With a “Hey, y’all” and an offer of sweet tea, anyone is welcomed on the Gulf Coast. Some visitors even stick around and make the coast their home. Jake Wallace, born in New York and raised in Boston, MA, is also a Gulf Coast transplant. Although, when you meet Jake, you won’t recognize him as anything but a coastal native, through and through.
During the day, Jake is a financial advisor for Morgan Stanley Wealth Management. When he is off, however, Jake is a dedicated volunteer within the Baldwin County community. He is particularly proactive in the local chapter of the Kiwanis Club, an international service organization. You may recognize it as the older relative of Key Club. Among a variety of child-focused projects, the local Kiwanis Club has contributed money to local sports teams and the Baldwin County Child Advocacy Center.
Besides serving in the Kiwanis Club, Jake is also an active member of the Alabama chapter of the Gift of Adoption. A national non-profit organization, Gift of Adoption hosts fundraising opportunities in order to raise funds to assist families with adoption. Instead of funding the full $35,000 to $50,000 for adoption, the organization funds the final stretch in order to assist more families. As of December 2020, the Alabama chapter has helped more than 70 families secure funding for adopting a child.
When not working in finance, volunteering with the Kiwanis Club or working with Gift of Adoption, Jake also serves as a chamber ambassador for the Eastern Shore Chamber of Commerce. He is a dedicated husband and a proud father of two daughters. Even as an avid traveler, Jake now calls the Gulf Coast his home, and the children of the coast are all the better because of him.