NAILBA Perspectives Winter 2020 - Page 50

2020 Felton Grant Award Winner — $ 20,000
In this year , of all years , with all the challenges you may have faced , both personal and professional , you stepped up .
We are all professionals , trying to run our businesses through a pandemic , and we are all volunteers for this organization . So many of you understood this was the perfect time to help the NAILBA Foundation . With our volunteer time , we raised hundreds of thousands of dollars and gave it away to 33 nonprofits in our neighborhoods .
Let ’ s take a look at who and what :
Robin Landers , CLU , owns Landers-Stein , originally founded in 1959 by Bernie Landers and Marty Stein . A Chartered Life Underwriter , she has served as president of the Miami SFSP ( CLU ) and NAIFA-Miami and is currently President of the NAILBA Charitable Foundation . Robin can be reached at Robin @ Landers-Stein . com .
Dave Barrist from Barrist Insurance Group celebrated his birthday by raising money for NAILBA Foundation on Facebook . Dawn Nelson from MVP Financial used her time to sponsor a grant for The Madison Reading Project . The project received thousands of dollars to give books to kids who wouldn ’ t have them without our help . Kem Snavely from Quest sponsored a grant for the Rose Brooks Center , which received thousands of dollars to help children and families overcome trauma from all types of abuse . The Marketing Alliance raised more than $ 30,000 to help fund these types of needs in our communities .
I am heartened and humbled by the outpouring of caring and concern — and money — from you .
Keep up the good work and stay safe out there . – rsl
2020 Felton Grant Award Winner — $ 20,000
Special Recreation Programs of Greater Des Moines
Courage League Sports / West Des Moines , IA Sponsored by John Gilbert , National Benefit Corporation
Photos courtesy of grant recipients — far left : Ho ‘ okua ‘ āina ; adjacent left : AllPlay ; adjacent right : ChildhelpTN ; and page 51 : Promises2Kids
50 Perspectives Q4 2020