Lori Hume grew up in a small town and her parents were very involved in the community. Because of their example it came very naturally for her to give back her time, talent, and support. Lori leads WIPFLi LLP’s Private Client Services practice which manages individual, trust, estate, and foundation tax in the Twin Cities. According to Lori, “I see themes for philanthropy in my work with clients whether it’s supporting the arts, religious affiliations, education, or causes related to personal experience. People often give differently depending upon variables such as family timeline and career.”
That mirrors Lori’s own experience. She and husband Ron support their church and their children’s education and activities. Initially they gave more of their time, but their personal giving has evolved into leadership roles influencing decisions to expand community investments at their respective firms. As a veteran municipal bond manager at Stonebridge Capital Advisors, Ron’s background in financing for seniors, assisted living, and affordable housing meshes with his personal commitments. Ron and Lori appreciate that both WIPFLi and Stonebridge support and encourage philanthropy in the workplace.
Lori serves on CommonBond’s Board of Directors and chairs the Resource Development Committee. WIPFLi is a sponsor at CommonBond’s GrandeGala and Birdies for Hope. Ron says that “Lori has the heart for personal giving and an emotional investment for doing what feels right. It was her leadership at WIPFLi and her commitment to CommonBond that ignited my desire to put CommonBond forward at Stonebridge and we also sponsor Birdies for Hope.”
The Humes believe CommonBond Communities can provide a safety net and the structure struggling families need to stabilize. Lori has a heart for single moms, education, and seniors who have worked very hard, but have outlived their money. They both like CommonBond’s integrated model of housing combined with supportive services. Ron pointed out that he especially likes the 91% graduation rate for kids who participate in after school programs. According to Ron, “We are providing for the next generation.”