We believe that communities are healthier and thrive when everyone works together. As a result, we are actively involved in our communities, supporting and facilitating various social, civic and cultural endeavors to improve quality of life.
Marty facilitates 100 Men Who Care, bringing together men of all walks of life to share and educate each other about local community organizations and causes. Participants meet quarterly and pledge a financial contribution to a recipient cause chosen by group vote. http://100menwhocarewoodrivervalley.com
Great news, 100 Men Who Care has established a new record of Giving, $5,600 to Blaine County Search and Rescue. The check was delivered to Lt. Bryan Carpita. The donation was used to purchase a drone, used for improved response times to search in areas that people are unable to get to, or in a time intense manner. We have now wrapped up our 3rd year and have made total gifts of $43,800 to 12 local non-profits!! Check out the article in the Idaho Mountain Express
Lyon Landscape Architects was founded with the belief that communities are stronger when we donate our time and money benefiting those in need. With this belief, Marty founded 100 Men Who Care, a men’s philanthropy group giving cash gifts to non-profit organizations in the Wood River Valley. 100 Men Who Care meets once a quarter, for 1 hour each meeting. At the meeting we discuss local organizations, why they should receive our gift and vote. The organization with the most votes receives our cash gift. Each member writes a check for $100. Our on-going goal is to have 100 men participate each … …
Founded by Marty in January, 2013, a group of guys meet once a quarter, for 1 hour, learn about local non-profit organizations and select one to donate money to. So far this year we have donated $1600 to the Ketchum Community Dinners, $1800 to NAMI (National Association of Mental Illness) and most recently $2200 to Wood River Fire and Rescue, Fire Fighters Association. Our next meeting is October 22.
On February 12 we had a very successful inaugural gathering. It was very informal and all participants were energized. Four non-profit organizations were nominated; Sun Valley Center of the Arts, The Hunger Coalition, Ketchum Community Dinners and Wild Gift. Excellent presentations were made. The selected organization, receiving $1600 was Ketchum Community Dinners. It was indicated that these funds should buy enough food to last a year! We are making a difference! Thank you to the following Men Who Care: Art Sloan, Rev. Ken Brannon, Dan Ballbach, John Balint, Richard Smooke, John Wolcott, Adam King, Ken Pedersen, Mark Miller, Matt McNeal, Jack Grove, … …
Moghan pulled together friends and family of Lyon Landscape Architects, creating a team for Movember. Movember is all about bringing back the moustache, having fun and doing it for a serious cause; men’s health, specifically prostate and testicular cancer initiatives. Mo Bros commit to growing a moustache for the 30 days of Movember, and in doing so, become walking and talking billboards for the cause. The moustache is our ribbon, the symbol by which we generate conversations, awareness and raise funds for men’s health. Lyon Landscape Architects raised over $2,060 in 2012 for Movember. Thank you to everyone who contributed! http://us.movember.com/
On Tuesday, February 12, Marty has invited over 50 men to his home kicking off his 100 Men Who Care program. Those participating will be encouraged to suggest a non-profit organization in the Wood River Valley to receive a cash gift from the evening’s program. Each man in attendance has agreed to make a $100 payment to the selected and voted upon non-profit. Lyon Landscape Architects is thrilled to take a leadership role, providing much needed financial help to the valley’s non-profits. http://www.100plusmenwhocare.org/