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MISSION PARTNERS: Peggy & Ron Weingartz

MISSION PARTNERS: Peggy & Ron Weingartz

Supporters of LACASA’s mission for more than 15 years, Ron and Peggy Weingartz participate in a wide spectrum of activities to help victims of child abuse and interpersonal violence from Livingston County.

The couple, who previously owned Whispering Pines Golf Club in Pinckney, hosted LACASA’s annual Drive Out Child Abuse Golf Scramble for several years.The golf event raised funds for abused and neglected children who are assisted by LACASA’s Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) program, Child Abuse Prevention (CAP) Council, and Children’s Counseling Center.

Peggy joined LACASA’s board of directors in 2014 and lends her leadership expertise to help guide the agency’s vision and growth.

“LACASA provides far-reaching programs for victims and survivors,” said Peggy. “This nonprofit also works tirelessly to prevent child abuse and interpersonal violence by offering educational and awareness programs throughout the community.”

Ron served on LACASA’s Golf Event Committee and helped plan the agency’s yearly golf outing.

Weingartz_YellowTag_WebSite_250pxRon still enjoys playing golf, and when he’s not on the links, you’ll find him collaborating with his brothers on the family’s lawn and garden business. Weingartz operates several stores in Metro Detroit. This family-owned business, established in 1945, is a North American leader in sales and service of outdoor power equipment and parts.

Ron and Peggy are involved in numerous charities, including Kids Against Hunger, Gleaners Food Bank, Holy Cross Children’s Services, Love INC., Livingston County Ultrasound Initiative, and Special Olympics programs. Ron is a member of the Michigan Knights of Columbus.

Philanthropy is a family endeavor, and the Weingartz’s daughter, Rachel, has served on LACASA’s Denim & Diamonds Committee and volunteers for various fundraising events at LACASA.

Ron and Peggy have five children and they enjoy spending time together whenever their busy schedules allow.

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Written by Robin L. O’Grady, Communications Director  LACASA Center  ©Copyright 2014

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