The MDRT Foundation is proud to recognize the volunteer efforts of MDRT members through its Quality of Life grant program.
USD 50,000 AWARDEE
JOHN MILAM, CLU Knoxville, Tennessee, USA – The Dream Connection Grants the wishes of children with life-threatening or chronic illnesses.
USD 25,000 AWARDEES
BRIAN ASHE, CLU Boston, Massachusetts, USA – Family Reach Foundation Provides financial assistance for families whose children are undergoing cancer therapy treatment.
KIRK KLEIN, CFP, CHFC Gainesville, Florida, USA – Junior Achievement of Tampa Bay, Inc. Funds a financial literacy program for middle school students.
USD 10,000 AWARDEES
WILLIAM BURRUS Pelham, Alabama, USA – Sight Savers America Provides vision aids and therapy for children with poor vision.
KAZUYA SHIMOYAMA Osaka, Japan – Child Chemo House Funds a hospital pediatric cancer care training program.
JOYCE P. BAKER, LUTCF Columbia, Missouri, USA – The Curators of the University of Missouri Funds an amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) medical research program.
USD 5,000 AWARDEES
SIMON JOHN GIBSON, DIPPFS Cambridge, England – Alzheimer’s Research UK Funds Alzheimer’s medical research programs.
JOHN PERSINGER Indianapolis, Indiana, USA – Hollis Adams Foundation Inc. Funds recreational and educational day programs for adults with intellectual disabilities.
TOM SELLIN, CLU, CHFC Boise, Idaho, USA – Idaho Veterans Network Funding mental health programs for U.S. veterans.
KEVIN MURPHEY, PHD, RFC Gainesville, Florida, USA – Interplast South Inc. Provides reconstructive surgeries for children born with birth defects in Honduras.
JAMES FARBER Omaha, Nebraska, USA – Jewish Federation of Omaha AKA JFO Funds a fitness and wellness program for adults with developmental disabilities.
MARCUS BARRESI, CLU, CHFC Portland, Maine, USA – Junior Achievement of Maine Bangor Region Funds a financial literacy, work readiness and entrepreneurship program for youth from low-income households.
BRAD BURWELL Omaha, Nebraska, USA – Keep Kids Alive Drive 25 Provides counseling and grief therapy to families who lost a loved one as a result of an automobile accident.
ALLEN CARR SR., CHFC, MSFS Elizabethtown, Pennsylvania, USA – Naaman Center Provides transportation for people in drug and alcohol treatment programs.
RICHARD C. LOOMIS, CLU, CHFC Murray, Utah, USA – Ouelessebougou Alliance Funds a health and medical program for families in impoverished rural communities.
DEREK REED, CFP, CLU Gloucester, Massachusetts, USA – Pathways for Children Funds a playground expansion program serving infants and toddlers.
DUAYNE MADL St. Paul, Minnesota, USA – Pheasants Forever & Quail Forever Funds a nature education program for youth.
JACK STONE, BAHONSECO, CERT PFS Glasgow, Scotland – Prince and Princess of Wales Hospice Provides hospice care for youth aged 15 and older.
TIMOTHY KINT, LUTCF Randolph, Nebraska, USA – Randolph Area Foundation Funds renovations for a sports field in honor of U.S. veterans.
PETER DERRENBACKER, CLU, CHFC Syracuse, New York, USA – Samaritan Center, Inc. Provides meals and support services for children and adults affected by homelessness.
RICHARD NOTTINGHAM, CLU, CHFC Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA – Samaritan House Inc. Funds a counselling support program for people affected by domestic abuse.
PAUL GULLICKSON, CLU, CHFC Tampa, Florida, USA – Shriners Hospitals for Children-Chicago Hospital Funds hospital transportation improvements for pediatric patients.
KIMBERLY BRUMBAUGH, LUTCF West Chester, Pennsylvania, USA – Southeastern Pennsylvania Autism Resource Center Funds therapeutic programs for children with autism and their families.
ALLAN MENDELS, CLU, CHFC Port Washington, New York, USA – Spectrum Designs Foundation Supports a social enterprise program for adults with autism.
JOHN SUNDELL, CLU, CHFC Hopkins, Minnesota, USA – The Mama Ada Foundation Funds a farming and educational program for students in Kenya.
KIRK WILKERSON Rutherfordton, North Carolina, USA – Trinity Christian School Funds Operation Shine, a community service day for students.
RITA GIBSON, CLU Sacramento, California, USA – UC Regents, UC Davis Health System Provides food, lodging and transportation assistance for low-income families while their children are hospitalized.
DAVID M. BROWN Westbrook, Connecticut, USA – Valley Shore YMCA Supports community outreach programs for children and families.
NAT HARRIS Winston Salem, North Carolina, USA – Wake Forest University Health Sciences Funds an emergency medical response education program for emergency medical professionals in rural communities.
RICHARD GARRY, CHFC, MSFS Sioux Falls, South Dakota, USA – Washington Pavillion Management Inc. Funds a drama therapy program to address bullying and conflict resolution for elementary students.