Wagenseller Law Firm: Serving the Community
The retailer Kiehl’s has a mission statement which reads: “A worthwhile firm must have a purpose for its existence. Not only the everyday work-a-day purpose to earn a just profit, but beyond that, to improve in some way the quality of the community to which it is committed. Each firm–as should each person–contributes to those around it; and by dint of its day-to-day efforts, the message it thereby imparts is a revelation of the quality standard at which its life’s work is conducted.”
Wagenseller Law Firm believes that we can improve the quality of our community through superior real estate litigation and real estate law services. By helping our clients succeed, we are helping our community. We also believe in contributing to the non-profit organizations in our community that are committed to improving the lives of everyone around us. We have focused our charitable work on the following organizations.
Laine Wagenseller is on the Board of Managers of the Stuart M. Ketchum Downtown branch of the YMCA. In addition Wagenseller Law Firm hosts an annual cocktail party for real estate professionals throughout Los Angeles to raise money for our annual Send A Kid to Camp Campaign. As a part of the YMCA’s focus on youth development, the YMCA sends kids from the neighborhoods surrounding downtown to camp in Big Bear each year. Many of these inner-city children cannot afford a week in camp and have never been outside of the city. The goal of Wagenseller Law Firm’s Send A Kid To Camp Campaign is to make sure that every child can spend a week in summer camp. If you would like to get involved in our campaign, please let us know.
Wagenseller Law Firm Honors Real Estate Developer and Philanthropist Stuart M. Ketchum at the 4th Annual “Cocktails Under the Stars”
Boy Scouts Of America—Los Angeles Area Council
Laine Wagenseller was a Boy Scout in Troop 223 in Pacific Palisades, where he earned the rank of Eagle Scout. The mission of the Los Angeles Council of the Boy Scouts is to promote a quality program advocating citizenship, character, physical fitness and a duty to God. It is the Boy Scout’s vision to transform today’s youth into tomorrow’s best leaders.
In 2009 Laine assembled a team to participate in the Los Angeles Area Council’s first “Golf With A Shotgun” event. The sporting clays tournament raised $30,000 for Scouting. In 2010 Laine sponsored a table of real estate professionals at the 2010 Business Leaders Breakfast.
Global Support Mission
Laine Wagenseller traveled to a small village in western Uganda in the summer of 2010 with a group of 13 other volunteers for a short-term mission trip. The team stayed at an orphanage and worked with the village on a number of projects, including dentistry, a pastor’s conference, a marriage conference, carpentry, a Sunday school program for kids and installing mosquito nets in homes in the countryside. The orphanage, Bringing Hope To The Family, supports orphans from a couple of months old to 18 years old. The older boys are learning farming and carpentry while the girls are learning sewing and crafts.
In a country ravaged by AIDS, malaria and other fatal diseases, Global Support Mission exists to see a movement of compassion wipe out hunger, disease and extreme poverty. Through Global Support Mission’s site Know.Think.Act., you can help provide educational opportunities, health care and a safe place to grow up so that the orphans can ultimately support themselves and meaningfully contribute back to their communities.
Specifically, our firm has made it our mission to help educate the teenage boys in the Uganda-based orphange by raising $6,500 to build a male dormitory at the Dorcas Vocational School located in Kyongera. To learn more about this initiative and would like to donate towards the project, please visit our firm’s project website “BRINGING HOPE TO KYONGERA.”
Los Angeles Rotary Club (LA5)
Laine Wagenseller is also a member of the Los Angeles Rotary Club. Rotary International is the world’s oldest service organization committed to Service Above Self and to providing humanitarian service throughout the world.
USC Marshall Partners
Laine Wagenseller sits on the Board of Directors of West Los Angeles Marshall Partners. Marshall Partners is the premier academic support group for USC’s Marshall School of Business and the Leventhal School of Accounting. A professional network of more than 800 members around the world, Marshall Partners is the largest academic support group affiliated with any school at USC. Marshall Partners’ ranks include some of the most successful and visionary leaders in the business world. Members are entrepreneurs, industry executives, financial experts, public officials, and accomplished professionals from a wide array of backgrounds. Many are business and accounting alumni, but members also include parents, friends, faculty, staff, and students. Most importantly, Marshall Partners share a commitment to academic achievement and to furthering the excellence and growth of the USC Marshall School of Business.