What attracted you to the organization/Why did you get involved?
Sadie made me do it. It was actually Sadie's father that made me do it. We [Plains Capital Bank] got involved through business contacts but we have really gotten behind the cause. I've known Sadie and her sister for quite some time and they are just really good kids and I like doing stuff for good people.
In your opinion, what is the most important work that this organization does?
The contact from birth to three. I had two kids in the NICU and I know how important it is to establish that connection between babies and their parents. It is really important to make a safe environment for the baby and their parents and that is what First3Years is doing.
How does First3Years uniquely contribute to the community?
It gives a different take on what a lot of people are already doing out there. Just the name of the organization changes the way we look at it. Any contribution by nonprofits is great but I think it is especially important what First3Years is doing for infants. If we establish these connections in the first three years of life we are going to be that much further ahead than if we hadn't, it's all in the name.
What do you hope the organization will achieve in the near future? In the long term?
Continue to grow. I am looking forward to all of the future programs they [First3Years] will be able to develop.
Do you have an anecdote about this organization that really moved you? Or is there anything else you would like to share?
I just wish everyone has as much passion about their job as Sadie does. Like I saw at the golf tournament, she just has a lot of energy and a lot of passion for what she does.