Joining the Looking Glass Board in 2013, Dan LaCoste has long been a great supporter of Looking Glass’ efforts to provide critical services for youth in Lane County. Dan has now taken on the role as Chair of the Board, helping lead Looking Glass towards expanding services and maintaining our high quality of care.
Dan was born in Los Angeles, California and moved to Oregon when he was in the 3rd grade. Dan and his wife Di moved to Eugene in 2014 and both work for US Bank. Dan is the US Bank Regional President of Western Oregon. They have raised three children here, with their oldest son Pierce soon to start his first year at the UO running track for the Ducks. Their two younger children, Regan a sophomore and Monroe in 8th grade, are both cheerleaders at their schools. The LaCoste’s are happy to call Eugene home.
Q&A With Dan:
Why did you want to be on the Looking Glass Board?
I was introduced to Looking Glass by my former boss Robin Burk and I have always had a soft spot for kids. My wife and I have been very blessed in our lives and we have always had an innate sense to give back. It is just the right thing to do. What better cause than helping people that are too young to really help themselves.
Were you involved with Looking Glass before joining the board?
I attended many Looking Glass annual auctions and really liked the cause.
What do you find most rewarding about being a board member?
I love knowing I am part of an organization that helps thousands of kids a year. The programs in place are amazing from homeless outreach to alternative education. I can only imagine my kids being homeless, but just knowing Looking Glass is out on the streets doing everything they can to help these youth, makes even the thought of it bearable. I love the passion, Craig Opperman (CEO/President), Chad Westphal (COO) and the entire organization has for the kids, they are always first!
Why beyond your role as a board member are you also a donor to Looking Glass?
I have been giving to Looking Glass long before I was a board member. My wife and I give money to many different organizations and they are all around helping kids. That is our passion. Working for US Bank makes our giving dollar stretch even further, as they match most of our personal donations.
Dan has been a great supporter of Looking Glass and we are happy to have him as our Board Chair.