Good stuff is going on with your Foundation. The first bit of exciting news I have to share is that the Board of Trustees approved a significant revision to the Paul Mills Scholarship program. Motivated by the desire to do more good for more people, the trustees approved the expansion of the criteria for the Mills Scholarship program to provide needs-based scholarships to students pursuing undergraduate degrees in financial service-related fields.
The trustees also approved using Mills Scholarships to support the Industry Issues Competition. This program brings together teams of students from schools participating in the Society of FSP’s University Partners Program to present papers on a hot financial service industry topic. The topic for the 2013 competition, which will be held on January 28 in Tucson, Arizona, is “Which Way to Go? Best Practices in Identifying and Evaluating Specific Careers in the Financial Services Profession.”
In other Foundation news, we recently announced the 2012 ABEA recipients as Toddler’s Workshop Daycare of Webster, New York; Mascaro Construction Company of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; and Rockwell Automation of Milwaukee, Wisconsin. You’ll read more about them in the pages that follow. I just want to share what a great experience it was to travel to the offices of the winning companies to meet their entire teams and see firsthand how valuable these companies are to the American business landscape.
Yes, your Foundation is doing good stuff. If you would like to help us do more, please consider making a donation. Go to www.financialprofoundation.org for more information.
2012 ABEA Recipients Honored
Three U.S. companies received the 2012 American Business Ethics Awards (ABEA) at ceremonies held around the country. The companies were recognized as outstanding examples of ethical business practices in action. [click here to view pdf]
In the September issue, the Hartford Chapter was inadvertently omitted from our list of FSP Chapters with active FEP programs. We apologize to our dedicated Hartford volunteers for this oversight. [click here to view pdf]