Friday, January 18, 2013

Cool Things My Friends Do - Josh Pottinger Serves As President of Local Make-A-Wish

Each Friday on this blog I enjoy highlighting some of the cool things my friends do in their work and personal lives. 

Josh Pottinger has been a wealth management adviser in Austin since 1995.  He and his business partner, Jason Chirogianis have built a successful 5-person team that now resides at UBS Wealth Management.

When Josh is not serving his clients or spending time with his family, he is a dedicated volunteer for the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Central and South Texas, trying to make a small difference in the lives of children. When he found out that over 27,000 children are diagnosed with a life threatening disease each year in the United States and that 300 of those are in the Austin area, he and his wife decided to jump right in and get involved.

As a father of two young children (Elle, 6 & Johnny, 5), he and his wife Kristen have gravitated to organizations that benefit children in some way. Josh is now in his 2nd term as the President of the Austin Regional Board of Trustees and he also serves on the Governing Board for MAW.  During his time on the board he has worked hard to help the organization expand.

This year Make-A-Wish in Central Texas is on track to grant 200+ wishes in our 40 county area!

Coming up in June 2013 they have a super cool event that you may want to check out. The event is called "Over the Edge" and its a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity where you can rappel down one of the tallest buildings in downtown Austin (This sounds so cool -and many of my friends have done this in past years!).

If you are interested in getting involved with the organization, I'm sure Josh would enjoy speaking with you --- as they are always seeking enthusiastic volunteers.

Have A Great Day

thom singer

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