2014 Quality of Life Recipients


ALAN GOLDENBERG, CLU, CHFC Walnut Creek, Calif. – Big Brothers, Big Sisters of the Bay Area Funds an adult mentoring program for children who are at-risk.


ALESSANDRO M. FORTE, DIPPFS North Somerset, England, United Kingdom – Royal Academy of Dramatic Art Funds a theatre training program for youth from underserved communities in London.

E. DENNIS ZAHRBOCK, CLU, CFP Rice Lake, Wis. – Boys and Girls Club of Barron County Funds technology improvements for a youth leadership program.


OWEN H. ACKERMAN, CLU, CHFC Peoria, Ill. – Salvation Army – Heartland Division Funds a child-care program serving families from low-income households.

ALLEN R. BRUCE, CLU, CHFC Silver Spring, M.D. – Headley-Carter Cares Foundation Funds educational and support programs for students with special needs.

BRYON A. HOLZ, CLU, CHFC Brandon, Fla. – Epilepsy Services Foundation Funds a support program for individuals with epilepsy and their families.


MARY AMEN, LUTCF, CLU Hungtington Beach, Calif. – Girls Incorporated of Orange County Funds an after-school and summer programs for girls affected by homelessness.

RICHARD J. CAMPBELL, CFP Morphett Vale, Australia – Southern Junction Community Services Funds the Effective Parenting Program, which educates and supports parents of children dealing with violent and abusive behavior.

MATT R. CAROTHERS, CFP, CLU Columbus, Ind. – Bartholomew Consolidated School Corporation Funds a career and youth leadership program.

JOANNE CROTEAU Lynn, Mass. – CLTC District 33N Funds an eye care health program.

STEVEN J. ELSBERG, CLU Rockford, Ill. – Junior Golf Association of Greater Rockford Funds a golf and youth leadership program.

TERRY G. FENWICK, CLU, CHFC Louisville, Ky. – Cedar Lake Residences Funds care and support programs for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

JUDY L. GREGORY, LUTCF, ARPC Enid, Okla. – RSVP of Enid and North Central Oklahoma Funds the Enid Mobile Meals program, a meal delivery service for the elderly.

STEVEN L. HAMMER, CLU, CHFC St. Cloud, Minn. – CentraCare Health Foundation Funds a residential facility that helps youth affected by alcohol and substance abuse issues.

BOB KAYE, CFS Sherman Oaks, Calif. – Youth for Human Rights International Funds the International Youth Summit, a human rights education program.

M. RUTHERFORD MAYS III Lynchburg, Va. – New Vistas School Funds technology improvements for a school serving students with learning difficulties.

THOMAS L. MCLEARY, CLU Chicago, Ill. - Truestar Funds a literary program for at-risk youth.

ROBERT NELSON, CLU Memphis, Tenn. – First Responders Critical Support Foundation Funds the Operation Safe Home program, which provides carbon monoxide detectors for families in low-income communities.

TERENCE P. O’HALLORAN, FCII, AIFP Lincolnshire, England, United Kingdom – Nomad Trust Funds a meal program for youth affected by homelessness.

TODD S. PURICH Raleigh, N.C. – Comfort Zone Camp Funds a grief therapy program for children.

GEORGE E. RIDINGS, CLU, CHFC Richmond, Ky. – Hospice Care Plus, Inc. Funds bereavement counseling for family members of hospice patients.

MERLIN P. SANTJER, CLU, RHU Dubuque, Iowa – Mercy Service Club Autism Center Funds a therapy program for individuals with autism.

THOMAS A. SCHMIDT, CFBS, CLTC Oklahoma City, Okla. – Goodland Presbyterian Children’s Home Funds building improvements for a scouting program.

BOBETTE G. SCRIBNER, CLU, CHFC Bradford, Vt. – Bradford Community Development Corporation Funds a community memorial program.

BENJAMIN YIN, MBA Peachtree Corners, Ga. – Kate’s Club Funds a grief therapy program for children who have lost a parent or loved one.

SAMUEL M. ZIEGEL Westbury, N.Y. – OHEL Children’s Home & Family Services Funds medical, counseling and educational programs for youth in foster care.