FICP Raises $48,243 for Junior Achievement®
WAIKOLOA, HI – Meeting planners and hospitality partners at the 2014 Financial & Insurance Conference Planners (FICP) Annual Conference donated $48,243 to Junior Achievement® International and Junior Achievement ® of Hawaii. Contributions were raised through the FICP Annual Conference Silent Auction.
In 2012, FICP announced Junior Achievement (JA) as its long-term philanthropic partner. This year, in keeping with FICP's dedicated philanthropic efforts, proceeds of the silent auction will benefit the primary recipient, Junior Achievement of Hawaii. A portion of the proceeds will also benefit Junior Achievement International. 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.
Junior Achievement of Hawaii is dedicated to providing students with educational programs on entrepreneurship, financial literacy and work readiness. Students from the local chapter learned more about the industry in a panel discussion led by select FICP planner members and hospitality partners, and also participated in a site inspection of the host property, the Hilton Waikoloa Village.
FICP Immediate Past Board Chair and 2014 Annual Conference Chair Kelli Livers, along with FICP Board of Directors Chair Jana Stern and Hospitality Partner Advisory Council Chairperson Clarence Day, presented the donation to Kimberly Canepa, President of JA Hawaii, before a crowd of more than 500 conference attendees.
NOTE: Check presentation photo available upon request.
About Financial & Insurance Conference Planners (FICP)
FICP provides high-quality information, education and networking to financial and insurance meeting professionals, increasing their success and strategic value. We maintain a balanced planner to hospitality partner ratio at all times, resulting in a unique business environment.
About Junior Achievement (JA)
Junior Achievement 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 give students from kindergarten through high school knowledge and skills in financial literacy, work readiness and entrepreneurship. Today, JA reaches 4.2 million students per year in more than 190,000 locations across the United States, with an additional 9.7 million students served by operations in 117 other countries worldwide. Visit www.ja.org
for more information.