by Lauren Short
Appreciation baskets put together by local Eugene-Springfield businesses to be gifted to teachers in the 4J School District. Photo by Lauren Short.
EUGENE, OR – A local financial advisor has rallied businesses in the area together to deliver care packages to schools in the 4J district last week to raise awareness and show appreciation for teachers in the classroom. With school coming back into session, the community has come together to show educators that their hard work and dedication in showing up daily to enhance children’s futures is seen and appreciated.
Shiloh Powers is a financial advisor for Edward Jones in Eugene who spearheaded this project, as she wants to make a difference in the area by empowering educators as much as possible. As a former educator in the area herself, Shiloh understands the struggles teachers face inside and outside of the classroom and wants to be a resource to help alleviate these challenges.
“While I work with a wide array of families, individuals and business owners, my passion lies in working with educators. I have made a point to have a deep understanding of the retirement plan features for local school districts and universities,” stated Shiloh.
Gift baskets were delivered to 15 schools in the 4J district full of gifts donated by these supporters:
- StarCycle Eugene
- Glow Yoga
- Barre3 Eugene
- UPS Store in Springfield
- Vitality Bowls
- Cottage Cookie Company
- BEST Roofing and Waterproofing
- Highlite Agency
Shiloh plans to continue to support teachers in the area and will be hosting a special free event at Claim 52 on November 8th at 4:30 PM called Retirement by Design, focusing on helping educators and public employees navigate their PERS benefits to make retirement a possibility.
Shiloh Powers, Financial Advisor in Eugene, Oregon. Photo by Edward Jones.
Though Shiloh works with wide array of families, individuals and business owners, her passion lies in working with educators. “We can partner together to help you with your financial needs including retirement planning, investment management, tax strategy, legacy planning and more” stated Shiloh. “I am committed to serving my clients. I would love to serve as your trusted financial professional throughout your life.”
Lauren Short is the Creative Director of Highlite, a media and marketing agency that specializes in stand out engagement and impressions. She covers topics on Eugene news and updates, entrepreneurship, marketing, current events and pop culture. She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.