Atlanta, Georgia (PRWEB) July 18, 2013
Foundation Financial Group announced the conclusion of its second quarter national philanthropic initiative, FFG Ends Lupus. Foundation Financial employees across the nation worked to spread awareness and raise funds to support the Lupus Foundation of America, which benefits Americans afflicted with Lupus.
The FFG Ends Lupus campaign was successful; Team FFG set a fundraising goal of $ 5,000 and they surpassed it, ultimately raising $ 7,749 to contribute to the Lupus Foundation of America (LFA). The dedication of Foundation Financial Groups employees and their fundraising achievement led to Team FFG being recognized at a special reception held Friday, May 10, honoring the 7th Annual Walk to End Lupus Nows top ten fundraisers.
Foundation Financial employees utilized several fundraising methods to boost their national campaign. The corporations Atlanta team walked alongside 8,000 other supporters in the 7th Annual Walk to End Lupus Now, which is the largest LFA walk in the nation. FFG employees were given the opportunity to donate cash and use payroll deductions to gift funds directly to the FFG Ends Lupus campaign. Additionally, FFG employees held a bake sale where they sold an assortment of homemade sweets to help raise funds as well as participated in FFGs Singing Telegram Day.
FFGs singing telegram day was perhaps the most innovative of the companys fundraising strategies employed during the FFG Ends Lupus initiative to support the Lupus Foundation of America. Employees had the opportunity to select the FFG singer and song of their choice and dedicate the singing telegram performance to the FFG employee of their choice. The event coordinator set pricing at $ 5 for a solo performance or $ 10 for a duet or group number. Prices doubled to have telegrams delivered during a team meeting or in a group atmosphere. The song selection for singing telegrams featured 27 songs across various musical genres, including hits from artists such as Destinys Child, Poison, Garth Brooks, and Ray Charles. Employees at the companys Atlanta Regional Sales Center enjoyed live performances, while other employees across the country received their telegrams via telephone.
We actually raised over $ 1,000 on Singing Telegram Day and a lot of people said that it was the most fun they have ever had at work, said Foundation Financial Group Event Coordinator Crystal Glen. FFG wanted to end Lupus so badly that we were willing to sing for it! FFG employees are not afraid to get silly for a good cause. The enjoyment we all felt with the FFG Ends Lupus initiative demonstrates what Foundation Financial is all about: coming together as friends and making the biggest difference possible while having a good time along the way. Foundation Financial Group shows how much we care by working hard to support meaningful organizations through our philanthropy.
By cultivating a workplace culture that encourages social responsibility and investment, FFG has realized impressive success with their philanthropic endeavors. Foundation Financials first quarter philanthropic initiative, MuckFest for MS, concluded with employees and company contributing over $ 14,000 in personal and corporate donations to support the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, which benefits those suffering from MS. The corporations Drive to 7,500 event was a company-wide push to feed a minimum of 7,500 people for Thanksgiving Season 2012. Through a combination of monetary and nonperishable food item donations, FFG surpassed their goal by 120 percent. Foundation Financial Group has invested over $ 1.4 million in philanthropic initiatives that target one of four corporate areas of focus: education, workforce development, environmental sustainability, and health and wellness.
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, 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.
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