Arizona Mission of Mercy
https://www.azmom.org/ – Many of our members have been involved in volunteering for the Central Arizona Dental Society Foundation and their annual AZ Mission of Mercy event. Since 2017, Matt Porter has served on the Board of Directors for both events, assisting with fundraising strategic and logistic planning for the Foundation. AZ Mission of Mercy is held annually in Phoenix and provides over $2,000,000 in free dental care to over 2,000 patients during one single weekend, mobilizing 300 dentists, 200 hygienists, 300 dental assistance and over 500 general volunteers in a single weekend. Smaller events that the Foundation supports includes a Mission of Mercy event in Flagstaff and a Veteran’s StandDown annual event for military veterans.
All three of the Menlo Team has been actively involved in their local respective churches – http://ldscharities.org – volunteering regularly as instructors, mentors and in numerous service projects.
Boy Scouts of America
http://www.scouting.org/ – Both Matt and Rich have spent years giving back to the organization that helped shape them as youth and over the years have provided life, career and survival skills to hundreds of boys.
Habitat for Humanity
http://www.habitat.org/ – Matt began volunteering at Habitat for humanity in 1998. It was during that summer that Matt discovered a passion for both construction and helping others. Since then, he has helped volunteer at Habitat projects in four different states.
http://www.salvationarmyusa.org/ – Back in 2002, Matt and his wife adopted her family’s tradition volunteering at the Salvation Army to helping prepare and serve Thanksgiving meals to the homeless in San Diego. It is a tradition they have carried on with their children every Thanksgiving since 2002.
Since 2008, Matt has served as a President, Treasurer and in general board positions for multiple Arizona municipalities, including http://www.peoriaaz.com/ and http://www.gilbertaz.gov/ on their Public Facilities Municipal Development Corporations. In this capacity, he has been responsible for reviewing or approving over $300 million of secured or unsecured loans for the purpose of financing or refinancing the acquisition, construction and improvement of City-owned projects.