In this, our 80th year as a non-profit, accredited college that serves as the educational Citadel to the financial services industry, our goal was to achieve 800 President's Circle members, up from 267 last year
Bryn Mawr, PA (PRWEB) October 11, 2007
In a remarkable show of support for the professional education advanced by The American College, donors are saluting the efforts of the faculty and staff with a banner year in charitable donations.
"In this, our 80th year as a non-profit, accredited college that serves as the educational Citadel to the financial services industry, our goal was to achieve 800 President's Circle members, up from 267 last year," notes Larry Barton, Ph.D., President and Chief Executive Officer of The American College. "I am delighted to announce that as of October 10 we achieved 841 members and we expect to exceed 1000 members - an extraordinary achievement for any public charity. This outpouring of support from our alumni is a special vote of confidence for the quality education advanced by The College and our plans for the future," he added.
The campaign to advance new technologies and curriculum enhancements at the school founded by Dr. Solomon S. Huebner has been driven by renewed excitement among Board volunteers, corporate clients of The College, alumni and staff. The campaign is being co-chaired by Debra Boblitt, CLF® Vice President - Agency, State Farm Insurance corporate office and Allen A. Skogebo, CLU®, ChFC® of Woodbury Financial.
President's Circle donors contribute a minimum of $1,500 to The American College. To thank President's Circle members for their steadfast support, The College will be hosting a special banquet in their honor at the Kennedy Space Center on November 15. Attendees will dine under a Saturn V rocket while the famed Nolan Gasser Ensemble entertains donors and guests with Broadway and jazz favorites from the past 80 years.
At this same event, the recipients of this year's Huebner Gold Medals, William H. Beckley, CLU®, ChFC®, MSFS, Executive Vice President, Agencies with Northwestern Mutual and Louis P. DiCerbo, II, LUTCF, CLU®, ChFC®, Chairman of PCP Benefit Plans, Ltd., will be recognized by their peers for their lifetime achievements. The Huebner Gold Medal is the highest honor bestowed by The American College.
"The momentum and excitement generated by this show of support for The College is unprecedented in our history and we are grateful for all of this support," added Dr. Barton.
Individuals interested in becoming members of The American College's President's Circle and participating in this special event should contact Wendy Sutowski at 610-526-1204, Wendy.Sutowski@TheAmericanCollege.edu or Mary Phelan at 610-526-1432 Mary.Phelan@TheAmericanCollege.edu
The American College is dedicated to leadership in innovative training and development that helps financial services companies and their employees succeed. As a non-profit educational institution holding the highest level of academic accreditation, The College has served as a valued business partner to banks, brokerage firms, insurance companies and others for 80 years. The American College's faculty represents some of the financial services industry's foremost thought leaders. For more information, visit http://www.TheAmericanCollege.edu
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