NEWS from Financial Planning Association of Pittsburgh: Call for Nominations for First Class Patriot Achievement Award honoring Veterans making a difference in their Communities Financial Planning Association of Pittsburgh to present award at Saluting Service on May 22
PITTSBURGH, PA (2/29/2012) — Nominations are being accepted for the Financial Planning Association of Pittsburgh’s First Class Patriot Achievement Award to honor a veteran who is making a difference through community service. FPA of Pittsburgh will present the Award to the recipient at Saluting Service on Tuesday, May 22, 2012, at Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hall & Museum, Pittsburgh.
A $10,000 donation to Veterans Leadership Program of Western Pennsylvania will be made by FPA of Pittsburgh in honor of the top award winner. All nominees and veterans attending will be recognized at Saluting Service, which will be open to the public at no charge.
The First Class Patriot achievement Award from Financial Planning Association of Pittsburgh honors past and/or present community service by veterans of any US military branch, including reservists and National Guard, who reside in Western Pennsylvania. Nominations are now being accepted online at www.fpapittsburgh.orgor by requesting a form at 412-653-1054. FPA of Pittsburgh is also on Facebook.
Nominations are due with postmark by/on Fri., April 13 for postal mail submissions, or by midnight on Sun., April 15 by e-mailed entries.
The Financial Planning Association of Pittsburgh’s Saluting Service will feature outdoor picnic-style refreshments and entertainment, 6-7 pm, and an indoor program, 7-9 pm on May 22. In addition to music and special guests, Lt. Col. (Ret.) Barry Bridger, a highly-decorated, 22-year veteran of the U.S. Air Force, will share his inspirational story. Lt. Col. Bridger, who flew more than 70 combat missions over North Vietnam, survived a six-year imprisonment in the infamous “Hanoi Hilton” at the same time as Sen. John McCain.
The historic Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hall & Museum is located at 4141 Fifth Ave., Oakland, Pittsburgh, PA (15213). Admission is free, but reservations are required at www.fpapittsburgh.org.
Tickets will be provided at the door, if seating is available.
About Financial Planning Association of Pittsburgh
The Financial Planning Association® (FPA®) is the leadership and advocacy organization representing the financial planning community. FPA is the largest membership organization for personal financial planning experts in the U.S. and includes professionals from all backgrounds and business models. FPA helps connect thousands of consumers to competent and ethical planners who uphold the highest standards – FPA’s Standard of Care.
The Financial Planning Association of Pittsburgh has more than 300 members. The Pittsburgh chapter is comprised of experienced financial planners who are energized by member events and community service initiatives such as Saluting Service.
To find a planner near you or to learn more about the Code of Ethics adhered to by members, go to www.fpapittsburgh.org and click on “Planner Search”.
Editors: Speaker, special guests, entertainment and award recipient photos will be available and provided on request.
By: Lynette Asson