We find ourselves in the middle of one of the greatest wealth transfer periods of all time. Those with wealth must decide whether they want to make transfers, and if they do, they must decide how much, to whom, when and in what structure?
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She recently won a business competition for her nonprofit organization, Turtles4tots, which sells turtles and crabs she makes out of shells to raise money for the Make-a-Wish Foundation.
The competition is run by the Young American Center for Financial Education in Denver. The center scours Colorado for young entrepreneurs from ages 6 to 21. A panel of business, education and entrepreneur judges select one winner and two finalists for three age categories. Maia, a student at Peak to Peak Charter School in Lafayette, won in the 6 to 11 age group.
Winners, honored Sept. 6, received $1,000 and will be paired with a mentor — a business person to whom they will look for advice and guidance. Maia will be mentored by Nancy Phillips, co-founder of Viawest Inc.
So far, Turtles4tots has raised more than $7,000 and sponsored a little girl’s wish. She is working on funding a second wish, said Maia’s father, Jeff Drugmand, who is an owner and partner of Colorado Seamless Gutters Inc. in Lafayette.