The professionals at Wiser Financial Group are committed to the growth and financial well-being of the region in which we serve. Through our partnerships, associate volunteers and outreach efforts we proudly support the following organizations.
Big Brothers Big Sisters
Big Brothers Big Sisters is the leader in one-to-one youth service, developing positive relationships that have a direct and lasting impact on the lives of young people. Big Brothers Big Sisters serves children, ages 5 through 17, in Allegan, Barry, Calhoun, Kalamazoo, and Van Buren counties.
Gilmore Keyboard Festival
The Irving S. Gilmore International Keyboard Festival, based in Kalamazoo, Michigan is internationally recognized as America's most prestigious piano music festival. Nearly 100 events showcase some of the most notable and accomplished pianists and keyboard musicians in the world along with artists just emerging on the international stage.
Home Builders Association of Greater Kalamazoo
The Home Builders Association of Greater Kalamazoo, established in 1941, is a professional association for members of the housing industry in Kalamazoo, St. Joseph, and Van Buren Counties as well as the southern halves of Allegan and Barry Counties. Builder members consist of residential contractors, remodelers, and developers. Associate members represent all professions that support the home building industry. The Home Builders Association of Greater Kalamazoo (HBAGK) exists so that members of the residential construction industry can ethically and efficiently provide our communities with safe, quality, and affordable housing.
Junior Achievement of Southwest Michigan
Junior Achievement of Southwest Michigan is dedicated to educating students about workforce readiness, entrepreneurship and financial literacy through experiential, hands-on programs.
Kalamazoo Institute of Arts (KIA)
The Kalamazoo Institute of Arts is a special place - both a museum and community art school. Since 1924 the KIA's mission has been to cultivate both the creation and appreciation of the visual arts. Each year 10 to 15 changing exhibitions feature art of many styles and periods. Collection highlights include American painting, European and American prints and photographs, and pre-Columbian gold. The KIA is also home to the Kirk Newman Art School, with nearly 3,000 students of all ages, studying art in its many forms.
Kalamazoo Symphony Orchestra (KSO)
The KSO presents professional orchestra performances and education programs for audiences throughout southwest Michigan, fostering lifelong appreciation and support for symphonic music.
Kalamazoo Valley Habitat for Humanity
The Kalamazoo Habitat for Humanity Kalamazoo Valley Habitat for Humanity is part of a global, nonprofit housing organization put into action by building homes, communities and hope. Habitat seeks to improve the quality of life of its partners, volunteers, and the entire community and to inspire everyone to live with a spirit of compassion. Habitat for Humanity is dedicated to eliminating substandard housing locally and worldwide through constructing, rehabilitating and preserving homes; by advocating for fair and just housing policies; and by providing training and access to resources to help families improve their housing conditions.
Stulberg String Competition
The Stulberg String Competition was established in 1975. Throughout the past thirty four years the organization has held as guiding principles, the basic tenets of the founders; providing a nurturing atmosphere for young talent, featuring judges of the highest caliber and maintaining the integrity for which Julius & Esther Stulberg were known.
SWMF Council of 100
The Council of 100 is one of Southwest Michigan First's greatest partners in our mission of creating jobs and wealth in southwest Michigan. As a private, not-for-profit economic development organization, Council of 100 values members for not only their financial support, but also their capacity and willingness to create opportunity in the community.
Touchdown for Diabetes
Touchdown For Diabetes is a fundraising event that is focused around a "Tailgate Party" theme in a casual, football-themed atmosphere where everyone wears their favorite college sports apparel. Attendees will enjoy an amazing dinner, spectacular live entertainment and an excellent auction featuring incredible sports memorabilia.