Roswell, Ga. – March 13, 2019 – StandUp for Kids Atlanta was the recipient of one of five grants awarded by the Invest in Others Charitable Foundation in February. Grants were available to organizations with active involvement from local financial advisors. Robert Fezza, CFP® professional and partner at Odyssey Personal Financial Advisors in Roswell, applied for the grant to support StandUp for Kids Atlanta’s High School Mentoring Program, which received $4,175 in funding from Invest in Others.
The Invest in Others “Grants for Good” Program was introduced in late 2018 with the goal of funding specific programs or projects for nonprofits that financial advisors give back to. Several applications were received, and recipients were selected based on the impact the grant would have on the nonprofit and the community it serves.
StandUp For Kids Atlanta has been serving homeless and at-risk youth since 2003. They provide programs which address the challenges facing homeless kids through prevention, volunteer-based outreach and mentoring, and community-supported programming. They plan to use their Invest in Others grant towards a high school mentoring program. This program will provide stipend and goal gift cards for at-risk students. Those who meet specific criteria and goals outlined with their mentors receive gift cards for food and supplies at Walmart and Target. They are required to provide receipts showing what they bought with the card before receiving another card the next month. The result is happier, more confident kids.
“Our whole team is excited that Robert was awarded the generous grant through the Invest in Others Foundation to support StandUp for Kids,” said Steve Siders, CFP® professional and partner at Odyssey Personal Financial Advisors. “Robert has worked with StandUp for Kids since 2003 as they serve Atlanta’s homeless and at-risk youth. We are very proud to be a part of such a wonderful cause.”
About Odyssey Personal Financial Advisors
Odyssey Personal Financial Advisors is recognized for its reputation of excellence. Located at 500 Sun Valley Drive Suite A6 Roswell, GA 30076 since 1984, our team prides itself on delivering tremendous value and stewardship for our wonderful clients throughout metro Atlanta and across the nation. Our clients appreciate our enduring relationship built on honesty, quality advice, and great service. Securities offered through Cetera Financial Specialists LLC, member FINRA/SIPC. Advisory services offered through Cetera Investment Advisers LLC. Cetera entities are under separate ownership than any other named entities. To learn more, call us at 770-992-4444 or visit odysseypfa.com
About the Invest in Others Charitable Foundation
The inspiration for the Invest in Others Charitable Foundation, a 501(c)(3) charity, came directly from the financial advisors who invest in others by giving back to their communities with overwhelming generosity and dedication. Since its founding in 2006, Invest in Others has amplified these efforts by providing a platform for advisors to increase visibility and funding to their favorite non-profits. For more information, visit www.investinothers.org.
About Stand Up for Kids Atlanta
StandUp For Kids is a nationally recognized non-profit charity that works directly with thousands of homeless youth across the country. The organization was founded in 1990 by a group of volunteers in San Diego, CA. Starting from a program in one city, StandUp For Kids has grown to sustain locations in 18 cities across 11 states and the District of Columbia. The nearly all-volunteer organization strives to empower homeless and at-risk youth toward lifelong personal growth, and to create in these youth a sincere belief in themselves through open, straightforward counseling, mentoring, and life-skills training. For more information, visit www.standupforkids.org.
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Reviewed & Approved: KM 3/15/19