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2014

 

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3 Ways You Can Support the Phonathon

The MDRT Foundation’s Fall Phonathon will take place October 14 to 16, 2014, hosted by our generous corporate supporter Mass Mutual.

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Spring Phonathon: March 24-25, 2014

On March 24-25, 26 MDRT member volunteers will spend their days making phone calls to fellow members to raise funds for the Foundation’s global grant programs.

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2013

Typhoon Haiyan Relief Efforts

Typhoon Haiyan has left a trail of devastation, damage and grief for people in communities In the Philippines. The MDRT Foundation Board of Trustees extends its thoughts and prayers to MDRT members, their clients and all those impacted by this natural disaster.

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Fall Phonathon: November 13-14, 2013

On November 13-14, 26 MDRT member volunteers will spend their days making phone calls to fellow members to raise funds for the Foundation’s global grant programs.

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Brent R. Kimball, Named President of Million Dollar Round Table Foundation

Brent R. Kimball, CFP, ChFC, of A1 Freedom Financial, in Pembroke, N.H., has been named President of the Million Dollar Round Table (MDRT) Foundation.

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Robert C. Savage, CLU, ChFC, Receives 2013 Top Quality of Life Award

During the 2013 MDRT Annual Meeting, the MDRT Foundation awarded Robert C. Savage, CLU, ChFC, a 47-year MDRT member and Excalibur Knight from Toledo, Ohio, with the top Quality of Life Award in honor of his volunteer efforts with Imagination Station, an educational center based in Toledo, Ohio.

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Spring Phonathon: March 25–26, 2013

The MDRT Foundation Phonathon is taking place in Indianapolis, Indiana with one shared goal: to raise funds for children and families in need throughout the United States and worldwide.

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2012

Hurricane Sandy Disaster Relief Grant Opportunity

Last month, Hurricane Sandy left a trail of devastation, damage and grief for people in communities throughout the eastern coast of the United States and the Caribbean.

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Charity Spotlight: Junior Achievement of Utah

Students who participate in Junior Achievement of Utah’s work-readiness programs are on a path to finding a career that best suits their passion and skills.

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MDRT Foundation Phonathon Recap Video
Day 1

The MDRT Foundation’s Fall Phonathon caller room is bustling with activity. MDRT volunteers are making thousands of phone calls to members to raise funds for the Foundation’s global grant programs.

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Fall Phonathon: October 17-19

On October 17–19, 25 MDRT volunteers will participate in the Fall Phonathon with the goal of raising more than USD 500,000 in pledges to fund the Foundation’s global grant programs.

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Gilbert A. Haggart, CLU, LUTCF elected MDRT Foundation President

Gilbert A. Haggart, CLU, LUTCF, of Glenview, Ill., has been named the 2012-2013 Million Dollar Round Table (MDRT) Foundation President. Haggart is a 42-year MDRT member and a Platinum Knight-level donor of the foundation.

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Charity Spotlight: The Donna Louise Children’s Hospice Trust

The Donna Louise Children’s Hospice Trust is a charitable organization based in Stoke-on-Trent, England, that provides hospice care and support services to children with life-threatening illnesses.

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John W. Cruikshank III, Wins Top Quality of Life Award

1997 MDRT President John W. Cruikshank III, CLU of Northbrook, Illinois, was awarded the top Quality of Life Award in honor of his dedicated volunteerism for North Shore Senior Center — a charitable organization based in Northfield, Illinois that serves a diverse population of elderly adults.

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Charity Spotlight: The Center for Music National Service

The music programs the Center for Music National Service (CMNS) provide not only give high school youth a chance to express themselves, they also play an important and practical role in their therapeutic care.

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MDRT Foundation Awards USD 100,000 to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital

The MDRT Foundation is partnering with St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital during the 2012 MDRT Annual Meeting, June 10–13, in Anaheim, California.

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Charity Spotlight: Arthritis Foundation

Approximately 294,000 children under the age of 18 are affected by juvenile arthritis and rheumatologic conditions, according to the Arthritis Foundation.

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2012 Grant Awardees Announced

Last December, the MDRT Foundation Grants Committee, which comprises MDRT members, met to finalize grant awards and amounts for applicants to the Foundation’s grant programs. At the conclusion of this meeting, the MDRT Foundation awarded $432,500 in worldwide grants to 81 charities serving people in need in 17 countries and 24 U.S. states.

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2011

 

ASAE Honors Million Dollar Round Table/MDRT Foundation with Power of A Summit Award

ASAE, The Center for Association Leadership, presented the Million Dollar Round Table (MDRT) and the MDRT Foundation with The Power of A Summit Award for the Million Meal Challenge, a volunteer food-packaging event that took place at the 2010 MDRT Annual Meeting in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.

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The Million Dollar Round Table and the MDRT Foundation Give Back for the Holidays to Support Local Organizations

The Million Dollar Round Table (MDRT), a nonprofit association for financial professionals, and the MDRT Foundation helped support several local organizations this holiday season. MDRT employees donated more than 4,000 items to Maine Township Emergency Food Pantry to help families in need with food and supplies.

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Charity Spotlight: Apna Ghar

Apna Ghar means “our home” in the South Asian languages of Hindi, Punjabi and Urdu. The Apna Ghar residential shelter in Chicago is a safe and nurturing environment where women and children affected by domestic violence can rebuild their lives.

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Casa Pacifica Centers for Children and Families

At the young age of six, Holly arrived at the emergency shelter, Casa Pacifica Centers for Children and Families, traumatized and in need of care. Holly and her family were homeless and had been living in her mother’s car— Holly had also suffered years of sexual and physical abuse by a family member.

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Barbara A. Pietrangelo, CFP, ChFC Named President of Million Dollar Round Table Foundation

Barbara A. Pietrangelo, CFP, ChFC, of Ada, Mich., has been named the 2011–2012 Million Dollar Round Table (MDRT) Foundation President. Pietrangelo is a 13-year MDRT member with seven Court of the Table honors. She will be the 46th MDRT Foundation President.

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Million Dollar Round Table Appoints New Executive Director to the MDRT Foundation

The Million Dollar Round Table (MDRT), The Premier Association of Financial Professionals, is pleased to announce the appointment of India Alexis Ehioba, CFRE, to Executive Director of the MDRT Foundation.

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Charity Spotlight: DEBRA Australia

For people diagnosed with Dystrophic Epidermolysis Bullosa (EB), the slightest touch can cause an outbreak of skin blisters making simple daily activities a painful process.

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Daya Receives Prestigious Top Quality of Life Award from MDRT Foundation

Kamal N. Daya, CLU, ChFC, has been honored with the top Quality of Life award from the MDRT Foundation for his philanthropic work with the Fidai Educational Institution in India. Along with the award comes a USD $25,000 grant for the FEI to continue his work there.

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MDRT Foundation Raises $176,000 to Support Global Grant Programs, Awards $75,000 and Collects 3,500 Pairs of Shoes for Soles4Souls

Members of the Million Dollar Round Table (MDRT) raised more than USD $176,000 to support the charities funded by the MDRT Foundation’s global grant programs at this year’s MDRT Annual Meeting.

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MDRT Foundation Donates $25,000 to Comfort Zone Camp for Grieving Children

Million Dollar Round Table (MDRT) member Scott Salinas, CFS, CLTC, presented USD 25,000 on behalf of the MDRT Foundation to Comfort Zone Camp (CZC), which seeks to ease the pain of children who have lost an immediate family member.

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Annual Meeting Inspires Altruism through MDRT Partnership with Soles4Souls, International Shoe Charity

Members of MDRT will band together to make a difference by donating shoes to Soles4Souls, an international charitable organization that provides gently used and new shoes for children and individuals in need throughout the United States and worldwide.

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MDRT Japan Disaster Relief Fund Raises More Than USD 248,000

In response to the 9.0-magnitude earthquake and tsunami that ravaged Japan on March 11, 2011, the Million Dollar Round Table (MDRT) and the Million Dollar Round Table Foundation have established the MDRT Japan Disaster Relief Fund.

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Charity Spotlight: Ageless Dreamer Foundation

Graduating with a college degree is a dream many achieve through hard work, perseverance and dedication. For World War II Veteran John H., obtaining a college degree was a life-long dream that he lived to see come true — with assistance from Ageless Dreamer Foundation, John H. received his honorary accounting degree at the age of 102.

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Charity Spotlight: Community Mayors

Every December, more than 4,000 children with physical and mental disabilities receive the red-carpet treatment at a holiday event hosted in their honor. This event, known as Operation Santa Claus, is hosted by Community Mayors, a New York City-based charitable organization that is dedicated to improving the life of children with disabilities.

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Top Quality of Life Award Presented to
Carldon E. Lahey Jr., CLU, ChFC

A diagnosis of a child’s serious illness is every parent’s worst nightmare. For many parents, this nightmare gets scarier when the thought of losing your home and job due to a child’s hospital stay becomes a looming possibility.

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Million Meal Challenge Wins American Marketing Association BrandSmart Award

The MDRT Foundation received a BrandSmart Award from the American Marketing Association for the Million Meal Challenge marketing campaign.

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