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SOURCE Invest in Others Charitable Foundation
WIDELY RECOGNIZED FINANCIAL SERVICES INDUSTRY HONOR FOR PHILANTHROPIC EXCELLENCE AMONG FINANCIAL ADVISORS TO BE ANNOUNCED IN SEPTEMBER
BOSTON, Feb. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Invest in Others Charitable Foundation, a public charity that supports the philanthropic and volunteer efforts of financial advisors in their local communities, today announced the opening of the nominations process for its Community Leadership Awards. Undertaken in partnership with Investment News, the Community Leadership Awards (CLA) program has honored excellence in outstanding philanthropic efforts of over 105 financial advisors since 2007 and awarded over $1 million for their charitable activities since its inception.
Bill Dwyer, Chairman of the Board of the Invest in Others Charitable Foundation, said, "We are delighted to kick off the nominations process for this year's CLA program, which has become one of the financial services industry's most widely recognized set of honors for philanthropic excellence among financial advisors. There is no question that financial advisors are an integral part of the communities they serve across the country, and we are excited to spotlight the outstanding philanthropic efforts of these financial advisors."
This year's nominations process first launched on Tuesday, February 18, 2014 and will end on Wednesday, April 23, 2014 (no late entries will be accepted). Financial advisors from all channels can be nominated by any other party for this award, or can choose to self-nominate as well. The Community Leadership Awards are granted in the following categories:
Three finalists and one winner are chosen in each category. Finalists will receive $5,000, winners will receive $20,000, and the Lifetime Achievement Award winner will receive $25,000 to donate to their designated charities. Finalists will be notified and announced on the Invest in Others website in early August. Winners will be announced at the Invest in Others Community Leadership Awards on September 18, 2014.
Nominees must be individuals who are currently working as financial planners (e.g., CFP®), registered representatives (e.g., Series 7), or registered investment advisors. Volunteer involvement with the non-profit organization must be current and ongoing. A current involvement is one in which the activity has taken place within the last 18 months. For more information, including how to submit nominations and further eligibility details, please visit http://investinothers.org/community-leadership-awards/nomination-faqs.html.
About The Invest In Others Charitable Foundation
Established in 2006, the Invest in Others Charitable Foundation is a registered 501(c)(3) charity founded with the mission of encouraging and supporting the philanthropic and volunteer activities of financial advisors in their local communities. The Invest in Others mission is achieved through a community-based approach to philanthropy that seeks to strengthen neighborhoods from within by empowering those who are committed to serving others in their professional and personal lives. As mentors, volunteers, fundraisers and leaders, financial advisors lend their unique skills and perspectives to the challenges and opportunities facing their neighbors. Invest in Others is proud to support and promote these efforts to better our world one community at a time. For more information, visit www.investinothers.org.
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