2010 Quality of Life Grant Recipients

USD 25,000 Grant Awardee

Carldon E. Lahey, CLU, ChFC

Christ’s Starfish Foundation: Jacksonville, Fla.
Funds the financial assistance program for families with a child undergoing medical treatments at Shand’s Children’s Hospital in Gainesville, Florida

USD 10,000 Grant Awardees

Joe A. Sierra Jr., RHU

National MS Society - Mid Florida Chapter: Maitland, Fla.
Funds medical items and/or services for individuals and families coping with multiple sclerosis throughout the central corridor of Florida

Naomi L. Cortes-Duke

Erie Dawn: Erie, Pa.
Supports the dwelling and Advocacy for Women in Need program, which serves women who are homeless and/or have low incomes

USD 5,000 Grant Awardees

N.S. Whittington, CLU, CFP

Foster Parents Support: Wilkesboro, N.C.
Funds training costs for foster care parents to improve behavioral issues and the well-being of their foster children

Kenneth P. Brown, CLU, ChFC

St. Martin de Porres Academy: New Haven, Conn.
Helps fund the cost of a part-time social worker to work with children from low-income families to help them cope with the unusual difficulties of their everyday lives

USD 2,500 Grant Awardees

Deborah L. Anderson, ChFC, CLU

Free Wheelchair Mission: Irvine, Calif.
Provides one overseas container for 550 wheelchairs, which will transform the lives of 550 people with disabilities and their families in Mumbai

Timothy L. Cope

Greater Burlington YMCA: Burlington, Vt.
Provides financial assistance for early childhood education and camp programs for the Burlington area’s most vulnerable children

Michael Damsky, CLU, CLTC

Young Scholars Liberty Partnership Program, Utica, N.Y.
Provides new computers for 350 at-risk high school students in the Utica, New York area

Barbara B. Dietze, CLU, ChFC

ThanksUSA: McLean, Va.
Provides college scholarships to family members of military personnel

Charles C. Cleason, CLU, MSFS

Friends of Ngong Road: Edina, Minn.
Funds Ngong Road Children Association Health & Wellness Camps in Kenya where children come together for community-building activities and ongoing preventative health care

Frank S. Hennessey, LUTCF, ChFC

Planned Lifetime Assistance Network of Pennsylvania: Wayne, Pa.
Funds the Rep Pay service that provides required management of Social Security benefits

Susan Jessup,CLU, ChFC

New Mexico Project for Financial Literacy: Rio Rancho, N.M.
Funds a financial literacy training program for low-income residents in New Mexico

Sarah J. Kaelberer, CFP, ChFC

Interfaith Outreach and Community Partners: Wayzata, Minn.
Provides direct emergency assistance to families and individuals in crisis in the Twin Cities area

Lance B. Kolbet, RHU, LUTCF

Family Services Alliances of Southeast Idaho: Pocatello, Idaho
Funds the Expanding Support Systems for SE Idaho Families Abuse Survivors programs, which will tailor support groups to victims and their families recovering from abusive situations and relationships

Harvey Kotler, CLU

Planned Lifetime Assistance Network of Northeast Ohio: Lyndhurst, Ohio
Supports PLAN’s Holistic Recovery Program for people living with mental illness

Donald M. Lawson, CLU, LUTCF

House of Hope Maryland Inc.: Silver Springs, Md.
Funds the Molitor International Training Initiative course for youth-oriented classes on leadership, business, entrepreneurship, interpersonal relationships and life skills

David H. Levy, CLU, MSFS

Golden Slipper Camp: Bala Cynwyd, Pa.
Funds the Golden Slipper Computer Lab, which serves children from diverse cultural backgrounds

Frank A. Marcin, CLU, MSFS

Need organization Provides funding for a dormitory that will house more than 160 children who are orphaned in Nairobi, Kenya

Theodore S. Rusinoff, CFP

Hattie Larlham: Mantua, Ohio
Funds a creative arts program for children and adults with developmental disabilities in northeast Ohio

Douglas G. Russell, LUTCF, CLU

Central New York Eye and Tissue Bank: Syracuse, N.Y.
Provides funds for medical equipment to serve patients with eye and tissue transfer surgeries

Mark C. Seebeck, CFP

Grapevine Relief and Community Exchange (GRACE): Grapevine, Texas
Partially funds the Emergency Assistance Program, providing emergency assistance to families in need throughout Tarrant County, Texas

Ronald T. Staebell, CLU, MSFS

South Dakota Guardianship Program: Pierre, S.D.
Funds guardianship and caregiver services for people with disabilities who would otherwise be unable to pay for services

Stephen G. Sultan

Community Mayors: Brooklyn, N.Y
Provides entertainment and gifts for more than 4,000 children with disabilities from the New York area.

Alishia M. Terrill

Casa De Esperanza: Grand Haven, Mich.
Partially funds the purchase of a home to house young women orphaned in Honduras

David M. Tressler, CLU, CFP

Mobile Association for Retarded Citizens: Mobile, Ala.
Funds the Transition Program, which allows individuals with cognitive, intellectual and developmental disabilities transition directly into a job training program

Craig Vejvoda, CLU, MSFS

Boys and Girls Club of Tulare County: Visalia, Calif.
Funds a Keystone Club for youth ages 14 through 18 from low-income households to help foster leadership development and community service