Meet Erin & Darrick Martin - Martin Homes
LPIE is only as good as its community and their support. Our title sponsor this year, Martin Homes, really knows first hand how special Lafayette is.
Erin and Darrick’s family roots go back three generations in Lafayette. They are extremely knowledgeable about all that Lamorinda has to offer and their love for the community is infectious. They feel fortunate to live in such an amazing community and to watch their children benefit from many of the same activities and traditions they did growing up such as LMYA Soccer, girl scouts, riding bikes on the Lafayette trail, paddle boating on the Reservoir and the list goes on.
In their free time Erin and Darrick volunteer at Springhill Elementary School, are supporters of Lafayette Juniors and LPIE and enjoy running and spending time with their ten year-old twins and fifteen year old daughter.
They are proud sponsors of LPIE, Lafayette Juniors, SEED Lafayette and Meals on Wheels.
Why is LPIE important to you?
Growing up in Lafayette, I have memories of my parents volunteering for Lafayette Arts and Science Foundation (now LPIE) and I clearly remember all of the extra programs that the organization helped fund and support. Memories of art and science projects, school fairs and walkathons are still clear because they were so important to my educational and personal development. My idyllic experiences growing up and going to school in Lafayette are a product of the community coming together to support young people and their education. LPIE is not just about giving money to our schools, it is about creating community and a strong foundation for our kids. Darrick and I are proud to support LPIE and feel incredibly lucky and thankful to be raising our own kids in Lafayette.
Why are good schools, good business for you?
As homeowners, we all know that there is no better way to protect our property value than to ensure our schools are strong. While this is obvious to all of us, supporting LPIE is essential to bridge the widening gap in funding that our public schools desperately need.