Every day, shareholder Stephen Hessen demonstrates an ongoing commitment to his clients and Kreis Enderle colleagues. But he is equally dedicated to giving back to the community, especially with the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Kalamazoo. In recognition of his leadership and volunteerism, the organization recently awarded Steve the National Silver Medallion.
Besides the stewardship he performs as a member of the Clubs’ board of directors, Steve has provided a range of legal counsel and business advice to ensure their three locations continue to offer safe and healthy environments for more than 1,300 local youths. Thanks to Steve’s contributions, the Clubs will expand their services with the construction of a new facility.
The mission of the Boys & Girls Clubs of America is “to enable all young people, especially those who need us most, to reach their full potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens.” Among its famous alumni are members of Congress, entrepreneurs and executives, military leaders, entertainers, famous athletes, jurists, educators, and journalists. The National Silver Medallion is given to board members and other volunteers who provide outstanding and exemplary service to a Boys & Girls Club in a specific area or region.
A former Kreis Enderle managing partner, Steve’s practice includes business and real estate transactions, estate planning, civil litigation, and alternative dispute resolution. He is a past president of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Southwest Michigan and served on the Susan G. Komen Foundation, and Junior Achievement boards.
We are so proud of Steve – his professionalism and volunteer excellence serve as examples for everyone at Kreis Enderle.