Foundation Financial Group Promotes Jacksonville Team Member, NauJacksonville, FL – Foundation Financial Group announced the promotion of Christopher Nau to Executive Vice President of Sales. Nau is based out of the company’s Jacksonville Regional Sales Center, located at 225 Water Street #2100 in downtown Jacksonville, Florida.

“I chose to begin a career with FFG because I truly believed in the opportunity for success as long as I worked hard, kept a great attitude, and believed in myself, my leaders, and what we were doing for our customers,” said Nau. “Everything I was promised then has come true. This promotion further provides me the opportunity to continue on my course for a better life for myself and my family and allows me to help develop others who will follow in my footsteps.”

Nau, a north Florida native, received his BBA in Corporate Finance from the University of North Florida. He started his career with Foundation Financial in 2005 and has since been promoted seven times and recognized on numerous occasions for his contribution to the corporation. FFG honors the single top performer at each position within the company and rewards excellence in sales leadership and management with its prestigious Cornerstone Award. Nau has earned eight Cornerstone Awards and been acknowledged as a top performer by winning five companywide travel contests.

“Chris’ dedication and loyalty to this corporation are unrivaled,” said Foundation Financial Group CEO, Mark Boyer. “He has worked hard and demonstrated his ability to help our corporation grow responsibly. I know that in his new role, he will lead his region to a higher level of success.”

“I am extremely excited to be entrusted with additional responsibility that gives me yet another opportunity to help our corporation, our employees, and our customers grow to be even more successful in 2014,” continued Nau.

When Nau is not at work he enjoys spending time with his wife and their 3 year old daughter, golfing, and hunting. He also chooses to support the Humane Society, Second Harvest Food Bank, St. Jude Foundation, and many other worthy charities in his spare time.

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, and Mortgage Services. Named one of the fastest growing financial companies in the country by Inc. Magazine for the third year running, 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.

Foundation Financial Group reviews all public relations inquiries.  For additional information, interview and image requests, contact the Foundation Financial Group Public Relations Team.

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Jacksonville, Florida – Foundation Financial Group is celebrating its 10 year anniversary in 2014. A decade of service is a significant milestone in FFG’s commitment to providing Americans with quality financial products and service.

“Starting your own business is a risky endeavor, especially when you consider that 44 percent of new businesses fail within the first three years,” said FFG Co-founder Kris Williams. “We are incredibly proud and thankful to be celebrating ten years of financial services excellence. Every year, we learn and grow even further into the corporation we’ve always wanted to become.”

An unwavering commitment to outstanding customer service is what Williams says made the difference for FFG during the recession. Employees at every level receive continuous training to ensure that clients’ expectations are exceeded. The corporation maintains an A+ rating with the Better Business Bureau and regards integrity as a guiding principle.

“Our tenth anniversary celebration would not be possible without the communities that Foundation Financial calls home,” said FFG Co-founder Paul Scott. “We have made giving back to our communities a corporate priority. We do not believe in writing a check and calling it a day. Whether we’re running through mud to support disease research or playing basketball with foster children, our team members enjoy coming together to volunteer and support those in need.”

Foundation Financial Group has invested over $1.7 million in support of its philanthropic initiatives. In an effort to drive intrinsic community improvement, FFG philanthropy focuses on education, health and wellness, sustainability, and workforce development. Foundation Financial hopes to make a lasting difference in the world through its local and national campaigns.

When Williams and Scott started Foundation Financial Group in 2004, the corporation was a mortgage brokerage that helped Americans secure refinance loans. Within a year, FFG transitioned to a mortgage lender and assumed a more direct role in improving the financial situations of its clients. Foundation Financial grew modestly over the next few years by cultivating an industry reputation for integrity that spread by word of mouth.

“We’ve managed to grow in a very natural and organic way,” continued Scott. “FFG is always focused on helping Americans reach their financial goals. Each new office location becomes an opportunity to take better care of our clients and their families. Giving our clients the best possible experience is at the heart of FFG’s growth.”

Foundation Financial Group continues to diversify and evolve. In 2011, FFG expanded its offerings to include insurance and retirement products. The integration of the corporation’s Insurance and Retirement Divisions has enabled Foundation Financial to deliver comprehensive financial expertise and fully service clients’ financial needs. In 2012, FFG acquired a premier video production company that specializes in testimonial, live event, and corporate video. The video production team enables FFG to communicate with clients and employees in a contemporary and powerful medium.

“FFG’s rise from a small financial upstart to a multibillion dollar corporation is as inspiring as it is humbling,” said Williams. “We’ve accomplished a tremendous amount within our industry and for our communities in one decade, so I am very excited about Foundation Financial Group’s next ten years.”

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, and Mortgage Services. Named one of the fastest growing financial companies in the country by Inc. Magazine for the third year running, 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.

Foundation Financial Group reviews all public relations inquiries.  For additional information, interview and image requests, contact the Foundation Financial Group Public Relations Team.

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Foundation Financial Group Takes New Direction with Marketing for 2014

Foundation Financial Group Takes New Direction with Marketing for 2014

Foundation Financial Group announced that its newest marketing campaign, The FFG Difference, will focus on the way FFG professionals interact with clients instead of promoting the corporation’s financial service products.

“In so much marketing, the message is aimed at selling a prospective consumer a specific product,” said Jessica Gueterman, VP of Marketing at Foundation Financial. “We’re doing it a little different for 2014. We’ll be discussing ‘the potential of us,’ which encompasses the relationship between our professionals, clients, and communities, and demonstrates the emotionalism behind what we do as a corporation.”

FFG Marketing has resolved to spend 2014 sharing the stories that cast Foundation Financial Group professionals, clients, and communities as the star. Product information will still be easily accessible via Foundation Financial’s website and in consultations with its financial service professionals.

By taking a new direction, FFG Marketing will explore the corporation’s motivation for funding American loans. “Spoiler alert, it’s not just about money. Successful businesses seldom ever are. Like a dream within a dream, FFG’s goal is to help Americans find the funding necessary for making their goals a reality and provide superior service in the process,” continued Gueterman.

From this goal flow the merits which Gueterman feels distinguishes Foundation Financial among its peers. Best in Class Service, Closeness with Clients, and Community Connections are some of FFG’s corporate qualities highlighted by the new campaign. The FFG Difference will spread slowly across its digital spectrum, reshaping the corporation’s website design, social media sites, and shared content.

Foundation Financial Group will share anecdotes, testimonials, photos, and videos that showcase FFG synergy at work. Synergy, a buzz word for synchronized energy, captures the way FFG employees unite across corporate divisions to raise the standards for client service and community support. Through The FFG Difference Campaign, Foundation Financial hopes to engage and inspire employees as well as clients.

“We are stronger, faster, and more dedicated when we function as a team. And in that ‘we’, I include the entire FFG family- employees, their families, our clients, and the people in our communities. We believe that everyone has the power to make a difference, and this campaign celebrates the power and positivity of The FFG Difference,” said Gueterman.

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, and Mortgage Services. Named one of the fastest growing financial companies in the country by Inc. Magazine for the third year running, 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.

Foundation Financial Group reviews all public relations inquiries.  For additional information, interview and image requests, contact the Foundation Financial Group Public Relations Team.

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Foundation Financial Group Offers Employees Flu Shots at Work to Promote Healthy Living

Foundation Financial Group helps employees fight the fluFoundation Financial Group Offers Employees Flu Shots at Work to Promote Healthy Living

Foundation Financial Group hosted an on-site flu vaccination clinic at its Atlanta and Jacksonville Regional Sales Centers, which are respectively located at 100 Galleria Pkwy #1400 and 225 Water Street #2100. The flu vaccination clinics are part of the financial services corporation’s 2014 Wellness Campaign, which promotes healthy living for employees.

“This event was an early start to our 2014 Wellness Campaign because FFG wanted to protect our employees from getting sick during the holiday season,” said Bradley Smith, vice president of human resources. “We encourage our employees to be proactive instead of reactive about their personal health.”

Free flu shots were available to all of FFG’s Aetna-covered employees and their Aetna-covered dependents. Approximately 60 percent of the corporation’s staff in Jacksonville and Atlanta was eligible for the free vaccines.   Those who do not utilize Foundation Financial Group’s medical plan had the option of paying $23 for a flu shot, a reduced price that employees could also extend to non-Aetna-covered family members and friends.

The flu is defined as a contagious respiratory sickness that results when influenza viruses infect the nose, throat, and lungs. Generally the flu causes mild to severe illness, but it can be fatal. People who have the flu can spread it through droplets released when coughing, sneezing, or talking. According to the Center for Disease Control, flu vaccinations are the most effective way to prevent the flu and the spread of infection.

“We’re reminding our employees of proper flu etiquette, like covering your mouth or nose with a tissue before coughing or sneezing,” continued Smith. “We recommend washing your hands often and using hand sanitizer when necessary. These precautions will help prevent the spread of germs in the workplace. Being sick is bad enough, but nobody wants to be the reason an entire department is miserable.”

The CDC estimates influenza annually costs corporations $6.2 billion in lost productivity and an additional $10.4 billion in direct medical expenses.  Studies show that flu shots reduce work absentee rates due to illness by 36 percent. Foundation Financial arranged its flu vaccination clinics through Healthy Achievers, a health services company that assists corporations with encouraging personal wellness.

“The bottom-line is that in order to be successful, we must first be healthy and well,” said Smith, who got a flu shot this year. “FFG had a great turnout! We plan to continue offering on-site flu vaccinations and remain dedicated to finding ways to help our employees live healthy.”

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, and Mortgage Services. Named one of the fastest growing financial companies in the country by Inc. Magazine for the third year running, 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.

Foundation Financial Group reviews all public relations inquiries.  For additional information, interview and image requests, contact the Foundation Financial Group Public Relations Team.

 

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Foundation Financial Group Employees Spread Men’s Health Awareness

Foundation Financial Group Participates in Movember and No Shave November Foundation Financial Group Employees Spread Men’s Health Awareness

Foundation Financial Group announced that as part of its Men’s Health Initiative, FFG employees across the nation participated in the Movember and No Shave November movements. Both organizations offer people an opportunity to promote men’s health and raise awareness for cancer through hair growth.

“Team FFG put forth personal effort to help create awareness for men’s health issues, and I sincerely appreciate everyone who participated here in Raleigh and across the country,” said FFG’s Raleigh Event Coordinator, Stephen Le Gost.

The mission of Movember is to promote awareness for men’s health, with emphasis on testicular and prostate cancer. Since its creation in 2003, Movember has inspired and recruited more than 3.9 million supporters worldwide. Mo Bros (male participants) register on the Movember website, shave their faces, and grow a Mo (mustache) throughout November. Mo Bros ask friends and family to donate to the cause.

While most employees participated individually or in pairs, participants from FFG’s Savannah Regional Sales Center registered as The Financial Mustache Package for Movember. Social media sites like Facebook and Twitter were instrumental in fundraising efforts. Donations from friends, family, clients, and colleagues helped Foundation Financial Group make its Men’s Health Initiative a success.

“I grow an awesome mustache to support the cause,” said John Sanders, who lives in Dayton. “Did you know that half of the men in the United States will be diagnosed with cancer at some point in their lives? That’s a statistic that cannot be ignored.”

John Shelby, FFG’s Atlanta event coordinator and a former Mo Bro, said he switched to growing a beard for No-Shave November because his mustache was not as attractive as he would like it to be. Shelby is relieved that there is more than one way to visually represent men’s health. He feels encouraging routine checkups is important because men are less likely to visit the doctor regularly.

No-Shave November raises funds and awareness for people with cancer through participants who let their hair grow naturally during November. Instead of shaving or grooming hair, people donate the money typically spent on hair upkeep toward cancer prevention, education, and aid. Wild and free hair growth is a symbol of hope for the many cancer patients who lose their own hair while undergoing treatment.

“The first year I grew my beard out, one person called me ‘Scruffy’ for the entire month,” said Jonathan Wilson, a Jacksonville participant. “Since I’ve been doing No-Shave November for three years, now most people expect me to have a beard around this time. Getting the word out is important to me because my grandfather died from prostate cancer.”

Employees from FFG locations in Florida, Georgia, Ohio, North Carolina, and New York supported Movember and No Shave November. Team FFG’s participants served as living billboards for the cause, and their fundraising helped cancer patients. As the cold weather settles in, some team members are considering keeping their philanthropic facial hair for extra warmth during the winter.

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, and Mortgage Services. Named one of the fastest growing financial companies in the country by Inc. Magazine for the third year running, 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.

Foundation Financial Group reviews all public relations inquiries.  For additional information, interview and image requests, contact the Foundation Financial Group Public Relations Team.

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Foundation Financial Group Supports CoworkerFoundation Financial Group Launches Wheels for Coworkers Campaign after Auto Theft

Foundation Financial Group has created a national campaign to support an employee who was the victim of vehicle theft. The Wheels for Coworkers campaign was established to help an FFG professional afford alternative transportation.

“Our billion-dollar corporation transforms into a close-knit family when one of our own is suffering,” said FFG Event Coordinator Marc Chillion. “If a team member experiences devastating circumstances, Foundation Financial Group unites in support. We have proven that kindness and generosity have the power to help people overcome adversity.”

Just after the Thanksgiving holiday, a Foundation Financial employee’s vehicle was stolen from her driveway. Because she only had liability coverage for the car, her insurance policy will not cover the theft. The worker’s identity and FFG location will remain anonymous while the legal matter is investigated.

Demonstrating a work ethic that many have praised her for, the FFG employee has come to work every day since her car was stolen. She has called on family and friends to arrange alternative transportation and avoided letting her team down. The single mother is determined to not let the car thief disrupt her life further by negatively impacting her job performance.

“She is a very upbeat woman with a strong backbone and a great attitude,” said Brandon Powell, an FFG event coordinator. “Day after day, she does whatever she can to make FFG successful. I feel this campaign demonstrates just how much FFG truly cares, not only to the employee affected, but to the entire company.”

When her coworkers learned of the vehicle theft, they immediately began brainstorming a way to help. The Wheels for Coworkers campaign gives FFG employees the option of donating to the cause via production-based reward points that are converted into dollars or payroll deductions. Customers, friends, family members, and anyone else interested in contributing to the Wheels for Coworkers cause may do so through Foundation Financial Group’s nonprofit foundation, The Foundation Fund.

FFG created The Foundation Fund in an effort to maximize the philanthropic impact the financial services corporation can make in its communities. The Foundation Fund is motivated by a desire to empower distressed community members to overcome tragedy and achieve their goals. The nonprofit promises to responsibly direct every dollar donated to those with urgent needs.

 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, and Mortgage Services. Named one of the fastest growing financial companies in the country by Inc. Magazine for the third year running, 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.

Foundation Financial Group reviews all public relations inquiries.  For additional information, interview and image requests, contact the Foundation Financial Group Public Relations Team.

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Foundation Financial Group Believes Helping the Hungry Makes the Holidays Sweeter

Foundation Financial Group Believes Helping the Hungry Makes the Holidays Sweeter

Foundation Financial Group has announced that employees from its Wichita Retail Branch Office, located at 11333 E. Kellogg Avenue #300, will be collecting nonperishable food donations during their annual holiday cookie exchange. FFG’s food drive will support the Salvation Army.

“Getting the team together to share delicious desserts is a great way to celebrate the holidays, and incorporating a donation drive just felt right,” said Bobbi Joe Dixon, FFG event coordinator. “Collecting food for the hungry is a responsible way to support the Wichita community.”

The entire Wichita Retail Branch Office is planning on attending the holiday cookie exchange, and friends and family have also been invited. The event will take place on Saturday, Dec. 14. Like most cookie exchanges, participants are asked to share batches of and recipes for their favorite homemade holiday treats. This year though, FFG employees have added a philanthropic twist: attendees should bring nonperishable food donations as well. Cranberry sauce, instant mashed potatoes, canned vegetables, and easy-to-prepare desserts are some of the suggested donation items.

According to Feeding America, hunger is a reality for one in six people living in the United States. In 2012, 49 million people in the U.S. struggled with food insecurity, which is a measure of food deprivation within households. Food insecurity negatively impacts Americans every day, including children, hard-working adults, and senior citizens who lack consistent, essential nourishment.

The Salvation Army partners with corporations like Foundation Financial Group to feed the hungry in soup kitchens, sit-down meal programs, food pantries, mobile meals, and community gardens across the nation. The nonprofit estimates that just 22 cents can provide a meal for one person. The Salvation Army assists homeless people of all ages, as well as struggling individuals, and families who require extra assistance.

“Foundation Financial Group makes philanthropy part of our corporate mission because we all want to help make the world a better place,” continued Dixon. “We volunteer and fundraise throughout the year, but there is something special about giving during this time of year. Supporting those in need embodies the holiday spirit and is the secret ingredient for a sweeter holiday season.”

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, and Mortgage Services. Named one of the fastest growing financial companies in the country by Inc. Magazine for the third year running, 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.

Foundation Financial Group reviews all public relations inquiries.  For additional information, interview and image requests, contact the Foundation Financial Group Public Relations Team.

 

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Foundation Financial Group Creates Hiring Program to Invite Veterans to Join the FFG Family

Foundation Financial Group Creates Hiring Program to Invite Veterans to Join the FFG Family

With a December 31expiration date looming for a national tax credit that rewards companies for hiring veterans, Foundation Financial Group announces the creation of a hiring program aimed at helping America’s veterans with the transition from military service to civilian life. FFG’s Military Management Training Program officially begins January 1, 2014, but will be available for veterans who apply in the interim.

“Foundation Financial Group hopes that launching the Military Management Training Program will help counteract any potential drop-off from the companies who were hiring American veterans for the tax credit,” said Chief Human Resources Officer James Brodsky. “FFG has always appreciated the skills veterans bring to the table, and this program is a way to formally acknowledge the value of military experience.”

The Military Management Training Program is designed to help former military members start a new career, learn the processes of the mortgage business, and advance into FFG management positions. Foundation Financial invests in employees by incurring the cost of all licensing exams and fees. FFG provides premium study materials and organizes study sessions to prepare employees for licensing success.

“We recognize that veterans have received training that esteems genuine teamwork, respect for procedures, and leadership by example,” continued Brodsky. “Through our MMT Program, veterans will bypass the typical entry-level positions and begin their FFG careers on our corporate management track.”

The new program allows veterans to be hired as AMTs or Accelerated Management Trainees. Veterans will be enrolled in FFG University or FFGU, which was created to give employees the tools to drive their own success within the corporation and the freedom to set their own pace. FFGU utilizes interactive workshops, comprehensive training modules, and challenging work assignments to supplement personalized career development programs.

“Accelerated Management Trainees progress to full-fledged management positions within one year,” continued Brodsky. “We have found that military personnel bring unparalleled discipline, drive, and diversity to our workplace. FFG’s Military Management Training Program offers veterans the chance to build a foundation for a rewarding career in helping Americans achieve their financial dreams.”

Foundation Financial Group employs former military personnel at every level of its corporate structure. Some FFG employees remain active in the military reserves, a commitment that Foundation Financial embraces and supports. The Military Management Training Program reflects ongoing efforts from the financial services corporation to improve conditions for those who have served in America’s military.

To learn more about FFG career opportunities, visit ffgcareers.com. This website enables job seekers to search open positions, submit a resume, and complete an application. FFGcareers.com also offers an option to join the Foundation Financial Talent Network, which enhances the job search and application process.

 

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, and Mortgage services. Named one of the fastest growing financial companies in the country by Inc. Magazine for the third year running, 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.

Foundation Financial Group reviews all public relations inquiries.  For additional information, interview and image requests, contact the Foundation Financial Group Public Relations Team.

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Foundation Financial Group Will Give the Gift of Blood This Holiday Season via an American Red Cross Blood Drive

Foundation Financial Group Will Give the Gift of Blood This Holiday Season via an American Red Cross Blood Drive

Foundation Financial Group announced several Raleigh employees will be supporting the American Red Cross through a blood drive on Monday, Dec. 23. The blood drive will take place in the Bent Tree Office Park, which is located at 701 Exposition Place and is home to FFG’s Raleigh Regional Sales Center.

“Donating blood is the ultimate gift you can give,” said Foundation Financial Event Coordinator Alex Proctor-Qurneh. “My coworkers and I were looking for a way to positively impact the world, and the American Red Cross Blood Drive is exactly that- a selfless opportunity to do some good.”

Foundation Financial Group employees have already scheduled their donation time. Among the myriad of reasons motivating FFG employees to donate blood are sick loved ones, a desire to help others, and the knowledge that a blood transfusion might save their own lives someday. As with all philanthropic events at Foundation Financial, participation in the blood drive is 100 percent voluntary. FFG volunteers have also recruited friends and family members to commit to donating at the blood drive.

According to the American Red Cross, a single donation can help save the lives of up to three people. Type O-negative blood, a rare blood type, is compatible with all blood types and is necessary in emergency transfusions for newborns and patients who require blood before their type can be determined. One donor generally gives a pint of blood at a time; one patient from a car wreck may need as many as 100 pints to recover.

In order to give blood, participants must bring the names of their medications and a driver’s license or two forms of identification. A four-step donation process ensures donors are healthy enough to safely contribute and includes registration, medical history and mini physical, extraction, and nourishments. Sterile needles are discarded after each use. All blood is thoroughly tested before being sent to patients.

The American Red Cross partners with over 50,000 sponsors each year to hold more than 200,000 blood drives and provide convenient locations for donors. The ARC’s blood program started in 1940 and currently supplies about 40 percent of the blood supply in the Unites States. The Red Cross makes blood available to any patient in need, unlike some blood banks in the U.S. and Europe that require patients arrange for donors to replace the blood they use. Through this practice, the American Red Cross allows patients and their families to focus on a full recovery instead of “paying” for the blood.

To find a local donation opportunity, please visit http://www.redcrossblood.org/make-donation.

“Not everyone has money to spare, but donating blood only costs 20 minutes to potentially give someone precious time to stay alive,” continued Proctor-Qurneh. “Every two seconds, someone in our country needs blood. If you stop and think about it, I bet you can find 20 minutes to save a life. Donating blood is one of the most meaningful, inexpensive ways to help someone this season.”

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, and Mortgage Services. Named one of the fastest growing financial companies in the country by Inc. Magazine for the third year running, 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.

Foundation Financial Group reviews all public relations inquiries.  For additional information, interview and image requests, contact the Foundation Financial Group Public Relations Team.

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Foundation Financial Group Supports the Homeless Veterans of the Five Star Veterans Center

Foundation Financial Group Supports the Homeless Veterans of the Five Star Veterans Center

Foundation Financial Group has announced the corporation’s Florida employees are supporting the Five Star Veterans Center through a donation drive for tangible items. Through the drive, FFG employees can donate household goods to the homeless veterans who currently live at the Five Star Veterans Center.

Foundation Financial’s Five Star Veterans Center drive began on Wednesday, Nov. 20 and will run for one week. Collection boxes have been placed in the break rooms of the corporation’s Jacksonville Regional Sales Center, located at 225 Water Street #2100, and Executive Headquarters, located at 76 South Laura Street #1400. Employees are encouraged to bring in clothing, personal hygiene products, gift cards, and reading materials.

“Foundation Financial is collecting household goods to help make life a little easier and the holidays a little happier for the 30 homeless vets who currently live at Five Star,” said Nathan Gilliam, FFG’s event coordinator. “While Five Star Veterans Center is not the only organization assisting veterans, their home here in Jacksonville is where the rubber meets the road for getting homeless vets on their feet.”

The staff at Five Star Veterans Center is on a mission to host a safe and secure facility for displaced veterans who are in need of transitional housing. The nonprofit organization hopes to reduce veteran homelessness in North Florida. Residents are prepared for successfully rejoining society through a structured Passport to Independence program that includes wellness assessments, health education, skills development, career counseling, and job placement.

While an exact figure is difficult to determine due to the transient nature of the homeless, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development estimates that 62,619 veterans are homeless each night. The number of veterans who experience homelessness within a year is over 120,000. Research shows that the long-term homeless benefit from supportive housing programs that address mental health and substance abuse challenges.

“The unimaginable sacrifice so many of our veterans make can never be repaid through our donations, but it’s a start,” continued Gilliam. “We should never take our freedoms for granted because of the enormous price that has been paid for the ability to do what we do each day. A desire to give back motivates Foundation Financial Group to support organizations like the Five Star Veterans Center.”

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, and Mortgage Services. Named one of the fastest growing financial companies in the country by Inc. Magazine for the third year running, 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.

Foundation Financial Group reviews all public relations inquiries.  For additional information, interview and image requests, contact the Foundation Financial Group Public Relations Team.

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