Frank Martin & Team

Volunteer Team Award

After serving as a board member for several non-profit organizations, Frank Martin, senior partner at Martin Capital Management LLP in Elkhart, IN, felt his “ivory tower” view was causing him to miss what was happening in the trenches. Ten years ago, he opted to become a mentor for underprivileged students at a local elementary school, an experience which led Martin to the creation of DreamsWork Inc. in 2001. Today, DreamsWork selects 20 fourth-graders to participate in a program where they each receive weekly one-on-one mentoring as well as other enriching activities. The top 10 students are then eligible for a college scholarship. Of the five original students selected for the program, four are now in college.