GIVING BACK

BofI partnered with Hope Leadership Foundation to promote financial literacy to elementary school students in San Diego. Once a week during April, BofI employees volunteered to teach financial literacy courses to students at Laurel Elementary School through an after-school program. The courses focused on topics, including budgeting, basic banking products and services, entrepreneurship, and financial independence. This is the first year BofI is launching the Hope Leadership Academy at Laurel Elementary School.

“We are excited to partner with BofI to launch the Hope Leadership Academy at Laurel Elementary,” said Willie Briscoe, founder of Hope Leadership Foundation. “Their support and commitment to the kids in our community allows us to help more kids and families to have successful lives.”

Anthony Hsieh, CEO of loanDepot, hosted a group of seven military veterans for a fishing trip in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico. Hsieh flew the group of veterans on his personal Gulfstream jet to Mexico, where they boarded his tournament-rigged yacht for the three-day fishing trip. The trip will also be featured on Destination: Baja Sur, a travel and fishing series on the World Fishing Network.

In April, several employees from Nationwide Title Clearing helped to create more than 5,000 meals with the Starbucks Community team at Feeding Tampa Bay. The food rescue and distribution organization serves every food pantry in 10 counties across the Tampa Bay, Florida, area, covering an estimated 700,000 hungry people.

MILESTONES

Margaret Manetti, supervising attorney for Cook County at Codilis & Associates, which specializes in legal services for lenders and servicers, was recently elected director of the Women’s Bar Association of Illinois. Manetti will assist in determining the policies and conduct of the WBAI, including determination of the qualifications of judges and judicial candidates, community outreach initiatives and scholarships.

AWARDS

Fannie Mae was awarded the 2017 ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year Sustained Excellence Award by the Environmental Protection Agency. Fannie Mae received the award for commitment and efforts to increase adoption of energy-efficient policies and practices in multifamily housing.

New American Funding has been named a winner in nine categories for the 15th annual Stevie American Business Awards. The California-based lender was recognized with two gold, two silver, and five bronze Stevies and was one of the leading winners of the 2017 business awards season.

LAUNCHES

Mortgage origination software company Floify has released a new mobile app to give lenders the ability to attract and better serve more mobile-focused borrowers. The app enables lenders to manage their loan pipelines and allows borrowers to take photos of documents and securely upload to their lenders. Lenders, real estate agents and borrowers receive instant notifications on loan progress on any smart device, such as Android phone, iPhone or Apple Watch.