New York City, NY (PRWEB) September 20, 2013
In August, Savvy Ladies, a nonprofit organization focused on bringing free financial planning to women, received top honors for its contributions to financial planning education from Financial Planning magazine and The Financial Planning Association (FPA). The accolades came in the wake of CNNMoney naming Savvy Ladies Founder Stacy Francis a “Money Hero” in March.
- Stacy was named a Winner of Financial Planning’s “Pro Bono Award.” The magazine noted that Savvy Ladies has helped more than 10,000 women better manage their finances, including Denise Grant, who first came to Savvy Ladies when she was $35,000 in debt. Now debt-free, Denise told the magazine, “Savvy Ladies provides me with a safe place to learn and to try things out. I keep coming because they keep me on track.”
- Savvy Ladies received a “Heart of Financial Planning Award” from the FPA, America’s largest membership organization for CFP professionals. The Association cited Savvy Ladies’ “programs and services… that are free to women who can’t afford to have their own financial planner.”
- In featuring Stacy, Money magazine wrote: “Via classes, workbooks, and a hotline, business people and other volunteers at the New York nonprofit have taught women – ranging in age from their twenties to their sixties -- money skills they need to gain more control over their lives.”
Financial Planning and Money both cited the genesis of Savvy Ladies: Stacy’s grandmother remained in a decades-long abusive marriage for fear that divorce would render her a “bag lady” despite her job as a bookkeeper.
“I am very grateful for this recognition and the tremendous efforts of the Savvy Ladies team that has made it possible,” said Stacy. “We are all the more grateful to our constituents. Any success Savvy Ladies achieves stems from the inspiration we draw from thousands of fantastic women who are determined to control their own destinies and forge richer, more rewarding lives.”
On October 3rd, Savvy Ladies will host its annual Pampering and Prosperity Fundraiser in Manhattan, an evening of mini-spa treatments accompanied by life-changing advice from top finance and prosperity gurus. You can register for the event at http://www.savvyladies.org/.
About Savvy Ladies
Founded in 2003, Savvy Ladies, a nonprofit 501(c)(3), educates women about personal finances in an authentic way that encourages them to take control of their financial futures. Women learn how to make proactive choices about their finances, identify their life goals, and move toward richer, more rewarding lives. Savvy Ladies provides seminars, webinars, workshops, and hotlines that encourage networking amongst women and create a secure forum for women to ask financially related questions. Savvy Ladies is not associated with any other organization and provides unbiased education about personal finances. http://www.savvyladies.org.