Community Engagement

2022 | Ronald McDonald House Kansas City

DeMarche volunteers worked at the Ronald McDonald House in Kansas City decorating the three residential facilities for fall to create a fun and welcoming environment for the resident families. The Ronald McDonald House keeps families close to their sick children while they get medical care and supportive services. On any given night, the Ronald McDonald House is helping 91 families in need with both short and long-term housing.

Board Service

Timothy Marchesi, CFA, President and CEO of DeMarche, is a board member of the ArtsKC regional council. ArtsKC’s programs and services are designed to “advance lives through the arts.” This includes programs for the arts community and those engaged with the arts in the Kansas City region. Additionally, ArtsKC works with local government and civic leadership to advocate for the arts.

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.

Peg VanWagoner, Senior Consultant, is a board member of the Kansas City Friends of Alvin Ailey. KCFAA serves as an educator, presenter, and unifier, facilitating dialogue about race, place, and diversity; presenting of New York’s Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater and Ailey II; and educating the neediest children in the Kansas City area about critical life skills through dance.

Past Volunteer Service

2021 | Rotary Youth Camp

DeMarche worked at the Kansas City Rotary Club 13’s Youth Camp in Lee’s Summit, Missouri for our annual volunteer service day. We spent a hot but rewarding day helping with maintenance, repairs, and cleanup throughout the camp grounds. DeMarche also donated $1,000 from our Blue Jeans Friday Fund along with an in-kind donation of office furniture for use at the camp. For nearly 100 years, the camp has striven to be the nation’s finest youth camping facility, serving disabled and disadvantaged children and young adults and empowering as many Kansas City-area youth as possible. 

2020 | Habitat for Humanity

DeMarche 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.

2019 | Veterans Community Project

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.