New Award To Honor FPA Chapters Engaging in Exemplary Pro Bono Financial Planning Programming

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    Financial Planning Association and the Foundation for Financial Planning introduce the Power of Financial Planning Award

    DENVER (May 21, 2019) – The Financial Planning Association® (FPA®) and the Foundation for Financial Planning (FFP) are pleased to announce the Power of Financial Planning Award to recognize an FPA Chapter annually for their commitment to deliver pro bono financial planning in the spirit of FPA’s Primary Aim: To elevate the profession that transforms lives through the power of financial planning. This new award will recognize the extraordinary efforts of an FPA Chapter and its members that provide free, no-strings attached, objective financial planning advice to underserved populations.

    Since 2011, the Foundation for Financial Planning has partnered with FPA and FPA’s nationwide network of chapters to help empower thousands of Americans in crisis or need, connecting them to FPA volunteers to help them improve their finances and their lives.

    “Financial planning has an amazing power to transform lives and all Americans should have access to the advice and guidance that only financial planners can provide,” says FPA Executive Director/CEO Lauren M. Schadle, CAE. “For nearly a decade, FPA chapters and its members have shared their passion to help individuals who are undergoing financial hardship discover the life-altering benefits of financial planning, and we want to celebrate their volunteerism and dedication to the profession. We are proud to partner with the Foundation for Financial Planning to recognize the remarkable efforts of our chapters that help underserved populations realize the benefits of financial planning and that work to change the lives of individuals, families and communities.”

    “FPA chapters across the country partner with nonprofits to serve some of the most financially vulnerable members of our society – victims of natural disaster, wounded veterans, domestic violence survivors, people with cancer, and many more,” says Jon Dauphiné, CEO of the Foundation for Financial Planning. “We look forward to showcasing this exceptional work and highlighting the meaningful impact of pro bono – not only to the client, but also to the volunteer and the profession as a whole.”

    Nominations to submit an FPA chapter for this award are due on July 12, 2019. The winner will be determined by the Power of Financial Planning Award Selection Committee consisting of FPA and FFP representatives. The winning FPA chapter will be announced this summer and will be presented the award at the 2019 FPA Annual Conference, October 16-18, 2019 in Minneapolis, Minn.

    FPA chapters interested in learning more about the Power of Financial Planning Award and the nomination process and eligibility criteria can go here. Journalists interested in learning more about the Power of Financial Planning Award can contact Ryanne Harrah at RHarrah@OneFPA.org.

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    About the Financial Planning Association
    The Financial Planning Association® (FPA®) is the principal membership organization for CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNERTM professionals, educators, financial services professionals and students who are committed to elevating the profession that transforms lives through the power of financial planning. Through a collaborative effort to provide members with tools and resources for professional education, business support, advocacy and community, FPA is the indispensable resource in the advancement of today’s CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNERTM professional. Learn more about FPA at OneFPA.org and follow on Twitter at twitter.com/fpassociation.

    About Foundation for Financial Planning
    The Foundation for Financial Planning, a 501(c)(3) charitable organization, is the nation’s only nonprofit solely devoted to supporting the delivery of pro bono financial planning to vulnerable people, including wounded veterans, domestic violence survivors, people with serious medical diagnoses, and many others. Dedicated to Powering Pro Bono Financial Planning, the Foundation has provided $7 million in grants to community-based nonprofits to support local programs; worked with partners to activate more than 20,500 volunteer financial planners to serve their communities; and acted as a leader and catalyst to embed a rich tradition of and commitment to pro bono across the financial planning profession. Visit FoundationForFinancialPlanning.org to learn more.

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