Michael J. Fischer, CLU, ChFC, CASL, AIF, President and CEO of Client 1stFinancial, and a member of Royal Alliance Associates (RAA), recently announced the 2021 Client 1st Foundation grant awardees. Recipients were nominated by clients and friends of the firm. With the presenting of this year’s contributions, the Foundation has provided seventy-four grants since its inception in 2012.
The 2021 recipients are New Bethany Ministries, Lehigh Valley Reads, The Potato Project, Center for Animal Health & Welfare, Allentown Council of Churches (Lehigh Conference of Churches), St. Thomas Moore Church– Bill Sugra Memorial Fund, Valley Against Sex Trafficking (VAST), Treatment Trends, and Third Street Alliance.
“As Client 1st Foundation’s resources grow, we will continue to impact the communities in which we live and work,” said Fischer. “I encourage all local businesses to benefit the Lehigh Valley in charitable ways.”
The Foundation is structured as a donor-advised fund and is independently managed by the Lehigh Valley Community Foundation. A donor-advised fund is a charitable giving vehicle and created for the purpose of managing charitable donations on behalf of an organization, family, or individual.