FPA-NCA's 19th Annual Golf Tournament Raises $26,700 to Support the Foundation for Financial Planning and Others
HERNDON, Va., May 9, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ --The Financial Planning Association of the National Capital Area (FPA-NCA) established a new benchmark of success at its 19th Annual Golf Tournament on Thursday, May 3, at Virginia's Reston National Golf Course. Record proceeds of over $16,700 and a matching grant of $10,000 by TD AmeriTrade made the golf event the chapter's most successful ever.
The Foundation for Financial Planning was awarded $20,000 of the proceeds, with the remaining funds to be divided among a variety of other pro bono activities and charities.
Since 2002, the FPA-NCA has raised over $145,000 for the Foundation, which helps people take control of their financial lives by connecting the financial planning community with people in need. This is achieved through grant support of pro bono advice and outreach activities.
Alexandra Armstrong , CFP®, former Chairman and active Board Member of the Foundation said: "One of our major emphases has been working with the military personnel and their families, stationed in the U.S. and deployed overseas. Financial life skills education programs and one-on-one financial planning have been presented on more than 50 military bases and at Yellow Ribbon events, reaching over 50,000 individuals."
"Participation of 144 players in this year's tournament was our best ever," said Marguerita Cheng , CFP®, President of the Financial Planning Association of the National Capital Area. "Our membership continues to grow as financial planners and advisors recognize the importance of advancing the financial planning profession and enriching the lives of others"
First place in the tournament was awarded to the foursome of Craig Arsenault , Frank McGovern , Jason Richards , and Jonathan Shimmer. The second place prize went to Erika Spagnola , Josh Halpern , Rami Futerman , Paul Yurachek . In addition, prizes for longest drive and closest to the pin went to Paul Juergensen , Jon Shimer , Garrett Pierce , and Erika Spagnola .
Spring Symposium: FPA-NCA's next major event will be the Spring 2012 Educational Symposium, "Helping Clients Make the Best Choices in Difficult Times," on Friday, June 8, 2012, 7:00 a.m.to 5:30 p.m., at the Sheraton Premiere Hotel, 8661 Leesburg Pike, Vienna, VA. Participants can earn 8 CFP CE Credits, 8 MD and VA Insurance Credits, 8 CIMA credits and 8 CPA CPE Credit (pending approval).
About FPA-NCA: The Financial Planning Association of the National Capital Area is the preeminent organization for financial planning professionals in the Washington, DC region, including the District of Columbia, suburban Maryland and Northern Virginia. FPA NCA provides a forum for education and career development for its members while adhering to the highest ethical and professional standards. To learn more, visit http://www.fpanca.org/.
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