Community Engagement

DeMarche has helped people reach secure retirements and financial outcomes through our advisory and discretionary services for more than forty years. We are likewise dedicated to improving our community through sustained and meaningful civic engagement.

Veterans Community Project

Each year the DeMarche Charities Committee selects a local nonprofit in need of funding and volunteers. Over the summer and fall of 2019, we worked with the Veterans Community Project (VCP) to help build and furnish houses for homeless veterans. In July, DeMarche volunteers installed ceiling insulation in 16 tiny homes and presented the VCP with a check for $1,000 from our Blue Jeans Friday Fund. In November, our employees helped turn the houses into homes by donating new household items including dishes, eating utensils, bathroom towels, bed linens, rugs, and cleaning supplies.

Board Memberships

KC Rep

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.

Rotary Kansas City

Tom Woolwine, Vice Chairman of DeMarche, 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.

Health Forward Foundation

Peg VanWagoner, Senior Consultant, is a board member for the Health Forward Foundation, former board chair, and sits on the Finance and Investment Committee. Health Forward fights for enduring change that will elevate the overall health of the populations they serve. They address the most widespread needs of communities, driving change in creative ways to help as many people as possible.