Working his way up through the ranks of a company he eventually went on to own, lifelong Las Vegan Eamon Springall not only knows the value of hard work, he also knows the importance of giving back.
Even while building his Stitched Lifestyle clothing store into a multistate operation and running Orgill/Singer & Associates Inc., as well as various other capital investments, Springall has always been keen on philanthropy.
Growing up and having to work for everything he’s obtained in his career plays a big role in his philanthropic mindset.
“I was born and raised in Las Vegas and I wasn’t born into the best financial situation. I know what it’s like to want and to need,” Springall said. “I want to take this community that’s been so good to me and I want to leave it better than when I found it. With every success (that I have), a portion of that goes back to the city.”
At Stitched, he makes sure the organization works with 50 charitable causes throughout the course of a year.
“Bob Orgill took me under his wing … and he showed me the art of the business relationship and the business’ relationship to the community,” Springall said.
Not expecting anything back in return for charitable work is key, he notes. You don’t see a financial return, but the relationships built with the community are invaluable.
“You find yourself in the company of great people who believe in that same mantra,” Springall said. “Through that business ethos and doing charitable work, I’ve made great relationships with legacy families that I don’t think I would have otherwise met. We’re talking the framers of Las Vegas. To be in their company, that’s the moment you know you’ve done the right thing.”
Successful in both his business and philanthropy dealings, Springall said closing a deal and hosting a charity event provide different kinds of enjoyment. One brings a more outward celebration, while the other is a more of an internal affair.
“[Charity work] is more of a soul-cleansing affirmation. It’s a little self-appreciation,” Springall said. “Compared to the competitive nature of going out, getting a big business deal. ... That’s a different kind of feeling. You get a rush from that. Philanthropy creates more of an inward, thoughtful pride that you did the right thing. Even if nobody else knows what you did, you know, and those are the motivating tools to get up the next morning and do it all over again.”
With the arrival of professional sports in Las Vegas, Springall is looking to harness that energy with partnerships. Teaming up with the Vegas Golden Knights, Stitched became their official clothier through 2019, and they’re planning a charity event with the city’s newfound heroes.
The date for that event is not yet set, but Springall thinks it will take place before the start of the 2018-19 NHL season.
For as much success as Springall has had in his professional career, nothing compares to what he gets out of his charitable endeavors.
“There’s going to be business success every hour of every day,” he said, “but the philanthropic community is just as paramount and is just as needed.”