At ethosIQ, one of our KEY, core values is the creation of a culture of giving back to important charitable organizations that focus on support of orphaned children across the globe. We invite you to learn more about the charity that is near and dear to our hearts, Family Legacy. Help comes in many ways, not just through financial donations, but time and other efforts, could make a difference to one, if not many!
In addition, ethosIQ CEO, Scott Walker, has invested his time in a cause that allows executives to donate their time to mentor and foster orphaned, disadvantage youth, Orphan 2 Executives. Read below to learn more about the cause, and Scott Walker’s mission below.
Giving Back: Orphan 2 Executive
Scott Walker, ethosIQ CEO
“Like many Americans, I may have been guilty of taking my many blessings for granted. Sure, I was an orphan myself and never really had a stable home until I joined the Navy. All of this seemed like so long ago and it’s a part of my life that I may have blocked subconsciously from my memories. That is until early in 2017 when I was in India for business and I had 36 hours before my first business meeting so I decided to visit local orphanages. I’ll admit that I was apprehensive about this visit because I didn’t know how I would handle it emotionally. I was concerned that it would cause me to reflect on memories that I have worked so hard at suppressing for many years.
Upon arriving to these orphanages, I was greeted by the most precious human beings one could imagine. I felt love, hope and despair all in one swing of the car door opening. These children were so appreciative of the smallest of gift of my time. It means even more to me every time I reflect on this visit and I realize how special these children felt just knowing that someone cared enough to just stop in and visit them. It was at this point that I felt like my whole life’s purpose came into perspective. I have always been a very charitable person but the look on these children’s’ faces made me want to do more. I felt energized from the interaction with these kids.
Today my wife and I are licensed Foster Parents and we have adopted a nine year old girl. She brings us joy everyday. I find myself wondering why getting to this point took me so long to get here. When I meet with other executives I like to dive into their cause. It is our duty to give back, even if it’s just a little. What is your cause? I now know my cause.
It was at this point that I decided to dedicate a some of my time to create a new organization that will invest in the futures of orphans, something I did not have the benefit of taking advantage of. This organization will focus on helping “Orphans to Executives” with a focus to have business executives and leaders sponsor and mentor orphaned and disadvantaged youth, guiding them to the path of a successful future.
Orphans to Executives is an organization set up to help the children who possess the desire to succeed with a mentor executive. The organization does not require your money, it only requires your executive experience and your time. As an Executive mentor, Orphans to Executive will work to pair you with an ideal child. Mentoring takes place as required through a method of your choosing.”