At its first annual conference, held in Greenville, S.C., the Wingspan Preferred Attorney Network (WPAN), a group formed by Dallas-based specialty servicer Wingspan Portfolio Advisors, helped Project HOPE Foundation and Hope Academy raise over $138,000 to support their programs to educate children with autism.
Attorneys and law firms belonging to WPAN specialize in foreclosure cases, but they also work with Wingspan on home-retention solutions while foreclosures are going through the process, the servicer explains.
The Project HOPE Foundation is a Greenville-based group that describes itself as "a small foundation doing big things for children with autism." The group sponsors the Hope Academy, where small numbers of autistic children are blended with typical students and given the special attention they need to perform to grade-level academics from kindergarten through 8th grade.
The funds raised from WPAN members will directly support these and other efforts of the Project HOPE Foundation to assist families dealing with the challenges of autism.
"Working with the Project HOPE Foundation is another way our attorney network is finding a way to make a difference," says Steven Horne, Wingspan's CEO. "Every dollar the members have raised will help a family with special needs and improve the life of a child. The foundation is extremely well named, and we are privileged to contribute to the hope these extraordinary people are bringing to their community."
SOURCE: Wingspan Portfolio Advisors