SAN DIEGO, CA – Meetings professionals and hospitality partners at the 2017 Financial & Insurance Conference Planners (FICP) Annual Conference donated $27,705.49 to Junior Achievement® (JA) of San Diego and $41,558.24 to GlobalGiving. Contributions were raised through the FICP Annual Conference Silent Action. The total amount raised was $69,263.73, a large increase from last year’s total of $51,616.59.
For the past five years FICP has supported Junior Achievement as its long-term philanthropic partner. Due to recent natural disasters, the FICP Board of Directors unanimously agreed to redirect some of this year’s Silent Auction proceeds to support disaster relief efforts. GlobalGiving was selected as the recipient of 60% of the 2017 Annual Conference Silent Auction proceeds.
The auction provides a way for conference attendees to take an active role in making a difference in the communities that support their business by donating and bidding on items.
Laura Bagheri, Vice President and Director of Programs and Karolyn Dale, Vice President of Development for Junior Achievement of San Diego County were present to accept the donation to JA.
NOTE: Check presentation photo available upon request.
About Financial & Insurance Conference Professionals (FICP)
FICP provides access to education, experience and resources targeting the needs of financial services and insurance meeting professionals across North America. These resources serve to help meeting professionals increase their success and strategic value. FICP maintains a balanced meeting professional to hospitality partner ratio, resulting in a unique business environment. Visit www.ficpnet.com for more information.
About Global Giving
GlobalGiving is the largest global crowdfunding community connecting nonprofits, donors and companies in nearly every country. GlobalGiving helps donors make safe, easy donations to vetted, locally-driven organizations around the world while providing local organizations the tools, training and support they need to be more effective. Visit www.globalgiving.org for more information.
About Junior Achievement (JA)
Junior Achievement Worldwide is the world’s largest organization dedicated to giving young people the knowledge and skills they need to own their economic success, plan for their future and make smart academic and economic choices. JA programs are delivered by corporate and community volunteers and provide relevant, hands-on experiences that build students’ skills in financial literacy, work readiness and entrepreneurship. In the 2016-2017 school year Junior Achievement of San Diego reached 80,344 students in kindergarten through 12th grades. Visit www.jasandiego.org for more information.