2016 Worldwide Grant Recipients
USD 1,000 funds an educational program for children with language-based learning disabilities. Sponsor: Arnold Katz, CLU
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
USD 1,000 provides free acupuncture sessions for patients from low-income communities. Sponsor: Michael L. Weintraub, CLU
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
USD 25,000 supports a speech training program for children with hearing loss. Sponsor: Laurie A. Leja, CLTC
ALZHEIMER’S ASSOCIATION OF AUGUSTA
USD 2,000 funds support programs for adults with Alzheimer’s and other dementia disorders. Sponsor: Whitner W. Hankinson, CLU, CFP
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
USD 5,000 funds a financial literacy program for high school kids. Sponsor: Nan M. Zimdars, CFP, CLU
ATLANTA HARM REDUCTION COALITION
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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
USD 3,500 supports a residential community for adults with developmental disabilities. Sponsor: Terry G. Fenwick, CLU, ChFC
CENTER FOR ENRICHED LIVING
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.
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
USD 5,000 supports food donation program for families from low-income households. Sponsor: Michael R. Kinzie, CLU, ChFC
CHILDREN’S HOSPICE SOUTH WEST
USD 5,000 supports recreational programs for children in hospice care. Sponsor: Adrian P. Baker, Dip PFS
USD 5,000 supports a youth leadership and college preparation program for low-income communities. Sponsor: Dave Hunter, CLU, ChFC
COMFORT ZONE CAMP
USD 15,000 supports a mentoring program for children who have lost a parent or loved one. Sponsor: Scott J. Salinas, CFS, CLTC
Glen Mills, Pa.
USD 3,500 supports a pediatric medical clinic in Uganda. Sponsor: John D. Dempsey, CLU, ChFC
CRUSADER CENTRAL CLINIC ASSOCIATION
USD 1,000 supports a pediatric medical program for children from low-income communities. Sponsor: Mark P. Sudderberg
DIABETES RESEARCH INSTITUTE FOUNDATION
USD 10,000 funds diabetes medical research. Sponsor: Juan Elias Calles, CLU, ChFC
DOWN SYNDROME CONNECTION OF THE BAY AREA
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
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
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
USD 5,000 funds a medical support program for people with hepatitis and liver cancer in Mongolia. Sponsor: Dharmesh Vora
FITNESS CHALLENGE FOUNDATION
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.
USD 2,000 funds an anti-drug abuse awareness program for high school students. Sponsor: R. Steve Briggs, CLU, ChFC
GLOBAL AIDS INTERFAITH ALLIANCE
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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
USD 1,000 funds a heart and lung medical treatment program at a hospital in Pakistan. Sponsor: Mohamed Ishaque Khan, CLU, CPCU
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
USD 3,500 funds a 12-week employment training program for young adults with disabilities. Sponsor: Gale W. Conley, LUTCF
OASIS FOR ORPHANS
USD 5,000 supports the construction of a residential home for children who have been orphaned in Kenya.
PARTNERS FOR YOUTH INC.
USD 2,000 funds a youth dating-violence prevention program. Sponsor: Andrew John Forbes Chamberlain
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
USD 3,500 funds a college preparation and mentorship program for students from low-income households. Sponsor: Howard E. Sharfman
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
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
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
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
USD 2,000 funds an education and literacy program for children in Afghanistan. Sponsor: Stephen F. Lovell, CFP, MBA
VETERANS’ ROWING AND KAYAKING
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
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
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
USD 5,000 funds support and outreach programs for families who are homeless. Sponsor: J. Leland Davis, LUTCF
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
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