We C.A.R.E.

A Commitment to Service-Driven Community Engagement


Universal Strategic Advisors, LLC is acutely aware of the unprecedented health, economic, and social policy challenges that the United States currently faces. We are committed to the concept of “paying it forward” by aggressively addressing these challenges and proactively demonstrating to our current and future clients that we seek to engage, serve and empower the communities in which we live and work.

Guided by our commitment to service, US Advisors launched our community advisory committee, “Community, Assistance, Relations and Empowerment” or C.A.R.E. committee.


“As former public servants, our team felt it was critical that a portion of our resources be dedicated to the betterment of people less fortunate than ourselves within our communities. Our community outreach committee, CARE, will deliver innovative solutions to unlock the promise of technology and execute the philanthropic imperative of our team and clients.”

~ Brian DeMore, Principal, Universal Strategic Advisors, LLC

“Community service and a chance to give back is ingrained in our professional culture. Our community outreach efforts include not just acts of philanthropic giving, but hands on service and volunteerism. It’s honestly one of the most rewarding aspects of our team.”


~ David Marin, Director of Operations

Assistance


US Advisors commits to leveraging our strategic and process improvement tools, people, and capabilities to give back to our communities through service initiatives that directly assist vulnerable individuals and populations, including the nonprofits that support them on a continual basis.

Outreach


US Advisors will draw on our long-standing partnerships with community stakeholders to foster unique perspectives essential to making informed business decisions, educating our team and advancing greater progress in society. We believe that our employees, customers, partners and community all play key roles in this effort. Together, we will strive to create a more equitable future.

Empowerment


We acknowledge that empowering community change-agents gives us the opportunity to create a more just and sustainable future. In order to fully demonstrate a commitment to bettering the lives of those most impacted by today’s crises, US Advisors pledges to use company resources and technology to create community-driven solutions that support the communities in which we live and work.

Meet Our Chair


US Advisors has selected Andrew R. Lorenzen-Strait as the inaugural chair of our CARE committee. In this role, he offers strategic advice and assistance on ways in which the organization can make meaningful and lasting impacts to communities and individuals in need. He and other members of our community advisory team will foster collective movement to assist individuals and communities in need, principally through offering assistance and empowerment to the non-profits that seek to better their lives.

“I have had a remarkable and fortunate professional journey – from my time advancing the rights and needs of migrants in the care and custody of the U.S. government, to helping aid unaccompanied refugee children in civil society, I am now privileged to assist and advise US Advisors as they embark on initiatives that will serve communities and people in need.”

~Andrew R. Lorenzen-Strait
Chair, CARE Committee, US Advisors

About Andrew

Andrew Lorenzen-Strait is the Senior Director for Migrant Services & Federal Affairs at Endeavors. Endeavors is a national nonprofit social service provider based in San Antonio, Texas. Andrew has over 15 years of community and public service experience and is recognized expert in the field of vulnerable population protection and advocacy. Prior to Endeavors, Mr. Lorenzen-Strait served as the Director of Children and Family Services at Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service (LIRS). At LIRS, he oversaw a national network of both faith-based and non-profit partners that provide foster care and case management services to unaccompanied immigrant children.

Prior to his work in civil society, Lorenzen-Strait started his Federal service as a Presidential Management Fellow for the U.S. Department of Justice, and later served as the country’s first national migrant Public Advocate within the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS), U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). In 2019, he left ICE as the Deputy Assistant Director to embark on his professional journey in civil society.

Lorenzen-Strait holds a Bachelor of Arts in political science from the University of California at Irvine, a Juris Doctorate with an emphasis in child advocacy from Whittier Law School, and a Certificate in National Security Leadership and Decision-Making from the U.S. government. He is a member of the U.S. Supreme Court Bar, and in 2007, he was recognized by the Governor of Maryland as the state’s Pro Bono Attorney of the Year for his legal aid activities in Prince George’s County, MD. He lives in Annapolis, MD with his husband, two daughters, and son.

Join Our CARE Committee


Interested in serving with us? If you feel your professional background, strengths, and key skill sets can assist US Advisors as we seek to provide resources to communities, please contact us and we will provide you information and an application.