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 launch 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 in campaign materials and in special advertisements in leading trade publications (InvestmentNews, Financial Advisor, Journal of Financial Planning and more). 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 or 202-864-5182.

If interested in future volunteer opportunities with families affected by cancer, please visit

Real Stories

Hear from real families experiencing the financial burden of cancer.

Major Campaign Supporters

Presenting Sponsors

AIG Financial Distributors
Commonwealth Financial Network

Major Sponsors

TD Ameritrade Institutional

Leadership Circle


Armstrong, Fleming & Moore Inc.
Chornyak & Associates


Scott M. Kahan, CFP®


Ilene Brostrom, CFP® & Kent Brostrom
Carter Financial Management
Edelman Financial Services
Glassman Wealth Services
Tim Kochis, JD, MBA, CFP®
Stephen & Linda Maginn
VLP Financial Advisors
Yeske Buie Inc.


Abacus Planning Group
Norman M. Boone, MBA, CFP® & Linda Lubitz Boone, CFP®
David E. Canter & Lisa A. Strope
Carroll Financial Associates
Clarion Wealth Management Partners
Bernie Clark
Jon Dauphiné, Esq.
Egan, Berger & Weiner, LLC
Paul K. Fain, III, CFP®
Marc S. Freedman, CFP®
Kate Healy
Jim Herrington, CFP®, CLU & Brenda Herrington
Kirsten Ismail, CFP® & Durell Buzzini, CFP®, UBS
Diahann W. Lassus, CFP®, CPA/PFS
Meritas Wealth Management
Trisha Miller, CFP®
Dan Moisand, CFP® & Kelly Moisand
Madeline Noveck, CFP®
The Planning Center
Ross W. Richardson, MS, CFP® & Tina Richardson
Jonathan M. Satovsky, CFP®, ChFC®, CIMA®
Eileen M. Sharkey, CFP®
Silver Lane Advisors
Sullivan-Kreiss Financial
Robert J. Sullivan, CFP® & Juliane Sullivan
Tarbox Family Office
Carlos Viera
Stewart H. Welch, III, CFP®
Thomas C. West