When you meet Marco Fields with her welcoming radiant smile, you will fall in love with her immediately. Born in the early 70’s to biracial parents in LA, at a time when she had to deal with race, gender, and religious discrimination, you can imagine how tough it was to get ahead. She never gave up on her dreams; and Marco had a goal of going to the Airforce Academy to become a pilot. Because of various restrictions, she wasn’t able to make that dream come true, and instead attended school near her family’s home in Utah. She continued to move forward and carve her own path.
While living in Utah, on a trip to the Denver area for business, Marco, a single parent, fell in love with the Castle Pines area and knew she and her high-school aged daughter, Jada, would want to make it their permanent home. They bought the perfect house meant just for them.
What began as a career in private mortgage banking services, sent Marco down a diverse path of affluent client financial services and elite lifestyle management consulting work. Skilled and resourceful in her field, Marco has an impressive history of taking care of her clients.
Last year, Marco launched her own company, MoXXy Women (https://www.moxxywomen.com/) working primarily with affluent female clients where the projections for the next couple of decades showed an economic shift where high-profile “baby boomer” woman might transfer anywhere from $15-30 trillion in assets to their Gen X and millennial heirs. Marco remarked: “With more empty nesters, people entering midlife, older divorces happening and women outliving men, it was clear my clients were mostly women, and their rising economic clout was undeniable.”
Marco grew up in a family that valued volunteerism and charitable giving, and it remains a passion of hers today. In honor of her beloved father who lost his battle with multiple sclerosis, Marco is our corporate fundraising chair of the Rocky Mountain MS Center 2020 “Virtual” gala which will be streamed on Saturday, September 12, 2020. She also served on the Board of Trustees of Latina SafeHouse, she is the development director for The A130 Family Foundation through Brigham Young University, she is a member of the Adopt the Arts Foundation, and the Denver Center Alliance; and she is the 2020 auction chairperson for the “Saturday Night Alive” event for the Denver Center for the Performing Arts.
Marco quipped : “I’m a type AA personality, so for years if I wasn’t focused on raising Jada, I was excessively ambitious and competitive when it came to my career; and equally as important was continuing on my path to help make our world a better place to live in peace as one."
What are some hobbies or talents you’d like to mention?
I’m committed to learn how to play golf this summer.
So I’m hopeful that will become a hobby.
As for talents? I’m a relentless advocate for the things I’m passionate about and really enjoy creating high energy events and accepting public speaking opportunities when I can fit it into my schedule.
What are some fun weekend activities you enjoy? For 18 of the past 21 years, I’ve been a single parent. I chose to focus on raising my daughter and doing activities with her. I have placed the greatest importance on my daughter and spending time the people in my life that I really love. Great people and quality relationships are the most important thing to me.
Your father died of Multiple Sclerosis in 2007 which was diagnosed in the 90’s. You two were very close. Tell us about him? My father was larger than life. He stood 6’4’’ and had an electricity about him that felt like you might catch fire if you stood too close to him. He was well-known and deeply loved in the arts community in Los Angeles.
He served in the 24th Infantry Regiment of the United States army during the Korean War. The 24th was originally organized in 1869 during the Civil War that infamously became known as the Buffalo Soldiers. The Buffalo Soldiers were all African American and either veterans of the “US Colored Troops” or freed men who chose to fight for the Union during the Civil War. During the Korean War, this regiment was still notably an all-black unit that served their country when systematic racism was overt, and when African American troops were treated as “second class” citizens due to segregation and operated in physically demanding and harsh environments…. Often being placed on the front-line to receive the initial shock of the attacks.
You are our “2020 Sponsorship Chair for the Rocky Mountain Multiple Sclerosis Center.” How did your experiences and the loss of your father affect you? It’s because of my family’s experience with this disease and understanding first-hand what a lack of medical care and life management assistance can do to both the patient and their family that makes me grateful and passionate in my support of the Rocky Mountain Multiple Sclerosis Center. The work they do to improve the quality of life of individuals living with MS and related neurological diseases through care, support, education and research is simply unparraled.
How did you get involved with so many nonprofits? I grew up in a family and a community that was deeply involved with volunteerism and charitable giving. It was part of our culture. I saw it all around me, and it was simply the right thing to do. I have always known that everyone has something to give. It’s a choice to decide what you are most passionate about, and go out there and make a difference.
What besides your lovely daughter Jada do you consider your greatest accomplishment? I am very proud of my “education advocacy work.” When Jada started her junior year at Rock Canyon High School in Douglas County, I encouraged her to get involved with clubs and organizations that really interested her in bettering the community. She focused on how she wanted to complete the required 20 hours of community service required by her school to graduate. In an effort to lead by example, I started to volunteer on school committees at Rock Canyon, and ultimately I was appointed to the Douglas County School District Accountability Committee.
What do you look forward to in the future? Other than being able to safely be in public again after this COVID19 pandemic? What this unprecedented time has taught me is it made clear that I need to expand my work in ways that create opportunities for me to explore the other side of my brain. I’m launching new endeavors that are focused around the arts and ultimately provide and open doors for new community building experiences. I feel like it’s my way to ultimately honor my dad and the work he started over 60 years ago.
What is your favorite motto? "Let's be good to each other."
What will you want people to remember about you?
That I was kind.