Foundation Financial Group Awards $15,000 to Chicago Man

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William Lucas breathed a sigh of relief last week when executives from Foundation Financial Group presented him with the $15,000 Funding Your Finances grand prize at the John Hancock Observatory in Chicago.

Foundation Financial Group

Foundation Financial Group

This prize from Foundation Financial Group is a big help to my family, may God bless those less fortunate than myself.

William Lucas breathed a sigh of relief last week when executives from Foundation Financial Group presented him with the $15,000 Funding Your Finances grand prize at the John Hancock Observatory in Chicago.

For Lucas, the check couldn’t have come at a better time. Today, he works as a pipe fitter for the local 597 union. Yet for six months in 2011, Lucas was unemployed. At home, Lucas and his schoolteacher wife of 20 years have twin 19-year-old daughters, whom they are putting through college, and a 3-year-old daughter.

“This prize from Foundation Financial Group is a big help to my family,” said Lucas. “May God bless those less fortunate than myself.”

With the grand-prize money, Lucas plans to enjoy a little financial stability and put some money toward his South Chicago home’s mortgage, where he has lived for 15 years, enhance his credit score by paying off some bills and help pay college tuition for his daughters.

“Foundation Financial Group’s goal for Funding Your Finances was to help lessen the financial burdens of American families,” said Foundation Financial Group’s Subsidiaries COO, David Gueterman. “We want to make a positive impact in someone’s life and we believe we have done this twice with the Funding Your Finances giveaway.”

Foundation Financial Group launched the sweepstakes in Feb. 2011 to thank families for helping make the company succeed as one of the fastest-growing financial services firms in the U.S. Foundation Financial Group awarded its first $15,000 grand prize in Aug. 2011 to a Minnesota woman.

In Jan. 2012, Foundation Financial Group announced its new “Start Living” sweepstakes, where individuals can enter to win a trip for two to their dream Southwest Airlines Vacation destination.

About the John Hancock Observatory
Located inside the iconic John Hancock Center, the John Hancock Observatory is open every day from 9 a.m. to 11 p.m. and, at 875 North Michigan Avenue, stands in the heart of the Magnificent Mile next to hundreds of shops, restaurants, attractions and entertainment venues. Highlights include spectacular 360-degree views spanning 80 miles and four states and the city’s only open-air Sky Walk, all accessed by the fastest elevators in the country. The John Hancock Center and John Hancock Observatory are owned and operated by affiliates of Golub & Company.

About Foundation Financial Group
Foundation Financial Group, one of the nation’s fastest-growing financial services companies, specializes in mortgage lending, property and casualty insurance, life insurance, retirement services, personal taxes and corporate tax services. Foundation Financial Group offers mortgage refinancing and home lending through traditional financing, as well as Federal Housing Administration and other government-backed home loan programs. Foundation Financial Group earned an A+ rating from the Better Business Bureau, the highest accreditation the BBB gives and an industry-leading Federal Housing Administration compare ratio. For more information, call 866-334-1001.

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