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 new funding to help grow our support of pro bono efforts for people in critical need of quality financial advice, with an emphasis on families affected by a serious cancer diagnosis.
During the length of the campaign, all new gifts and pledges will be counted towards this goal and will be used in part to fund a special series of grants to programs across the country connecting cancer patients and their families to free financial planning services.
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
Donors can participate in the Pro Bono for Cancer Campaign at any level. Your support will help fund efforts around the country connecting cancer patients and their families to free, quality financial advice.
To make a gift or pledge online, or to learn about wire transfers and stock gifts, please visit our donate page – or mail a check to the Foundation for Financial Planning at 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.
Hear from real families experiencing the financial burden of cancer.
Major Campaign Supporters
Thank you to our campaign Leadership Circle members.
Kahan, Scott M., CFP®
Armstrong, Fleming & Moore Inc.
Brostrom, Ilene, CFP® & Kent
Glassman Wealth Services
Kochis, Tim, JD, MBA, CFP®
Yeske Buie Inc.
Boone, Norman M., MBA, CFP® & Lubitz Boone, Linda, CFP®
Carter, Bill, CFP®, CLU®, ChFC®
Gott, Kacy, CFP®
Moisand, Daniel B., CFP® & Kelly
Silver Lane Advisors
Viera, Carlos, CRPC®