LAFCU Branch Manager Steps Up to Support Women's Health Care as a 'Dapper Dad'
LAFCU West Lansing Branch Manager Jamell Williams has never fundraised before, but he is enthused about stepping out of his comfort zone to represent LAFCU in the Dapper Dads Challenge, an annual event benefiting physical and psychological health care for mid-Michigan women through the Sparrow Foundation and its Women Working Wonders (W3) Committee.
“LAFCU is a strong supporter of women in our community," said Kelli Ellsworth Etchison, LAFCU chief marketing officer. “The credit union not only provides financial services to women, but also awards college scholarships as well as donations to charities that benefit and empower women. It’s exciting to have Jamell represent LAFCU in this worthwhile fundraiser in support of women’s health initiatives.”
The Dapper Dads Challenge consists of an online campaign for votes, or donations here. Each vote is $5 and 100% tax deductible. Voting for the 45 2019 Dapper Dads closes at 5 p.m. on June 5.
“The cause motivates me to get involved,” said Williams, who has been with the credit union for five years. “I have a deep, personal passion for activities that help women be successful in life, and a huge area of need is care for their mental and physical health. Having a platform to communicate this need is extremely rewarding. At the same time, it demonstrates the incredible support LAFCU and its employees have for this community cause.”
Williams is also reaching out to friends, those he has volunteered with at his alma mater, Michigan State University, and fellow members of Pilgrim Rest Baptist Church in Lansing. But his daughters, Jenaiya and Journey, are his biggest supporters.
“Our girls especially like that I’m working to help Sparrow Health System because they were born at Sparrow Hospital,” continued Williams. “It’s humbling to be part of a tradition that has provided so much for the community.”