His 35 years as a real estate professional and his commitment to helping non-profits led Jack to the My Broker Donates concept. He’s a licensed California real estate broker (BRE #00470025) who served as managing broker for two successful Marin County, CA start-ups. For many years, he was responsible for locating housing when UCSF Medical Center recruited top administrators and key research people. His deep experience at the junction of real estate and the Web also resulted in the creation of seven successful lead-generation portals in California, Nevada and Hawaii. He served as a director for six years at the California Association of Realtors® and seven years at the Marin Association of Realtors®, with one year as president (2005), as well as two years as director at Marin Workforce housing Trust. The idea for My Broker Donates crystallized for Jack after he successfully negotiated real estate transactions for non-profit clients and followed his instinct to help them even more. Along the way, he raised $150,000 for the Marin Workforce Housing Trust, and donated over $25,000 to EAH Housing of California and Hawaii. Now Jack is dedicated to changing the world, starting with the way non-profits raise money.
Tom has been a non-profit junkie most of his life—as a volunteer, pro bono consultant, advisor, coach and board member. He took his sector commitment to a new level after reading Peter Drucker—“What the dawning twenty-first century needs above all is an equally explosive growth of the nonprofit social sector organizations…”. He brings to the sector his 30 years of experience in Organization Assessment & Development, Human Capital Management and Executive Coaching, having spent 17 years as an owner, business leader and consultant with Hewitt Associates. Through his work with the Taproot Foundation he’s helping to bring human resources to the non-profit sector and through My Broker Donates, the financial resources the sector needs. Tom’s career path has been informed and supported by his M.S. in Organization Dynamics from the University of Pennsylvania and B.A. in Business and Psychology.
Walter brings 30 years of commercial real estate to the team along with extensive philanthropic work. Prior to joining Rotary, Walter was an active pilot and board member for Air Lifeline providing non-emergency transportation through volunteer pilots and their planes. Walter received recognition as the Humanitarian of the Year in 2004 and 2012 for the 850 agent Sperry Van Ness organization and the 2012 Rotarian of the Year Award in the 150 member, Point West Rotary Club. He gives back through various means such as taking a motorcycle around the perimeter of Australia to publicize the Rotary Polio campaign and his work with Canine Companions for Independence. Walter is currently raising and training his ninth dog. Walter has been a leader with Sperry Van Ness as their National Director of Leads for Good and one of ten Asset Recovery Team leaders for the company. Helm received his bachelor’s degrees in Marketing and Psychology from California State University, Chico.