Each year the DeMarche Charities Committee selects a local nonprofit in need of funding and volunteers. In 2020, we worked at a Habitat for Humanity of Kansas City site installing rough-in blocking in the closets and kitchens and painting house exteriors. Habitat for Humanity helps families in our Kansas City community build strength, stability, and self-reliance through shelter. 729 Families in 16 neighborhoods have been helped by Habitat in 2020 alone, and we are proud to do our part to make sure that our neighbors have decent, affordable shelter.
Timothy Marchesi, CFA, President, CEO, and Chairman of DeMarche is a board member for the KC Rep and Chair of the Finance Committee. The KC Rep serves over 13,000 area students, providing them with the opportunity to write, perform, and work with professional artists. The Rep’s education programs build community by connecting people through productions and programs that educate, entertain, challenge, and inspire.
Tom Woolwine, Vice Chairman, is a board member of the Kansas City Rotary Club Foundation and Chair of the Investment Committee. The Rotary Club brings together people from all walks of life who want to use their expertise for good. Together, they empower youth, improve health, promote peace, and advance our communities in all corners of the globe.
DeMarche worked with the Veterans Community Project to help build and furnish houses for homeless veterans. Our volunteers installed ceiling insulation in 16 tiny homes and presented a check for $1,000 from our Blue Jeans Friday Fund. During the holidays, our employees donated new household items including dishes, eating utensils, bathroom towels, bed linens, rugs, and cleaning supplies.