Rescuing Communities and Realizing Dreams—With Dr. Mary Lee

November 11, 2022
Hosted by Patrick Laing

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This week on Finding Certainty, headliner host Patrick Laing visits with Dr. Mary Lee, Founder and CEO of Neighborhood Commerce Institute, discussing, among other things, the iGames Faith-Based Funding League she owns, a powerful nonprofit fundraiser, working in partnership with The Funding League, EACL, Workforce Development, AmeriCorps / VISTA, HUD, the Department of Education, and more. Through Dr. Lee's iGames Faith-Based Funding League, organized and responsible community members and leaders are utilizing the multi-trillion dollar global eSports industry and the massive interest in video games and video game competition to raise funding for neighborhood grants and development in an innovative and inspiring way. In collaboration with Dr. Lee's own nonprofit, Dreams of our Dead Homies Coalition, they're also working together to help address the black neighborhood gun violence amongst young black males. The project includes an all-inclusive STEM/STEAM project designed to help change the trajectory of 3.6 million youth and their families in underserved communities nationwide. This is a wholistic case management approach to help address the family needs in totality and to bridge need and resources gaps beyond government assistance. To hear a truly impressive story from a truly remarkable business, philanthropic, and community leader, don’t miss this episode of Finding Certainty. To learn more, please visit or reach out to Dr. Lee by text or by phone at (571) 263-0952.

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Patrick Laing

Founder and managing partner of Certainty Management, a Nevada based cost-reduction firm that helps raise zero-cost funding for U.S. nonprofits, Patrick Laing has 30+ years of business experience. A former Dale Carnegie instructor, his sales teams have achieved national recognition. One example: Patrick helped LeafGuard NW raise sales from $3.5MM to $20MM annually in just 3 years. They became # 1 in the country out of 65 offices. Promoted to National Trainer, he traveled nationwide, raising close rates 2-3 x at multiple offices. A U.S. Army veteran, Patrick worked in counter intelligence, held a Top-Secret clearance, and also served as a linguist in Italian. A graduate of BYU-Provo, Patrick served a two-year service mission for his church in Italy (‘89-90). While working for Delta Airlines, he received their top award, The Customer Service Citation. In addition to hosting Finding Certainty, Patrick is a contributing author to the Mission Matters series, a collection of lessons from CEOs whose companies are making a difference. Married to Tessha Laing, they live in Las Vegas and are proud dad and step-mom to 4 scholarship winners: in tumbling (U. of Oregon), diving (Cal State-Bakersfield), and academics x 2 (U. of OR & Wellesley College). Their youngest son, Evan, is a sponsored mountain bike racer. Patrick enjoys fly fishing, traveling, and time with his family. His proudest achievement, other than dad and husband, is the free nonprofit fundraising help his company provides.

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