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Heartway Foundation is pleased to introduce Ron “Red
Bear” Lake, our Fund Raising Chairman.
Red Bear began fundraising as a police officer
working in the Community relations bureau way back in
1996. Funds were raised for several community programs
including D.A.R.E , G.R.E.A.T (Gang Resistance
Education and Training) and the T.O.P.S (Teachers,
Officers and Parents Support) as well as several
holiday charity programs to help support low income
families during Thanksgiving and Christmas. He even
got to dress up and play Santa on several occasions
delivering donated gifts to under-privileged families.
After leaving law enforcement, Red Bear maintained his desire to
help others and joined a national organization called the United
States Junior Chamber (a not for profit organization), an
organization dedicated to teaching adults between the ages of 21
– 40 all the skills necessary for Entrepreneurial endeavors
though voluntary community service. As part of the Organizations
Creed the Statement, “Service to Humanity is the best work of
life” truly resonates with him.
A Member of the Arizona Jaycees, he started as the local
President of the City of Tempe chapter. There he was able to
grow membership to that chapter by 750% using strategies for
recruitment he learned over the years. He also developed and
ran a dozen or so fund raising projects that first year
motivating volunteers to give their time and local businesses
to donate thousands of dollars in goods and services to people
of his community who were in need. All demographics were
affected by the positive influence and fundraising efforts of
the Tempe Jaycees, led by Red Bear.
He led his chapter from
dead last in his state to #1 by midyear and maintained that
ranking until the year’s conclusion.
The following years, Red Bear continued creating, chairing,
volunteering and overseeing numerous state and national
projects where fundraising and donations from private and
public companies were gathered and shared with the community.
A most notable project was the Tempe/Arizona Jaycees Disaster
Relief project developed to support those affected by the
9-1-1 tragedy. Within hours of that World event, Ron Red Bear
Lake had gathered a team of volunteers and wrote and
implemented a project plan that was put into action the same
day. The result of this one project yielded $500,000 in
donations and over 500 pints of blood sent directly to the
victims of 9-1-1 within 4 days. The endeavor earned him and
his State national recognition and he was awarded the “Project
of the Year” by the United States Junior chamber.
Red Bear has continued his desire to help people by
volunteering for numerous community projects and is now in the
business of helping others as a Rapid Eye Technician, Personal
and Executive Coach, and Hypnotherapist. He still believes
that “Service to Humanity is the Best Work of Life.”
We are excited to welcome Red Bear to Heartway Foundation.
Ranae Johnson, PhD, Chairman