Helping our communities

The Garlock Wealth Planning Team firmly believes that the litmus test for success is not measured by individual achievement, but by advancing the prosperity of communities where we live and work. The leadership abilities of our team shine through our active participation in a wide variety of organizations in the Omaha community and RBC Wealth Management community. We are proud to support ongoing efforts for advancement in the communities that we call home.

2006 President's Volunteer Service Award

For nearly three decades, John “Buzz” Garlock provided mentorship and encouragement to youth at Boys Town in Omaha, Nebraska. Buzz was personally presented the President’s Volunteer Service Award by President George W. Bush in June of 2006. The award recognizes his contribution as an assistant coach for the Boys Town High School basketball team and as a mentor to Wegner School students.

After quietly committing hundreds of hours of service, Buzz helped to coach the boys basketball team to a victory at the 2006 C-1 State Championship. This crowning achievement serves as a testament to the many hours and evenings he spent with Boys Town youth to ensure their success on the court, in the classroom, and beyond. The victory carried personal meaning, as his father passed away while on the way to watch him play basketball in high school. Because of that, he’s always wanted to give back to children that have endured similar tragedies.

2018 RBC Global Citizen Award

We are proud to announce that Cory Garlock was one of the winners of the 2018 RBC Global Citizen Award. This award celebrates RBC employees who are leaders in their community, who personify RBC’s Collective Ambition and leadership model, and who are active volunteers both inside and outside of the firm.

Cory won for his work with the Women’s Center for Advancement as well as being the philanthropy chair for the Omaha RBC Wealth Management office. As part of the award Cory traveled to Kenya to participate in a once-in-a-lifetime volunteer trip working with a local village on a sustainable development project.

Janelle Ford, Founder of Great Plains Pointer Rescue

Janelle is the Founder and President of Great Plains Pointer Rescue, which is a 501(c)3 nonprofit group dedicated to rescuing and aiding Pointers in Nebraska, Iowa, Minnesota and South Dakota. Since 2008, the foster-based organization has been finding families that receive, train, vet, and love animals until a forever home can be found. To date, her organization has matched over 1000 dogs with happy owners. On top of managing Great Plains Pointer Rescue, Janelle also devotes her time to teaching youth about equine basics and riding instruction.

As a team, we participate in and sponsor a number of community events. Our team has dedicated countless hours of volunteer time at company-sponsored events, client events, and other organizations with which they have strong ties. Here are a few groups we volunteer with:

  • NorthStar Foundation: NorthStar is a boys only after-school program in Greater Omaha. Building the promising futures of school-aged boys, to help them achieve success both academically and in life is essential to transforming our community and building the next generation.
  • Boys Town Nebraska: Changing the way America cares for children, families, and communities by providing and promoting an Integrated Continuum of Care that instills Boys Town values to strengthen body, mind, and spirit.
  • Women’s Center for Advancement: WCA programs strategically address the many issues facing victims of domestic violence and sexual assault, while working to reduce the number of future victims through education and prevention.
  • Great Plains Pointer Rescue: To provide rescue and re-homing to displaced German Shorthairs and Pointers who find themselves in shelter situations. We are not about fast adoptions. We carry high ethics, provide valuable breed education, and want to ensure a successful adoption for everyone.