Gateway Donation Creates Activities to Engage Male Role Models

Oklahoma City, Okla., June 20, 2018 – Gateway Mortgage Group, founded by Kevin Stitt, donated funds to help engage male role models through new workshops and monthly training events. Oklahoma City Educare, a program of Sunbeam Family Services, received $5,000 to help increase men’s involvement in children’s lives.

“We will be able to reach so many more families because of Gateway’s donation,” said Jana LaHood, assistant director at OKC Educare. “The funds will give students the opportunity to be around male role models and foster those important relationships.”

Positive male role models are crucial to student success. More than 70 percent of high school dropouts come from fatherless homes. OKC Educare works to close the achievement gap by providing early childhood education and male mentoring programs.

Hobie Higgins, senior vice president at Gateway Mortgage Group, said the company is committed to strengthening Oklahoma communities.

“Children need support so they can become successful leaders in the future,” Higgins said. “Gateway is dedicated to helping programs like OKC Educare that nurture students and families by giving them the education they need to accomplish their goals.”

Gateway Mortgage Group announced its “Gateway Gives Back” program earlier this year. The company pledged to reinvest $275 million in communities throughout Oklahoma within the next five years. The program will focus on providing mortgage financing in low- to moderate-income communities while also partnering with nonprofits that support community development and strengthen families.

About Gateway Mortgage Group

Gateway is one of the largest privately held mortgage origination and servicing companies in the United States. Founded by Kevin Stitt in 2000 and headquartered in Jenks, Oklahoma, the company employs more than 1,200 team members in 160+ offices nationwide, and currently services over $16 billion in residential mortgages. For more information about Gateway, visit Gateway Mortgage Group, LLC (NMLS 7233).

About Sunbeam Family Services

Founded in 1907, Sunbeam Family Services is one of Oklahoma’s longest serving nonprofits, providing people of all ages with help, hope and the opportunity to succeed through early childhood, counseling, foster care and senior services. To learn more, visit or follow them on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.