MDRT Annual Meeting Promise Appeal

The MDRT Annual Meeting attracts financial service professionals from all over the world and provides the opportunity to learn from and exchange ideas with the world's most successful advisors. Every year, the MDRT Foundation partners with a charity to increase the global impact of MDRT.



The MDRT Foundation partnered with Free The Children during the 2013 MDRT Annual Meeting, June 9–12, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA. Annual Meeting attendees supported the Foundation’s Promise Appeal by donating USD 200 to raise funds for our global grant programs.

The 2013 Promise Appeal raised more than USD 224,000 and the MDRT Foundation awarded a $100,000 grant to support Free the Children's programs.

Free The Children is a charitable organization based in Toronto, Canada, that empowers youth to raise funds and awareness for children and families in developing countries.

Free The Children's sustainable Adopt-A-Village program provides access to education, micro-business, medical care and water sanitation for underserved communities in more than 45 countries around the globe. Since 1995, Free The Children has built more than 650 schools and provided more than one million people with clean water, health care and sanitation services.

"Since 1959, the MDRT Foundation has awarded more than USD 28 million to charities, endorsed by MDRT members, that create sustainable change for people in need," said MDRT Foundation President Gilbert A. Haggart, CLU, LUTCF, a 43-year MDRT member and MDRT Foundation Platinum Knight from Des Plaines, Illinois, USA. "This partnership with Free The Children will help build stronger families and communities worldwide."

For more information about the MDRT Foundation’s global grant programs, please visit