2016 Worldwide Grant Recipients

AIM ACADEMY
Conshohocken, Pa.

USD 1,000 funds an educational program for children with language-based learning disabilities.
Sponsor: Arnold Katz, CLU

ACHIEVE HARTFORD!
Hartford, Conn.

USD 1,000 funds the Parent Voice in Student Centered Learning program, serving parents and students.
Sponsor: Katharine Chaney-Jones, LUTCF, CLTC

ACUPUNCTURE & INTEGRATIVE MEDICINE COLLEGE, BERKELEY
Berkeley, Calif.

USD 1,000 provides free acupuncture sessions for patients from low-income communities.
Sponsor: Michael L. Weintraub, CLU

AGAPE HOUSE
Walworth, Wis.
USD 3,500 funds building renovations for a home that serves children affected by abuse and neglect.
Sponsor: Heather Lindsley, LUTCF

ALEXANDER GRAHAM BELL MONTESSORI SCHOOL
Wheeling, Ill.

USD 25,000 supports a speech training program for children with hearing loss.
Sponsor: Laurie A. Leja, CLTC

ALZHEIMER’S ASSOCIATION OF AUGUSTA
Evans, Ga.

USD 2,000 funds support programs for adults with Alzheimer’s and other dementia disorders.
Sponsor: Whitner W. Hankinson, CLU, CFP

ASHRAY AKRUTI
Hyderabad, India

USD 2,000 supports a teaching program for students with hearing, speech and language impairments from underserved communities in India.
Sponsor: Ravi Vattikota, BSc

ASSET BUILDERS OF AMERICA
Madison, Wis.
USD 5,000 funds a financial literacy program for high school kids.
Sponsor: Nan M. Zimdars, CFP, CLU

ATLANTA HARM REDUCTION COALITION
Atlanta, Ga.

USD 1,000 funds a support and awareness program for people impacted by drug addictions.
Sponsor: William Thomas Parker, CLU, ChFC

BECAUSE I SAID I WOULD
Lakewood, Ohio

USD 25,000 funds chapter expansion for a program that encourages individuals to make and keep promises that can make a positive difference in society.
Sponsor: Brent R. Kimball, CFP, ChFC

BELIEVE IN TOMORROW CHILDREN’S FOUNDATION
Baltimore, Md.

USD 15,000 supports temporary housing needs for families who have a child in hospital due to a chronic or serious illness.
Sponsor: Steven A. Plewes, CLU, ChFC

THE BELLA PROJECT
Honolulu, Hawaii

USD 2,000 supports a free prom dress distribution program and provides beauty services for high school girls from low-income families.
Sponsor: Valerie Schmidt, CFP, ChFC

BENNINGTON SENIOR CITIZENS INC. Bennington, Kan. 
USD 3,500 funds building renovations for a community center that serves the elderly.
Sponsor: Thomas A. Schmidt, CFBS, CLTC

BIG BROTHERS BIG SISTERS OF THE SIOUX EMPIRE
Sioux Falls, S.D.

USD 1,000 supports and a youth mentoring program that matches children with adult volunteers.
Sponsor: James Clark, LLIF

BIKES FOR THE PHILIPPINES INC.
Westminster, Mass.
USD 3,000 provides bicycles for people in underserved communities who do not have access to a car in the Philippines.
Sponsor: Belen Espinoza Pujol

BOYS HOPE GIRLS HOPE OF ILLINOIS
Wilmette, Ill.

USD 3,500 supports a therapeutic counselling program for children from low-income communities throughout Chicago.
Sponsor: William T. O’Donnell, MSFS

BUSINESSES UNITED IN INVESTING, LENDING AND DEVELOPMENT
Redwood City, Calif.

USD 5,000 supports a college-preparation and entrepreneurship program for students from low-income households.
Sponsor: Andrew R. Torelli, CLU, ChFC

CANADA AFRICA COMMUNITY HEALTH ALLIANCE
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

USD 5,000 supports an educational program for children from Tanzania and Benin.
Sponsor: Michael H.J. Evers, CFP, CLU

CANTICUM NOVUM MUSIC CAMP INTERNATIONAL
Santa Cruz, Calif.

USD 25,000 supports a one-week music camp for 300 children with cognitive disabilities in Romania.

CANUCK PLACE CHILDREN’S HOSPICE
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

USD 5,000 supports a recreational camp for children with chronic and life-threatening illnesses.
Sponsor: James E. Rogers, CLU, CFP

CARE FOR KIDS TORONTO
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

USD 5,000 funds music and massage therapy-based programs for children with serious illnesses.
Sponsor: Sonny Goldstein, CLU, CFP

CARITAS SINGAPORE COMMUNITY COUNCIL
Singapore

USD 5,000 supports job skill and economic development programs for people from impoverished communities in Singapore.
Sponsor: Anne-Marie Lee Li Mei, ChFC, CLU

CEDAR LAKE FOUNDATION
Louisville, Ky.

USD 3,500 supports a residential community for adults with developmental disabilities.
Sponsor: Terry G. Fenwick, CLU, ChFC

CENTER FOR ENRICHED LIVING
Riverwoods, Ill.

USD 2,000 supports a recreational program for students with developmental disabilities.
Sponsor: Alex Freund, CLU, ChFC

CHICAGO DANCE INSTITUTE
Harwood Heights, Ill.
USD 2,500 supports a dance program for children from low-income households in Chicago.
Sponsor: Joseph H. Murnane

CHILD ADVOCACY SERVICES INC.
Hammond, La.

USD 3,500 supports training and recruitment of court volunteers for children affected by child abuse and neglect.
Sponsor: Ernest Mcdougall Burns

CHILDHOOD FOOD SOLUTIONS
Cincinnati, Ohio

USD 5,000 supports food donation program for families from low-income households.
Sponsor: Michael R. Kinzie, CLU, ChFC

CHILDREN’S HOSPICE SOUTH WEST
Bristol, England

USD 5,000 supports recreational programs for children in hospice care.
Sponsor: Adrian P. Baker, Dip PFS

COLORADO UPLIFT
Denver, Colo.

USD 5,000 supports a youth leadership and college preparation program for low-income communities.
Sponsor: Dave Hunter, CLU, ChFC

COMFORT ZONE CAMP
Richmond, Va.

USD 15,000 supports a mentoring program for children who have lost a parent or loved one.
Sponsor: Scott J. Salinas, CFS, CLTC

COVENANT MERCIES
Glen Mills, Pa.

USD 3,500 supports a pediatric medical clinic in Uganda.
Sponsor: John D. Dempsey, CLU, ChFC

CRUSADER CENTRAL CLINIC ASSOCIATION
Rockford, Ill.

USD 1,000 supports a pediatric medical program for children from low-income communities.
Sponsor: Mark P. Sudderberg

DIABETES RESEARCH INSTITUTE FOUNDATION
Hollywood, Fla.

USD 10,000 funds diabetes medical research.
Sponsor: Juan Elias Calles, CLU, ChFC

DOWN SYNDROME CONNECTION OF THE BAY AREA
Danville, Calif.

USD 5,000 funds a support and therapeutic program for families with newborns diagnosed with Down syndrome.
Sponsor: Steve M. Wilcox, CFP, ChFC

ECKER CENTER FOR MENTAL HEALTH
Elgin, Ill.

USD 1,000 funds medical health programs for people with mental illness and psychiatric disorders.
Sponsor: Laurie A. Bitter, CLU, CFP

EMILY’S HOUSE CHILDREN’S HOSPICE
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

USD 5,000 supports an art and therapeutic program for children with terminal illnesses.
Sponsor: James A. Burton

THE FAMILY CENTER
Brooklyn, N.Y.

USD 1,000 funds an educational and outreach program for children who were exposed to HIV.
Sponsor: Joel Mount Field III, CFP, CLU

THE FAMILY TREE INC.
Wheat Ridge, Colo.

USD 2,000 supports a domestic violence shelter to assist families in need.
Sponsor: Geraldine C. Frantz, CLU

FATHER FLANAGAN’S BOYS’ HOME
Boys Town, Neb.

USD 3,500 supports a crisis text-messaging service for boys affected by abuse and neglect.
Sponsor: Michael O. Brown, LUTCF

FLAGSTAFF INTERNATIONAL RELIEF EFFORT
Flagstaff, Ariz.

USD 5,000 funds a medical support program for people with hepatitis and liver cancer in Mongolia.
Sponsor: Dharmesh Vora

FITNESS CHALLENGE FOUNDATION
Calabasas, Calif.

USD 25,000 funds the Ride 2 Recovery’s Project HERO, providing fitness and rehabilitation programs to U.S. veterans.
Sponsor: Lawrence F. Kolasa, CLU, ChFC

FREEDOM SOURCE INC.
Birmingham, Ala.

USD 2,000 funds an anti-drug abuse awareness program for high school students.
Sponsor: R. Steve Briggs, CLU, ChFC

GLOBAL AIDS INTERFAITH ALLIANCE
Larkspur, Calif.

USD 5,000 provides medical and educational programs for children who have been orphaned in Malawi.
Sponsor: Lynne S Crow, CLU, ChFC

GOLDEN SLIPPER CENTER FOR SENIORS
Philadelphia, Pa.

USD 5000 funds a hot lunch program for seniors from low-income communities in Philadelphia.
Sponsor: Leon L. Levy, CLU, RHU

GRANITE STATE ADAPTIVE SPORTS
Mirror Lake, N.H.

USD 2,000 funds a paddle sports program for children and adults with disabilities.
Sponsor: Andrew C. Lord, CLU, ChFC

HADASSAH, THE WOMEN’S ZIONIST ORGANIZATION OF AMERICA
New York, N.Y.

USD 5,000 funds medical equipment for a pediatric cardiovascular surgery intensive care unit at Hadassah Hospital in Jerusalem.
Sponsor: William G. Loventhal III, CLU, CFP

HARLEM RBI
New York, N.Y.

USD 2,000 funds after-school and recreational programs for underserved communities in New York City.
Sponsor: Lloyd P. Hebert

HOPE HAVEN INTERNATIONAL
Rock Valley, Iowa

USD 20,000 provides wheelchairs for children with disabilities in Central America.
Sponsor: Charlene K. Granstra, CLU, ChFC

HOUSING OPPORTUNITIES & MAINTENANCE FOR THE ELDERLY
Chicago, Ill.

USD 2,000 funds a volunteer home renovation program serving seniors from low-income households throughout Chicago.
Sponsor: John F. Whaley, CLU, MSFS

INFANT CRISIS SERVICES INC.
Oklahoma City, Okla.

USD 5,000 provides baby food and diapers for parents in underserved communities in Oklahoma.
Sponsor: Sherry K. Barton, CLU

INNER-CITY ARTS
Los Angeles, Calif.

USD 1,000 supports an arts education program for elementary school students from low-income communities in Los Angeles.
Sponsor: Glen C. Farr, CLU, ChFC

INSTRUMENTS OF CHANGE INC.
Brandon, Fla.

USD 5,000 funds a musical band program for fifth grade elementary students from low-income households.
Sponsor: Bryon A. Holz, CLU, ChFC

IRAQ AND AFGHANISTAN VETERANS OF AMERICA
New York, N.Y.

USD 15,000 funds support programs for U.S. veterans as they transition back into civilian life.
Sponsor: David L. Bailin, CLU, ChFC

IT HAPPENED TO ALEXA FOUNDATION
Lewiston, N.Y.

USD 10,000 funds travel expenses for victims of sexual assault during international criminal trials.
Sponsor: Thomas W. Branchini, CLU, ChFC

LAHORE GULBERG LIONS CLUB
Lahore, Pakistan

USD 1,000 funds a heart and lung medical treatment program at a hospital in Pakistan.
Sponsor: Mohamed Ishaque Khan, CLU, CPCU

LIFE HAPPENS
USD 25,000 funds college scholarships for students who have financial need due to a parent dying with insufficient life insurance.
Sponsor: X

LITTLE CITY FOUNDATION
Palatine, Ill.

USD 2,000 supports an oral health and nutrition education program to promote healthy lifestyles for adults with disabilities.
Sponsor: ShirelyAnn M. Robertson, CLTC

LOVE WITHOUT BOUNDARIES FOUNDATION
Edmund, Okla.
USD 5,000 provides life-saving medical and nutritional care for infants who have been orphaned in China.
Sponsor: Donald F. White Jr., CLU, ChFC

LUSO CANADIAN CHARITABLE SOCIETY
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

USD 2,000 funds a wheelchair accessible elevator in a building that offers recreational and support programs for people with physical disabilities.
Sponsor: Victor M. Ferreira, EPC, RFC

MARISSA’S HOUSE PROJECTS
Plano, Texas

USD 2,500 supports the building of a school for children in underserved communities in Ethiopia.
Sponsor: Frances R. Gardner, CFP

MARY CROWLEY CANCER RESEARCH

DALLAS, TEXAS

USD 10,000 SUPPORTS CANCER RESEARCH PROGRAMS.
SPONSOR: ALLAN W. NEWBERRY, CLU

MEMORIAL SLOAN KETTERING CANCER CENTER
New York, N.Y.

USD 2,000 funds a cancer medical research program.
Sponsor: Brad J. Myers

MENTAL HEALTH ASSOCIATION OF MIDDLE TENNESSEE
Nashville, Tenn.

USD 1,000 provides education and support to caregivers of loved ones with Alzheimer’s and other dementia disorders.
Sponsor: Matthew A. Self, CLU, ChFC

MOYER FOUNDATION
Philadelphia, Pa.

USD 10,000 supports Camp Erin, a bereavement program for children grieving the loss of a parent or loved one.
Sponsor: Frank A. Amato, LTCP

NATIONAL CZECH & SLOVAK MUSEUM & LIBRARY
Cedar Rapids, Iowa

USD 5,000 funds a Human Rights Lecture Series to educate people about issues related to human rights.
Sponsor: Sylvia Brim, CPA, CFP

NATIONAL MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS SOCIETY: GREATER DELAWARE VALLEY
Philadelphia, Pa.

USD 2,000 funds building improvements to make homes wheelchair accessible for people with physical disabilities.
Sponsor: Brett T. Straub, CFP, CLU

NEVINS FAMILY OF SERVICES
Methuen, Mass.

USD 5,000 funds an outdoor garden space for people with Alzheimer’s or other dementia disorders.
Sponsor: Jennifer A. Borislow, CLU

NGO2 BAMBOO SHOOT FOUNDATION
Saem Reap City, Cambodia

USD 2,000 funds a school program for young girls in remote villages in Cambodia.
Sponsor: John Anthony Goldsbrough

NOBLE INC.
Indianapolis, Ind.

USD 3,500 funds a 12-week employment training program for young adults with disabilities.
Sponsor: Gale W. Conley, LUTCF

OASIS FOR ORPHANS
Wheaton, Ill.

USD 5,000 supports the construction of a residential home for children who have been orphaned in Kenya.

PARTNERS FOR YOUTH INC.
Fredericton, Calif.

USD 2,000 funds a youth dating-violence prevention program.
Sponsor: Andrew John Forbes Chamberlain

PHIL’S FRIENDS
Roselle, Ill.

USD 5,000 distributes care packages for people who are hospitalized due to a cancer diagnosis.
Sponsor: Bryna A. Kanarek RICP, ChFC

THE POSSE FOUNDATION
Chicago, Ill.

USD 3,500 funds a college preparation and mentorship program for students from low-income households.
Sponsor: Howard E. Sharfman

PROEDUCACIÓN I.A.P.
Mexico City, Mexico

USD 1,000 supports an educational program for children from underserved communities in Mexico.
Sponsor: Herman Colin

RAY GRAHAM ASSOCIATION FOR PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES
Lisle, Ill.

USD 1,000 supports a medical and behavioral healthcare program for people with disabilities.
Sponsor: Robert F. Spahn, Jr, CLU, ChFC

ROTARY CLUB OF DROGHEDA
Drogheda, Ireland

USD 2,000 supports a Meals on Wheels program serving nutritious meals to seniors who are housebound.
Sponsor: Michael Deasy, QFA

ROUND ROCK AREA SERVING CENTER
Round Rock, Texas
USD
3,500 provides supplies for a food pantry serving individuals and families in need.
Sponsor: Bruce P. Bessner, LUTCF

SPINAL CORD INJURY ASSOCIATION OF ILLINOIS
Palos Heights, Ill.

USD 3,500 supports a brain and spinal cord injury awareness and prevention program for children and adults.
Sponsor: John F. Nichols, MSM, CLU

STATE THEATRE REGIONAL ARTS CENTER AT NEW BRUNSWICK
New Brunswick, N.J.

USD 1,000 supports a free artist-in-residence program for children from underserved communities.
Sponsor: Douglas M. Garback, CLU, ChFC

TEEN LIVING PROGRAMS
Chicago, Ill.

USD 3,000 supports the Stable Housing Program, a residential and support program for children who are homeless.
Sponsor: Allen H. Schiefelbein, Jr., CLU

TRUST IN EDUCATION
Lafayette, Calif.

USD 2,000 funds an education and literacy program for children in Afghanistan.
Sponsor: Stephen F. Lovell, CFP, MBA

VETERANS’ ROWING AND KAYAKING
Trumbill, Conn.

USD 2000 funds a rowing program for U.S. Veterans who are blind and severely disabled.
Sponsor: Laurence Vincent Plummer, Sr., LUTCF

VILLAGE FAMILY SERVICE CENTER
Fargo, N.D.

USD 1,000 funds a support group for people with a loved one dealing with addiction and substance abuse.
Sponsor: Ryan J. Botner

WAIKIKI COMMUNITY CENTER
Honolulu, Hawaii

USD 2,000 funds a pre-school educational program for children from low-income families.
Sponsor: Bryan H. Nakamoto, CFP, CEA

WE DON’T WASTE
Denver, Colo.

USD 5,000 funds support and outreach programs for families who are homeless.
Sponsor: J. Leland Davis, LUTCF

WENTWORTH-DOUGLASS HOSPITAL
Dover, N.H.

USD 2,000 funds a support and wellness program for people with a cancer diagnosis.
Sponsor: Thomas F. Levasseur, CLU, CLTC


YMCA OF METROPOLITAN HARTFORD
Hartford, Conn.

USD 3,500 funds a youth leadership program.

YWCA NIAGARA REGION
St. Catharine’s, Calif.

USD 2,000 provides emergency food packages for families in need.
Sponsor: Aurora L. Tancock, FLMI, CFP