2018 Global Impact Award Winner
Barrington Wealth Management
Carson Group, TD Ameritrade, Fidelity & Cetera Advisor Networks
In 2006, Jim Quigley and his family journeyed to Guatemala, where they inadvertently joined a group building playgrounds for local school children. Jim and his family found the service so moving and enjoyable, they continued to volunteer abroad annually and started inviting friends along for the experience. Six years later, Jim’s family formalized their passion for international service when his daughters founded Hope’s In, a nonprofit that empowers families living in the Guatemala City garbage dump communities as well as develop the next generation of humanitarian leadership. The organization partners with local Guatemalan organizations to build homes, sponsor elementary school classrooms and run medical clinics in impoverished neighborhoods.
Jim’s commitment to Hope’s In has been unwavering since 2012. In addition to covering many startup and operational expenses, Jim has played an active role in fostering community relationships, connecting Hope’s In with businesses, donors, and volunteer groups. Jim continues to volunteer on service trips every year which have resulted in 29 homes being built that house 175 Guatemalan people. For Jim, each trip is life changing and something significant is always learned.