2016 Quality of Life Recipients
__Congratulations to our Quality of Life award recipients for their selfless volunteerism to help children and adults worldwide. This year 28 mdrt members were honored and $240,000 was awarded to charities in their name.
USD 50,000 GRANT AWARDEE
JAMES T. BARDIN, CLU, ChFC
Tampa, Fla. – Children’s Home Inc.
Funds an education and support program for children affected by abuse or neglect.
USD 25,000 GRANT AWARDEES
CHARLES D. GARRITY, CLU, ChFC
Naples, Fla. – International Village Clinic Funds a school to educate students from impoverished communities in India.
STEVEN D. GOODWIN
Rockville, Md. – Disabled Sports USA Funds adaptive sport programs for 400 youths with severe physical disabilities from low-income households.
USD 10,000 GRANT AWARDEES
JOSEPH G. GOOTTER, CLU, ChFC
Tucson, Ariz. – Steven M. Gootter
Foundation Purchases 30 Automated External Defibrillators (AEDs) for use in police officer patrol cars serving communities throughout southern Arizona.
RONALD F. MAYER, CLU, ChFC
Worthington, Ohio –
Directions for Youth & Families
Funds the Teen Parent Connection, a parenting program serving young parents.
BRIAN R. PHARES
North Platte, Neb. – Connection Homeless Shelter
Supports resale store improvements to fund programs that assist the homeless.
USD 5,000 AWARDEES
MICHAEL A. AUN II, FIC, LUTCF
Kissimmee, Fla. – Catholic Charities of Central Florida, Inc.
Provides free medical care to uninsured women and children from low-income households.
AMY J. BRAUN-BOSTICH, CFP, CFS
Eighty Four, Pa. – Greater Washington County Food Bank
Funds an after-school food program serving children from underserved communities.
KAREN B. CHANNELL
Alexander City, Ala. – AU Women’s Leadership Institute
Supports a youth leadership program for girls from low-income households in Alabama.
STEVE CHURCH, CLU, ChFC
Nashville, Tenn. – Tennessee Prison Outreach Ministry
Funds job-training, counseling and mentoring for adults who have been incarcerated.
KATHYRN I. DUCLO-AMERINE, LUTCF
Manteca, Calif. – Hospice of San Joaquin
Supports a residential hospice care program for people who are terminally ill.
DAVID M. ETHELL, LUTCF
Los Angeles, Calif. – Dream Center Foundation
Funds a residential program for youths in the foster care system.
JIM S. FORBIS, CLU, ChFC
Memphis, Tenn. – Company d Dancers
Funds a dance program for adults with Down syndrome.
Crystal Lake, Ill. – PACT Inc. Funds a support program for parents of children with developmental disabilities.
CONCEPCION S. HERNANDEZ
Edinburg, Texas – Ronald McDonald House Charities
Supports temporary residential housing for parents with children in the hospital.
JAMES W. HESSENTHALER, CLU, ChFC
Wheaton, Ill. – Hope Renewed International
Funds technology improvements for a girls’ school in an impoverished community in Guatemala.
STEPHEN KAGAWA, FSS, LUTCF
Torrance, Calif. – Go For Broke National Education Center
Supports transportation costs to a World War II museum for students from low-income households.
Tokyo, Japan – Japan Service Dog Association
Funds a service dog training and community awareness program in Japan.
GREGORY C. MOTTAU, CLU, ChFC
Beaverton, Ore. – EduCongo Inc.
Supports an educational program for students in the Democratic Republic of Congo.
JEFFREY M. OWENS, AIF
Clackamas, Ore. – Children’s Cancer Association
Funds a mentor program for children with cancer during their chemotherapy treatments.
JAMES E. PRICKETT, CLU, CHFC
Atlanta, Ga. – Marine Corps Coordinating Council of Georgia Inc.
Funds a dog therapy program serving U.S. veterans dealing with post-traumatic stress disorders.
RICHARD L. RAWLINGS, CLU, ChFC
Bedford, N.H. – Easter Seals New Hampshire Inc.
Funds an early-learning program for children from low-income families.
JOHN A. SHUMSKI, RFC, LUTCF
Lansdale, Pa. – Montgomery County Down Syndrome Interest Group
Funds a literacy and math program for children with Down syndrome.
MARC L. STRENT, CFP, CLU
Commack, N.Y. – Chabad Lubavitch Chai Center Inc.
Funds a sports and recreational program for children and adults with developmental disabilities.
TIMOTHY WAYNE THOMAS
Metairie, La. – Boys Town Louisiana, Inc.
Funds a residential and life skills program for boys who are aging out of the foster care system.
WAYNE E. THOMAS, CLU
Metairie, La. – Discovery Health Sciences Foundation Funds a social and health program for elementary school students.