The Million Dollar Round Table Foundation: Providing Grants to Charitable Organizations By Darcy Bergen
The Million Dollar Round Table (MDRT), an international association dedicated to financial professionals, is home to the philanthropic Million Dollar Round Table Foundation. Established in 1959, the MDRT Foundation offers grant funding to charitable organizations around the globe. Over the last 50-plus years, the foundation has provided over $26 million in total funding to groups in all 50 American states as well as in 67 countries.
Currently, the MDRT Foundation is offering the opportunity for MDRT members to apply for a Hurricane Sandy Disaster Relief Grant. This $10,000 grant is designed to assist charities that provide relief programs in the wake of Hurricane Sandy.
Visit MDRTFoundation.org for more information about applying for the Hurricane Sandy Disaster Relief Grant in addition to other grant opportunities for MDRT members.
About the Author:
A financial expert with over 15 years of experience, Darcy Bergen is the President of Clear Solutions for Seniors in Phoenix, Arizona, a Certified Retirement Financial Advisor, and a member of the Million Dollar Round Table.
As the President of Clear Solutions for Seniors, Darcy Bergen helps older adults plan for secure financial futures. He has held the Canadian Securities Course (CSC) Certification, a credential that enables a professional to offer advice on securities. However, Darcy has not been licenced to sell securities for over 10 years. Darcy only offers savings plans and strategies that have full guarantees so his clients can never lose their principal and can have a worry free retirement.
Offered by CSI Global Education Inc., the training division of the Canadian Securities Institute, the Canadian Securities Course provides a comprehensive overview of securities training in Canada. The course teaches the basics of the securities industry as well as the investment options available within that industry. It teaches such investment techniques as portfolio management, statement analysis, and financial planning, and provides current insight into market trends.
The course offers online or textbook study, which students may combine if desired. Students also receive access to interactive online tools that allow for customization and personal assessment during study. Upon completing the course, the applicant must complete two required examinations. Each exam lasts for two hours, during which time the applicant answers 100 multiple choice questions. If the applicant passes the test, she may then receive official CSC Certification.
Forgiveness In The Face Of Terror’ Chronicles The Amazing Story Of Canadian Missionary Couple In Kenya
President of Bergens Mission, Darcy Bergen is actively involved in the charity’s outreach ministry. Darcy Bergen’s service to the charity includes support of its ongoing speaking engagements at churches and functions, as well as promoting its book, ‘Forgiveness in the Face of Terror.’
In their book ‘Forgiveness in the Face of Terror’, John and Eloise Bergen, originally from Vernon, British Columbia, tell their story of working as missionaries in rural Kenya, which they began in 2008. While working with orphans who were suffering the aftermath of widespread political violence earlier in the year, the couple lived in the city of Kitale. One evening, a group of men wielding machetes broke into their farmhouse and brutally assaulted them. After freeing themselves, despite being badly injured, the pair was able to drive to their missionary headquarters, from where they were transported to a hospital, and then airlifted to Nairobi.
In ‘Forgiveness in the Face of Terror’ readers learn about the couples’ miraculous physical healing as well as their spiritual journey to emotional healing, which brought them to forgive their perpetrators.