Though their adorable daughters are very young, Shannon and Adam Hannon embrace the concept that it’s never too early to instill a love of supporting your community with your time and treasure.
“We want them to be successful, and not only think about themselves, but the community they live in,” Adam, a detective with the La Porte County Sheriff’s Office, says.
Both parents enjoy numerous volunteer activities. Shannon, who is Administrative Director with the IU Health Physician Network, is especially pleased to serve as secretary on the La Porte School Board as she has a passion for education. She is in a second term as president for Women in Leadership of La Porte County, sits on the Northern Indiana Human Resource Management Association board, and presents Junior Achievement in the classroom.
Adam joins the family participating in bowl-a-thon events and is active with the Jaycees Roof Sit and Christmas “deserving children” shopping expeditions. He further volunteered to work security at IU Health Foundation’s successful Tour de La Porte event.
Both Adam and Shannon are passionate advocates of Leadership La Porte County, having graduated from the nine-month course in 2011 and 2012, respectively. Shannon has volunteered with Leadership summer youth camps, and was recognized in 2013 with the Hiler Award for outstanding community service.
The couples’ dedication to community was passed down from their families. “Both our parents raised us to think about others and to give our money and time when you can for things you are passionate about,” she explains.
Following that tradition, they not only model the spirit of giving and volunteerism, but also talk about its importance with daughters Layla, 5, and Maya, 2. When asked what it means to volunteer, big sister Layla promptly answers, “It means you help other people.”
As Shannon sees it, giving of your time and money means, “We are investing not only in everybody elses’, but also our own kids’ futures.”
Unity Foundation is a strong supporter of Leadership La Porte County’s excellent adult and youth programming, through grants and volunteerism. We are pleased to work together to create a bridge of talents between current and future leaders in our communities.
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