As part of our effort to dramatically increase our impact over the next three years, the Foundation for Financial Planning (FFP)’s Pro Bono for Cancer Campaign is raising funds to develop and support pro bono financial planning programs for families affected by cancer.

    Funding raised through the campaign will be used to offer financial and other supports to nonprofits and cancer centers around the country administering free financial planning programs for cancer patients and their families. Pilot programs were launched in Boston and Seattle earlier this year.

    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. Among other recognition, corporate supporters of the campaign will be featured in special advertisements in leading trade publications (InvestmentNews, Financial Advisor, Journal of Financial Planning and more).

    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


    R. Ken Coit


    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.


    Norman M. Boone, MBA, CFP® & Linda Lubitz Boone, CFP®
    David E. Canter & Lisa A. Strope


    Abacus Planning Group
    Allison Spielman Advisors
    Heather Belli, CFP®, CDFA™ & Joe Belli
    Kalita Blessing, CFP®, CAP®, AEP®
    Carroll Financial Associates
    Clarion Wealth Management Partners
    Bernie Clark
    Mayur T. Dalal
    Jon Dauphiné, Esq.
    Egan, Berger & Weiner, LLC
    Paul K. Fain, III, CFP®
    John Farrow, CFP®
    Mike Fitzhugh, CFP® & Sally Fitzhugh
    FPA National Capital Area
    Robert Frater, CFP®
    Marc S. Freedman, CFP®
    John Goff, CFP®
    Gemmer Asset Management LLC
    Kate Healy
    Jim Herrington, CFP®, CLU & Brenda Herrington
    Susan M. John, CFP®
    Kirsten Ismail, CFP® & Durell Buzzini, CFP®, UBS
    James P. King, CFP®, MBA
    Diahann W. Lassus, CFP®, CPA/PFS
    Jay L. Lewis
    Meritas Wealth Management
    Trisha Miller, CFP®
    Daniel B. Moisand, CFP® & Kelly Moisand
    Eddie Ngo, CFP®
    Madeline Noveck, CFP®
    Stephen P. O’Hara, CFP®
    The Planning Center
    Ross W. Richardson, MS, CFP® & Tina Richardson
    Jonathan M. Satovsky, CFP®, ChFC®, CIMA®
    Carrie Schwab-Pomerantz, CFP®
    Eileen M. Sharkey, CFP®
    Anne Shim, AEP®, CFP®, EA
    Silver Lane Advisors
    Sullivan-Kreiss Financial
    Robert J. Sullivan, CFP® & Juliane Sullivan
    Tarbox Family Office
    Carlos Viera
    Curt Weil, CFP®
    Stewart H. Welch, III, CFP®
    Thomas C. West