Making the Most of Your Money While Giving Back

Wayne Demeester, a financial services professional for more than 30 years, currently fulfills executive duties with Seattle-based Definitive Advisors, LLC. Wayne Demeester also remains an active patron of the local Seattle-based charity Mamma’s Hands.

Founded in 1990, Mamma’s Hands began after a chance encounter with the organization’s founder, Denny Hancock, and a displaced father and son. Witnessing the unconditional love between the two and the difficulties they faced, Mr. Hancock went on to purchase a delivery truck and distribute food, clothing, and blankets throughout Seattle. Now Mamma’s Hands provides essential support to hundreds of Seattle residents and has since expanded its services to include the Phone Home Program and the House of Hope, a housing program which strives to break generational cycles of abuse by providing a stable, supportive environment for women and children. Mamma’s Hands continues to rely on the support of generous individuals to continue funding these essential programs and helping underserved individuals.

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