Soldiers’ Angels Receives Donation from Cetera® of Over $200K

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Donation marks the largest single-source monetary donation for the military/veteran charity in recent history.

Soldiers’ Angels is pleased to announce it has received a donation of $207,000 from Cetera Financial Group® during their recent Connect18 National Advisor Conference. These funds will support Soldiers’ Angels in their mission to provide aid and comfort for military service members, wounded heroes, military families, and veterans of all eras.

Cetera Financial Group® ("Cetera") is a leading network of independent firms supporting the delivery of objective retail financial advice. From August 22-25 at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center in San Antonio, the group held its Connect18 National Advisor Conference, the first-ever gathering of advisors and home office executives from across its network member firms nationwide.

As part of the event, Cetera's philanthropic wing, Caring Cetera, highlighted Soldiers' Angels. Attendees had the opportunity to show their support of Soldiers’ Angels by writing letters to troops, donating goods for care packages, and making financial contributions. Cetera Financial Group pledged to match donations raised by Connect18 attendees, Cetera-affiliated advisors, and home office staff to Soldiers' Angels up to $100,000, resulting in a total donation of $207,000.

“We are overwhelmed by the generosity of Cetera Financial Group® and all attendees of the recent Connect18 conference,” said Amy Palmer, President and CEO of Soldiers’ Angels. “The impact a donation of this size will have on the organization is tremendous. This funding will go directly to the many programs and services that Soldiers’ Angels provides to support deployed service members, wounded heroes, military families, and veterans of all eras. Thank you to everyone involved for being heroes for our heroes!”

About Soldiers’ Angels: Soldiers' Angels is a national 501(c)(3) nonprofit that provides aid and comfort to the men and women of the United States Army, Marines, Navy, Air Force, Coast Guard, their families, and the growing veteran population. Founded in 2003 by the mother of two American soldiers, hundreds of thousands of Soldiers' Angels "Angel" volunteers assist veterans, wounded and deployed personnel and their families in a variety of unique and effective ways. (Tax ID# 20-058-3415). Headquarters address is 2700 NE Loop 410, Suite 310 San Antonio, TX 78217. Learn more at http://www.soldiersangels.org.

About Cetera Financial Group®
Cetera Financial Group ("Cetera") is a leading network of independent firms empowering the delivery of professional financial advice to individuals, families and company retirement plans across the country through trusted financial advisors and financial institutions. Cetera is the second-largest independent financial advisor network in the nation by number of advisors, as well as a leading service provider to the investment programs of banks and credit unions.

Through its multiple distinct firms, Cetera offers independent and institutions-based advisors the benefits of a large, established broker-dealer and registered investment adviser, while serving advisors and institutions in a way that is customized to their needs and aspirations. Advisor support resources offered through Cetera include award-winning wealth management and advisory platforms, comprehensive broker-dealer and registered investment adviser services, practice management support and innovative technology. For more information, visit cetera.com.

*"Cetera Financial Group" refers to the network of independent retail firms encompassing, among others, Cetera Advisors, Cetera Advisor Networks, Cetera Investment Services (marketed as Cetera Financial Institutions), Cetera Financial Specialists, First Allied Securities and Summit Brokerage Services. All firms are members FINRA / SIPC.

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