As a local Senior Mortgage Banker and President at Summit Mortgage Corporation, community involvement is important to Miles D. Rusth. The following is a list of organizations, schools, and charities that Miles loves to support. Contact Miles for more information on getting involved with any of these organizations.
St. Andrew Nativity School is the only private middle school in Oregon that offers tuition-free schooling for low-income students. Children from all walks of life are brought together through unity and individualized teaching to help add stability and growth to their lives. Miles and Summit Mortgage Corporation have been active donors since St. Andrew’s doors opened 15 years ago.
Father Connell, who was Miles’ high school English teacher, helped start the program back in 2001. Since then, Miles has enjoyed watching the growth and accomplishments of all its admirable students.
For the past 21 years, a dedicated staff and volunteers at the Children’s Cancer Association (CCA) have made it their duty to provide children battling severe illnesses many unforgettable moments. Through music, friendship, and events, CCA has formed a community for these strong individuals and families to relay on.
For the past four years, Miles has been a strong supporter of CCA and applauds the strength of character these children exert through their battle with cancer and other life threatening illnesses. Time is a precious thing, and these children along with their families, need all the support they can get.
As an alumnus of Jesuit High School, Miles has been a proud supporter of the Crusaders. For the past 60 years, Jesuit has been a force to be reckoned with in the Portland educational community. As one of the best Catholic schools in the Northwest, Jesuit provides a rigorous curriculum and faith-based community for students.
Miles holds the teaching system of Jesuit High School in high regard and has carried many of those life lessons on with him today. Through community involvement and unforgettable teaching morals, Jesuit plays a grand roll in the character development of its students and alumni.
Tualatin High School – Tualatin, Oregon
Sunset High School – Beaverton, Oregon
Woodrow Wilson High School – Portland, Oregon
Bonny Slope Elementary School – Portland, Oregon
Oregon State University – Corvallis, Oregon
University of Oregon – Eugene, Oregon
St. Pius X Catholic School – Portland, Oregon
St. Agatha Catholic School – Portland, Oregon
Habitat for Humanity of Oregon
The Oregon branch of Habitat for Humanity seeks to bring people together though the construction of homes all across the state. The organization provides affordable homeownership and repairs to families in need. Most homes are provided with a 0% interest mortgage.
Special Olympics Oregon (SOOR)
SOOR provides training and year-round athletic programs and competition for both kids and adults with intellectual disabilities. SOOR has more than 13,000 participants each year, who without this program would typically not be able to participate in these athletic experiences and activities.
Oregon State Police Officers’ Association (OSPOA)
Supporting the OSPOA provides educational scholarships for members and their families, financial assistance, athletic program support, and more. Perhaps most importantly, it provides professional services for officers involved in traumatic incidents and emotional stress.
Girl Scouts of the U.S.A.
The Girl Scouts believe that when girls succeed, so does society. This hundred year old organization now boasts almost three million members. The Girl Scouts work to build the courage and confidence of young women and girls everywhere.
Giving to Goodwill helps create jobs for thousands of people. Donations provide the means for skills training and assistance finding jobs for people who otherwise wouldn’t have the opportunity.