Our Commitment to Our Community
As financial advisors we feel that we not only have an obligation to be outstanding stewards for our clients, but also for our community. At Diesslin Group we strive to create an ethical framework to enable our employees to cultivate philanthropic initiatives, and ultimately become pillars in our society.
Leadership is at the core of our corporate culture and we value our employees’ insights, passions and individuality. Through these strengths we are able to better serve our clients and uphold our civic duty to the underserved.
Ways We Give
Whether it’s helping the underserved improve their job-seeking skills or providing financial literacy to children in local school districts, our employees are encouraged to participate in their most impassioned charitable endeavors. These are just a few of the charitable organizations in which Diesslin Group and/or its employees contribute and actively participate:
Junior Achievement – The world’s largest organization dedicated to educating students in grades K-12 about entrepreneurship, work readiness and financial literacy through experiential, hands-on programs.
The NAPFA Consumer Education Foundation (NCEF) – Empowers consumers to achieve positive financial outcomes and to support fee-only financial advisors in providing objective financial guidance to consumers on pro-bono basis.
Les Turner ALS Foundation – Since 1977, this foundation has been Chicagoland’s patient services, research and education for Amyotrphic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), better known as Lou Gehrig’s Disease, and other motor neuron diseases (MRD).
4 Paws for Ability – Their mission is to enrich the lives of children with disabilities and wounded veterans by the training and placement of quality, task trained service dogs to provide increased independence for the children and assistance to their families.
Aledo Education Foundation – Established by business, civic and community leaders to support the mission of the Aledo Independent School District by supporting innovative educational projects and activities that are beyond traditional funding and/or for which tax dollars cannot be expanded.
The Salvaltion Army – The organization’s objectives are the advancement of the Christian religion of education, the relief of poverty, and other charitable objects beneficial to society or the community of mankind as a whole.
World Vision – A Christian humanitarian organization dedicated to working with children, famlies, and their communities worldwide to reach their full potential by tackling the root causes of poverty and injustice.
Wounded Warrior Project – Their goal is to raise awareness and enlist the public’s aid for the needs of injured service members; to help injured service members aid and assist each other; to provide unique, direct programs and services to meet the needs of the injured service members.
Congenital Heart Walk – Motivated by the needs of our children, the goal of The Children’s Heart Foundation is to bring health, hope and happiness to children impacted by congenital heart defects, the #1 birth defect in the U.S.
The Children’s Heart Foundation – As the country’s leading organization solely committed to CHD research funding, CHF dedicates itself to bringing health, hope and happiness to children and families impacted by CHD.
AZ Power Paws – Their mission is to provide highly skilled assistance dogs to adults and children with disabilities throughout the U.S., to provide education and continuing support for working assistance dog teams, and to be a resource in the community for people with disabilities.
Texas Suicide Prevention – Their initiative is the result of a collaborative effort throughout the state of Texas of community-based organizations, state and local agencies, academic institutions and many others working together to reduce suicides in Texas.
Fundacion Santa Maria De la Esperanza (St. Maria Foundation of Hope) – A Foundation located in the province of Santa Elena in the village of Olón, Ecuador, dedicated to providing for the needs of children and youth in the areas of housing, therapy and education, with the hope of integrating them back to their respective families or to provide a foster family.
A Day of Giving
Diesslin Group recognizes the importance of community involvement and encourages employees to participate in volunteer activities by providing paid leave opportunities. Full-time employees who perform community service are granted up to one full day with pay per calendar year to pursue volunteering with a charity of their choice.
Socially Responsible Energy Consumption
Diesslin Group’s offices are located in the newly-constructed Westbrook building, overlooking the Sundance Square plaza. This uniquely designed six-story building is named after the historic Westbrook Hotel, which was one of Fort Worth’s grandest during Fort Worth’s oil boom of the 1900s. We are thrilled to call a LEED-certified office building our new home.
LEED certification is a rigorous standard in developing real estate using sustainable and environmentally-friendly measures, and our building is recognized for meeting best-in-class environmental standards and practices. LEED-certified buildings reduce use of our limited natural resources by using renewable and sustainable practices where possible. These standards also have a positive impact on our team members and our visiting clients. For example, the high-quality air filters in our office remove more airborne particles than traditional air filters and reduce allergens, improving air quality.
Our office lighting includes a substantial number of LED light fixtures, which offer cost-savings over the long-term as well as benefiting both humans and the environment. Traditional fluorescent lights contain materials that are toxic to humans, including mercury, and require time and resources to dispose of properly. LED lights are also much more energy efficient than fluorescent lights, helping us decrease the amount of electricity we require to operate and reducing our environmental “footprint”.
Our building also takes advantage of tankless water heaters, which heat water on demand and do not waste energy maintaining a constant supply of hot water, as traditional tank water heaters do. Additionally, LEED buildings are designed to minimize both indoor and outdoor water usage so that we are able to minimize any unnecessary use of fresh water.
We are proud to be part of the worldwide movement to preserve our limited natural resources while improving quality of life for both our employees and our clients.