USD 2,500 supports programs to assist women affected by trafficking in Nepal.
Sponsor: Charles V. Collins, ChFC
Alzheimer's Research UK
Great Shelford, Cambridge, England
USD 10,000 funds research aimed at uncovering how cholesterol may influence amyloid, the toxic protein that builds during Alzheimer’s and damages nerve cells.
Sponsor: Simon John Gibson, DipPFS
USD 2,500 provides backpacks containing educational materials and supplies for children suffering from juvenile arthritis.
Sponsor: Kenneth V. Byers Jr., CLU, ChFC
Bethany for Children & Families
USD 5,000 funds supervision, case management and counseling to assist youth who are homeless in the Iowa Quad Cities area.
Sponsor: Leroy E. Lohman, CLU, ChFC
Brain Tumor Foundation for Children
USD 5,000 provides emergency financial assistance for the families of children with brain or spinal cord tumors so that they can focus on their child’s medical care.
Sponsor: William G. Loventhal III, CLU, CFP
Brigadoon Children's Camp Society
Halifax, British Columbia, Canada
USD 2,500 supports a recreational facility for children and youth living with chronic illnesses.
Sponsor: Roger E. Sinclair, CFP
USD 5,000 funds a recreational camp program for children with special needs, including autism, heart and skin disorders, Down syndrome and other developmental disabilities.
Sponsor: Roger A. Hubley, CLU, ChFC
Celebrate the Children School
USD 2,500 provides alternative learning equipment for children with autism.
Sponsor: Michael A. Marino, CFP, CPA
The Center for Music National Service
San Francisco, Calif.
USD 2,500 funds board-certified music therapists for youth struggling with stress, depression and anxiety disorders in the San Francisco Bay area.
Sponsor: P. Shaun McDuffee, CLU, ChFC
Child Care Resource Center
USD 5,000 supports an English as a Second Language (ESL) preschool program for children from low-income families in the northern Los Angeles area.
Sponsor: Eric Damon Miner
Coalition of Children in Need Association (COCINA)
USD 5,000 provides nutritious lunches for school children in Haiti.
Sponsor: William H. Koptis, CLU
Cornerstone Schools Association
USD 5,000 supports an educational program for children from underserved communities in Detroit, Michigan.
Sponsor: Eugene F. Lo Vasco, CLU
Glen Mills, Pa.
USD 5,000 funds a school computer lab for high school students who are orphaned in Uganda.
Sponsor: John D. Dempsey, CLU, ChFC
The Culture House
USD 5,000 funds the Star Program, an educational and performing arts outreach program for at-risk youth in the Kansas City area.
Sponsor: Douglas R. Peete, ChFC
The Donna Louise Children’s Hospice Trust
Trentham, Stoke on Trent, England
USD 2,500 supports a hospice for children in Staffordshire and Cheshire, England.
Sponsor: David Pritchard, DipPFS
Edwards Rotary Club Foundation
USD 2,500 helps establish a mobile library for rural villages throughout Kosovo.
Sponsor: Dennis R. Graves, LUTCF
Episcopal Diocese of South Dakota
Sioux Falls, S.D.
USD 5,000 supports a healthcare clinic and women's center in southern Sudan.
Sponsor: Stan E. Graber, CLU, LUTCF
Eye Doc in a Box
USD 25,000 funds medical eye clinic training programs in developing countries.
Sponsor: Barbara B. Norman, CLU, ChFC
Family Care Center of Catawba Valley Inc.
USD 5,000 supports a program for families who are homeless to provide them with tools to achieve self‐sufficiency.
Sponsor: Charles A. Rogers Jr., CFP
Feed the Children
USD 25,000 provides four truckloads containing 35,000 pounds of food each to be distributed to children in low-income communities throughout the United States.
Sponsor: Al Singer, CLU
USD 5,000 funds microentrepreneurs through a Village Banking model to alleviate extreme poverty in Haiti.
Sponsor: Matthew E. Schiff, CLU
Free Wheelchair Mission
USD 5,000 provides 78 free wheelchairs for people in impoverished communities in Peru.
Sponsor: Deborah L. Anderson, ChFC, CLU
Gift from the Heart Foundation
Schiller Park, Ill.
USD 2,500 supports programs for children with orthopedic disabilities.
Sponsor: Richard M. Lazarski, CLU, CPCU
The Global Foundation for Peroxisomal Disorders (GFPD)
USD 5,000 supports the GFPD Family Support Conference, which emphasizes disease management, therapeutic interventions and grief support.
Sponsor: Stephen D. Andersen, RHU
Grandville Avenue Arts & Humanities
Grand Rapids, Mich.
USD 2,500 supports an after-school arts and learning program to enrich the lives of children in underserved communities in Michigan.
Sponsor: Gene J. Gilmore, CLU
Hands and Hearts
USD 5,000 funds the cost of rebuilding a school that serves more than 300 students in Nigeria.
Sponsor: James W. Hessenthaler, CLU, ChFC
Hands of Hope
USD 5,000 funds the building of a school in Zambia.
Sponsor: Allen R. Bruce, CLU, ChFC
Hope Haven International Ministries
Rock Valley, Iowa
USD 5,000 funds the manufacturing and distribution of pediatric wheelchairs for children in impoverished communities in Guatemala.
Sponsor: Charlene K. Granstra, CLU, ChFC
Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America (IAVA)
New York, N.Y.
USD 2,500 funds an online program for U.S. veterans from Iraq and Afghanistan suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder and traumatic brain injuries.
Sponsor: Lawrence Buccheri, RHU
It Happened to Alexa Foundation
USD 5000 provides financial support for victims of sexual assault who are overseas, including transportation and translation services.
Sponsor: Thomas W. Branchini, CLU, ChFC
Cleveland, Stockton on Tees, England
USD 5000 funds a sanitation program at a school in South Africa.
Sponsor: Neil Flint
Love Without Boundaries Foundation
USD 25,000 supports day schools for children living in orphanages in China.
Sponsor: Donald F. White Jr., CLU, ChFC
The Mark Wandall Foundation
USD 2,500 supports the Family Fun Night program, which promotes traffic and car seat safety awareness.
Sponsor: Peter R. Magni, LUTCF
USD 11,000 funds medical training programs for people in developing countries.
Sponsor: Frances R. Gardner, CFP
USD 14,000 supports an infant health program for parents in developing countries.
Sponsor: James Douglas Pittman, CLU, CFP
National Inclusion Project Inc.
Research Triangle Park, N.C.
USD 5,000 funds an inclusive recreational program for children with and without disabilities.
Sponsor: Kenneth R. Cassis, CFP, CLU
The Nezinscot Guild
USD 5,000 funds rebuilding projects at a job center for people with physical and mental disabilities.
Sponsor: Paul R. Buckley Sr., CLU, ChFC
The Providence Center
USD 2,500 funds psychiatric and substance abuse programs for people who are unemployed in Rhode Island.
Sponsor: Kenneth E. Knox, CLU, ChFC
The School for Children with Hidden Intelligence (SCHI)
USD 5,000 supports a workforce development program for young adults with autism, Down syndrome and Cerebral palsey.
Sponsor: Allan G. Hancock, CLU, ChFC
Shadow Buddies Foundation
USD 10,000 provides soft dolls for premature infants to nurture the bonding process during their stay in the neonatal intensive care unit.
Sponsor: Felix R. Baz-Dresch, CLU, ChFC
Sheltering Tree Development Center
USD 5,000 supports intensive, early intervention for young children diagnosed with autism in Harden County, Tennessee.
Sponsor: Larry Paul Rich Jr., CFP
USD 10,000 funds rehabilitative care for U.S. soldiers suffering from traumatic brain injuries.
Sponsor: James E. Prickett, CLU, ChFC
Southeast Kansas Community Action Program (SEK-CAP)
USD 2,500 funds a health and fitness program to help reduce childhood obesity rates.
Sponsor: George M. Barberich, CLU, ChFC
USD 2,500 funds grief therapy materials for children and teens coping with the terminal illness or death of a sibling.
Sponsor: Adam A. Solano Jr.
Timmy Global Health
USD 5,000 supports a Patient Social Work Fund that offsets the cost of surgical and non-surgical follow-up care for patients in South America.
Sponsor: Mark E. Wise
Trinity Church in the Pines
Grand Lake, Colo.
USD 5,000 funds food distribution programs to feed children from low-income families in Grand Lake, Colorado.
Sponsor: Ray J. May, CLU, ChFC
Chapel Hill, N.C.
USD 5,000 funds the construction of a secondary school to educate children and help build one of the first sustainable resettlement villages in Kenya.
Sponsor: Ralph Antolino Jr., J.D., CLU
The Unforgettables Foundation
USD 5,000 provides financial support to low-income families to cover the costs of their child’s funeral.
Sponsor: Clive Taylor
Veterans Vietnam Restoration Project
USD 5,000 funds a community service program in Vietnam for U.S. veterans of the Vietnam War.
Sponsor: Charles W. Bruton Jr., CLU
The Wellspring Foundation for Education
Langley, British Columbia, Canada
USD 5,000 funds a teacher training program for 20 teachers at a school in Rwanda.
Sponsor: Bruce W. Etherington, CLU, CHFC
Wheat Ridge Foundation
Wheat Ridge, Colo.
USD 2,500 provides backpacks containing nutritional meals for children in low-income families in Wheatridge, Colorado.
Sponsor: Michael Glenn Herman, ChFC, LUTCF
Worcester County GOLD
Snow Hill, Md.
USD 5,000 funds emergency services for eligible seniors and adults in Worcester County, Maryland.
Sponsor: Steven A. Plewes, CLU, ChFC
Working in the Schools
USD 2,500 funds an education program for teachers in the Chicago Public Schools system.
Sponsor: James L. Garard III
World Literacy Canada
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
USD 2,500 publishes teacher manuals and textbooks to train teachers how to teach women who are illiterate in Uttar Prad, India.
Sponsor: Samir Midha
World Organization of Renal Therapies (WORTH)
USD 2,500 provides financial support to maintain two dialysis units in Belize.
Sponsor: Arthur R. Salomon