(PRWEB) November 19, 2012
On November 16th Foundation Financial Group concluded its fourth quarter 2012 philanthropic campaign, Drive to 7,500, and announced that the company met its fundraising goal by 120 percent.
The national food drive benefited Salvation Army chapters in every city that Foundation Financial has a Branch Office or Regional Call Center. The objective of the Drive to 7,500 was to feed a minimum of 7,500 people this Thanksgiving Season through a combination of monetary and nonperishable food item donations. This was the first FFG philanthropy campaign of its kind, and included the community in the fundraising and donation collection efforts.
“FFG’s Drive to 7500 has been one of the best philanthropic initiatives we have ever done,” said Foundation Financial Group Event Coordinator, Billy Gilchrist. “I am extremely proud of our employee’s contributions and their involvement, getting out in their communities to try and drive higher donations for Salvation Army. I was also thoroughly impressed by how excited and involved every employee was in donating not only monies but also canned foods to try and make a difference. As the company neared its common goal, there was an amazing push from all FFG offices to not only hit the goal, but to exceed it so that we could make a maximum impact on families this Thanksgiving. I am so thankful for all of our employee’s efforts.”
In addition to the funds raised by FFG employees, their friends and families, and the community, Foundation Financial Group allocated all fourth quarter philanthropic budgets to the initiative.
“It is an amazing feeling to know that you work for a company and with a group of individuals that not only work hard every day to help folks get into a better financial situation, but also donate over and above in their giving capacity towards philanthropic initiatives like the Drive to 7,500,” said Gilchrist. “I can’t think of a better place to work than Foundation Financial Group. Considering the company’s every day drive to excellence of helping families through its business objectives and also through its social commitment of giving back to each and every community in which we work and live, it has been an honor and a pleasure to work with this group in reaching and exceeding this goal of feeding families this Thanksgiving.”
Through philanthropic services, Foundation Financial Group strives to provide opportunities that improve the lives of individuals in the communities in which it serves. Foundation Financial executives know that building long term strategic partnerships with a variety of non-profit philanthropic organizations is intrinsic to the success of the corporation. FFG’s core principles of honesty, integrity and respect have not just shaped business practices, but the company’s commitment to community service. Since 2010, through financial contributions, in kind donations and volunteerism, FFG’s social investment is over $1.1 million in support of its philanthropic initiatives.
The Salvation Army is an international movement motivated to meet human needs without discrimination. The Salvation Army has a plethora of outreach programs aimed to better the lives of others, such as: Housing and Homeless Services, Missing Persons, Community Care Ministries, Youth Camps, Disaster Relief, Adult Rehabilitation, Christmas Charity, Elderly Services, and many more. To learn more about the Salvation Army, visit salvationarmyusa.org.
About Foundation Financial Group
Foundation Financial Group is a multibillion dollar financial services corporation. FFG offers its customers Best in Class service through its Insurance, Retirement, Mortgage, and Tax Services. Named one of the fastest growing financial companies in the country by INC magazine, FFG has continued to grow its nationwide presence with over 100,000 new customers per year in 39 states. In addition to the value that Foundation Financial provides every customer, it is also dedicated to its communities and the people who live in them. Through a vast array of philanthropic endeavors the company not only provides significant monetary donations but also fosters a workforce environment that encourages all team members to personally make a difference. Foundation Financial is committed to its strong focus on customer service and community investment as it continues to grow and compete with the largest financial institutions in the world.
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