Inspiring! Highlights of Mark Enlow’s Charity Work for the North Bay Children’s Center
While Enlow & Associates is dedicated to executive search recruiting, what we do outside of the office greatly enriches our work.
Enlow & Associates Founder Mark Enlow lives by the core values of faith, family, fitness, and finances. These values inspire his philanthropy.
Enlow feels that it’s his duty to give back to those who are less fortunate than he is, which is why he created the Mark Enlow Foundation. Enlow and his foundation are involved with several children’s charities throughout the Bay Area.
A charity that Enlow holds near and dear to his heart is the North Bay Children’s Center. He’s a passionate supporter and has made significant time and monetary donations to the organization.
Here’s a more in-depth look at how this top California recruiter is involved with the North Bay Children’s Center.
Keep reading to learn:
- What the North Bay Children’s Center is
- Highlights of Mark Enlow’s philanthropy for the North Bay Children’s Center including:
- A $1 million donation to NBCC’s Bright Future capital campaign
- Hosting the 2019 A Night In Tuscany event
- Hosting the Healdsburg Gathering for Children’s Sake fundraiser
- COVID-19 Year Supply of Meat donation
1. What is the North Bay Children’s Center?
The North Bay Children’s Center (NBCC) provides children in California’s Sonoma and Marin counties with high-quality early education and childcare programs. Their 13 educational facilities span from Headelsburg in the north to Novato in the south and serve 600 children annually.
Almost 3,000 families in Marin and Sonoma counties struggle to provide their children with early education. One in three Marin County preschool-aged children and one in two Sonoma County preschool-aged children can’t attend preschool because of the steep costs.
Early childhood education is crucial to future success. In fact, children who have access to quality child care programming are 31% more likely to finish high school, 80% more likely to enroll in college, and 23% more likely to find employment than those with low quality or no preschool access.
The North Bay Children’s Center works to ensure that local children have access to this critical education. They’ve provided more than 4,000 childcare hours and 300,000 meals to families in need over 30 years.
NBCC supports early childhood development through four pillars: school readiness, self-sufficiency, health and wellness, and a quality curriculum taught by skilled teachers. A highlight of the programming is the Center’s Garden of Eatin’ program that teaches kids about nutrition through working in the schools’ gardens.
All graduates leave NBCC with the skills they need to start kindergarten off strong and set themselves up for long term academic and career success.
2. What Has Mark Enlow Done for the North Bay Children’s Center?
As a family man and father of three, Mark Enlow is proud to support the North Bay Children’s Center through the Mark Enlow Foundation and Enlow & Associates. The firm calls Sonoma County home, so giving back to the local community is a no brainer for Enlow.
Enlow has been keeping himself busy with his charitable work for the NBCC. He felt it was his duty to provide extra support when the COVID-19 pandemic struck. Here’s an overview of the Mark Enlow Foundation’s work with the North Bay Children’s Center over the last year.
October 2019: Mark Enlow Donates $1 Million to NBCC’s Bright Futures Capital Campaign
In 2019 Mark Enlow donated $1 million to the North Bay Children Center’s Bright Futures capital campaign. Enlow’s generous contribution will increase the Center’s capacity by 37%, creating a North Bay Learning Lab for parents and teachers, and rebuilding the Center’s main campus.
December 2019: Enlow Hosts NBCC’s Annual A Night In Tuscany Fundraiser
The Mark Enlow Foundation hosted the NBCC’s annual A Night In Tuscany fundraiser at Jacuzzi Family Vineyards in Sonoma. Mark Enlow was humbled to be the event’s honoree and host. The event was a hit and raised awareness and funds for the North Bay Children’s Center’s programming.
January 2020: Mark Enlow Hosts Healdsburg Gathering for Children’s Sake Fundraiser
At the end of January, Enlow opened up his home to friends of the NBCC and hosted the Healdsburg Gathering for Children’s Sake Fundraiser. The event brought attention to the preschool programs held at NBCC’s Healdsburg location at the Fitch Mountain Elementary School campus.
March 2020: Enlow & Associates Donate 100 Pounds of Chicken and Turkey to the North Bay Children’s Center
As the COVID-19 pandemic hit the United States in full force in the spring of 2020, Mark Enlow purchased an Embraer Phenom 300 private jet to help support his charitable work. One of the things he used was the private airplane for transporting food and supplies to his favorite organizations, like the NBCC.
In March, Enlow delivered 100 pounds of chicken to the Center, which was enough to feed the children and staff for several weeks. Chef Brenda Anderson Lanoue stepped in to make delicious dishes out of Enlow’s donation and fresh vegetables from the Center’s garden.
June 2020: The Mark Enlow Foundation Donates a Year’s Worth of Meat to the NBCC
Over the summer, the Mark Enlow Foundation partnered with the Golden Gate Meat Company to donate a year’s worth of turkey and chicken to the North Bay Children’s Center.
On this occasion, Enlow said, “we are beyond grateful for the opportunity to give back to the community and ensure our children have a bright, healthy and happy future!”
The NBCC’s children sang and signed this sweet thank you song in honor of the donation!
Wrapping Up: Mark Enlow’s Philanthropy Work for the North Bay Children’s Center
Mark Enlow’s passion for philanthropy enriches his work in executive recruiting. Enlow feels fortunate that he can give back to his community in a meaningful way. He plans to continue supporting the North Bay Children’s Center as long as possible. Please consider donating to this great organization.
Are you interested in learning more about what this top California recruiter does when he’s not helping children’s charities? Contact Enlow & Associates about your executive recruiting needs.