MINNEAPOLIS — March 4, 2020 — Tracy Shea, contract and licensing coordinator at North Star Resource Group, was named New Coordinator of the Year by Memorial Blood Centers at their awards breakfast on Wednesday, March 4, 2020.
“I have been donating blood since the age of 17 years old,” said Shea. “I keep doing it because it is so important to saving lives. I have not always been in a position to be financially charitable, but I always have life-saving blood to give.”
Shea, along with North Star compliance officer, Neil Ryan, have organized two blood drives at the North Star headquarters in Minneapolis. Shea is being recognized for her work coordinating the blood drive on September 19, 2019, which had a 27 percent turnout of full-time employees.
In the last year, North Star’s blood drives have collected 56 pints of blood—enough to save the lives of 168 individuals in need.
“I love coordinating the blood drives because it’s beautiful to see so many people give of themselves to help anyone in need,” Shea added. “I enjoy celebrating each and every one of them and treating them like the VIPs and the heroes they are to me.”
North Star has made giving back a priority for the firm and its team members. Each year, employees are encouraged to use up to eight hours of paid volunteer time off and receive a charitable matching opportunity up to $500.
“Responsibility is one of the six core values of North Star, and we see it lived out in Tracy,” says North Star CEO, Ed Deutschlander. “Seeing a responsibility to those who are sick and in need, she and Neil have rallied their peers to make the small but important choice to donate blood in order to save lives. We could not be prouder of their commitment to the cause.”
About North Star Resource Group
North Star Resource Group is a Minneapolis-based financial services firm that provides individuals, families and businesses with the resources needed to create, preserve and protect their wealth. With a network of 170 advisors in 22 states, North Star has contributed to the financial security and well-being of over 140,000 individuals.* Additionally, North Star contributes 10 percent of profits each year to worthy nonprofits through the Scott Richards North Star Foundation, totaling $5 million donated since 2004. To learn more about North Star Resource Group, visit www.northstarfinancial.com.
*Data as of 12/31/19
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