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“We need to increase community awareness of the resources available to our youth through local nonprofits. Programs with intensive learning experiences outside the classroom can have a lasting positive impact on students. Sustained support for these programs is vital.”       P eggy is blessed with a head for finances and a heart for her community. She has devoted 30-plus years of her career to the financial services industry. Peggy climbed the ladder from clerk to owner of an insurance firm specializing in estate and business succession planning, always carving out time to further her professional education. She and her husband Craig Martin co-founded Family Wealth Consultants, Inc., A Registered Investment Advisory Firm, which provides comprehensive financial planning and wealth management services. For many years, Peggy has also devoted herself to philanthropy and community service. As a past president of Silicon Valley Planned Giving Council, she participated in the Incubator Project, which supports nonprofits in developing planned giving policies and procedures. This 34 GILROY • MORGAN HILL • SAN MARTIN led to her involvement with the Santa Clara County Girl Scouts, Silicon Valley Children’s Fund, Hospice of the Valley, and Loaves & Fishes. Currently, Peggy is President of the Morgan Hill Branch of the American Association of University Women. AAUW connects girls and women with educational opportunities through scholarships and programs such as Tech Trek, Girls Engaged in Math & Science, and Future Business Leaders. The Morgan Hill Branch awarded her a scholarship to par- ticipate in Leadership Morgan Hill in 2014, and named her Philanthropist of the Year in 2015. Peggy has also served as a board member and contributes her expertise as current Treasurer for the Morgan Hill Community Foundation. Peggy holds a Master’s degree in Financial Services. Her passion is legacy planning. She is also a great cook! FEBRUARY/MARCH 2018 gmhtoday.com