“No one is useless in this world who lightens the burdens of another.” – Charles Dickens
Sharon R. Frank has worked in almost every aspect of the real estate and mortgage industry, and has worked with people from all different walks of life. She has seen lives blessed with plenty as well as those which have not been. Her concern for others has given rise to a desire to give back to the community and to those who have been less fortunate.
She has drawn from her professional and life experiences in selecting charitable organizations in which she believes she can help make a difference and gives generously of her time and resources to those causes.
With her vast experience in the world of real estate, mortgages and project management, it was only natural that Sharon would be drawn to Habitat for Humanity, an organization that builds homes for hard working low income families at no cost to them. Sharon is the Vice President of the board of Directors for Habitat for Humanity. Her expertise in planning and project management is a welcome addition that helps the organization provide the needs of families who is in need of housing.
The mission of the Purple Purse Foundation, sponsored by Allstate, is to bring the issues of domestic violence and financial abuse to light, and help their victims. While there is some recognition in our society of domestic violence, financial abuse is unrecognized. People of all ages, genders and financial situations can become victims of financial abuse when a spouse, partner, family member or other preys upon a person’s financial situation by taking, controlling or otherwise interfering with their financial resources, leaving them either totally dependent or without resources. Financial abuse is often used to control others, and makes it difficult for them to leave an abusive situation.
Sharon has volunteered to help raise awareness of these devastating issues an by serving as an instructor who teaches financial literacy at local shelters to those who have been victims, as this is a cause that is dear to her. She derives intense personal satisfaction from helping those who may not currently be able to help themselves.