Upcoming Nordstrom Gala Will Benefit United Way of Calgary and Area

As president of Aquafinancial Consulting, Inc., based in Calgary, Canada, Adewale Gbalajobi oversees the financial company’s offshore and onshore investment strategies. A philanthropic individual, Adewale Gbalajobi volunteered for the United Way and was chairperson of the CIBC (Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce) United Way fundraising committee. Under his leadership, the United Way received more than $100,000 in donations.

Established in 1887, the United Way supports individuals and families by helping them to receive education as well as achieve financial stability and practice healthy living. Around the world, the organization maintains approximately 1,800 branches. One such branch is the United Way of Calgary and Area.

On September 17, 2014, Nordstrom is hosting a gala to benefit the United Way of Calgary and Area as well as the Alberta Children’s Hospital Foundation. Tickets are $100 per person. Attendees of the gala can enjoy food and beverages and be among the first to view Canada’s first Nordstrom location before it opens to the public. For more information, please visit www.childrenshospital.ab.ca.


Families Matter Parent Coaching Programs

Active in philanthropy, financial services specialist Adewale Gbalajobi has also served on the boards of nonprofit organizations. One organization that benefitted from Adewale Gbalajobi’s leadership is Families Matter, a parenting education and assistance group that helps families cope with mental health issues by, among other things, facilitating effective communication between parents and children, enhancing the lives of each in the process.

Provided in the home of the individual seeking it and focused on ideal parenting strategies, parent coaching constitutes a major component of the work done by Families Matter. Based on current research in psychology and child development, coaching advice focuses on the development of positive parenting strategies for addressing the dilemma(s) at hand. Coaching programs include repeat visits and phone calls, ensuring that the assistance provided ultimately translates into positive results for everyone concerned. Common issues addressed by the programs include low self-esteem and aggressive, inflexible, or intractable behavior.