as horrifying as having physically abusive parents, or something as simple as lack of access to laundry facilities to be able to wear clean clothes to school every day, Marygrove exists to create an environment where kids focus on thriving, instead of just surviving.
Often called the “hidden gem of Florissant” (and they’d like to eliminate the “hidden” part), Marygrove was founded in 1849 to take care of neglected and abandoned girls, but in the present day, they care for girls and boys from birth to age 21. On any given day, they will have around 200 kids in their care, but over the course of a typical year, they will impact the lives of roughly 1,000 kids through the various programs and services they offer. As a parent, I would do just about anything for my kids, and I want to live in a world where every kid has a support system like the one I had growing up and like the one my kids have today.
If you’d like to learn more about what you can do to help create that environment for these kids and kids like them, then please listen to and enjoy my interview with Courtney Noto.
Courtney Noto and Marygrove are not affiliated with nor endorsed by LPL Financial, Gateway Wealth Management, or Cornerstone Wealth Management.