Mover & Shaker of the Month: Colleen Anthony

By: Paula Green

 

Colleen Anthony Owner MABC Mortgage, LLC

Colleen Anthony
Owner MABC Mortgage, LLC

MABC Mortgage broker/owner, Colleen Anthony believes in giving of herself and supporting local charities.   Anthony and her long-time friend and colleague Brian Stumpf co-founded North Pittsburgh Network, LLC (NPN).

“We brought the vision to fruition by assembling a prominent group of seasoned business professionals who are renowned for their goodwill, compassion and integrity.  We started volunteering at local charities like Pittsburgh Women and Children Shelter and collecting donations for the Food Bank. The first effort the group made for charity was a Holiday Fundraiser to benefit Emmaus in the North Hills last year that raised over $5,000. We had such a large turnout and the amount raised was more than we hoped for,” said Anthony.

“I am on the Capital Campaign Committee for Emmaus Community.  Emmaus provides permanent housing, respite and in-home care to older individuals with intellectual disability and autism.  Because Emmaus is a non-profit, they require donations and capital contributions in order to sustain and grow their cause.” Anthony added.

Anthony also sits on the board of some local organizations.  She is a member of the board of directors for A Place to Grow Learning Center, located in Fox Chapel.  This facility cares for over 100 children and offers early childhood programs from infancy through preschool.

Another place where Anthony is a member of the board is the Western Pennsylvania Montessori School.  WPMS is a non-profit Montessori located in the North Hills and offers programs for toddlers through preschool.  Her four-year old daughter, Claire attends school at this facility.

Aside from her charitable involvement, Anthony is a member of the National Association of Mortgage Brokers (NAMB).   She believes in giving her clients’ personalized attention as she attends their closings.  “I believe that everyone applying for a mortgage should be able to speak with and meet with the person handling their loan.  They should be informed throughout the process and leave the closing table feeling a sense of certainty that they are in the mortgage product that fits their financial needs and goals.  I find that my clients feel more at ease (as do the agents) when the person in charge of the money is sitting next to everyone on closing day.  Our client base is 83% referral, which I think speaks for itself,” Anthony noted.

Anthony graduated from Union Area High School in New Castle and went onto to earn a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Slippery Rock University, and she has a minor in Information Technology.    She resides in Allison Park with her husband Eric, Claire and their two dogs Meca and Sophie.