According to Ellen: Faith and Jordan are such a dynamic couple with values that I admire. They have been friends and supporters of Jacob’s Ladder for years. I am always amazed by their philanthropic spirit, their community support of so many causes, their dedication and loyalty. These are special friends to have and these values have transcended to their children. Thank you Faith, Jordan, Skylar and Justin for your ongoing friendship.
According to Jordan:
How did you come to be involved with Jacob’s Ladder?
I have been a big fan of Ellen’s for a long time. She is a true force of nature. When we moved onto her street and met Jacob, it was a no brainer.
What does your affiliation with Jacob’s Ladder and (Jake’s Gigantic Give specifically) bring to you?
When you walk into the (Jake’s Gigantic Give) building, the positive vibe is infectious. I love that the kids are whisked away to have own experience apart from the parents. Most kids that we know have too many toys. The ability to pick and donate toys for those less fortunate is both profound and symbolic.It also shows the kids that it’s not all about them – an important lesson in today’s day and age.
What does giving mean to you?
Community service is the rent we all pay for living. We live in the greatest city and greatest country in the world, and by virtue of that I believe we have a lifelong responsibility to see that many people benefit from our good fortune. This is the legacy that we should pass on to our kids, that we have a duty to help those less fortunate.
What is your idea of perfect happiness?
To be surrounded by good friends and family members in an environment where we can celebrate and have fun. I love lighthearted, random gatherings that go on for a long time.
Which living person do you most admire?
I truly admire my mom. She went through lots of adversity while we were growing up, and through it all she was still an incredible member of the community, an amazing mom, a terrific daughter and sister, and a fantastic roll model not only for me and my sister but for everyone who interacts with her.
Who are your heroes in real life?
Nurses and teachers; they are grossly underpaid and under appreciated. In so many ways, the future of our country lies in the hands of nurses and teachers.
What is your dream job (other than the one that you have now)?
I would like to be the head of United Nations, so they can get their heads out of their asses to do what they were mandated to do in the first place.
What is the natural talent you would like to be gifted with?
Music. I would love to play an instrument, sing, or dance. – I can do none of these things.