“Active and impactful” and “generous of his time and talents” are just a few of the reasons D.A. Davidson has named Zach Swartz as the firm’s recipient of the Bragg Lewis Knutson Community Service Award for 2022. This award celebrates D.A. Davidson associates’ generosity and compassion as expressed through their service to their communities.
Zach, who works as an application support manager in Great Falls, Montana, has had a significant role within his community, both helping to create opportunities as well as providing hands-on support to the causes he cares about.
Swartz is president and a founding member of the Rotary Electric Club of Great Falls, a diverse group established to expand Rotary’s footprint and appeal to potential members who could not meet during the business day. Rotary Electric Club is believed to be one of the youngest (by member age) and most innovative clubs within Rotary International. Already the club has organized a number of events to help the community, including “Tardi Gras” in March 2022, which raised over $40,000 to help remodel the Youth Rec Room for Alliance for Youth; and the Montana Multi-Cultural Fair, which leveraged a group of over 40 volunteers to create an event attended by more than 2,000 people, celebrating the cultural diversity of people in Great Falls.
Zach also has been a dedicated volunteer with the Monarch/Neihart Senior Center, which services roughly 200 seniors by providing activities, meals and a social center for seniors within the region. At the senior center, Zach not only helps to serve meals every month, but also volunteers as their IT consultant to lend his expertise to support the center’s social media sites, Square financial system and overall IT needs.
In addition, Zach regularly donates his time and skills to provide free IT services to area nonprofits, including Vets4Vets, HANDS Inc. and Rotary Electric, to name a few.
We applaud Zach’s work and his commitment to making the world a better place.