Community Involvement

“The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others.” -Mahatma Gandhi

In both my professional and personal life, I believe in the importance of philanthropy and being involved in mission work. My hope is that I will leave my mark on the world by making it a better place.

I believe that all humans are inherently good and desire to leave the world a better place. If philanthropy is part of your essence and you want to include it in your financial plan, I will be honored to help you discover how you can make that a reality.

 

International Esperanza Project
Advisory Board Member

The organization gives hope to people in developing countries by focusing on healthcare and community development projects designed to improve lives and transform communities. I've seen this first hand on mission trips I have taken to Guatemala. As a member of the Advisory Board, I am thrilled to support the work of Michelle Hollaender, Executive Director; Dr. Jorge Corona, Dallas team leader; Dr. Carmen Landaverde, medical director for the Dallas team, and the rest of the Board of Directors

Learn more about the work of IEP. If you are interested in joining a community development or medical mission trip, learn more here– or contact me for more information.

Watch the video from the AMN Guatemala 2017 Trip from Ernie D.--Clear Impact Prod. on Vimeo.

The North Texas Latin American Physicians Association 
Founder and Board Member

I have the honor of being a founder and board member of this organization since its inception in 2009. This group of Latin physicians and professional healthcare leaders works to improve the quality of healthcare for the communities in North Texas through scholarship and community support. One of my most significant activities is as a Diamond Sponsor of the annual gala, supporting the scholarship program, which helps make the dream of becoming a doctor a reality for many of our children.

AEM (Asociacion de Empresarios Mexicanos
Board Member

It is an honor to be a board member of the professional chapter of AEM. As well, I am an active supporter of the SMU chapter, encouraging the development of the next generation of Latino entrepreneurs. As a business owner, I believe in entrepreneurship and want to inspire and encourage other Latinos to pursue their entrepreneurial goals. 

Miles for Smiles
Texas A&M College of Dentistry 

I served as a Title Sponsor for the 9th Annual Dental Runathon "Miles for Smiles." This event raised awareness in the Hispanic community about programs at the Baylor College.

I'm honored to be invited regularly by the Baylor College of Dentistry to speak to dental students and residents about financial planning issues, including how to manage student debt while planning for a secure financial future.

Epilepsy Foundation
Board Member

As one with personal experience with epilepsy, I am thrilled to be able to serve on the board of the Epilepsy Foundation of Texas and to support the summer camp program. It warms my heart to see children who too often are discouraged from trying new activities or are made to feel different from others, flourishing in an environment where they are supported and encouraged.

A total of 325 children and teens living with epilepsy attend the camps. The cost for each camper to attend for one week is $1,200, which includes everything from housing to food, activities to staff, world-class medical care and more. Every camper attends for free thanks to “Camp Angels.” If you're interested in helping to give a child this opportunity, contact me to learn more.



 

Southern Methodist University
Cox School of Business 

Latino Leadership Initiative Board Member

The Latino Leadership Initiative is a national center of excellence established in 2013 that assists participating companies in recruiting, developing, and retaining high-performance Latino executives who will drive business growth and create a sustainable competitive advantage for their companies. 

Venegas Foundation

I'm humbled to support the Venegas Foundation (Dr. Gonzalo Venegas and Maria Venegas) and the mission of Angel's Clinic, the only obstetric practice in Dallas to provide free healthcare for women facing unplanned pregnancies and ensuring that they never feel alone. 


 

Parkland Foundation (Parkland Hospital) Planned Giving Council Member

The Planned Giving Council provides guidance to and advocacy for Parkland Foundation's gift planning program and assures the Foundation meets its mission and vision.

As a Parkland 1894 Society Member, I have created an endowment to ensure a bright future for the hospital and its patients for generations to come.

North Texas Hispanic Dental Association Founder and Retired Board Member

I am honored to be a founder and to have served as a board member of the professional and student chapters of the North Texas Hispanic Dental Association, a national organization of Hispanic dentists. The organization encourages Hispanics to take an interest in oral health careers, and provides tools and support to those already working with the Hispanic population.

 

Karin V Larrave

Wealth Management Advisor

 

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