Children of America’s Fallen Heroes to Benefit from Funds Raised
Angels of America’s Fallen (AOAFallen), the rising non-profit that supports the children of America’s fallen first responders and military service members, has been selected as the 2015 spotlight charity by First Allied Securities, Inc. (First Allied). First Allied is an independent broker-dealer supporting independent financial advisors across the nation within Cetera Financial Group, a leading network of independent broker-dealers. First Allied will spend the year working with its employees and affiliated financial advisors to raise money to support AOAFallen’s mission of providing healthy developmental opportunities for children of America’s fallen heroes.
“We are exceedingly honored that First Allied has selected Angels of America’s Fallen as their spotlight charity for 2015,” said Joe Lewis, Founder and CEO of AOAFallen. “First Allied’s well-established track record in philanthropy is a resounding testament to their core values and we are humbled by their focus in helping us move children of America’s fallen heroes off of our waiting list and into positive developmental activities.”
Angels of America’s Fallen covers the child’s costs of participation in healthy activities with a coach or instructor who can help mentor them. The children pick their desired activity like karate, soccer, football, music, art, dance, etc., and the organization pays the provider of the activity directly so the family doesn’t have to seek reimbursement. AOAFallen supports 200 children at this time, but there are more than 150 deserving children on a waiting list. Since Sept. 11, 2001, more than 16,000 children have lost a military parent.
“First Allied’s employee-driven volunteer group, First Philanthropy, considers several worthy organizations each year for our spotlight charity and Angels of America’s Fallen was the clear winner this year,” said Kevin Keefe, President and CEO of First Allied. “Our headquarters is located in San Diego, a community that has a large military population. We are proud to be part of this community where we see firsthand many of the sacrifices men and women in the armed services, as well as first responders, make for all Americans. We’re humbled by their service to our country and are honored to be able to help their children.”
Since its launch in 2009, First Allied’s First Philanthropy program has raised more than $200,000 for a variety of selected charities. Mr. Keefe continued, “First Philanthropy truly is a grassroots organization led by volunteers and our advisors who are our partners in our fundraising endeavors every year. Generosity and teamwork are core values of First Allied and when we come together to raise funds for a worthy cause, our organization grows even stronger.”
About Angels of America’s Fallen
Angels of America’s Fallen (AOAFallen) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that strives to serve the specific unmet needs of the growing number of the children of America’s fallen military and first responders. Founded in 2012, AOAFallen grants the funds and/or supplies for activities that provide mentorship and help for these children to develop into strong and successful adults. Rather than applying a blanket program, AOAFallen is organized around providing opportunities and support is based on the unique needs and interests of each child.
About First Allied
Based in San Diego, First Allied serves as the firm of choice for independent financial advisors from across the nation who seek to grow their businesses. Our exclusive business development platform has been expertly constructed to provide entrepreneurial financial advisors with one of the most comprehensive platforms for growth in the industry. First Allied is a member of Cetera Financial Group, the leading network of independent broker-dealers and retail financial advice platform for RCS Capital Corporation (NYSE: RCAP), a full-service investment firm expressly focused on the individual retail investor. First Allied Securities is part of First Allied Holdings, which also includes The Legend Group, a specialized provider of investment and retirement solutions to the not-for-profit space, including 403(b) accounts.
About Cetera Financial Group
Cetera Financial Group is the retail investment advice platform of RCS Capital Corporation (NYSE: RCAP). It is comprised of eleven firms – four legacy Cetera-branded firms (Cetera Advisors, Cetera Advisor Networks, Cetera Investment Services, marketed as Cetera Financial Institutions, and Cetera Financial Specialists) along with First Allied Securities, Investors Capital, J.P. Turner and Company, The Legend Group, Summit Brokerage and recently acquired VSR Financial Services and Girard Securities. The platform is the second largest independent financial advisor network in the nation by number of advisors, as well as a leading provider of retail services to the investment programs of banks and credit unions. Cetera Financial Group delivers award-winning wealth management and advisory platforms, comprehensive broker-dealer and registered investment adviser services, and innovative technology to over 9,500 independent financial professionals and over 600 financial institutions nationwide. Through its distinct firms, Cetera Financial Group offers the benefits of a large, established broker-dealer and registered investment adviser, while serving independent and institutions-based financial advisors in a way that is customized to their unique needs and aspirations. Cetera Financial Group is committed to helping advisors grow their businesses and strengthen their relationships with clients.
About RCS Capital
RCS Capital Corporation (NYSE: RCAP) is a full-service investment firm expressly focused on the individual retail investor. With operating subsidiaries including retail advice services, wholesale distribution, investment banking, capital markets, investment research, investment management and crowdfunding, RCS Capital’s business is designed to capitalize, support, grow and maximize value for the investment programs it distributes and the independent advisors and clients it serves. Additional information about RCS Capital can be found on its website at rcscapital.com. RCS Capital may disseminate information about itself, including the results of its operations and financial information, via social media platforms such as Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter.