2014 Worldwide Grant Recipients
ACADEMY OF SCHOLASTIC ACHIEVEMENT
Chicago, Ill., USA
USD 3,500 funds educational programs for youth who are at-risk in Chicago’s Austin community.
Sponsor: William E. Johnson
AIA BHD AKA AIA
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
USD 4,000 provides medical, emotional and physical care support for people with spina bifida.
Sponsor: Steven Gan Eng Huat
Timonium, Md., USA
USD 3,500 funds care, support and awareness programs for individuals affected by Alzheimer’s and dementia.
Sponsor: Kathie H. Okun
AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION
Oakland, Calif., USA
USD 3,500 funds the Kids Cook with Heart Program, which teaches children how to prepare healthy meals. Sponsor: R. J. Pinney, CLU, , CPCU
AROGYAM CHARITABLE TRUST
USD 4,000 provides life-saving dialysis care for patients from impoverished communities.
Sponsor: Girish K. Thakkar
Cincinnati, Ohio, USA
USD 4,000 funds support and resource programs for children with arthritis and their families.
Sponsor: Kenneth V. Byers, CLU, ChFC
USD 1,250 funds a teaching program for people with a hearing impairment.
Sponsor: Ravi Vattikota, BSc
ASSET BUILDERS OF AMERICA
Madison, Wis., USA
USD 3,500 provides financial literacy programs to students from low-income families in Wisconsin.
Sponsor: Nan M. Zimdars, CFP, CLU
ASSOCIATION FOR THE BLIND & VISUALLY IMPAIRED (ABVI)
Rochester, N.Y., USA
USD 3,500 supports the building of a training area for people who are blind and have visual impairments.
Sponsor: J. Robert Bleier
Houston, Texas, USA
USD 3,500 funds a therapeutic horseback-riding program for students with autism.
Sponsor: Minh D. Vo
BEN RICHEY BOYS RANCH
Abilene, Texas, USA
USD 3,500 provides nurturing residential care for boys who are at-risk.
Sponsor: Mickey L. Redwine
BETTER BOYS FOUNDATION
Chicago, Ill., USA
USD 5,000 funds academic programs for boys from low-income households in Chicago.
Sponsor: Marvin H. Zimmerman
BIG BROTHERS/BIG SISTERS OF JACKSON COUNTY
Jackson, Mich., USA
USD 3,500 supports mentoring programs for youth who are at-risk.
Sponsor: Lynn G. Kenworthy, CLU
BIKES FOR THE PHILIPPINES FOUNDATION INC.
Makati City, Philippines
USD 5,000 provides bicycles for children to commute to school in areas where public or private transportation is unavailable or unaffordable.
Sponsor: Belen E. Pujol
Nashville, Tenn., USA
USD 3,500 provides medical equipment for a new maternity ward at the New Life Medical Center, which cares for women affected by HIV/AIDS in Uganda.
Sponsor: Jeremy Smith, CFS
BOYS AND GIRLS CLUBS OF SAN DIEGUITO
Solana Beach, Calif., USA
USD 1,000 provides after-school and peer-based mentoring programs for youth from underserved communities.
Sponsor: P. Martin Peters, CLU, RHU
CALIFORNIA DENTAL ASSOCIATION FOUNDATION
Sacramento, Calif., USA
USD 5,000 funds dental clinics that provide free dental care and oral health education for individuals who are disabled and the elderly.
Sponsor: Brian E. Samuels, LUTCF
CAN DO CANCER
Ankeny, Iowa, USA
USD 5,000 provides emotional support and resources for individuals undergoing medical treatment for breast cancer in Iowa.
Sponsor: Peter Hill, ChFC
CANADIAN CROSSROADS INTERNATIONAL
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
USD 3,500 supports the Girls’ Empowerment Clubs to promote violence prevention programs for girls in South Africa.
Sponsor: Judy Byle-Jones, CLU, ChFC
CANCER COMMUNITY CENTER
South Portland, Maine, USA
USD 5,000 funds the Cancer Survivor Porgam, which provides support programs for cancer patients, caregivers and their families.
Sponsor: Philip E. Harriman, CLU, ChFC
CARE FOR KIDS
North York, Ontario, Canada
USD 5,000 funds the Palliative Care Program for children who have a terminal illness.
Sponsor: Sonny Goldstein, CLU, CFP
THE CENTER FOR ENRICHED LIVING
USD 4,000 funds a social program for adults with developmental disabilities.
Sponsor: Alex Freund, CLU, ChFC
CHILD PROTECTION CENTER INC.
Sarasota, Fla., USA
USD 5,000 funds the Personal Safety and Community Awareness program, which promotes child abuse and neglect awareness programs.
Sponsor: Joe A. Sierra, Jr., RHU, CSA
COALITION OF CHILDREN IN NEED ORGANIZATION
Columbus, Ohio, USA
USD 5,000 provides nutritous meals for children from low-income families.
Sponsor: William H. Koptis, CLU
Glen Mills, Penn., USA
USD 5,000 funds educational programs for children who are orphaned in Zambia.
Sponsor: John D. Dempsey, CLU, ChFC
CROSSROADS CORP. FOR AFFORDABLE HOUSING & COMM.
Charlotte, N.C., USA
USD 4,000 funds academic programs for students from underserved communities.
Sponsor: Ivan C. Hinrichs, CLU, ChFC
DROGHEDA YOUTH DEVELOPEMENT LTD.
USD 5,000 funds drug and alcohol abuse prevention programs for youth.
Sponsor: Michael Deasy, QFA
EAGLES WINGS INC.
Northport, Ala., USA
USD 2,500 funds building improvements to serve people with intellectual and physical disabilities.
Sponsor: James A. Mitchell
EDWARDS ROTARY CLUB FOUNDATION
Edwards, Colo., USA
USD 4,000 funds water sanitation improvements at six schools in rural Kosovo.
Sponsor: Terry A. Herron, RIA
EKAL VIDYALAYA FOUNDATION
Houston, Texas, USA
USD 3,500 supports educational programs at 30 schools in Haridwar, India.
Sponsor: Subhash C. Agrawal
FAMILY LEGACY MISSIONS INTERNATIONAL
Irving, Texas, USA
USD 5,000 provides English language lessons to children who are orphaned in Zambia.
Sponsor: Monroe M. Diefendorf Jr., CLU, C3DWP
THE FORUM SCHOOL
Waldwick, N.J., USA
USD 4,000 funds classroom technology equipment improvements for students with developmental disabilities between the ages of 3 and 21.
Sponsor: Paul S. Avenius, CLU, ChFC
GIVE MERIT INC.
Ann Arbor, Mich., USA
USD 2,500 funds youth enrichment and mentoring programs for high school students.
Sponsor: Sol Hicks
GOLDEN SLIPPER CENTER FOR SENIORS
Philadelphia, Pa., USA
USD 5,000 provides meals for low-income seniors.
Sponsor: Leon L. Levy, CLU, RHU
Scarborough, Ontario, Canada
USD 2,500 funds the Early Intervention Centre, which provides developmental programs for children under the age of 5 from impoverished communities in southern India.
Sponsor: Gopala Alampur
HANDS OF HOPE
Barrington, Ill., USA
USD 5,000 provides water irrigation training opportunities for families working on farms in rural Zambia.
Sponsor: James W. Hessenthaler, CLU, ChFC
THE HAVEN NETWORK
Rockford, Ill., USA
USD 4,000 funds a bereavement support program for families coping with the loss of an infant at birth.
Sponsor: H. K. Heise, CLU, ChFC
HELPING HAND HOME FOR CHILDREN
Austin, Texas, USA
USD 5,000 supports recreational and developmental programs for children living at a residential facility.
Sponsor: Paul D. Smith, CFP
HOLOCAUST AND HUMAN RIGHTS EDUCATION CENTER
White Plains, N.Y., USA
USD 5,000 funds a Holocaust classroom training program for teachers.
Sponsor: Mitchell W. Ostrove, CLU, ChFC
HOPE AND HOMES FOR CHILDREN
Sakusbury, Wiltshire, England
USD 3,000 funds foster care and rehabilitation programs for children living in orphanages in Romania.
Sponsor: Adrian P. Baker, Dip PFS
HOUSING OPPORTUNITIES AND MAINTENANCE FOR THE ELDERLY
Chicago, Ill., USA
USD 3,500 funds social and community outreach activities to assist low-income seniors in Chicago.
Sponsor: John F. Whaley, CLU, MSFS
INFANT CRISIS SERVICES INC.
Oklahoma City, Okla., USA
USD 5,000 provides diapers, formula and other infant necessities for low-income families in Oklahoma.
Sponsor: Michael O. Brown, LUTCF
INTERNATIONAL VILLAGE CLINIC
Bloomington, Minn., USA
USD 5,000 provides medical transportation for cataract surgery patients in India.
Sponsor: Charles Garrity, CLU, ChFC
KINDTREE AUSTISM ROCKS
Eugene, Ore., USA
USD 4,000 supports ab autism outreach and awareness program for individuals and their families.
Sponsor: John L. Thomas, CLU, MSFS
LEON ADVOCACY AND RESOURCE CENTER
Tallahassee, Fla., USA
USD 5,000 funds necessary facility and equipment improvements at a community group home for adults with severe disabilities.
Sponsor: David R. Kirk
LINCOLN TRAINING CENTER
South El Monte, Calif., USA
USD 3,500 funds transportation upgrades for an employment program serving adults with disabilities.
Sponsor: Michael D. Doss, FICF
LITTLE CITY FOUNDATION
Palatine, Ill., USA
USD 3,500 supports a health and wellness program for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
Sponsor: ShirleyAnn M. Robertson, CLTC
LOVE WITHOUT BOUNDARIES FOUNDATION
Edmond, Okla., USA
USD 5,000 funds medical and care programs for children who are orphaned in China.
Sponsor: Donald F. White, CLU, ChFC
LUTHERAN MIDEAST DEVELOPMENT
West St. Paul, Minn., USA
USD 3,500 supports business training programs for women in Turkey.
Sponsor: Jerry Maier, CLU, ChFC
MAKE-A-WISH FOUNDATION – EASTERN NORTH CAROLINA
Rocky Mount, N.C., USA
USD 5,000 grants the wishes of children with life-threatening illnesses.
Sponsor: Michael Whitman
MAKE-A-WISH FOUNDATION – NEW HAMPSHIRE
Manchester, N.H., USA
USD 3,500 grants the wishes of children with life-threatening illnesses.
Sponsor: Gregory B. Gagne, ChFC
MBABAALI MEMORIAL SCHOOL FOR ORPHANS
USD 5,000 funds much sanitation improvements at the school.
Sponsor: Godfried Wouters
NEW WEST SYMPHONY
Thousand Oaks, Calif., USA
USD 5,000 supports a music education program for youth from low-income communities.
Sponsor: Gene L. Mahn, CLU, ChFC
NGO2 BAMBOOSHOOT FOUNDATION
Siem Reap City, Cambodia
USD 3,500 funds a high school for girls from impoverished rural communities in Cambodia.
Sponsor: John A. Goldsbrough
NORTH FLORIDA SCHOOL OF SPECIAL EDUCATION
Jacksonville, Fla., USA
USD 3,500 funds a culinary arts and horticulture program for students with intellectual disabilities.
Sponsor: Jim Atnip, CLU, ChFC
OASIS FOR ORPHANS
Wadsworth, Ill., USA
USD 5,000 supports a residential facility for children who have been orphaned in Kenya.
Sponsor: Adam A. Solano
THE POSSE FOUNDATION
Chicago, Ill., USA
USD 3,500 funds a college preparation program for youth from underserved communities in Chicago.
Sponsor: Jennifer P. Mann, MBA, CFP
RAY GRAHAM ASSOCIATION FOR PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES
Lisle, Ill., USA
USD 3,500 funds a job-training program for individuals with disabilities.
Sponsor: Robert F. Spahn, CLU, ChFC
REGIONAL FOOD BANK OF OKLAHOMA
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA
USD 5,000 funds food distribution programs for individuals and families affected by hunger in Oklahoma.
Sponsor: Sherry K. Barton, CLU
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
USA 2,500 funds educational programs for students from impoverished communities in Cambodia.
Sponsor: Franco Caligiuri
RICHARD FEILDEN FOUNDATION
Bath Brewery, England, United Kingdom
USD 3,500 funds building improvements for a school that serves students from impoverished communities in Uganda.
Raleigh, N.C., USA
USD 3500 supports programs for children who have been victims of sexual or severe physical abuse.
Sponsor: Staley Gentry, CLU, ChFC
SAINT ELIZABETH COMMUNITY
East Greenwich, R.I., USA
USD 2,500 supports an adult day service program for the elderly in Rhode Island.
Sponsor: William L. Palmisciano, CLU, ChFC
TEEN LIVING PROGRAMS
Chicago, Ill., USA
USD 5,000 funds alternative housing options for youth who are homeless.
Sponsor: Paul Gassel
Chapel Hill, N.C., USA
USD 5,000 provides employment opportunities for adults from underserved communities in Kenya.
Sponsor: Ralph Antolino Sr., CLU, ChFC
UNITED CEREBRAL PALSY OF NASSAU COUNTY
USD 10,000 funds rebuilding efforts after Super Storm Sandy at group home that serves people with cerebral palsy and other disabilities.
Sponsor: Bennett Baron
THE VILLAGE FAMILY SERVICE CENTER
Fargo, N.D., USA
USD 3,500 supports counselling programs for individuals and families affected by alcohol or drug addiction.
Sponsor: Ryan J. Botner
WORKING BOYS’ CENTER – A FAMILY OF FAMILIES
USD 2500 funds library improvements at this educational facility for boys from underserved communities in Ecuador.
Sponsor: John R. Mueller, CLU, MSFS
WORLD VISION CANADA
Mississauga, Ontario, Canada
USD 2,500 funds health and nutritional outreach programs for women who are pregnant in Tanzania.
Sponsor: K. Ernst
YOUTH HOMES INC.
Walnut Creek, Calif., USA
USD 1,000 funds a residential program for children who have been abused or neglected in the San Francisco Bay area.
Sponsor: Mark J. Hanna, CLU, ChFC
Goodlettsville, Tenn., USA
USD 2500 funds installation of accessible swimming pool equipment to assist campers with physical disabilities.
Sponsor: Michael J. Levine, CLU, ChFC