As part of our effort to dramatically increase our impact over the next three years, the Foundation for Financial Planning (FFP) is proud to launch the Pro Bono for Cancer Campaign, seeking to raise $1,000,000 in initial seed funding to develop and expand pro bono financial planning programs for families affected by cancer.
During the length of the campaign, all new gifts and pledges will be counted towards this goal and will be used in part to support programs at targeted cancer centers around the country connecting cancer patients and their families to free financial planning services. Pilot programs will launch in Boston and Seattle in the coming months.
Research shows that financial issues are the second most frequent source of distress identified by cancer patients.
37% cut back on groceries
36% deplete their savings
24% borrow against their retirements
86% of cancer survivors reporting serious financial burden had health insurance
Cancer patients are 2.65 times more likely to go bankrupt than people without cancer
Those experiencing bankruptcy are 80% more likely to die from any cause than others with cancer
How You Can Help
To make a gift or pledge, please visit our donate page – or mail a check to: Foundation for Financial Planning, 1425 K Street NW, Suite 750, Washington, D.C. 20005.
Special giving opportunities are available for those interested in being champions of this work, creating significant impact for families as they navigate the financial stresses and complexities of cancer:
Leadership Circle: $10,000 pledge
The Leadership Circle is made up of individuals and independent firms who contribute or pledge $10,000 or more to the Pro Bono for Cancer Campaign, creating a pool of critical seed funding for our cancer initiative.
Members of the Leadership Circle will be specially recognized as champions of our cancer work, both on our website and in campaign materials, and will receive special acknowledgement at key milestones of the work over the next several years. Leadership Circle pledges can be paid over 5 years or less.
Corporate Sponsors: $25,000 annually
FFP is seeking campaign support from corporate partners dedicated to advancing the impact of pro bono financial planning. Companies can sponsor the Pro Bono for Cancer Campaign at a level of $25,000 or more annually. For corporations interested in a multi-year sponsorship of this work ($100,000 commitment, paid over 4 years), FFP will offer additional visibility opportunities, as well as membership in our Corporate 100 Club.
For more information about how you, your firm or company can support the Pro Bono for Cancer Campaign, please contact Katie Hammer, FFP Director of Development & Communications at email@example.com or 202-864-5182.
If interested in future volunteer opportunities with families affected by cancer, please visit Volunteers.ProBono4Cancer.org.
Hear from real families experiencing the financial burden of cancer.
Major Campaign Supporters
Presenting Corporate Sponsor
Commonwealth Financial Network
Kahan, Scott M., CFP®
Armstrong, Fleming & Moore Inc.
Brostrom, Ilene, CFP® & Kent
Glassman Wealth Services
Kochis, Tim, JD, MBA, CFP®
Yeske Buie Inc.
Abacus Planning Group
Robert H. Berg, CFP®
Norman M. Boone, MBA, CFP® & Linda Lubitz Boone, CFP®
Bridge Financial Advisors
Carroll Financial Associates
David E. Canter & Lisa A. Strope
Bill Carter, CFP®, CLU®, ChFC®
Clarion Wealth Management Partners
Egan, Berger & Weiner, LLC
Jim Herrington, CFP®, CLU & Brenda Herrington
Diahann Lassus, MBA, CFP®, CPA/PFS
Meritas Wealth Management
Trisha Miller, CFP®
Dan Moisand, CFP® & Kelly Moisand
Madeline Noveck, CFP®
The Planning Center
Silver Lane Advisors
Robert J. Sullivan, CFP® & Juliane Sullivan
Tarbox Family Office
Stewart H. Welch, III, CFP®
Thomas C. West