Our Foundation & Community
The Giving Collective of the South Bay
Not just a social responsibility – it’s our mission.
When we sit down with individuals and clients in the LGBTQ community, we often hear about challenges that many people may simply take for granted. The dream of starting a family. The safety of a loving and stable home. Acceptance and inclusion. Basic human rights. This is unacceptable. And we wanted to do something about it. In 2019, Brandon Matloff and Suneel Garg launched The Giving Collective of the South Bay, a 501(c)(3) non-profit, social justice organization to fuel lasting change within the LGTBQ community in Los Angeles, CA. The Giving Collective is comprised of individuals who have both the heart and resources to create exponential financial impact. Through our collective investment, we amplify the work of organizations already supporting the LGBTQ+ community in the LA area by providing additional funding and resources where they’re needed. Each year, we focus on a topic important to the LGBTQ community and offer grants to further the important missions of regional organizations. It’s not just our social responsibility – it’s our mission.
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STELLA OAK FINANCIAL & INSURANCE SERVICES ACTIVELY WORKS WITH AND SERVES NON PROFIT ORGANIZATIONS IN THE GREATER LOS ANGELES AREA
Proud partner of these organizations:
LGBTQ+ Lawyers Association of Los Angeles
Stella Oak is an active supporter of the LGBTQ+ Lawyers Association of Los Angeles and supports the organization’s mission to promote diversity in the legal profession and community. Stella Oak principals, Brandon Matloff and Suneel Garg, provide risk protection along with wealth accumulation and preservation solutions tailored for LGBTQA+ legal professionals and their practices.
LA LGBTQ Chamber of Commerce
Stella Oak is a proud member of the Los Angeles LGBTQ Chamber of Commerce to increase the economic strength of LGBTQ and allied professionals through business development, leadership, advocacy and visibility. Principals, Brandon Matloff and Suneel Garg serve the community with risk protection along with wealth accumulation and preservation solutions tailored for LGBTQA+ individuals, couples, families and businesses.
In our commitment to serve as a trusted resource for LGBTQ+ individuals, couples, families and business, Stella Oak is a proud partner and sponsor of “Our Community,” the premier business and service directory for the LGBTQ Community in Los Angeles.
Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation (ALSF)
Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation (ALSF) is a childhood cancer foundation dedicated to raising funds for research into new treatments and cures for all children battling cancer. ALSF founder Alexandra “Alex” Scott held her first front yard lemonade stand when she was just 4 years old. Her legacy lives on through the impact of ALSF on hundreds of families nationwide.
Stella Oak Financial & Insurance Services volunteers during the school year, mentoring 7th- and 8th-graders one-on-one in the Los Angeles area, providing a unique experience to enhance traditional classroom experience through project-based learning. During their 10-week apprenticeship Stella Oak's Spark LA students gain valuable skills that enhance their ability to succeed. Stella Oak is proud of their mentees and the skills that they learn during their experience. To learn more about Spark LA, visit: www.sparkprogram.org.
USC Marshall CAP Program
Career Advantage Program (CAP), USC
As a proud Trojan and active member of the alumni association, Suneel Garg gives back to the Marshall School of Business as a mentor in the Career Advantage Program (CAP). This program provides undergraduates majoring in Business the opportunity to pair up with alumni who assist them in developing the professional, interpersonal, and networking skills critical to their career success. To learn more about CAP at USC, visit www.uscmarshallcap.org.
Jewish Home (JHA)
Brandon Matloff is on the board for the JHA. A pioneer and national leader in life-enhancing senior care, the Jewish Home emphasizes the complete needs of the individual — body, mind, and spirit, with a focus on the needs of the "whole person, " the Home's programs, protocols, and services incorporate the very latest senior care research and findings, resident feedback, and a culturally-based tradition of respect and compassion for seniors and families.
On May 3, 2015, Brandon was honored at the Circle of Life Gala with the Jack Schlaifer Executive Award. This award is presented to an Executive who has shown exemplary leadership, talent and commitment. Brandon was joined by his family and friends at The Executive's largest fundraiser. This fundraiser raised more than $260,000 for the senior community. For more information, visit www.jha.org.
Darden School of Business
Darden School of Business (UVA), Los Angeles Alumni Chapter
Suneel Garg serves as President of UVA’s Darden School of Business, Los Angeles Alumni Chapter. As an advocate for the school and program on the West Coast, Suneel provides his time and energy to lead the chapter, keep alumni connected, plan events, and help assist with continuing education. To learn more, visit alumni.darden.edu.
The Legends Club
The Legends Club is dedicated to maximizing the philanthropic impact of the growth and advancement of the sport of golf and youth and families in need in the Los Angeles community. As an ambassador with the program, Brandon is committed to the growth and success of charities and non-profits through the sport of golf in the Los Angeles region through awareness, engagement, and enthusiasm. To learn more about The Legends Club, visit together.pgatour.com.
Delta Sigma Pi
Delta Sigma Pi is the nation's largest and first co-ed, professional business fraternity that encourages personal and professional development of men and women pursuing careers in business. The Fraternity is one of the most diverse Greek organizations supporting scholastic, professional and service events on campuses and in communities. Delta Sigma Pi provides high-quality training and events to shape ethical leaders of tomorrow in business, communities, and the world at large. Delta Sigma Pi has grown from its founding at New York University in 1907 by four men of diverse faiths and backgrounds to an extensive network of more than 250 chapters and 275,000 members. To learn more about Delta Sigma Pi, visit www.dsp.org.
Institute of Neuro Innovation
To learn more about Institute of Neuro Innovation, visit www.inifoundation.org.
Aligned on Values
We deeply respect the fervent connection between personal values and financial investing. Many of our clients are passionate about ensuring their investment strategy aligns with causes they believe in. If it’s important to you… it’s also important to us. Ask us about ensuring your portfolio reflects your socially conscious preferences.
Diverse Solutions for the LGBTQ Community
At Stella Oak, we specialize in helping LGBTQ individuals, couples, families and businesses protect what’s most important and accumulate and preserve wealth. While many financial strategies can be universal, we understand the financial and legal nuances inherently unique to your situation…regardless of what life stage you’re in.
Perhaps you and your partner are thinking about getting married or starting a family. Maybe you’ve made partner at your firm and are looking for tax efficient vehicles to invest deferred comp. Or you’re thinking about a fabulous vacation property and an early retirement.
Regardless where you are, we’ll help you get to where you want to be. No judging, No jargon. Let’s first start by getting to know you and learning more about your goals and dreams. Then, together, we’ll create and implement a financial plan to help you get there.
At Stella Oak, you’re not alone. We get you. We’re in this together. And we want to be your trusted financial partner…for life.