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nailba charitable foundation What a Great Year it Was! W JOHN RIPPINGER, CLU, CFP, CHFC, RHU, LUTCF, REBC PRESIDENT, NAILBA CHARITABLE FOUNDATION ell, NAILBA 32 is history, and we're all back to our regularly scheduled lives. But what a meeting it was! Great to see some old friends and make some new ones. Many thanks are due to the people who made it such a great event, especially as it related to the NAILBA Charitable Foundation. Foundation events surrounding NAILBA 32 provide the brokerage community ample opportunity to participate and contribute to our fundraising efforts. As always, the auctions are a popular way for all of us to get involved. This year, the online Silent Auction raised $14,268 and the Live Auction raised $38,500. This year's Legal & General America "buy-a-ticket-and-we'll-buy-one-for-you-too" program brought in an incredible $44,750-which will be matched for a total of $89,500. We certainly appreciate the generosity of those members and corporate partners who donated items, and especially those who did all that bidding! One of the highlights of NAILBA 32 was the Friday morning General Session, where we recapped the Foundation's activities for the past year. The session included comments from NAILBA Grants Committee Chair David Long, and a video presentation highlighting each of the 2013 grant winners. We were pleased to welcome a representative from Promises2Kids, which was awarded the Col. J. William Felton Grant this year, and she eloquently expressed their gratitude for the generous donation. LIFE Foundation scholarship recipient Shane LaBarge delivered a heartfelt message when accepting his $15,000 college scholarship from the LIFE Foundation. As part of NAILBA's ongoing support of the LIFE Foundation, the NAILBA Charitable Foundation contributed a grant to support deserving students who submit scholarship applications featuring written and video essays about the lessons learned from a parent or guardian's death, and how life insurance would have eased a difficult situation. See more about the LIFE Foundation's good work elsewhere in this issue of Perspectives. NAILBA members continue to make a difference for the Foundation. Member agencies and industry partners were generous in 2013 with auction and cash donations, as were NAILBA members and corporate partners who serve on the Foundation Board of Directors, the Grants Review Committee, and the Auction Task Force. Their contributions of time and talent make a significant impact on the lives of children across the country. In 2014, the NAILBA Charitable Foundation will continue reaching out to members to make a difference. More marketing groups are signing on for their own matching programs to benefit the Foundation. You can make a difference too, through your contributions, reaching out to potential grant recipients within your communities, and promoting the Foundation's efforts. YOU help us make a difference, and we count on your generosity. Thank you for your support. 30 perspectives JANUARY/FEBRUARY 2013

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Perspectives - January/February 2014

NAILBA Perspectives - January/February 2014
Chairman’s Corner
CEO Insights What’s New at NAILBA?
The New HIPAA Information Requirements
NAILBA 32 Highlights
Reading Ahead
In Vogue: Life, LTC & Annuity Product Trends
NAILBA Charitable Foundation What a Great Year it Was!
Member Profiles
Agency Successor Networking Group
The Power of LIFE Behind You
Agency Resources
Legislative Update
Index of Advertisers
Calendar of Events

Perspectives - January/February 2014