For over a decade, Michael Rapkoch has dedicated himself to aiding local nonprofits, schools and charitable institutions in the greater Dallas/Fort Worth area. Mr. Rapkoch is passionate about improving the quality of life for a variety of individuals, from local high school students to victims of domestic violence. He previously chaired an effort to improve low-income housing as part of Hearts and Hammers, which helps to refurbish qualifying homes owned by Dallas residents. His work was recognized by the Mayor of Dallas with a plaque commemorating his involvement and dedication. Other institutions he has worked with include Scottish Rite Hospital and the National Network to End Domestic Violence. Whether he is lending his time or financial aid, Mr. Rapkoch continues to find new ways to aid nonprofits and charities throughout the area.
Additionally, he a licensed soccer coach with the U.S. Soccer Federation and has coached numerous local youth soccer teams. He previously served on the Plano Sports Association Soccer Board.
The following is a list of nonprofits or institutions that Mr. Rapkoch remains dedicated to assisting:
-Seven Loaves Food Pantry/ The Storehouse of Collin County : The organization provides more than 100,000 pounds of food to over 1,000 families per month in Collin County and adjacent communities. The charity operates out of St. Andrew United Methodist Church in Plano, TX. Mr. Rapkoch donates 1,000-2,000 full turkey dinners for local families in need to enjoy a traditional Thanksgiving. He has been assisting the organization every year since 2013 and will be the title sponsor for 2018.
-The Family Place: For 40 years, the Family Place has worked to provide safe housing and eliminate family violence. With 178 shelter beds, it is the largest family violence service provider in North Texas. Mr. Rapkoch has donated to this organization for the past five years by providing furniture and financial aid. He is proud to help serve those who have immediate needs in the community.
-Parish Episcopal School and Richardson High School: Recognizing that many high schools, rather than colleges, have dire immediate needs, Mr. Rapkoch is focused on propelling local sports teams and their students forward by fulfilling any needs with donations and advice. He has helped to fund team Wish Lists as well as purchase weight equipment and jerseys.
-St. Andrew United Methodist Church: Mr. Rapkoch enjoys providing his time and financial aid to the local church and its Children's Program.
-Youth soccer teams in the Dallas area: Mr. Rapkoch is a certified soccer coach who has coached three teams over 12 years, purchasing cleats, balls, soccer camp memberships and other requests for these local teams.