The Financial Planning Association this month announced its 2011 Heart of Financial Planning Award winners, honoring people who give back to the community through their financial planning work.
The Denver-based FPA is the largest membership organization for personal financial planners in the United States. It seeks to recognize individuals, financial planning firms, FPA chapters or organizations that represent the core values of competence, integrity, relationships and stewardship with their “extraordinary work,” the FPA said in a news release.
This year’s seven winners, in alphabetical order, are:
Marco Chavarín, San Francisco – Chavarín manages the Bank on San Francisco and Payday Plus SF program for the San Francisco treasurer’s Office of Financial Empowerment. He connects low-income San Franciscans to “healthy” financial products and provides financial education “to ensure success in the mainstream,” the FPA said. Chavarín also serves as chair of San Francisco’s Financial Education Network of nonprofit service providers, philanthropic funders and public sector representatives.
John Comer, Minnesota – Comer serves FPA of Minnesota as a member of the Financial Literacy & Stability Committee and is on the Steering Committee for the Twin Cities Financial Planning Day event. Comer is also a past chapter board member and regularly volunteers for FPA national committees. He is on the Steering Committee for Financial Matters at Best Prep, a statewide organization with a mission to prepare Minnesota students with business, career and financial literacy skills.